Equilibration hands-on

Course Description

Equilibration is a simple but often misunderstood concept that is the cornerstone to truly minimally invasive dentistry. As a participant, you will discover the importance of the trial equilibration and be given the opportunity to adjust several different case types to insure your complete understanding of the material presented. 


Through lecture and hands-on you will learn the principles of equilibration, how to perform a trial equilibration and how to equilibrate a full coverage splint. We will cover how to equilibrate provisional restorations to fulfil our occlusal goals as well as how to equilibrate the natural dentition. Finally we will discuss when equilibration is the best option and when it should not be used.

Learning Objectives

  • Design a stable, minimal stress occlusion (lines on the front, dots on the back).
  • Recognise when to equilibrate your patient, and when other options should be considered.
  • Identify how to schedule the equilibration appointment.
  • Choose appropriate articulation paper to mark each type of occlusal interference.
  • Assess when an occlusal splint should be considered prior to reshaping, repositioning or restoring.
  • Evaluate how to efficiently equilibrate the natural dentition.
  • Select, train and work with a dental assistant to efficiently adjust an occlusal splint and/or equilibrate the dentition.
  • Verify when to use a full arch occlusal splint, and when to use an anterior deprogramming appliance.
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Course Information

Day 1 and 2: 8.30am – 5:30pm
(lunch provided)

Day 3: 8.30am – 12:30pm

Instructor: Dr Ian Buckle, Teaching Assistant, Mentors

Tuition fees: £1995 + VAT

CPD credits: 20

Class size: 20

Development outcomes: C

Recommended prerequisite: 
Functional Occlusion – From TMJ to Smile Design, Examination and Records, Treatment Planning Functional Aesthetic Excellence, Achieving Predictable Aesthetic Results

Target audience: General Dentists, Specialists

Where to stay: View local accommodation

Course Dates

  1. June 25, 2020

    The Dawson Academy UK, Wirral

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“I just got some fantastic feedback from my first equilibration patient. I was only able to do this because of everything I have learned from the Dawson Academy. Many thanks to you all!"

Dr Hana Pastrnakova, Finland

“I have just completed the third module of equilibration and have enjoyed every moment of it. Meeting other dentists from across the world all with the desire to improve their clinical work for the benefit of their patients helps to drive my willingness to keep improving and learning more."

Dr Manoj Joshi, UK
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“The Teaching is so good that I can put my new knowledge into practice as soon as I go back to work on Monday."

Dr Tim Earl, UK