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Joyce Bassett, DDS

 

Contact Information
Joyce Bassett, DDS
Scottsdale, Arizona
Telephone: 480-367-8889
Email: drmouthy@aol.com

Short Biography

Dr. Bassett is 1 of 59 Accredited Fellows of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is the current Vice President of this Academy. She is an Associate member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, a KOIS mentor and an active member in the Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics. Dr. Bassett teaches the aesthetic continuum at the Arizona School of Dentistry. She is a national lecturer, published author and is a member of the editorial board of several peer-reviewed publications. She is a recipient of the volunteer dentist of the year award for Arizona CASS dental clinic and has received the Give Back a Smile volunteer service award twice.

Presentations

1.

Course Title: Maximize Your Aesthetic Results Through New Concepts in Preparation Design

Course Overview: Do you ever wonder where to remove tooth structure when prepping a difficult case? Is your laboratory team frustrated at time with the preparation design of your case? It is difficult to obtain the final esthetics because we removed too much tooth structure here and not enough there? Do you realize your preps are the guide for the final esthetic? Dr. Bassett will present how to simplify difficult space management cases using incisal and labial reduction prep guides, as published in leading dental publications. These techniques ensure predictable and repeatable results.

Course Objectives:

  1. Own the knowledge and ability to confidently prepare a difficult space management case
  2. Master the concepts of reduction preparation guides and know how and when to use the guides and integrate them with basic preparation design principles
  3. Master composite provisional augmentation and then use depth cutters across the facials to facilitate preparation to attain minimal tooth reduction.

CE Units: 3.0P

Links to Articles:

  1. Bassett, J. There is More to Front Teeth Than Looks Alone: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Compendium, October 2010, Vol. 31 #8, Pgs. 604-612
    http://www.dentalaegis.com/cced/2010/10/there-is-more-to-front-teeth-than-looks-alone-diagnosis-and-treatment-planning
  2. Bassett, J. A trio of techniques for assuring predictable results: Inside Dentistry November/December 2007
    http://www.dentalaegis.com/id/2007/12/esthetics-a-trio-of-techniques-for-assuring-predictable-results

2.

Course Title: Conservative Undetectable Composite Restorations

Course Overview: Direct aesthetic restorations are one of the most requested and demanding procedures performed in any dental practice today. To achieve predictable, aesthetic composite restorations it is imperative to understand the importance of the different dimensions of color and the anatomic stratification techniques. Shade, material selection, layering, contouring, and polishing methods to create morphologically precise direct anterior composite restorations will be discussed. Class IV, prepless veneers using direct composite, transitional orthodontic composite bonding, and provisional direct composite cases transitioning into porcelain will be presented. AACD accreditation cases will be evaluated and critiqued. There is something for everyone to learn in this presentation.

Course Objectives:

  1. Learn how to achieve a predictable composite restoration following the stratification of opacities to achieve life like undetectable restorations.
  2. Finishing and polishing techniques that create natural surface texture and reflective surfaces.

3.

Course Title: The Synergy of Esthetics and Function in All Ceramic and Composite Applications

Course Overview:The relationship of form and function precludes treating anterior teeth as cosmetic challenges alone. Aesthetic and functional parameters of incisor position and morphology, dental facial treatment planning, determination of vertical dimension, and bite force management will be presented as components that allow comprehensive restorative treatment. Occlusal guidance must be understood so the final designs of the restoration can accommodate the intra-oral forces assuring longevity and predictability of the prosthesis. Achieving functionally and aesthetically exquisite anterior restorations requires knowledge of smile design, material selection, and preparation techniques. A technique that simplifies difficult space management cases using direct composite mock-ups and preparation guides to determine if no prep or minimal prep veneers are indicated, will be presented.

Understanding the different dimensions of color and anatomic stratification techniques to achieve predictable anterior composite veneers and class IV’s requires mastering shade and material selection, layering, blending, contouring, and polishing techniques. These result in highly esthetic layered polychromatic anterior restorations.

Review current adhesives and matricing techniques for fast, easy and practical placement of posterior composite restorations while attaining tight contacts with superior density and adaptation.

Course Objectives:

  1. Integrate sound occlusal principles to create synergy between form and function.
  2. Gain an understanding anterior guidance, CO versus CR, equilibration and VDO as components of restorative predictability.
  3. Learn how to achieve an anterior predictable composite restoration following the stratification of opacities to achieve life like undetectable restorations.
  4. Finishing and polishing techniques that create natural surface texture and reflection.
  5. Identify which adhesives work the best for maximum predictability, matricing techniques for mastering posterior composite for predictable outcomes.

4.

Course Title: Real World Cosmetic Dentistry: Faults, Failures and Fixes

Course Overview:Failures in dentistry are frequently blamed on materials, but in reality many times operator error is the culprit. This innovative and fast pace course will focus on aesthetics that are BUILT TO LAST. Clear, concise and systemized techniques will be presented to treat every aspect from simple to complex cases involving veneers, crowns and implant restorations. Cutting edge preparation techniques that will simplify difficult space management cases will be presented. You will understand how to integrate flowable composite on the provisional and communicate the final patient approved shapes along with discussion about using specific verbiage to control patient expectations. A clinical update on adhesive technology and ceramics will be presented so the team knows what systems to use and their limitations. She will clear the confusion of products and techniques ranging from incremental layering to bulk fill technology in the posterior. Dimensions of color and anatomic stratification of anterior composite to attain a polychromatic imperceptible result will be shown. The cases presented have been published in national peer reviewed journals. There is something for everyone to learn!

Course Objectives:

  1. Integrate sound occlusal principles to create synergy between form and function.
  2. Own the knowledge and ability to confidently prepare a difficult space management case.
  3. Identify which adhesives and restorative materials work the best for maximum predictability.
  4. Learn how to achieve a predictable composite restoration following the stratification of opacities to achieve life like undetectable restorations.

Course Length: Full Day

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