Greggory A. Kinzer, D.D.S., M.S.D.

CV / Bio

Greggory Kinzer received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Washington in 1995, and an M.S.D. and certificate in Prosthodontics in 1998.   Dr. Kinzer is an internationally recognized speaker who serves as a full time faculty member and Director of Curriculum and Campus Education for Spear Education in Scottsdale, AZ. and as an affiliate assistant professor in the Graduate Prosthodontics Department at the University of Washington School of Dentistry.  In addition, Dr. Kinzer has written numerous articles and chapters and has served on the editorial review board for various dental publications. 

Dr. Kinzer is a gifted academician and clinician who is committed to advancing the art and science of restorative dentistry.  His interdisciplinary approach to dentistry is founded in empirical based research and clinical experience.  Dr. Kinzer’s unique ability to impart complex clinical processes in a logical, systematic and clear methodology differentiates him from other dental educators. He maintains a private practice in Seattle limited to comprehensive restorative and esthetic dentistry.

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Managing Esthetics and Tooth Wear

No single factor has as much influence on the long-term predictability of restorations as the occlusion.  This is especially true with the increased use of all-ceramic restorations, and implants.  In order to increase the predictability of the restorative treatment and reduce the potential for ceramic fractures, special attention needs to be given to the occlusal design.  This presentation will discuss the three areas of occlusion that need to be evaluated for every patient. The information applies to the entire spectrum of restorative dentistry, whether the restoration is a single tooth or a full mouth reconstruction.

Objectives:

– Learn how to evaluate teeth in order to better understand the patient’s specific movement patterns.

– Learn the occlusal requirements for patients with edge-to-edge, crossover, and pathway wear

– How to test and evaluate the esthetics and occlusion with trial therapy

Affilications:

– Faculty, Director of Curriculum and Campus Education 

    Spear Education, Scottsdale, AZ

– Private practice, Seattle, WA