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Dental Wear: It’s Not Just About Bruxism

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November 13, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco

Event Category: Continuing Education

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With societal changes, people are living longer, taking more medications, facing greater stress, drinking more sports and energy drinks, grinding their teeth and perhaps even sipping more wine. These behaviors and more result in acid erosion of teeth, loss of enamel and dentin, and increased development of pain and functional problems. In this interactive program, Dr. Noble will cover the definition and prevalence of dental erosion; dental caries versus dental wear; acid erosion, abrasion, attrition and non-carious cervical lesions (abfractions); effects from bruxism, GERD, eating disorders and behavioral factors; and sleep apnea and how it relates to erosive wear. Risk assessment and patient management will be also be discussed.

You Will Learn

  • To recognize dental wear associated with lesions
  • To understand the mechanisms for acid erosion, abrasion and attrition
  • How bruxism, sleep apnea and GERD are related
  • To devise treatments based on control of the etiologic factors

Who Should Attend

All dentists and allied dental professionals are encouraged to attend this informative program.

Tuition: $99 (includes light sandwich supper)        
Program: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Check-In: 5:30 pm
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, SF     
Credits: This activity is designated for 2.5 units of continuing education credit.


Ward Noble, DDS, MS, MSEd, graduated from UCSF and then completed a specialty program in prosthodontics at University of Michigan. He served as a faculty member at UCSF from 1970-2005. After 35 years in private practice, he became a professor in the Department of Integrated  Reconstructive Dental Sciences at Pacific, where he has received teaching awards from both students and faculty. He has given more than 100 presentations both nationally and internationally and has written numerous articles and chapters for dental textbooks.

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