May 2013, Volume 9, Issue 5
Published by AEGIS Communications
Test your knowledge for a chance to win free CE!
In each issue, we’ll test your knowledge with a question often taken from an Inside Dentistry case report or continuing education (CE) course and crafted by a panel of Inside Dentistry’s Editorial Advisory Board members. Submit your best treatment plan and you’ll be entered into a drawing for 1 year’s worth of CE, courtesy of Inside Dentistry, valued at more than $300!
A woman presented with the chief complaint of being unhappy with her smile. She indicated that her existing porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns were dark at the gumline and not as light in color as she would like. The patient’s expectations were for a very esthetic result in the gingival third of her crowns with no visible margins, along with healthy looking soft tissue.
A clinical examination and x-rays revealed several failing restorations and worn mandibular incisors. Although gingival recession was obvious due to the exposed unsightly traditional metal margins, periodontally she was stable and her temporomandibular joints were healthy with no muscle soreness.
The Question: What would be your treatment plan for this patient?
Do you know the answer?
Submit your response to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line “Oral Exam,” by June 5, 2013. Out of all acceptable submissions, one winner will be randomly selected to receive 1 year’s worth of CE from CDEWorld.com, courtesy of Inside Dentistry.
Congratulations to our March winner!
Dwight Rastetter, DDS
Des Moines, Iowa