Gus Livaditis, DDS - "Posterior dental intrusion: New diagnosis and etiology for anterior attrition, deep bites and mandibular crowding"

Course Summary:    

"Posterior dental intrusion: New diagnosis and etiology for anterior attrition, deep bites and mandibular crowding"

The lecture will include the following objectives:
  • To describe clinical signs and features enabling a diagnosis of Posterior Dental Intrusion (PDI).
  • To identify when posterior intrusion is the cause of anterior wear, deep bites, and mandibular crowding.
  • To be able to distinguish PDI from other forms of worn dentitions, posterior bite collapse and compensatory eruption.
  • To describe intervention and restoration of dentitions affected by posterior intrusion.


Dr. Livaditis attended Temple University for undergraduate education and then graduated from Temple's School of Dentistry. After a one year general practice residency at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, he became a full time faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He soon returned to Temple for his prosthodontic training. In recent decades, he has maintained a full-time prosthodontic practice serving the Maryland and south-central Pennsylvania areas.

Dr. Livaditis is widely recognized for his development, along with Dr. V. P. Thompson, of the etching of metal for bonding known as the Maryland Bridge Technique. Dr. Livaditis expanded the application of the etched-metal technique in further transforming fixed prosthodontics from cemented restorations to bonded prostheses. He has also introduced several other concepts and techniques including: Precise bipolar electrosurgical hemostasis for dentistry; Matrix-formed pin or post retained cores; The Matrix Impression Technique; and, other procedures. Currently, he is introducing a new diagnosis for specific categories of worn dentitions and deep bites. He will identify the signs for diagnosis, provide interceptive suggestions and describe treatment procedures that differ considerably from traditional treatment.


Tuesday, January 28, 2020


6:00 to 8:30 p.m. (check in, cocktails and networking from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Buffet-style dinner available at 6:30 p.m.)


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore North - Pikesville (Pikesville Hilton)

Located at 1726 Reisterstown Road in Pikesville.





$55.00 - BCDA Members/Non-Dentist Guests/Staff (registered by January 21, 2020)

$60.00 - BCDA Members/Non-Dentist Guests/Staff (late registration – subject to availability)

$60.00 – NON-BCDA Member Dentists and Guests (registered by January 21, 2020)

(Price Includes Buffet Dinner and 2 CE Credits. (Anyone with special dietary needs must call the BCDA office at 410-560-0064)

Please see BCDA's Cancellation and Refund Policy


Online Registration and Credit Card Payment



(410) 560-0064
PO Box 4882 Timonium, MD 21094-4882