Lily T. Garcia, DDS, MS 

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Removable Prosthodontics

3 Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the continued need for removable prosthodontic care.
  2. Review and assess treatment options and gain a better understanding when considering the potential prognosis.
  3. Understand the need for continued maintenance and follow-up of care provided.

Abstract:

Not every patient can afford to accept treatment plans that include implant adjunctive therapy.  By focusing on achieving success with removable prosthodontics, the patient might be able to commit to further treatment as you build trust.  Too soon a commitment to implant adjunctive therapy may require reverting to fundamental needs for removable prosthodontics.  This course will review the need for prosthodontic care and review clinical issues and/or clinical complications that may occur based on the care provided.

Biosketch:

Dr. Lily T. Garcia is Professor and Director of Advanced Education & External Affairs, Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. Dr. Garcia is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Fellow in the Academy of Prosthodontics where she serves as a Councilor on the AP Executive Council, Fellow and Immediate Past President of the American College of Prosthodontics.  She has published articles, abstracts, edited and co-authored several dental textbooks, and is a reviewer for several scientific journals.  She was a Fellow in the University of Texas System Leadership Institute (2008) and Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM - 2006) Program.  She maintains a practice limited to Prosthodontics.