All of us are smarter than one of us (treatment planning)

All of us are smarter than one of us.

In our last club meeting (the Seattle Study Club of Southern Utah ) we had three presenters talking on the topic of diagnosis and treatment planning.
It was easy to take away a few pearls from this awesome meeting. As we were able to see the approach to treatment planning by different minds, we put a few arrows in our quiver of approach and execution. We were able to take away new ways to look at simple and complex cases.
There is nothing more invigorating and thought-provoking as team treatment planning. Everyone leaves there with a new sense of purpose and a renewed enthusiasm for this great profession. We all begin our next work day with insight and ideas that apply to our patients on the schedule today.

In that same meeting we watch and listen as the club Specialists chime in with expertise and experience in the situations that are being discussed.

You can receive continuing education about any place these days. But true high level education is only available in very select situations or from the most elite teachers. The Seattle Study Club is by far and away the highest level of education that is available in dentistry today.

Diagnosis and treatment planning is the basics of this club. There are no other ways to learn, that measure up to team treatment planning that includes all of the specialties. This is called comprehensive treatment planning and the patient is the one that benefits the most. It makes Dentistry fun and lucrative and very rewarding in many ways. Comprehensive team treatment planning should be taking place in every dental office where there is a dental dilemma more than just a couple of fillings. My advice and the advice of many leading presenters is that you get involved with a great Study Club immediately.
There are many good study clubs and probably a couple right in your area. The Seattle Study Club is the one to look for if you have a choice.

30 plus CEs are available annually. The fee is normally in the area of $2500.00 per year. While based on diagnosis and treatment planning, the curriculum covers many other clinical and non-clinical classes. Everything from running a business, health and wellness, to implants and high end cosmetics are covered.
We are starting our sixth successful year of this highly rewarding Study Club. The 30 members absolutely love the club. The clinical interactions as well as dinner every evening before the lecture starts has caused the club members to bond together as friends and peers.
Find your Seattle Study Club and get ready to reap the benefits.
All of us know more than one of us.

Scott Emett

Get anteriors straight with the easy face bow

Have you ever been ready to seat a beautiful anterior case, in full anticipation of knocking it out of the park? You try on each precious restoration just imagining how thrilled your patient will be. As you set the patient up and hand her a mirror, you are horrified to see that her beautiful new teeth are slanted to the left. Quickly you tilt her head to compensate, and when that doesn’t work you reach up to firmly seat each crown but they are already seated.
What went wrong? How do you fix it? How do you keep it from happening again?

What went wrong was communication with your laboratory. How do you fix it? You cannot fix it, it is a remake. How do you keep it from ever happening again? Simple, just use the EASY face bow technique. You hate Facebows? Yes you are not alone. Facebows are difficult to use, expensive, they make the patient uncomfortable, and a good third of the time they are inaccurate.

The EASY face bow is easy to use, cheap, the patient doesn’t mind, and they are accurate on any articulator almost 100% of the time.20150410_140019

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Use the EASY facebow every time you send an upper anterior case to your laboratory. It will solve any potential slanting problem and that is well worth the extra 3 minutes to take this record. You will love your lab and your patients will love you.

Here is how;
Use fast setting impression or bite taking material. Get a popsicle stick or a long Q-tip. Have the patient stand up in front of horizontal blinds, shelves, or wallpaper. Place the bite material on the lower anterior with an excess on the facial and on the lower lip. Have the patient bite into it. Orient the stick horizontally correct according to the pupils with a little help from the horizontal lines behind them. With the stick placed into the material, anterior to the teeth, setting on the patient’s lower lip and not in the bite. The laboratory simply affixes the bite to the lower cast and orients the horizontal stick even with the bench top. This is brilliant and it works almost 100% of the time.

Utilize the easy face bow today!

Scott Emett