Oral Health Group
Continuing Education

Occlusion in Clinical Practice

May 11 - May 13, 2016
Spear Campus, 7201 E Princess Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, United States

Hands-on exercises in observation of joint sounds and movements combined with evaluation of the muscles of mastication help you connect what you see and hear to what the patient does. Mounting casts with a facebow and bite records taken with your partners puts what the patient does in three dimensions and in your hands for detailed analysis. Fabricating and adjusting an anterior bite plane removes the interaction of teeth and illustrates the contribution of occlusion to what the patient experiences. Finally, exercises in trial equilibration bring the concepts to reality and prepare you to take it to the mouth.

– The examination continued, joint sounds clarified

– Facebows and CR bite records

– Mounting casts accurately

– Customizing the articulator settings for your patient

– Choosing the appropriate appliance for your patient

– Fabricating the anterior bite plane appliance

– Evaluating occlusion on mounted casts

– Trial equilibration and occlusal planning

– Occlusal records for restorative dentistry

Participants will learn:

How to add depth in observation and understanding to your clinical examination of joints, muscles, and teeth

How to relate the maxillary arch to the patient’s hinge axis by gathering a facebow whenever you need to mount diagnostic or working casts

How to take CR bite records with confidence and efficiency

To be proficient in the use of the leaf gauge and the Lucia jig

To mount casts with confidence in their accuracy

How to create anterior bite planes quickly, predictably, and efficiently

How to differentiate records for analysis and diagnostics from those for restorative procedures

Gary DeWood, Dr. Spear Education
Kevin Kwiecien, Dr. Spear Education
Greggory Kinzer, Dr. Spear Education

Fees: $5,495 U.S.
Additional Info Earn 24 CE credits; Spear is ADA and ADG certified.

For more information, please contact:

Spear Education
7201 E. Princess Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona United States 85032
Phone: 480-588-9074
Toll Free: 866-781-0072
Email: brojek@speareducation.com or info@speareducation.com
Website: http://www.speareducation.com/


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