Bite Force/Occlusion and its Effects on
Materials and Treatment Choices
Dr. Elahe Behrooz
AGD Subject Code: 180
Bite force is an indicator of the masticatory system efficacy and an elemental treatment planning determinant. Low bite forces may affect nutrition choices and negatively impact the quality of life, whereas high bite forces may lead to tooth related, restoration related and implant related complications. A thorough assessment of the occlusion and bite force is an integral part of any prosthodontic treatment plan and the total bite force that a patient can generate, can influence treatment choices and materials.
Providing an overview of occlusion assessment
Reviewing a simple and predictable manner in which total bite force can be measured
Reviewing the role of total bite force in treatment choices and materials used in providing prosthodontics treatment
Dr. Elahe Behrooz ,DDS., MBA, Cert. Prostho., F.R.C.D.(C) obtained her first DDS degree in Iran and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Eric Sprott School of Business, Carleton University. She obtained her second DDS degree from the University of Toronto (U of T) with honors and is a graduate of the Prosthodontic program at the U of T. She is currently involved in private practice limited to Prosthodontics and implant dentistry, is a clinical instructor at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto in the Graduate Prosthodontics department, is the chief of clinical operations of the Build Your Smile Dental Foundation (Domestic) and a clinical associate at the department of Dentistry, Mt Sinai Hospital.
Soft Tissue Grafting; To Graft or not to Graft
AGD Subject Code: 490
Recessions are one of the most common clinical findings in a dental practice. Graft or not to graft, refer or not to refer, is a constant battle in the mind of the clinician trying to make the appropriate clinical decision for addressing this mucogingival defect condition.
Understanding the etiology and the risk factors, surgical treatment modalities, and their indications and contraindications helps the general practitioners in their thought process in selecting the appropriate time, case, and technique for this treatment modality.
To have a better understanding of the etiology and risk factors.
To have a better understanding of the case selection process for soft tissue grafting.
To review goals of soft tissue grafting procedures and their indications.
Dr. Parvaneh Bahrami, D.D.S., M.Sc. (Perio), F.R.C.D. (C), ABP Dip. obtained her first degree in Dentistry (DDS) in Iran in 1992. She completed the Qualifying program at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto with honors in 2004. She continued her education at the graduate level with Specialty Training in Periodontology and Implant Surgery at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto obtaining her degree in 2012. More than a decade of experience in general dentistry before becoming a specialist has been an invaluable asset in her understanding and treating patients and working with referring dentists. Dr. Bahrami is a board-certified periodontist in Canada and is a Fellow of (RCDC). She also is board certified by The American Board of Periodontology and is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP). Dr. Bahrami is a clinical instructor in the Periodontology Department at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. She practices as a periodontist and implant surgeon at Prosthodontics Associates.
Toronto Implant Academy (TIA)
Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. 9-1-2022 to 8-31-2025. Provider ID# 355116