In this part of the course, Dr. Vailati will share her way of analysis patients, defined the desert island’s protocol.
In a complex panorama about function, analysing a patient may become very complex and expensive. Can a functional diagnosis be done also in a simplified, but still efficient manner, to be really used everyday? This is the aim of Dr. Vailati’s work. In this project, Dr. Pedro Planas’ ideas are perfect, adding value to particular topic such as physiologic ageing and tooth wear.
In modern time, esthetic has gained more space in the treatment plan than function. However, planning a full-mouth rehabilitation only based on esthetic requests could be very risky. The risk of worsening deep bite (and compromising patient’s function), while rejuvenating the patient’s smile is very common. Three different phases in treatment planning can be identified, based on the different parameters considered important by each clinician during the therapy. Dentists are in phase 1 of their professional life when they consider that the most important function of the mouth is smiling. This attitude is very dangerous, since it increases the risks of restoration failure.
A simplified approach to achieve a rehabilitation, which doesn’t only look esthetic, but also functions well is derived from the clinical observations of Dr. Pedro Planas. His ideas have been fully integrated in the work of Dr. Vailati to improve the comfort of the patient and the longevity of the restorations.
Thanks to his work, dentists can learn how to analyse the movements of the mouth and determine if they are physiologic or pathological.
The development of the condyles, mandible and maxilla will be considered and information on how a dentition should age will be given.
- Learn about the movements of the jaw
- Learn Planas’ laws on the development of the mouth
- Learn the potential risks of a deep bite
- Define how a dentition should age
- Decide to design the smile using an intelligent esthetic