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

Thursday-Saturday, April 20-22, 2017

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: Evaluation and Restoration of the Worn Dentition—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III


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.

Who Should Attend

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

Educational Methods

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

Special Instructions

You are required to bring at least one mounted, documented case for 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., Professor, Division of TMD and Orofacial Pain, Department of Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry.


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."


  • Final registration will begin at 7:30 AM on Thursday.
  • Continental breakfast will be available during registration, and on each subsequent day.
  • The program will run from 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM each day.
  • There will be 15-minute refreshment breaks mid-mornings and mid-afternoons.
  • Lunch will be from 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM each day. The lunches are included in your registration fee.

If you have special dietary needs or are disabled and have special needs, please contact us at least two weeks prior to the program date.

Course details

Special instructions

You are required to bring at least one mounted, documented case for discussion and treatment planning and for occlusal adjustment on your casts.

Please note that on weekends, you must enter Moos Tower from the second floor (the Washington Avenue entrance located below street level) or use the tunnel from the Washington Avenue parking ramp to access Moos Tower.


Because credit is earned on an hour-per-hour basis, your credit will reflect the hours that you attend the program. However, if you are taking this module in order to complete the "Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry" you will need to complete all of the hours listed. If you miss part of a module, you will need to make up the credits. Please keep in mind, especially when making your travel arrangements.

What to wear

We suggest that you bring a jacket or sweater to help you adjust to the seemingly inevitable changes in meeting room temperature.

Refund policy

A full refund will be made if you cancel at least one month (30 total days) prior to the program. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the program $595 will be deducted from your refund. For registrations charged to your credit card, the refund will be credited to your account. No cash refunds will be issued on charged registrations.

Directions, parking & hotel

Directions & Map

Moos Health Sciences Tower
515 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Moos HS Tower is located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus, at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Harvard Street SE.

Get directions to Moos Tower and the Washington Avenue Parking Ramp.


Parking is available in the Washington Avenue Ramp. The Washington Avenue Ramp is located at 501 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

You will need to push the button on the stationary box in order to receive a parking slip and activate the gate. Detailed instructions for exiting the ramp will be provided during the program. Parking charges will be billed to Continuing Dental Education.

If the ramp is FULL or EVENT PARKING is in place, please inform the attendant that you are attending a Continuing Dental Education conference in the School of Dentistry.

PLEASE NOTE: If you park anywhere besides the Washington Ave. Ramp, you will be responsible for the parking fees.

The Graduate Minneapolis hotel guests only: If you are staying at the Graduate Minneapolis (formerly the Commons Hotel), we encourage that you make parking reservations directly with the hotel. We cannot validate parking for overnight stays. Validated parking is only available during course hours.


Hotel accommodations are available at the Graduate Minneapolis, located directly across the street from the Dental School. To reserve your room at the special Continuing Dental Education rate:

  • Call the Graduate Minneapolis, 612-379-8888, and ask for in-house reservations. Tell the reservationist the dates of your stay and that you want a room under the reservation for “Continuing Dental Education.” Ask the reservationist to enter your name for one of the rooms at the special Continuing Dental Education rate.
  • If you are outside the United States or do not wish to call, please email with the dates you intend to stay and ask to have your name entered for one of the reservations under “Continuing Dental Education.”

Link to a list of hotels near campus

Register now

Enrollment is limited to 16.



A $595 deposit is due at the time of registration. The balance of the tuition is due by March 23, 2017. (Registrations made after March 23, 2017, will be paid in full at the time of registration.)


24 hours

Minnesota Credits
11 fundamental
13 core
Diagnosis & Treatment Planning - 12
Patient Communication - 1

Eligible for AGD mastership credit in myofascial pain dysfunction/ occlusion, esthetics and fixed prosthodontics.

Special Course Benefit
You will complete your core competency requirements for Minnesota relicensure since this continuing education course includes core credit in two subject areas.


8:00 AM to 5:15 PM (each day)


6-410 Moos HS Tower
(Lynda J. Young Conference Room)
Minneapolis Campus

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