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Evaluating and Establishing Ideal Smile Esthetics : Beauty is More than Skin Deep

COURSE NUMBER: 649

Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS

Credit Hours:

2 Hour(s)

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An ideal smile is composed of individual components that interact in a harmonic manner. The three primary aspects of an ideal smile are: the teeth, lips, and gingiva. While beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, there are established gui...

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Overview

An ideal smile is composed of individual components that interact in a harmonic manner. The three primary aspects of an ideal smile are: the teeth, lips, and gingiva. While beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, there are established guidelines to which we should adhere when assessing and creating overall ideal smile esthetics. This course seeks to describe the current evidence assessing ideal smile components as well as the impact of age, gender, and race/ethnicity on how smiles are judged as attractive or unattractive.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Apr 14, 2022

  • Last Revision Date:

    NA

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Apr 13, 2025

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    780, 370, 490

Learning Objectives

  • List the oral components and characteristics that contribute to optimal smile esthetics.
  • Discuss methods of assessment of smile esthetics, including utilization of static and dynamic methods to assess tooth and gingival display and lip position and mobility.
  • Understand how individual, patient-based characteristics may impact how smile esthetics are perceived.
  • Discuss methods available to achieve an ideal smile for patients with compromised esthetics.

Disclaimers

P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein. Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy. Note:  Registration is required to take test.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Geisinger reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course. She has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Maria L. Geisinger

Maria L. Geisinger

DDS, MS

Mia L. Geisinger, DDS, MS is a Professor and Director of Advanced Education in Periodontology in the Department of Periodontology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry. Dr. Geisinger received her BS in Biology ...

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