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Advanced Occlusion & TMD

Advanced Occlusion & TMD--Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III

Thursday-Saturday, April 30-May 2, 2015

Would you like to complete more complex restorative and esthetic procedures in your practice? Would you like your restorative dentistry to last longer?

Advanced knowledge and skill with occlusion and TMD will give you the capacity to take your restorative practice to a new level. Despite TMD and occlusal challenges, you can learn how to manage TMD patients, provide a broad range of clinical treatment and maintain long-term restorative success. You will benefit from a team of university-based faculty (dentists, physical therapist, health psychologist), who will show you how to screen patients for TM dysfunction and how to provide advanced diagnostic and treatment procedures for occlusal problems with an emphasis on equilibration. You will also receive practical suggestions for a specific restorative case with occlusal problems that you bring from your practice (records only are needed). 

Prerequisite - Occlusion & Function--Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III

Benefits/Objectives

You will learn how to:

  • distinguish healthy from unhealthy joints through clinical examination of patients with actual TMD complaints.
  • manage simple to complex TMD patients.
  • provide diagnostic work-ups and occlusal adjustments through hands-on workshops.
  • integrate advanced occlusal and TMD knowledge into your treatment planning for complex restorative and esthetic patient cases.
  • achieve greater longevity from your restorations, crowns, bridges and implants.
Testimonials

What previous course participants have liked about the course:

“Great information and expertise.”

“Very valid to every day practice.”

“Very realistic.”

“Excellent handouts - will be useful in practice.”

Who Should Attend

Any dentist who wants more knowledge and skill with TMD and occlusal problems. This continuing dental education course is a core module in the Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry. Please note: completion of Occlusion & Function is a prerequisite for this course.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures, demonstrations, round table case discussions, laboratory exercises, patient participation.

You will not need to provide patients for this course. However, you are required to bring at least one mounted, documented case for round table discussion and treatment planning and for occlusal adjustment on your casts.

Course Instructors

Fred McIntyre, D.D.S., M.S., Clinical Professor Emeritus of Restorative Dentistry at SUNY Buffalo; Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics. Dr. McIntyre has been active in research, has published several articles in refereed publications and has lectured on the subject of occlusion and esthetics at all levels of dental education. He is a consultant for Great Lakes Orthodontics and Chief of Prosthodontics at Buffalo VA Hospital.

Paul S. Olin, D.D.S., M.S., Director, Dental Implant Program; Associate Professor, Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Restorative Sciences, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry. Dr. Olin also maintains an active prosthodontic and esthetic dentistry practice. He is the Director of Postgraduate Programs in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry Levels I-III at the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry.

Eric Schiffman, D.D.S., M.S., Associate Professor and Director, Division of TMD and Orofacial Pain, Department of Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry.

Karen Decker, P.T., Physical Therapist, Division of TMD and Orofacial Pain, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry.

Leesa Morrow, Ph.D., J.D., L.P., Health Psychologist, Division of TMD and Orofacial Pain, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry.

Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry

The University of Minnesota Continuing Dental Education Program is pleased to offer a unique Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry. Dentists may earn a university certificate in contemporary restorative and esthetic dentistry, in addition to mastership credit for the Academy of General Dentistry and continuing education credit for relicensure requirements.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level I

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