SERIES 1

Practical & Predictable Occlusion
for Aesthetic and TMD Patients

 

Hands-On Introductory Course

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Occlusion is of key importance in every dental procedure yet is not well understood by most clinicians, and therefore, is underdiagnosed hindering practice growth. Come see how thousands of clinicians now approach occlusion in a way that makes sense to your patients and to you.  By understanding the anatomy and applying a few basic principles, we can find and create a predictable bite to support the joints and muscles. Whether restoring a single tooth, an aesthetic case or treating a TMD patient, you will apply what you learn in this course. Perhaps the most important reason to attend is that without an understanding of the signs and symptoms of malocclusion, our profession will continue to treat to existing pathological conditions leading to frustration of our patients and ourselves as clinicians.

Neuromuscular (Physiologic) occlusal principles can provide a simple, reproducible bite conducive to health, aesthetics and restorative predictability and longevity.

This program offers extensive hands-on workshops*, and demonstrations to understand how the physiologic occlusion is applied to your patients. This course is filled with practical information that you can immediately implement when you return to your office. It is highly recommended that your team attends this course to support and implement the techniques learned.

 

We will take actual bite registrations and discuss how we apply this beginning point in treating your patients for:

 

  • TMD

  • Restorative/aesthetic cases

  • Full-mouth rehabilitation

  • Denture cases

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the important relationship of the teeth, muscles, joints and their effect on the facial structures and the stomatognathic function

  • Identify the signs and symptoms related to occlusal instability

  • Learn to create occlusal stability

  • Learn how to design the ideal smile

  • Understand how to take a TENS bite record at the proper vertical dimension

  • See how to mount models to analyze the changes in the bite

  • Understand how to communicate the diagnosis and treatment options to the patient

  • See how to deliver an anatomically correct mandibular positioning appliance and adjust it properly

  • Learn how to manage the TMD patient

Course Overview Day 1:

 

  • Anatomy and Neuromuscular Philosophy

  • TENS Overview and theory

  • Neuromuscular TENS Bite Protocol

  • TENS Bite Analysis

  • Hands-on Neuromuscular TENS workup (Group 1)

  • Identifying Occlusal Issues and "Pain" patients

Course Overview Day 2:

 

  • Neuromuscular and TENS review

  • Hands-on Neuromuscular TENS workup (Group 2)

  • Planning the Orthotic

  • Orthotic Delivery and Adjustment

  • Live Demonstration of Orthotic Delivery and Adjustment

  • Orthotic types, Protocols, Bite Management

  • Implementation and Marketing of Neuromuscular dentistry in your practice and community

*This course provides 14 CE credits

*A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to team members

* It is a requirement that you bring a set of stone models of your own bite