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.
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
Earn 24 CE credits; Spear is ADA and ADG certified.
Gary DeWood, Dr. Spear Education
Kevin Kwiecien, Dr. Spear Education
Greggory Kinzer, Dr. Spear Education
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