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Speaking of Occlusion

Dr. Faraj Edher
Prosthodontist, Vancouver BC

Every dentist who has ever fitted a crown will identify with the scenario: You have just placed a crown. The crown is cemented, the shade is perfect, and the contour is fantastic. And then the patient tells you something is not quite right. The bite feels funny.

In this episode of CDA Oasis Live, Dr. John O’Keefe invites Dr. Faraj Edher to discuss the finer details of checking for occlusion when placing a crown. Dr. Edher, a prosthodontist from Vancouver BC, assesses the reliability (or not) of the three common occlusal indicators, and gives a step-by-step visual presentation of his own crown insertion sequence, the result of three years of research in testing occlusal virtually.

He also shares practical tips on complex insertions involving multiple crowns, making adjustments, and what type of bur to use and when…

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Until next time!
CDA Oasis Team


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  1. Anwar Dean February 25, 2021

    Correction: “How much of the short and long term success of a crown relies on proper occlusion cannot be overstated.”


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