Occlusion in the Natural & Implant Dentition- An individual’s occlusion is DYNAMIC—not static.
By simply placing an occlusal restoration the occlusion can shift. Amazingly most patients rarely complain about their “bite being off” but we see the signs of attrition and wear, chipped incisals and broken cusps. This course is designed to help the dentist and hygienist recognize the sings of
occlusal disease and to intercept it at the early stages as well as when a patient presents with a “worn dentition”.
The major cause of implant failures is occlusion. Often implants are placed and custom or angulated abutments are
necessary. The occlusion is vital in the successful retention of those implants and to prevent screw loosening and
implant fracture. Occlusion has many effects on our restorative dentistry. Its effect on periodontium and relation to TMJ pain will also be discussed. Techniques of occlusal equilibration and use of botulinum toxin will be demonstrated.
The diagnosis is the CRITICAL aspect of the Dentist-Patient relationship.
Unfortunately, the only sensation in the mouth is PAIN. Sometimes the answer is obvious but sometimes what looks like the obvious answer is not causing the immediate pain. Similar to pain that is occlusally related, the answer is sometimes dentinal hypersensitivity.
Even starting with the basics of medical history and dental history, this part of the program will help the dentist and hygienist arrive at a reasonable diagnosis. The theories of dentinal hypersensitivity and the various in office and home treatments will be reviewed.
* The diagnosis of orofacial pain: When is it related to the occlusion or dentinal hypersensitivity.
* When, How & Where to adjust the occlusion. * Occlusion and TMJ
* How important IS occlusion * Techniques for occlusal adjustment
* Diagnosis of Occlusal Disorders * Theories of Hypersensitivity
* Etiology of Dentinal Hypersensitivity * Occlusion and Periodontal Disease
* Treatment of Dentinal Hypersensitivity
Credits: 3 CEU’s
Location: DSI in Fairfield, NJ
Instructor: Dr. Marc Goldman
Chairman of the department of Periodontics in the Department of Dentistry at Newark Beth Israel Hospital.