Occlusion plays a pivotal role in our day to day practice. Not only is it important that occlusion is understood but also important that it is applied to the dentistry we preform. The aim of this course is ensure that dentists understand how occlusal concepts apply to everyday dentistry in order to make it predictable, problem solve and increase the longevity of restorations. Upon completion of the course, delegates will have the knowledge to plan complex treatments with the aid of a facebow, articulator and diagnostic wax ups. Delegates will also be taught anterior and posterior wax up techniques paying close attention to anatomy.

Duration: 2 Days

Cost: £1,250 + VAT

Date: 28th to 29th September 2020

Location : Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

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Learning Outcomes

– Understand the normal static and dynamic determinants of occlusion and how they apply to everyday clinical practice

– Understand and see how occlusion can change over time

– 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 rapid occlusal change and how to manage the occlusal aspects of repairing this wear, such as increases in occlusal vertical dimension (OVD)

– Understand how elective aesthetic treatments can incorporate occlusal factors to optimise success

– Avoid occlusal problems – these are very broad and can be vague but the risks of these happening can be detected

– Understand how to manage occlusal force distribution on restorations

Comprehensive assessment of the occlusal system

Extra-oral assessment:- Assessment of the Temporomandibular joint

– Assessment of the muscles of mastication and identification of possible parafunction

– 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

– Understand the use of a facebow as well as the pros and cons of using one

– Deeply understand the function of an articulator

– Understand customised incisal guidance tables and how to prescribe them

– Understanding the use of photographs to support your lab transfer

– 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

You will take facebows and jaw registrations of each other and learn how to mount study models on an articulator. You will learn about the different settings of an articulator and how to modify these. You will produce customised incisal guidance tables and understand the importance of these. You will learn how to wax up anterior and posterior teeth under the guide of technicians. You will also learn how to modify wax-ups sent to you by the lab.