Introduction to Occlusion: Principles & Benefits
Locations and dates
4-5 October 2019: Dorchester
16-17 November 2019 Birmingham
- 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 have just run our Glasgow course in conjunction with Leca Dental. For dentists in the South West of England you can book on Graham Browning's course, 4-5 October in Dorchester. Also now booking for Birmingham 16-17 November with Laurence Murray.
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
The theory course can be booked independently.
Day 2 - Practical
Delegates MUST have completed Theory Introduction to Occlusion
This hands-on course is designed to build on the knowledge and skills you’ve gained from the one-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.
Day 1: Theory
- Can be booked separately
- 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.
Day 2: Practical
- Limited Spaces! You MUST have completed Day 1 Theory!
- 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
4-5 Oct 2019 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
16-17 Nov 2019: 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.
Book Now: 16-17 November 2019 Birmingham