Dr. Mark Lin
Title: Advanced Fixed Prosthodontics and Functional Occlusion
Thursday, September 26th, 2019
InterContinental Toronto Centre, 225 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2X3
Kingsway Room, Upper Level
8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Registration Starting at 7:30 am)
CE Credits: 7
Hands on Course Fee $ 495.00 (Available for Members and then Delegates)
Student Fee $ 150.00
Fees (Include Hands on Course and Materials, breaks and luncheon with all taxes and gratuities)
Synopsis: The rationale, principles and management of the dental occlusion as it applies to our clinical dentistry is of vital importance for the long-term success of our dentistry. The use of fixed prosthodontics and dental implant further complicates this topic since an osseous integrated dental implant is less tolerant of the biomechanical forces. Yet, most clinical dentists find this topic complex, confusing and difficult to integrate into private practice. In addition, when the functional physiologic occlusion has been deteriorated to pathologic or non physiologic occlusion, the restoration and reconstruction of the occlusion can be complex.
This program will address the various topics that are essential to understand the biologic and biomechanical principles required to develop a functional occlusion for our patients for long term stability, comfort and physiologic function.
- Terminology defined: Centric Relation, Vertical dimension of occlusion, Centric Occlusion, Maximal intercuspal position, hinge axis, mutually protected occlusion and others.
- Diagnostic record requirements and case selection for comprehensive functional occlusion therapies
- Treatment position of Centric Relation versus Maximal Intercuspation Position
- Indications for Centric Relation position as a treatment position
- Various options in obtaining accurate repeatable Centric Relation Bite Records
- Indications for treatment alteration of the vertical dimension of occlusion
- Treatment options to determine the Vertical dimension of occlusion
- 5 Components of Masticatory function
- Posterior determinants of occlusion
- Anterior determinants of occlusion, anterior envelope of function, phonetics and aesthetics
- Treatment goals of mutually protected occlusion and occlusal equilibration requirements to achieve stable functional occlusion
- Clinical indications for use of facebows and semi-adjustable articulators; is it required, when, where, what type and how?
- Definition and treatment options for physiologic occlusion, non physiologic occlusion and therapeutic occlusion
- Guidelines, indications and contraindications for occlusal equilibration
- Management of parafunctional habits
- Applications of digital impressions, CAD / CAM applications to fixed prosthodontics
- Management of attrition, abrasion, erosion and abfraction as aetiologies to occlusal instability and physiologic occlusion
- Definition for “Terminal Tooth Syndrome” and management protocol
- Splint therapies; when, which arch, hard or soft, what type of occlusion?
- Various occlusion therapies, theories and applications to clinical dentistry
- Implant occlusion; single implant crowns, implant retained removable prosthesis, implant supported fixed hybrid prosthesis, implant fixed porcelain prosthesis.
- Implant protected occlusion versus occlusion for natural dentition
- Algorithms to sequence full arch or full mouth reconstruction therapies
Model hands on components
- Occlusal equilibration to achieve centric relations to maximal intercuspation position, indications and contraindications. Use of T-Scan digital occlusion evaluation for occlusion adjustments
- Removable prosthetics occlusal equilibration to achieve balanced occlusion
- Diagnostic wax set up for fixed prosthodontics and implant occlusion
- Fabrication, adjustments and insertions of occlusal splints to manage parafunctional habits.
- Treatment planning of various complicated cases from diagnostic records to step by step sequencing
Bio: Former Assistant Professor, Co-director of Post-Graduate Prosthodontics, Co-director of Implant Prosthodontic Unit Prosthodontics, University of Toronto “Train The Brain.” – Dr. Mark Lin
Dr. Mark H.E. Lin graduated from the University of Toronto in the Biochemistry Specialists honours program. He received his dental degree from the University of Detroit Mercy in which he was on the Dean’s list for 4 consecutive years and finished within the top 5% of the class. As a senior dental student, he was selected to participate in the world renowned Oral Maxillofacial Surgical Externship program at the Parkland Hospital in Dallas Texas. He then completed a 1-year General Practice Residency program at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton Ohio, where he received his training in hospital dentistry, Intravenous sedation and advanced surgical procedures.
He practiced general dentistry for 13 years, then returned to complete his postgraduate training in the specialty of Prosthodontics at the University of Toronto. He served as an associate in dentistry as a surgical demonstrator in the postgraduate Periodontics discipline, staff at the Implant Prosthodontic Unit (IPU) and surgical/prosthodontic demonstrator in the graduate Prosthodontics discipline. He was a former “Assistant Professor” at the faculty of dentistry, former co-director of the postgraduate Prosthodontics program and former co-director of the implant Prosthodontics unit (IPU), discipline of Prosthodontics at the University of Toronto.
He conducted clinical research on the topic of “Advanced Anterior Implant Aesthetics” for his Master of Science thesis. He is also a co-investigator for three additional scientific studies at the Faculty of Dentistry Prosthodontics discipline. He has authored and published articles in highly acclaimed peer review scientific journals. He is currently a contributing editorial board member in Prosthodontics for the Oral Health Journal and for the Journal of Clinical and Practical Oral Implantology.
In addition, he maintains a full time specialty practice as a Prosthodontist at Dr. Mark Lin Prosthodontics Center with focus on full mouth reconstructions, dental implant surgery, various grafting procedures, implant prosthetics and management of implant complications. Within the specialty private practice, Dr. Lin provides mentoring to dentists for live patient procedures performed under his direct supervision.
He is a Fellow and Diplomate with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (I.C.O.I.). Dr. Lin is an Associate Fellow and Fellow with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAI.D.). He is also a graduate and Fellow with the Misch Implant Institute. He is a Diplomate with the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (AB.O.I.). He is a faculty member with the International Team for Implantology (ITI) in Canada and co-director of the University of Toronto’s Aesthetics residency program. He is a Fellow and serves as an Examiner with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in the specialty of Prosthodontics.
Dr. Lin has given numerous lectures, presentations and courses on the topics of Implant Dentistry (Surgical/Prosthetics), live surgical and prosthetic demonstrations with patient treatment, human cadaver surgical and implant courses, anterior implant aesthetics, implant complications and practice management. Over the past 20 years, he has given more than 250 lectures at various different professional and scientific meetings in Canada, U.S.A, Taiwan, Germany, India, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Korea, Japan and over 10 different cities in China.