Notches on Teeth: Evaluation and Treatment of Non-Carious Cervical Lesions

Presented by: Dr. John Maggio

RCDSO Expiry Date: March 31, 2025

To qualify as a Core Category 1 course, the course certificate must be issued no later than this date.

RCDSO CE Points: 3, Category 1

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  • Dr. John Maggio DDS

    Dr. John Maggio is assistant professor at the University of Buffalo Dental School, where he teaches in the undergraduate dental clinic. He is course director of the third year Cariology & Direct Restorations lecture courses. He is also course director of the Ethics & Law in Practice Management lecture course. He teaches fast-paced, evidence-based continuing education courses in restorative dentistry and caries management to dentists and their teams. Dr. Maggio is a 1989 graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He lives with his wife and daughter in Amherst, New York. He has a private general practice in Tonawanda, New York.

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What are those grooves that some patients develop on some of their teeth? Are they caused by tooth brushing? Occlusal forces and habits? Acid erosion? Or is it all of the above?

In this course, Dr. Maggio provides scientific evidence of what we currently know about this phenomenon. After discussing the etiologies, protocols will be developed to find and manage the causes for individual patients. Specific indications for restoring these lesions will be presented, with helpful techniques for restoration of these challenging lesions.

Learning Objectives:

After completing the course, you will:

  1. See the multifactorial cause of these lesions, and distinguish between occlusal wear and acid erosion.
  2. Know how to counsel patients on tooth brushing, acidic foods and drinks, and occlusal habits.
  3. Choose the best material for each lesion: resin composite, glass ionomer or sandwich restoration.