The Six Fracture Modes of Teeth: How misdiagnosis can lead to incorrect treatment and failed treatment outcomes

Course Summary

The 6 various fracture modes require different treatment options based on minimally invasive biomechanical and biomimetic principles. An understanding of the biomechanical functioning of teeth based on the compression dome concept, and how traditional cavity preparation designs interfere with natural stress distribution leads to an understanding of the 6 distinct fracture modes. Different fractures require completely different restorative techniques to safely stabilize the tooth as incorrect diagnosis can lead to failure.

Course Objectives

Course Dates



Jan 26 8PM Est

(100 Seat Limit)

online zoom webinar


(Cancellation Accepted Up to 30 days)
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Dr Milicich lives in Hamilton, New Zealand and has been in the same practice for 40 years. He lectures and trains internationally in the fields of minimal intervention, caries risk assessment and management, minimal intervention restorative techniques, on the physics, and clinical applications of hard-soft tissue lasers, CADCAM technology and tooth function biomechanics and how this relates to minimal intervention restorative techniques. These lectures have included many international presentations including FDI, AACD, USA University and State dental meetings. Dr Milicich is also a mentor to the Bio-Emulation International Think Tank.

He is a Fellow, Diplomate and founding board member (2002-2010) of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry (WCMID). He is also a Fellow, Master and executive board member (2005-2008) of the World Clinical Laser Institute, and a founding Board member of the NZ Institute of Minimal Intervention Dentistry (2003-2012). He isthe recipient of both the WCMID Clinician of the Year Award, and the WCMID Clinical Research Award.

Dr Milicich has conducted research on the physics of Er:Cr:YSGG laser hard tissue ablation and associated clinical applications, and has several peer-reviewed publications in the fields of Minimal Intervention Dentistry and SEM Microscopy. He has produced educational CDs covering minimal intervention and restorative techniques, caries risk assessment, diagnosis and management, posterior composites,clinical applications of the Er:Cr:YSGG laser, and Anterior Single Crown Esthetics using CADCAM.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of DENTAL DIGEST LLC and BAARD INSTITUTE. Dental Digest LLC is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement 06/01/2016 – 05/31/2019 AGD provider ID #118198

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