Occlusion in everyday dentistry… and beyond :January 2019 :Birmingham

Date:           Friday 11th, Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th January 2019

The Venue: Park Regis Hotel, Birmingham; 160 Broad Street, Birmingham, B15 1DT.


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.


Topics to be covered

• An 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 is it, how to find it, will it stay there?

• Centric Relation or Habit Bite: when is each appropriate?

• Ideal Occlusion: what is it, 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?

• Cosmetic Cases: How to avoid failure

• 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 recognise 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 appliance therapy is appropriate and why it works

• Articulators and when to use them

• The use and value of a Facebow

• How and when to equilibrate, using plaster models

• 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.
There is no better format to learn these skills than in limited attendance seminars using hands-on training with your own patients right in your own community!



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 attendees (even if BSOS associate members)  £1395

Previous attendees to this meeting  (bring course notes and books from before ) can book for a refresher course: £495

Dental Technician £750


Tuition includes luncheon for all three days. All manuals, supplies and equipment provided. 21 CE Hours.
The cut-off date for applications is 11th December 2018

To find out more please email us at info@bsos.org.uk


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Everyday dentistry leaflet 2019 PDF Event information and Booking


The British Society for Occlusal Studies is the premier UK society for dentists and dental professionals who have an interest in Occlusion and TMD.

BSOS was set up in 1982 by a small group of dentists including Roy Higson, Peter Watson, John Hyde and Andy Lane, who had realised they lacked knowledge in the subject. Roy studied at the world-renowned Pankey Institute in Key Biscane, Florida. Associate membership is open to all dentists and PCDs who can demonstrate an interest in, and background knowledge of, occlusion and TMD

The International Partnership for the Study of Occlusion (IPSO) was founded in 1999 by six dedicated practicing dentists, including Dr. John Bassett and Dr. Roy Higson, with over 100 combined years of experience teaching occlusal principles to dentists in America, Australia, Canada and Great Britain.

IPSO and BSOS provide limited attendance, hands-on seminars in a three-year sequential curriculum covering occlusion management of the natural teeth, anterior and posterior restorative dentistry and complete mouth rehabilitation.


PDF Evaluation from the 2018 3 day introduction to Occlusion meeting last year