November 11, 2022


Terminal Dentition: Where do we draw the line?


RICARDO MITRANI, DDS


Seminar Schedule:

7:30am - 8:30am:
Registration and Breakfast

8:30am - 10:30am:
Introductory Remarks and Lecture

10:30am - 10:45pm:
Break

10:45am - 12:30pm:
Lecture

12:30pm - 1:15pm:
Lunch (45 minutes only)

1:15pm - 3:15pm:
Lecture

3:15pm - 3:30pm:
Questions & Answers

Course breakdown

For over a decade, the term "Terminal Dentition", has unquestionably gained a lot of traction in the dental community, and it implies that there is a need to remove a patient's remaining dentition. But how do we reach such stage or conclusion? Does it mean the same to everybody?

The reality is that the term Terminal Dentition is actually a "dentist made term".

Of the same token, until this day, there seems to be confusion among dental practitioners as to what is the ideal prosthetic solution for these patients.

This presentation will discuss a linear thought process that allows the treating team to decide when to choose to give up hope on the remaining dentition and how to decide among the different restorative designs available.

Learning Objectives:

  • We will discuss a linear thought process that allows the treating team to decide when to choose to give up hope on the remaining dentition and how to decide among the different restorative designs available.
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  • We will discuss a simple classification (LTR classification) that helps identify the patient's condition and therefore decide the ideal treatment design for each given patient.

About the Speaker

Dr Mitrani received his DDS degree from the Unitec University in México City; a certificate in Prosthodontics as well as a Master of Science in Dentistry from the University of Washington, where he served as the Graduate Prosthodontics program's assistant director during the year of 2001.

He currently holds academic affiliations at the University of Washington, and is a resident faculty at SPEAR Education in Scottsdale Arizona. He is a member of several organizations including the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. He is also part of the editorial board of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry (JERD), The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry (JCD) and Compendium, as well as the Executive director of Spear Digest.

Dr Mitrani has authored numerous scientific publications and chapters in textbooks in the fields of Implant Prosthodontics and Aesthetic dentistry and has given over 600 lectures around the globe, maintaining a private practice limited to Prosthodontics, Implants and Aesthetic dentistry in Mexico City.