August 2013, Volume 9, Issue 8
Published by AEGIS Communications
2 Ways to Win Free CE!
Submit a Case:
Do you have a case that might stump your colleagues? E-mail a description of the case presentation (150 words or less) along with a high-resolution photograph to: firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line ““Oral Exam Case.” If your case if chosen, you will win 1 year’s worth of continuing education (CE), courtesy of Inside Dentistry—valued at more than $300!
Submit an Answer:
Send us your best treatment plan for the case below by e-mailing email@example.com, subject line “Oral Exam Answer,” by September 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.
A 45-year-old woman presented with a chief complaint of dark, chipped, short, and malformed anterior teeth. The patient had fixed porcelain-fused-to-metal bridges in the upper right and lower right quadrants with single crowns in the lower left quadrant. Photographs, full-mouth radiographs, and study models were obtained. Examination of the mounted models, photographs, and clinical records demonstrated a deep overbite, collapsed vertical dimension of occlusion, loss of canine guidance, and wear of the anterior teeth with super-eruption of the lower anterior teeth. The gingival heights of the maxillary teeth were uneven. The patient’s strained finances and busy work schedule made comprehensive treatment out of reach.
What would be your treatment plan for this patient?
Congratulations to our June winner!
Norman D. Farley, DDS