Functional & Esthetic Treatment Planning

When teeth are missing, damaged, and in the wrong place…When the patient’s occlusion has deteriorated….When a smile has lost its beauty… Where do you start and how do you finish? In other words, what do you do when all of your normal reference points are missing? How do you restore your patient to a result that is beautiful, stable, and healthy?

The answers to those questions are what you will take away from this lecture. The fundamentals of esthetics and function and their relationship to one another will guide our detailed look at treatment planning and decision making in both the complex and simple cases that come your way.

Learning Objectives:
1. Fundamental concepts of posterior and anterior function
2. Fundamental concepts of esthetics
3. Treatment planning guided by esthetic & functional reference points


Dr. Edwin “Mac” McDonald is a graduate of the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and the International College of Dentists. He is a Visiting Faculty Member at the Pankey Institute and Spear Education, and he lectures nationally. Dr. McDonald is Chairman of the 2019 Annual Session of the Texas Dental Association.

In addition to a full-time practice and teaching career, Dr. McDonald has earned a graduate certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. His coaching practice is dedicated to helping dentists and other healthcare professionals create a more rewarding and successful career.

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