Treatment planning is commonly considered one of the most important phases of any dental treatment and vital for achieving successful long-term results. However, most dental schools do not offer courses exclusively designed for comprehensive planning, and comprehensive planning is rarely discussed at scientific meetings because it is considered a basic topic that practitioners should already understand. This knowledge gap leaves practicing clinicians with few options beyond using their own intuition to solve problems, which is highly unpredictable. Therefore, this book presents clinical guidelines for planning treatments in restorative dentistry and outlines a clear, objective, and simple thinking process that can be easily applied in daily practice, essentially providing the reader with a roadmap to be used as a reference from the very initial procedures until final restorative treatment. Part 1 describes how to identify existing problems by gathering, organizing, and analyzing information obtained during clinical examination. Examination checklists and forms are included to ensure that no important information is left out during the evaluation process. Part 2 focuses on providing solutions to identified problems via restorative treatment options, highlighting the use of implant-supported restorations in the treatment of both partially and completely edentulous arches. Part 3 details how to present treatment options to the patient and includes aspects related to patient education, treatment plan presentation, and obtaining informed consent from the patient. Altogether, this book will transform the way you treatment plan your cases.
Chapter 01. Rationale for Developing a Philosophy of Total Care
Chapter 02. Gathering and Organizing Clinical Data: Initial Consultation
Chapter 03. Gathering and Organizing Clinical Data: Clinical Examination
Chapter 04. Extraoral Examination
Chapter 05. Intraoral Examination: Soft Tissues
Chapter 06. Intraoral Examination: Hard Tissues
Chapter 07. Intraoral Examination: Edentulous Areas
Chapter 08. Intraoral Examination: Specialty Considerations
Chapter 09. Interpreting the Collected Data, Determining the Diagnosis and Prognosis, and Establishing Treatment Objectives
Chapter 10. Restorative Treatment
Chapter 11. Conventional Restorative Dentistry
Chapter 12. Implant-Supported Restorations
Chapter 13. Treatment Plan Development
Chapter 14. Preparing the Patient to Make an Informed Decision
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