Dr Terry Walton – Some Disturbing Trends in the Restoration of the Endodontically Treated Tooth

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6 February, 2019 - 6:00 pm

Some Disturbing Trends in the Restoration of the Endodontically Treated Tooth

New digital technologies have been enthusiastically embraced by the profession. This is especially so in restorative techniques with CAD/CAM design and manufacture of restorations. In addition, new materials and protocols have facilitated “minimal intervention” concepts in tooth restoration. But has embracing these advances resulted in less prudent biomechanical considerations in restoration of the endodontically treated tooth? Are the concepts of ferrule and resistance form still important? Is “out with the old and in with the new” always appropriate?

Dr Terry Walton
Specialist Prosthodontist

Dr Terry Walton graduated with the BDS degree in 1974 and MDSc (prosthodontics) degree in 1979 from the University of Sydney, Australia and MS (fixed-prosthodontics) degree in 1981 from the University of Michigan. He has been in specialist prosthodontic practice in Sydney since 1983 and currently holds the position of Professor (Affiliate) in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Sydney. He is a member of many dental organisations including the International College of Prosthodontists, of which he was co-president in 2000-2001, the International College of dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Prosthodontics. He has published many papers on the long-term outcomes of fixed tooth- and implant-supported prostheses. He was awarded an AM (Order of Australia, General Division) for services to Dentistry in 2007.

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