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Introduction to Occlusion: Principles & Benefits

Locations and dates

16-17 November 2019 Birmingham
28-29 February 2020: Dorchester with Graham Browning
18-19 April 2020: Glasgow

  • Revolutionise the way you see teeth!
  • Spot the signs of occlusal disease in your patients: toothwear, cracked teeth, lost fillings, mobile teeth, recession, headaches and pain.

This is an essential introduction to the principles of Occlusion

Learn the basics to understand the best way to provide restorative, periodontal and orthodontic treatments. Build on that knowledge by learning new skills in a hands-on, practical day.

Courses throughout the UK

We run courses throughout the year in all parts of the UK including Cambridge, Glasgow and Cardiff.

In 2019 we ran our Glasgow course in conjunction with Leca Dental. For dentists in the South West of England you can book on Graham Browning's course, 28-29 February 2020 in Dorchester. BSOS is now booking for Birmingham 16-17 November and Glasgow 18-19 April 2020, both with Laurence Murray.

Introduction to Occlusion: Principles & Benefits

"Laurence Murray has learnt from the great teachers in occlusion such as Niles Guichet ( inventor of the Denar system) and presents the BSOS programme in an easily digestible way.
His approach is informed and evidence based, yet relaxed and friendly. I strongly recommend all restorative dentists to attend the BSOS course"

Allan Pirie, Glasgow dentist.

Day 1 - Theory

Practitioners will be able to develop their understanding and management of headache cases, thereby developing a new area of patient care within their practice. The seminar also includes TMJ anatomy and function and the use of appliances.

Participants will be supplied with an articulator and study models to help understand the three dimensional nature of occlusion and the role of articulators and facebows in treatment planning.

  • To describe the basic principles of Occlusion.
  • To explain the static & dynamic anatomy of the TMJ & associated musculature
  • To introduce the concept of tooth wear and the factors that affect it.

Learning Objectives. You will be able to:

  • Describe the functional movement of the mandible
  • Identify when parafunction is a factor in tooth loss
  • Plan when to utilise further investigation
Introduction to Occlusion: Principles & Benefits Theory

Day 2 - Practical

This hands-on day is designed to build on the knowledge and skills you’ve gained from the previous day theory.

Places are limited to a maximum of 12 participants who will learn the following:

  • Facebow registration and mounting of an upper model
  • Centric relation manipulation; each participant will manipulate and be manipulated by one of the instructors
  • Construction of an anterior jig
  • Use of a Leaf Gauge and centric relation records to mount a lower model
  • Construction of a lower stabilisation splint on the mounted models
  • Delivery of the stabilisation splint to the patient

Participants will work in pairs, so that at the end of the day they will have produced an appliance and be wearing one.

Articulators, facebows and all materials will be provided.

Introduction to Occlusion: Principles & Benefits Practical

16-17 November 2019 - Birmingham

Price Breakdown

Day 1: Theory + Day 2: Practical

£645

  • Your will learn to describe the basic principles of Occlusion.
  • Your will learn to explain the static & dynamic anatomy of the TMJ & associated musculature
  • Your will learn to introduce the concept of tooth wear and the factors that affect it.
  • You will learn facebow registration and mounting of an upper model
  • You will learn centric relation manipulation; each participant will manipulate and be manipulated by one of the instructors
  • You will learn construction of an anterior jig
  • You will learn to use Leaf Gauge and centric relation records to mount a lower model
  • You will learn construction of a lower stabilisation splint on the mounted models
  • You will learn delivery of the stabilisation splint to the patient

Lead Tutor

Laurence Murray BDS

Laurence qualified from Dundee University in 1981 and worked in several practices in the south before joining Abbots Lodge in 1984 and became a partner in 1988. He is interested in all aspects of dentistry and has attended numerous courses in the UK and abroad especially America. He has been placing implants since 1996 and accepts referrals for them and other advanced restorative treatments. Laurence has a special interest in TMD and the way in which teeth relate to headaches and neckaches and has been lecturing on occlusion and advanced dentistry both here and abroad since 1995. He is currently the Director of Education for the British Society for Occlusal Studies (BSOS). He has a contract with the local health authority for orthodontics and oral surgery.

Birmingham:

Book Now: 16-17 November 2019

16 November: Radisson Blu, 12 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1BT
17 November: Halligan G S, 127 Coombs Rd, Halesowen B62 8AF

Glasgow:

Book Now: 18-19 April 2020

Dorchester:

Lead Tutor

28-29 Feb 2020 Dorchester: Graham Browning

Graham qualified from the Royal London Hospital in 1986 and practiced in hospital Oral Surgery for 2 years before moving into General Dental Practice. Graham then continued his postgraduate education in fixed and removable prosthodontics. He passed Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and then undertook a two year Masters degree in Conservation, which he passed with distinction from Guy’s Hospital.

Whilst at Guy’s, he developed a special interest in the intricacies of occlusion, implant placement and complex restorative treatment. In 2000 Graham gained his Membership in Restorative Dentistry (MRD) and was admitted onto the Specialist list in Prosthodontics. He has had a referral practice for crown and bridgework and implants since 1996.

Book on Dorchester Course

To book onto the Dorchester Course on the 28-29 February 2020 at South Coast Dental Practice, South Walks Road (DT1 1DT), call 01305 757570 or email tania@southcoastdental.co.uk