Thursday, April 20, 2023, 1:15 pm – 4:15 pm
3 Clinical Hours
Course Fee: Dentists: $68, Other: $28
AGD Codes: 181, 185
Speaker: Dr. Michelle Lee
Course Title: Start from the TMJ and Finish with a Big Smile
Let’s make it simple and bring it all together by learning more about the Temporomandibular Joint and how we use the information to create smiles. Understanding the Temporomandibular Joint and related muscles can impact final restorative outcomes. Applying Splint therapy in different clinical situations to ensure a successful restorative outcome in simple to complex comprehensive restorative cases. Starting from the TMJ evaluation to the final design of the smile can restore form, form, and esthetics through knowledge in appliance therapy, occlusion, and equilibration.
- Review of TMJ and muscle examination and anatomy
- Review of cases from treatment of the TMD to final smile
- Discuss posterior and anterior determinants of occlusion
- Review Rules of Occlusion as it related to the cases presented
- Discuss principles of prep design in smile an anterior esthetics case
- Review cementation procedures
Speaker Bio: Dr. Michelle Lee is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and lives in Malvern, Pennsylvania with her husband, MinSuk and two children, Victoria and Nathan. She owns a patient-centered comprehensive restorative private practice in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania treating from the TMJ to final smile. Dr. Lee started her Pankey journey in 2008 and serves on the Pankey Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Pankey Faculty, and also holds a Pankey Scholar distinction. She also teaches restorative microscope dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania Dental School and integrates microscope dentistry in her own private practice. She is passionate about teaching, mentoring, giving back to dentistry, and has been invited to speak in various national and local education venues. Dr. Lee is grounded through her love for hiking, traveling, and practicing mindfulness with her family and values creating fulfillment in having a work life balance.