Evaluating and Establishing Ideal Smile Esthetics : Beauty is More than Skin Deep
COURSE NUMBER: 649
Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS
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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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.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assisting Students
Date Course Online:
Apr 14, 2022
Last Revision Date:
Course Expiration Date:
Apr 13, 2025
AGD Subject Code(s):
780, 370, 490
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- 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.
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