AGD2017 Las Vegas
P03: Occlusion & Appliances in General Dentistry

Subject Code: 180 - Myofacial Pain/Occlusion

Credits: 6 (Participation)

Thursday, July 13: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lunch: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Audience: D, R

Fee: $575 {$625}

Location: Promenade Level, Milano IV

Speaker Bio:  Scottsdale, Arizona;  president of Lee Ann Brady LLC, a dental education company; past Resident Faculty and Clinical Director for The Pankey Institute; past Executive VP of Clinical Education at Spear Education.

Description: Whether it is the challenge of losing clearance on a second molar prep or the daunting challenge of a patient with severe wear, general dentists manage occlusion every day in their practices. This participation course will explore the challenges of occlusion practitioners face every day in restorative practice and look at how they can use this information to make dentistry more predictable and help patients stay healthy and comfortable.

Attendees will learn how to assess a patients occlusal risk low, moderate or high and then management strategies for creating predictability in the face of the risk factors. The process will begin with an overview of completing a comprehensive joint, muscle and functional exam and interpreting the findings. Occlusal management typically involves the use of a deprogrammer, occlusal appliance or equilibration. This course look at the six most common appliance designs and discuss how they work and when to use them. During the hands-on portion, attendees will have the chance to take a facebow, Centric Relation Bite records and complete a trial equilibration on mounted models.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how to conduct a joint, muscle and functional exam.
  • Complete a trial equilibration.
  • Be able to evaluate and optimize an occlusal scheme.
  • Learn about appliance therapy in a restorative practice.
  • Explore TMJ and muscle evaluation and diagnosis.
  • Become familiar with bite splint treatment protocols.
  • Learn about increasing case acceptance through appliance therapy.

Ivoclar Vivadent is the Presenting Sponsor of this course.