Diagnosis and Restoration of the Dental Wear Patient

Thursday & Friday, May 8-9, 2014

Location: College of Dentistry, Lincoln, NE
16CE hrs
Registration: 8:00am
Course: 8:15am-4:00pm
Course Fee:
$975.00 Dental Professionals
Course ID:
DENT130031 Dental Professionals

*Limited to 12 participants*

If interested in course and would like to register please call 402.472.2611

Diagnosis and Restoration of the Dental Wear Registration Form


Dr. Paul Hansen graduated in 1975 from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry. He received graduate training at Wilford Hall in San Antonio, Texas and the University of Texas at San Antonio from 1981 – 1984. He obtained Board Certification in Prosthodontics in 1986. Dr. Hansen retired from the Us air Force in 1995 after teaching prosthodontics in several of the air force advanced training programs. He directed the graduate program in prosthodontics at the University of Missouri — Kansas City from 1995-2000. Dr. Hansen developed and ran a private practice in Kansas City from 2000-2007. He is currently the Director of the Prosthodontic section at the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry. Dr. Hansen has a private practice in Lincoln, Nebraska. Dr. Hansen has lectured through out the world on occlusion and rehabilitation. 

Course Descriptions:
This course will discuss the etiology of the loss of tooth structure by non-carious means. This will include attrition, erosion, and abrasion. Concentration will be on the evaluation of the attrition and bruxism patients. There will be a hands on section for the course which will include making accurate alginate impressions and the mounting of the casts for evaluation. Participants can supply their own articulator or a Denar articulator will be provided with a facebow. Participants will make impressions of each other and using a deprogramming device will make a centric relation record, and mount the casts. Lateral records will be made and the articulator programmed. Participants will then evaluate the interocclusal contacts and equilibrate the casts. Because of the hands on portion, attendance will be limited to 12. Dental Auxiliaries are welcome if accompanied by a dentist. Clinic and lab space will be at the University of Nebraska south clinic.

This course is excellent for those wishing participation credit for AGD masterships.

Course Objectives:

After the course, participants will understand

  • The criteria for an ideal occlusion and clinically acceptable variations as well as parameters for determining interocclusal records
  • The evaluation of wear patterns
  • Fabrication of provisional restorations to establish interocclusal relationships
  • Differences in resistance and strength of restorative materials for full mouth reconstruction 

Method of teaching: Lecture/discussion/hands on