Managing the Worn Dentition - More Than Restoration

Presented by Prof Ian Meyers

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8:00am - 4:30pm


ADAQ CPD & Training Centre
26 - 28 Hamilton Place 
Bowen Hills Qld 4006



6.5 scientific hours


Lunch and refreshments provided


Restoration of an extensively worn or badly broken down dentition can be complex, costly and time consuming to implement.Because of its complexity and cost, this treatment is often delayed until it becomes essential. Dentists (and patients!) want to stop the repeat restoration cycle and its ongoing costly restorative burden. So how do we treat the patient with a severely broken down dentition?

Through lectures, clinical demonstrations and participation exercises, Professor Meyers will present four steps to restorative success:

  1. Clinical evaluation of patients
    • Review of a number of patient cases
    • Risk assessment tools
    • Impact of patient’s health and lifestyle
    • Correct treatment planning prior to restoration
  2. Oral environment
    • How dry mouth and salivary acidity correlates with severe tooth wear and non-carious tooth surface loss
    • Examination requirements, salivary analysis and remineralisation strategies
    • Stabilisation of the oral environment and risk reduction prior to restoration
  3. New materials and techniques
    • How to evaluate the range of materials and techniques available for cost-effective and conservative management and aesthetics
    • Step by step procedures (using a range of materials) to allow participants to compare the various materials and techniques for direct and semi-direct restorations
  4. Practical experience
    • Demonstration and participant simulation exercises covering techniques for the restoration of the worn dentition; including direct restorative techniques, laboratory procedures, direct, semi-direct and indirect adhesive technologies




Prof Ian Meyers


Prof Ian Meyers OAM



Professor Ian Meyers is a general dental practitioner and honorary professor at The University of Queensland School of Dentistry. Throughout his career as an academic and clinician he has developed extensive experience in comprehensive patient care, diagnosis and management of worn and broken down dentition, geriatric and aged care dentistry, adhesive restorative dentistry and dental materials, and the management of patients through minimum intervention dentistry.



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