Complimentary light dinner included
• A step-by-step guide to three dimensional-examination of the occlusion
This course will approach occlusion using an anatomically sound and physiologically harmonious position of the joints, as well as understanding how the muscles, periodontium, and teeth factor into the system.
Attendees consider the idea that occlusion is no longer just a centric relation, centric occlusion position that is one-dimensional. Rather, occlusion has to do with many dimensions including how the lower jaw comes forward and back, how the lower jaw can settle naturally within the confines of the upper arch without shifting, and how one side and the other can function together so that the vertical heights of both are relatively even to support the temporomandibular joints.
The key to treatment success is proper diagnosis. Today’s technology provides additional tools to enhance our diagnostic capabilities. Once we have the diagnosis, then the concept of occlusion that fits the diagnosis is the most appropriate for that patient. When the treatment is consistent with a proper diagnosis we can achieve success.
The course will include:
• Hands-on record taking for transfer from the mouth to the articulator that accurately records the position you have chosen
• Comprehensive oral exam to determine occlusal stability