Restoration of the Dental Wear Patient Using Modern Ceramic Materials

Friday, September 19, 2014

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Speaker: Dr. Paul Hansen
Credits: 3CE hrs.
Registration: 1:00pm
Course: 1:15pm-4:30pm
Course Fee: 
$130 Dentists & $65 Auxiliary
Course ID:
DENT140015  - Dentists
    DENT140016  - Auxiliary


Dr. Paul Hansen graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Dentisty in 1975. Dr. Hansen took training in oral surgery and endodontics through the Air Force prior to long term training in prosthodontics. Dr. Hansen completed a three year program in prosthodontics through the Air Force at Wilford Hall Medical Center and the University of Texas – San Antonio College of Dentistry finishing in 1984. He became board certified in 1986.

Dr. Hansen completed a 20 year career in the United States Air Force, retiring from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, in 1995. He directed the graduate prosthodontics program at the University of Missouri – Kansas City from 1995-2000. He began a private practice in conjunction with the University of Kansas Hospital in 2000, and retired from this practice in 2007. Dr. Hansen returned home to the University of Nebraska in 2007 to become the director of the prosthodontics section at the Nebraska College of Dentistry.


Dr. Hansen has multiple teaching awards, including the award for best teacher for the College of Dentistry from the class of 2008 and 2013. Dr. Hansen has authored over 20 articles in peer reviewed journals, received the Judson Hickey award for writing by the editorial board of the Journal of Prosthodontics. He has lectured on fixed prosthodontics, removable prosthodontics, occlusion and maxillofacial prosthodontics throughout the world.


 Restoration of the Dental Wear Patient Using Modern Creamic Materials

Course Description:

This course will review diagnosis of loss of tooth structure and dental wear. The movement to durable ceramic materials will be an emphasis of this course. The loss of tooth structure by non carious means includes abrasion, attrition and erosion. Each of these factors alone or in combination will cause a loss of tooth structure. We will review each of these factors, then look at new materials to restore these cases. This program is a clinical-oriented program looking at clinical cases that the restorative dentist will see on a daily basis.

Course Objectives:

After the course, participants will understand

  • The evaluation of wear patterns including abrasion, attrition and erosion
  • Differences in resistance and strength of restorative materialsfor full mouth reconstruction

 Method of teaching: Lecture/discussion

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

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The College is a member of the American Dental Education Association and the Association for Continuing Dental Education.  Academy of General Dentistry credit is available, provider #0077.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.