Occlusion in everyday dentistry… and beyond

BSOS and IPSO are delighted to again bring you this intense 3-day theory course which also gives you practical skills you can use straight away.

This event has been running for over 20 years and was in the past run by Roy Higson and Bill Comcowich.

24-26 March 2023
The Park Regis Hotel, 160 Broad St, Birmingham B15 1DT

21 CE Hours

International Partnership for the Study of Occlusion - IPSO

Topics to be covered

  • An Occlusion Overview | The few critically important concepts which make superior dentistry available in your practice
  • Occlusal Disease | What it is and can we solve it?
  • The Joint Position for Restorative Dentistry | Where it is, how to find it, and will it stay there?
  • Centric Relation or Habit Bite | When is each appropriate?
  • Ideal Occlusion | What is it, and what isn’t it?
  • Neuromuscular Response | What is it and why is it so important?
  • Routine Cases | How can we use occlusal principles to make them easier, better, and more predictable?
  • “Big Cases” | How can we simplify them, even when we change vertical dimension?
  • Implant Cases | What is the ideal occlusal scheme, and how do we achieve it?

What you will learn

  • Why an ideal appearing occlusion can precipitate severe occlusal symptoms
  • The difference between a pathogenic occlusion and malocclusion, and how to recognize each
  • What an ideal occlusion looks like and why
  • The manifestations of occlusal disease, and how to spot them
  • Why centric relation is so important, and common sense methods for recording it
  • When is appliance therapy appropriate, and why does it work
  • Why occlusal instrumentation is useful, and how it helps dentists produce their best dentistry
  • The most practical, effective, and economical method available to acquire useable occlusal treatment skills
  • How to become a THINKING DENTIST... and make dentistry fun again!!!

Course Benefits

In spite of the critical importance of occlusion, dental schools cannot include comprehensive training in this subject in an already crowded curriculum. This program is designed to fill that void and unveil many of dentistry’s mysteries that escape those dentists untrained in the management of occlusion. A follow-up limited attendance ‘hands-on’ study programme is also available. A better understanding of occlusion will make dentistry easier, more rewarding and more enjoyable.

Who should attend. Dentists, Technicians, Orthodontists

General dentists, restorative, cosmetic and implant dentists, orthodontists and specialists who wish to expand their knowledge of the subject of occlusion and understand why it has an impact on everything they do. Laboratory technicians will find this programme informative and stimulating and have a chance to meet dentists who understand occlusion.

Occlusion Management is fundamental to the delivery of first class dentistry.

Occlusion in everyday dentistry… and beyond


Dr. Dan Selner

Dr. Selner graduated from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1989 and has been a member of the IPSO faculty since 2002. In private practice since 1989, he is a past president of both the Colorado Prosthodontic Society and the Denver Academy for Clinical Dentistry. Dr. Selner is a member of the International College of Dentists and enjoys his role as the team dentist for the National Hockey League’s Colorado Avalanche.

Dr. Ken Peters

Kenneth Peters D.D.S. graduated from the University of Colorado in 1984 and has been a member of the IPSO faculty since 2002. He is currently a full time Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. Prior to his academic career, he maintained a private practice in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, focusing on restorative dentistry, occlusion, and TMD. Dr. Peters is also involved in organized dentistry, having served on the Boards of the American Equilibration Society, the Colorado Dental Association, and the Metro Denver Dental Society. He is a Past President of AES, the Colorado Dental Association, the Metro Denver Dental Society, and the Colorado Prosthodontic Society. He is a member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and a Fellow of both the American and International College of Dentists. He enjoys playing “golf,” and spending time with his wife Teresa, son Scott, and Daughter Andrea.


First Time

£1950 / Course

  • First time attending "Occlusion in everyday dentistry"
  • Manuals provided
  • Supplies and equipment provided
  • Luncheon provided for all three days

Member Refresher

£495 / Course

  • Refresher for previous attendees of "Occlusion in everyday dentistry"
  • Please bring your notes and manuals!
  • Supplies and equipment provided
  • Luncheon provided for all three days

Dental Technician

£750 / Course

  • Discounted price for dental technicians
  • Manuals provided
  • Supplies and equipment provided
  • Luncheon provided for all three days

"Very intense, packed with info."

"Very good double act and fully informative."

"Course has inspired me to take subject further and a reminder that after all these years is still so much to learn."

"The course was really well organised by BSOS and the venue and hospitality was great.
The members of BSOS were very supportive, helpful and knowledgable.

The speakers, Dan and Ken, were great.
They are obviously extremely intelligent and experienced in their field and delivered their material in a perfect manner."

"Ken and Dan were approachable and friendly.

I found the whole weekend really informative and it helped to clarify a number of things for me."

"I feel it is just the tip of the iceberg and that there is a lot more I need to learn in order to incorporate it even more effectively into my everyday dentistry.

I am sure the practical element of the "Applied Occlusion Principles" will aid this. Thank you!"

"The speakers were excellent and made a 3 day course fly by.
Their interaction, method of presentation and use of IT was 1st class.

They demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of their subject and were very approachable, encouraging lots of speaker/audience interaction."

"Fantastic three days on what is perceived as a very dry subject. The two speakers were both engaging and very approachable and made the time just fly by.

Congratulations to all at the BSOS for organising such a thought provoking three days."

"I feel alot more confident after taking the course and I have taken on board many of the practical, helpful tips and advice which I will incorporate into my daily practice."

"I found this course very interesting and the three days were an absolute joy.

The two speakers, Dan Selner and Ken Peters, are natural presenters, and they made an otherwise floaty subject very accessible."

"Wonderfully enthusiastic and engaging speakers.

There was so much new information -delivered in a well structured manner."

"Fantastic - a practice changing course! Knowledgeable speakers who showed how passionate they were, first class knowledge shown and demonstrated.

They are gifted teachers - pace and direction of course was excellent."

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