Advanced Occlusion & TMD

Dental Occlusion

Thursday-Saturday, March 7-9, 2019

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.

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).

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

Training 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.

Meet Our Experts

Suzanne Candell, PhD, LP, is a clinical health psychologist in private practice and on staff with the Minnesota Head and Neck Pain Clinic.  Dr. Candell specializes in psychophysiologic approaches to addressing chronic health concerns, especially chronic pain, and has a particular interest in addressing the effects of psychological trauma on chronic health concerns. 

Emily Kahnert, DPT, completed her doctor of physical therapy degree at the University of Minnesota. Ms. Kahnert has practiced at the Minnesota Head & Neck Pain Clinic since 2006, specializing in jaw, head, neck and chronic pain. She lectures annually for the University of Minnesota physical therapy program about TMD evaluation and treatment, and has a passion for teaching and research. 

Fred McIntyre, DDS, MS, 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 related to esthetics and has lectured on the subject of esthetics at all levels of dental education. He was a former consultant for Great Lakes Orthodontics and has cared for our veterans over the past years as a prosthodontist at the VA hospital in Buffalo, NY. 

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

Eric L. Schiffman, DDS, MS, Professor, Division of TMD and Orofacial Pain, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.


  • 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 is included each day.

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 Washington Avenue entrance or use the tunnel from the Washington Avenue parking ramp to access Moos Tower.

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 $695 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

Enrollment is limited to 16.



A $695 deposit is due at the time of registration. The balance of the tuition is due by February 7, 2019.


24 hours

Minnesota Credits
11 fundamental
12 core (Diagnosis & Treatment Planning)
1 core (Patient Communication)

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


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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