Advanced Occlusion and Wax-up Course

Advanced Occlusion & Wax Up

Welcome to one of UK’s most hands-on dental training academy where you will be receiving the best hands on teaching in ‘Advanced Occlusion’ Please read through this booklet carefully as it contains details regarding the course. We hope you enjoy the course as much as we have putting it together. If you have any questions at any point or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Richard Porter

Richard is a Consultant Specialist in Restorative and Implant Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation. He is a vastly experienced teacher having run over 100 hands on courses. He has a higher diploma in post graduate dental and medical education and is well published in peer reviewed journals in subjects including tooth wear, composite build ups, crown and bridge, gerodontology, occlusion and Endodontics. He is a lead clinician in restorative dentistry at St. Georges Hospital, London, and has a very successful private practice based in London. He has placed and restored over 2000 implants, has completed over 5000 root canals and countless direct and indirect restorations. He is on the GDC specialist list for Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Periodontology, is a father and husband and welcomes you to this great opportunity with The Aspire Dental Academy.

Raheel Malik

Raheel works in a private practice in Notting Hill. After graduating with honours from Biomedical Sciences, Raheel qualified as a dentist from King’s College London, having won multiple awards as a student. In 2009, he won student clinician of the year and was 1st runner up in the UK finals. He also won the UK Dentsply/Ceram.X Case Contest in 2010, amongst many others. Raheel graduated receiving the prestigious ‘Academy of Operative Dentistry’ Award. He has also won awards since graduation. Raheel had his first publication in ‘Aesthetic Dentistry Today’ as a final year student and has since been published many times in several journals including the Journal of Oral Implantology, International Journal of Dentistry, Journal of Craniofacial Surgery and Dental Update. He has also been interviewed in the British Dental Journal and Dentistry magazine.

Alan Smyth – Dental Technician

Alan has been in the dental industry since 1998. A multi-disciplined crown and bridge technician for the first 10 years of his career saw him manage two high end private laboratories simultaneously, growing his knowledge and skill base into implant and prosthetic fields through the next 10. In 2018 Alan took the reigns at precision dental lab and now oversees the day to day running of the laboratory. His role is three fold, to make sure the highest standards of quality and service are maintained within the laboratory, to strive to improve quality and maintain our position at the cutting edge of technology, and to use his knowledge and skill-set to offer advice to clients on all aspects of dental technology.

The Course

Learning outcomes for the course:

This two-day course on practical occlusion is a blend of theory and hands on and in true Aspire fashion commits to giving delegates a detailed and above all, usable deep level of knowledge and skill in occlusion.

  • Understand the occlusion principles that govern the success of restorations
  • Understand the normal static and dynamic determinants of occlusion and how they apply to everyday clinical practice
  • Understand the challenges that complex occlusal patterns can pose such as AOB, Cross bites, last tooth in the arch syndrome, and how to manage these
  • Understand how pathological wear can lead to occlusal change and how to manage the occlusal aspects of repairing this wear, such as increases in occlusal vertical dimension (OVD)
  • Understand how to accurately assess & record occlusion and treat complex occlusal cases
  • Avoid occlusal problems – these are very broad and can be vague but the risks of these happening can be detected and prevented
  • Understand how to assess for parafunction & manage occlusal force distribution on restorations

Day 1

Comprehensive assessment of the occlusal system:

Extra-oral assessment:

  • Assessment of the Temporomandibular joint
  • Assessment of the muscles of mastication and identification of parafunction

Intra-oral assessment:

  • Assessment and recording of occlusal patterns

Obtaining Records:

  • Understand which occlusal records are required
  • Understand how to correctly locate centric occlusion, centric relation and initial point of contact and the importance these positions have on restorations
  • Understand the use of leaf gauges and Lucia jigs for deprogramming

Facebows & articulators:

  • Understand the use of a facebow and other records
  • Deeply understand the function of an articulator
  • Understand customised incisal guidance tables and how to prescribe them
  • How to effectively communicate with the lab technician

Day 2

Advanced Treatment Planning

  • Treatment planning of complex occlusal cases with step-by-step guidance

Wax-ups & Occlusal Morphology:

  • Learn and understand detailed anatomy and morphology of anterior and posterior teeth
  • Learn how to wax up teeth and produce your own diagnostic wax ups
  • Learn how to make changes to your lab’s diagnostic wax up


  • Understand the importance of splint therapy
  • Understand the different splints available and their indications


Venue Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge 200 Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7UT United Kingdom How to get there: The closest underground stations are Waterloo (Mainline, Jubilee, Northern and Bakerloo lines) and Westminster (Jubilee, Circle and District lines), both 5-7 minutes walk away from the hotel.

Course Dates:

Day 1: Thursday 7th July 2022 Day 2: Friday 8th July 2022


Total Investment: £1,300 + VAT To reserve your place on the course a deposit of £200 is required, which will be deducted from the final amount. Payments are accepted through bank transfer. Cash, Credit Cards, Cheques are not accepted. Registration 8:30-9:00am Course 9:00-5:00

CPD & Reading Material:

Each day is worth 7 verifiable enhanced ‘Continued Professional Development’ (CPD) hours. A certificate will be produced at the end of the course provided the course has been completed. There is no formal assessment in order to gain the hours, however each participant is required to sign in as proof of attendance.


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