Improved Predictability With Advanced Esthetics

The Pankey Series of Online CE on Dentaltown
Series View Cost: $89
Course Count: 3
Series Credit Cost: Included
Total Credits: 4.5
Michael C. Fling, DDS, Improved Predictability With Advanced Esthetics
Speaker: Michael C. Fling, DDS
Category: Prosthodontics
CE Credits: 2
Format: MP4 Video
Clinical success can be defined by achieving a result that is aesthetic, functional and predictable. Today's demand for such a high level of aesthetics and predictability require a collaborative effor...more
  • 3.0 (1 Review)
  • Running Time: 1.5 Hours
  • Released: 11/14/2012
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Review Date: 6/30/2022
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 610.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

The fee to view the entire series is $89. This cost includes all fees to take all exams and claim your CE credits.

Clinical success can be defined by achieving a result that is aesthetic, functional and predictable. Today's demand for such a high level of aesthetics and predictability require a collaborative effort between the dentist and technician. This seminar investigates the factors that allow a relationship between the dentist and technician to result in extraordinary and predictable results.

Historically, restorations have been fabricated to work within an "envelope of function". Remember, when we chew, teeth actually don’t touch. Given that fact, it isn’t during the envelope of function that teeth or restorations fail. Instead, it is when we extend beyond and into the "Envelope of Parafunction" that destruction occurs. If we can create restorations that exist within this envelope of parafunction, we have better opportunity for success. This presentation introduces the "Outside/Inside" evaluation. This refers to seven specific steps that must be considered when developing any treatment plan. Following these steps result in restorations that are aesthetic and functional while improving predictability. Other factors that contribute to consistency and predictable restorations will be discussed.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • 1. Seven essential steps of treatment planning for aesthetics and predictability
  • 2. Implications of occlusion disease and its relation to success
  • 3. Understanding incisal edge position and tooth length
  • 4. Importance of Anterior Guidance and angle of disclusion
  • 5. "Simple" Restorative Sequence
  • 6. Communication to the technician of the desired occlusal outcome and ensuring restoration fabrication within parafunctional parameters
  • 7. How to communicate to the technician the desired aesthetic outcome
  • 8. How digital technology can improve predictability
Description of Speaker:
Michael C. Fling, D.D.S. began his career in dentistry in 1976 as a laboratory technician. Graduating from Oklahoma University College of Dentistry in 1984, he received the "Young Dentist of the Year Award" in 1988 from the Oklahoma Dental Association. Maintaining a private practice with an emphasis on aesthetic and restorative dentistry, he has served as Course Director and as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics at the O.U. College of Dentistry. He is the founder and President of “Fling Seminars”, providing advanced dental education to dental teams and technicians throughout the country. He has been named by Dentistry Today as one of the "Top Clinicians in Continuing Education" since 2005. Currently he serves as a guest lecturer at O.U. College of Dentistry in the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics and as an Associate Faculty at the L.D. Pankey Institute. Dr. Fling is also on staff with the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency Program at the O.U. College of Dentistry. He is part of a select handful that has completed the process to earn the distinction as a "Pankey Scholar". As a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, and the American College of Dentists, he has lectured internationally to dental and laboratory associations and to various study groups on fundamental principles of aesthetic and restorative dentistry, philosophical and managerial concepts, and achieving technical excellence.

Dr. Becker declares that he has financial interests with the Pankey Insititute.

CE Reviews


3.0  (1 Review)
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Not as concise as other DT courses, but enjoyable
User: palmers31
Date: 12/27/2012
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Definitely some pearls in here, but if you're looking for a step-by-step guide to predictably treating difficult cases Treating Worn Smiles from John Nosti can't be beat. However, I was quite inspired after taking this course. The highlights for me were the philosophical wisdom and the speakers personal stories.
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