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David Clark, DDS

David Clark, DDS

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

The Epidemic of Cracked Teeth: New Science of Strong Teeth

Friday, April 28   |   9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Three (3) CE Hours  | Category B

Course Description

The Epidemic of Cracked Teeth; Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention
Currently the diagnosis and treatment of cracked and fractured teeth is largely symptom based and is therefore often a sad, end stage diagnosis. The fracturing process in one of dentistry’s last great mysteries and is poorly understood throughout the generalist and specialist dental community.  In this engaging and entertaining lecture, you will learn to understand and diagnose pathologic cracks utilizing magnification and other modalities, and treat long before symptoms arise or the tooth becomes unsalvageable.  Dr. Clark will teach routine identification of early cracks and teach the Clark Class II saucer shaped nonretentive preparation and Fissurotomy Class I that are a significant departure from the G.V. Black preparations that are a leading cause of cracked teeth.  He will share his published approach to diagnosis based on 16X magnification, step by step predictable treatment, endodontic and periodontal implications, and when to extract.

Course Objectives

  • Have confidence identifying early tooth fracturing based on high level magnification
  • Learn why new Class II cavity preparations and other modalities are crucial to prevent eventual tooth fracture
  • Receive a blueprint for diagnosis and treatment of complete and incomplete fractures
  •  Understand the Fissurotomy, Calla Lilly and Overlay preparations  for Class I restorations

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Speaker Bio:

Dr. Clark is director of Bioclear Learning Centers International. He founded the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, creates curriculum for dental schools, and has lectured in 25 countries. He developed the Bioclear Matrix System for placement of biologically appropriate, esthetically pleasing direct composite restorations for facilitating Injection Molding of the Clark Class I and Class II preparations, diastema closure and black triangle elimination