Appliances Course

Spring 2023
Kendrick View Dental Practice in READING
2 days . 14 hrs CE . hands-on

Hands-On skills to help you learn the Which, Where and When of Appliances and Splints

This is a practical course for dentists who have a theoretical understanding of Occlusion and/or an interest in treating patients with TMD and who want to take the next step. This Level 2 course is aimed at any dentist who has recently taken the 3 Day Theory Plus Course run by BSOS and IPSO. It is not suitable for dentists who only have a limited knowledge of occlusion. Instead they should consider Introduction to Occlusion: Principles & Benefits

This will be a limited participant, very practical hands-on course, run in a Practice Environment. It is designed to give you the confidence and skills to treat your own patients who have Occlusal or TMD Issues, using Appliances. The Course is designed as a Stand-Alone Course but it will also provide a good practical basis if you decide to follow-on with the next stage of the BSOS/IPSO Training system, the 3 Weekend, hands-on Applied Occlusal Principles Course, treating your own patients.

Run over a weekend, our team of instructors will guide you through the process of patient selection, diagnosis, treatment planning and appliance design, prescription and fitting.

appliances course

What you will learn on this 2-day Hands-On Appliance Course:

  • Practical skills and advanced knowledge so that you are confident to design, fit and adjust Centric Appliances.
  • Material use and handling
  • How to take a Facebow in 5 minutes
  • To be able to correctly fit appliances and achieve ideal contacts.
  • To understand the relevance of canine guidance and to demonstrate neuro-muscular release.
  • To be able to offer Post-Treatment Advice and to review the results of treatment.
  • To make further adjustments to the appliance and to be able to judge when appliance does not need further treatment.
  • To assess if stability has been achieved and when Restorative dentistry can be commenced.

Under close supervision, you will fit a proper lab-made appliance for a colleague, and they will fit one for you. This method gives you the opportunity to practice under close supervision in a safe environment with your instructors helping you with all the finesse, tips and practical knowledge they have gleaned in over 25 years of appliance practice.

As a GDP of 20 years and FD trainer of 10 years I have seen and organised my fair share of CPD but nothing compared to this course.
I was initially reticent at giving up the whole weekend but after a warm welcome and wonderful breakfast I felt ready to learn. 
The practice in Reading was easy to find, parking was on site and we were treated really well by Hannah and Christine who just couldn't do enough for us. 
This facilitated a great learning environment, there were no ego's in the room and no question too silly to be answered. Mark and Jette have a great gift for teaching, they shared their vast knowledge with great generosity and patience.
The course was relevant and taught at exactly the right level- I was able to put my teaching straight into practice on Monday morning, confident that I knew what I was doing but also aware of my limitations and what I should not treat.
Having been on the 3 day BSOS introductory course in Birmingham and now the weekend Introduction to Appliances course I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Jim Gabriel BDS MFDS RCPS CertMedEd

Course essentials and fees

This practical course is all about Appliances and will give you the confidence and skills  you need to diagnose, select and fit the correct appliance for your patient.  For this Appliance Course you will need to have impressions and a bite registration taken of yourself. That’s all. A Facebow is useful but not essential on this occasion. We would like you to try and obtain a CR record using a leaf gauge.  We will send you a leaf gauge in the post, written instructions and a link to online videos reminding you how to take these records.

The course fees are £1500 with breakfast and lunches included. An additional laboratory fee of £175 is payable for your own correctly fitted and adjusted occlusal appliance.

The BSOS is a very sociable group so we plan to go out for a shared meal on the Saturday night.

We use a well-appointed, multi-surgery Practice with laboratory and teaching areas. Kendrick View has been helping BSOS for many years. Parking is onsite and Accommodation can be found very near-by at the Premier Inn.

If you have any further questions please contact Mark Hargreaves by email -

Appliance Course

£1675 £1500 + £175 lab fee

  • Breakfast & Lunch included
  • Well-appointed, multi-surgery dental practice
  • Laboratory with teachings areas
  • Go home with your own properly fitted, fully adjusted Splint/Appliance

Lorna Sanders

I just wanted to send a message to say thank you so much for last weekend. It really was a fantastic learning experience and gave me so much to think about. I’m grateful you were so patient and encouraged me to keep repeating the facebows - I think I’ve finally lost my fear of them! I’m looking forward to putting the new skills into practice ASAP.

Charl Du Toit

via facebook

I think this is a course every dentist should do.

Phil Townes

via Facebook

Just spent the weekend with the genuinely lovely, passionate and skilful educators and a small group of really fun delegates on the BSOS level 2 appliance course.
Loads of pearls of wisdom to take back to general practice this morning and another step closer to demystifying Occlusion!!
Thanks guys

James Gabriel

via Facebook

Best course I’ve ever been on. So relevant, delivered in a great atmosphere with great tutors who were so generous with their time and knowledge. The catering was excellent and a truly fantastic weekends learning.

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