Dr Michael Melkers: 7&8th September 2018 : Edinburgh

 Title: Occlusion & Case Planning for Everyday Practice


Date: Friday & Saturday 7th & 8th September 2018


Venue: Raddison Blu ,80 High St The Royal Mile Edinburgh EH1 1TA (BOOK HOTEL accommodation DIRECTLY with Peter Watson ASAP only 17 rooms left pwdental1@gmail.com)


Social: AGM on Friday after lectures and Social event to be held Friday night – all welcome


Fees : BSOS members  £440 / Non BSOS members £640

(This includes refreshments and lunch for both days)


Michael is an excellent speaker and comes highly recommended.  We are very pleased to have him present to BSOS. He is very approachable and publishes cases regularly on the Facebook group RIPE.


Occlusion. It can be one of the driest & most confusing of subjects. It is, however, one of the most, if not THE most critical aspect of diagnosis and treatment planning when it comes to the longevity of the restorative dentistry that we provide for our patients.

During this two day interactive program, Dr. Michael Melkers will guide an exploration and discussion of where we have been as a profession, where we are in our understanding and what mysteries still need to be solved.

-The basics of occlusion that make sense
-Triple trays to fully adjustable articulation…when & why
-Facebows, CR registrations and programming-The triad of mounting
-Jaw & joint position..when is it important and when does it not really matter
-Orthotics, night guard, bite guards and splints
-Occlusion you can use…that doesn’t need to confuse you
-Why are your restorations breaking and what can you do about it
-Purpose vs Process case planning
-Case phasing over time to allow for greater acceptance
-Moving the information to your technician & keeping the details straight
-Cases, cases…and more case so you can see the actual application


This program will be a journey in and out of the confusion that we have believed and applied as a profession-what worked, what didn’t and why. The fundamentals and theory of occlusion will be discussed but also supported with real world applications and case examples.

The second day of the program will include unique, hands on case planning, blending the concepts of communication, case planning and occlusion Dr. Melkers will also have a panel discussion to allow for questions that the attendees bring from their own frustrations, successes & clinical experience.



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Payment Cheque to BSOS Office, PO Box 3064, Reading, RG1 9WH ( enclose your name & reference 2018-9-7MM )


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Dr. Melkers is a 1994 graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry & currently serves as an Ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.

In the past, he has been Director of Occlusion & Aesthetic Dentistry at the Pacific Northwest AEGD Residency Program, a Mentor for The Pankey Institute and Visiting Faculty at The Spear Institute. He just finished his tenure as Editor for American Equilibration Society and received the 2018 AES President’s Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. Melkers is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry & maintains a private clinical practice in Hanover, NH with a focus on comprehensive adult restorative care.

Dr.Melkers has presented and has been published around the world on occlusion topics, communication and restorative dentistry applicable to the everyday and the “someday” practice.

Expanded biographical and background information can be found on www.MichaelMelkers.com


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“After hundreds of hours of courses on how to do the dentistry I want, it was refreshing to actually learn how to GET to do the dentistry I want. Make no mistake-it is all about the verbal skills” Dr. Alan Mead Midland, Michigan

You know those little “details” they don’t teach you in school? How to actually keep all of your nice dental work from breaking, how to effectively communicate with your patients? Mike can teach you those hard and soft skills better than anyone else I’ve come across in dentistry. I’m a far better dentist since I began studying with him. Dr Adam Marengi Medford, MA

But the reason for this e-mail is to thank you one more time. As somebody, unknown to me, said: ”successful people are very generous with their time and knowledge”. THANK YOU BOTH for being very generous! And being very professional and non judgemental. Looks like you have made everybody comfortable and happy. It has been a great fun getting know you and others. Dr. Maria McFarland, New Zealand

The thanks are to you Mike. The term “facilitator” conjures up some pretty entertaining images. But what you did was so authentic, careful and enabling that some magic actually did happen in that room. Thanks a million, Mike- you
are giving more of yourself than anyone could ask. Dr. Steve Davidson Libby, MT


I just want to say thanks for inviting me to London giving me the course. Honestly, a thanks is to little, and you shall know that I really appreciate what you have done 🙂
The course was the best that I have ever attended and that is because
of 3 things.
1. the small class which lead to an interactive atmosphere.
2. New and great stuff for me.
3. You and your wife was very down to earth and make us feel good 🙂
Occlusion is a new subject to me and until now it has only been theory and a lot of reading (Dawson’s new book). I hope that I soon can put my acquired knowledge into action, and grow slow and steady from there. Dr. Marc Onuoha Hørsholm, Denmark