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 48-year-old woman wanted to improve the esthetics of her smile. Her maxillary incisors had been previously restored, and the right central and lateral incisors had received root canal therapy. She had a long history of protrusive bruxism. As a result, she had abraded the lingual surfaces of the maxillary anterior teeth and had lost nearly half the length of her mandibular incisors.
Her resulting overbite was deep, with the mandibular incisors over-erupting and impinging near the lingual gingival margins of the maxillary incisors. She was missing her mandibular right second premolar and second molar as well as the maxillary left second and third molars. Her maxillary dental midline was coincident with her facial midline; however, the mandibular dental midline deviated slightly to the right. Her periodontal health was good with no significant bone loss in any areas.
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 July 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 april winner!
Thomas J. Piccolo, DDS, FAGD, PC