Thursday-Saturday,
October 19-21, 2017

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

Featured Speaker – Dr. Matt Illes

Occlusion For Everyday Dentistry

Friday October 20, 2017  8:30am – 12:00pm   Chilcotin Room

Limited Seating

Dr. Matt Illes

CDHBC QAP Competency – NA

The need to reappoint a patient to adjust the bite on a recently delivered restoration is time consuming, occasionally stressful and potentially detrimental to the health of a practice whenever multiple visits to correct the problem are necessary.  Additional

post-operative complications, such as porcelain chipping, can create unpleasant situations for the clinician to manage.  The lecturer will review the occlusal methods which he employs to reduce the incidence of common post-operative issues in an effort to improve the predictability of restorative treatment.  A clinical strategy for the maintenance of maximum intercuspation (MIP), in situations which permit for its preservation, will be provided using conventional instruments and materials.  The presenter will also explain a clinical protocol to aid clinicians in their ability to recognize potentially hazardous, non-guiding, functional contacts into MIP.  He will discuss the deleterious effects of these contacts including: constriction of the envelope of function, alteration of the envelope of function and initiation of biological or structural problems.  The program will focus on typical scenarios faced by the clinician in their daily practices as pertains to the restoration of one or more teeth in MIP occlusion.

Learning Objectives:

  • The speaker will demonstrate the value of mapping the preoperative occlusion in MIP, using shim stock in combination with articulating film, for the purpose of facilitating post-operative maintenance of MIP. Clinical strategies will be shown for the preservation of MIP for anterior and posterior restorations.
  • The importance of body position during the occlusal adjustment of anterior restorations in MIP will be explored. A clinical strategy to minimize the risk of misdiagnosing an interference into MIP following a conventional supine MIP adjustment for an anterior restoration will be reviewed.
  • A contemporary dynamic occlusal strategy to develop, or preserve, anterior guidance, premised on the chewing of food, will be compared and contrasted to the traditional Pankey-Dawson approach. The lecturer will provide attendees with systematic anterior and posterior protocols to assist in the identification and the adjustment of non-guiding, functional contacts into MIP to eliminate interferences on new restorations.
  • The presenter will discuss the importance of evaluating the often underappreciated envelope of speech.  An assessment of speech is the second element of the functional occlusal assessment for anterior restorations.  The potential consequences of a new restoration violating the envelope of speech/function, or the more commonly referenced closest speaking space, will be communicated and a clinical strategy to prevent this impingement will be detailed.

Biography

Dr. Matthew Illes is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and serves as a Prosthodontic consultant since 2009 at the University of British Columbia. He is a fellow of both the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and International Congress for Oral Implantologists.  Dr. Illes has a private practice limited to prosthodontics and implant surgery in Vancouver, B.C.  He has served as President of the BC AGD from 2012-2017 and is the current Regional Director for the AGD for Western Canada.  Dr. Illes is a former Director with the Vancouver and District Dental Society (VDDS) and has served as the role as its Scientific Chair for its 2015 and 2016 Midwinter Conferences.  

Thursday-Saturday,
October 19-21, 2017

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

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