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Demystifying Occlusion

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14 CE Credits

 

Details:

Dates & Locations:
Instructors:
  • Frank Spear
  • Greggory Kinzer
  • Jim McKee

Course Objectives

Gain confidence and remove the confusion and fear surrounding occlusion in your practice, allowing you to treat patients more predictably and with less anxiety from a single second molar crown, to full arch restorations, or even patients with symptoms of facial pain.

Participants Will Learn:

  • Why occlusion can seem so complicated, but how predictable it is in most patients, and how to recognize the high-risk patient in advance
  • To gain confidence in understanding the TMJ, and how easy it is to evaluate them as a potential problem for your patients, including possible solutions if they are a problem, and how to have a conversation with your patients about the TMJ
  • To efficiently evaluate your patients' muscles, and predict whether any therapy is necessary, which treatment, and how to discuss it with your patient
  • What a complete joint and muscle exam looks like, and how efficiently it can be done in any practice (with multiple examples shown on video)
  • How to become confident in choosing among all the different occlusal appliances available, including a specific flow chart of the appliance choices based upon your patients' symptoms and history, with an emphasis on how to discuss appliance therapy and fees with your patients
  • How and when to utilize mounted models in your occlusal treatment-planning process, including what facebows do, how to use them, why you would use one, and three different methods of predictably making the bite records used to mount the models
  • To determine if occlusal equilibration is necessary, and how to perform one predictably and efficiently, including how to discuss it with your patients
  • What to do with the occlusion of patients with excess overjet, anterior open bites, deep overbites, or Class III relationships who won't do orthodontics
  • How to perform bite records in restorative patients for simple posterior restorations to full arches, to full mouths, simply and predictably

Demystifying Occlusion

14 CE Credits

Call 877.295.4276 or Email academy@cerecdoctors.com for additional information.