CDE:[Excellence in Restorative Dentistry Lecture Series] Terminal Dentition….Where Do We Draw the Line?

Jul, 2020
05:00 PM-07:00 PM

Virtually presented via BlueJeans

Time: 5:00-7:00 pm
Registration: This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 5:00 pm via BlueJeans.
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CE Credits:
2.0 lecture credits


For over a decade, the term “Terminal Dentition”, has unquestionably gained a lot of traction in the dental community, and it implies that there is a need to remove a patient’s remaining dentition. But how do we reach such stage or conclusion? Does it mean the same to everybody?

The reality is that the term Terminal Dentition is actually a “dentist made term”.

Of the same token, until this day, there seems to be confusion among dental practitioners as to what is the ideal prosthetic solution for these patients.

This presentation will discuss a linear thought process that allows the treating team to decide when to choose to give up hope on the remaining dentition and how to decide among the different restorative designs available.


  • Review a simple Classification (LTR Classification) that helps identify the patient´s condition and therefore decide the ideal treatment design for each given patient.
  • Review the different implant assisted/supported prosthetic solutions.
  • Improve communication amongst the treating team.
  • Review a treatment planning algorithm that allows the treating team to follow a linear thought process in assessing the remaining dentition.


Dr. Ricardo Mitrani received his DDS degree from the Unitec University of México City; he then obtained a certificate in Prosthodontics as well as a Master of Science in Dentistry from the University of Washington, where he served as the Graduate Prosthodontics program’s assistant director during the year of 2001.

He currently holds academic affiliations at the University of Washington, and is a resident faculty at SPEAR Education in Scottsdale Arizona.

He is a member of several organizations including: American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and the International College of Dentist.

He also serves as a member on the editorial board of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. (JERD), The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry (JCD) and Compendium.
Dr Mitrani has authored numerous scientific publications and chapters in text books in the fields of Implant Prosthodontics and Aesthetic dentistry.

He has given around 600 lectures in over 30 countries around the globe, and is the clinical director of Grupo Dental Bosques, a group of practices located in Mexico focusing on Interdisciplinary Dentist.

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