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Course Description

The first step on the pathway to mastery of dental occlusion is acquiring a strong conceptual understanding of its scientific basis. Restorative dentistry and orthodontics always change the patient’s dental occlusion whether the dentist is aware of it or not. Even minute changes to the height or shape or the position of a tooth, change force patterns on the entire masticatory system. In turn, every change in force patterns impacts oromotor behavior.

This course guides attendees through the scientific principles that are the foundation of dental occlusion. It will provide a deep understanding of neurophysiological, anatomical and biomechanical principles that dictate how and where the teeth occlude, facilitating the treatment of complex problems such as bruxism, clenching, TMD and sleep apnea.

Learning Objectives

  •  Understand the neurophysiological mechanisms that regulate occlusion
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of occlusal dysfunction
  • Understand the anatomical and biomechanical parameters that govern jaw movements.
  • Recognize the differences between mechanoreception, proprioception and sensory motor integration
  • Learn how the biomechanics of malocclusion causes tooth wear and abfractions
  • Appreciate the functional anatomy of the TMJs, AOJs, and muscles of the head, neck and pharynx
  • Understand the pathological processes underlying TMD, bruxism and sleep disorders
  • Understand the relationship between malocclusion and breathing problems
  • Learn why creating ideal dental anatomy should be the goal of every treatment plan
  • Learn how to develop a phased approach to treatment
  • Develop the skills for effective treatment communication

Save £300 with our early bird rate! Just £1695 + VAT when booked before 28 February 2019.

Further 10% discount available if also booking onto Advanced Treatment Planning.

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Course Information

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

Instructors: Dr Jay Levy

Tuition Fees: £1995 + VAT

CPD Credits: 16

Class size: 20

Development Outcomes: C

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Target Audience: General Dentists, Specialists

Accommodation:  View local accommodation

Course Dates

There are no scheduled course dates at this time.

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