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Altering Occlusal Vertical Dimension to Enhance Esthetic Restorative Dental Treatment

CE Credits: 2.0 Hour(s)
Intended Audience: Dentists, Specialists, Expanded Function Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students
Date Course Online: February 18, 2021
Last Revision Date: N/A
Course Expiration Date: February 18, 2024
Cost: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
To receive continuing education credits:
Dentist, $37.50
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $28.00
Military, $28.00
Method: Self-instructed
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Course Description

A brief discussion of occlusal vertical dimension in restorative dentistry then a series of case reports demonstrating major increases in OVD which enhanced Dento-Facial Esthetics. All patient treatments have a combination of dental implants and natural teeth or just natural teeth.

Learning Objectives

  • Literature review on alteration of OVD.
  • What appliances might be used to test increases in OVD.
  • Impact of dental restorations on Facial Appearance.
  • Treatment planning for Advanced Restorative Dentistry.


Joseph R. Greenberg, DMD, FAGD, received his dental degree and post doctoral dual specialty training in Periodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics/Periodontal Prosthesis from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where he taught for more than 40 years and held the rank of Clinical Professor of Periodontics. Dr. Greenberg has been appointed adjunct professor of Restorative Dentistry at The Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University, where he was course director of Advanced Restorative Dentistry.

He has served on editorial boards of professional and related health magazines and has contributed more than 30 original articles to the dental literature. In addition, he has served as team dentist to the Philadelphia 76ers, and has maintained a private practice in suburban Philadelphia for more than 35 years.

Dr. Greenberg holds fellowships in the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Philadelphia, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Greenberg has consulted for major dental product manufacturers in research, development and marketing. He invented the Facial Plane Relator and the Etched porcelain-fused-to-metal Resin Bonded Bridge. In addition, Dr. Greenberg is a consultant for and receives support from Ho Dental Company.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 2.0 continuing education credits.

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