Occlusion & Function: Evaluation and Restoration of the Worn Dentition

Occlusion & Function: Evaluation and Restoration of the Worn Dentition

Saturday-Monday, September 23-25, 2017

Are you intimidated by extensive restorative or worn dentition cases? Would you like to increase your confidence and skill in order to effectively treat more complex cases in your practice?

When veneers or crowns break, or wear is extensive, there is a solution that can work for you. Many restorative problems are the result of occlusal dysfunction. This comprehensive hands-on continuing dental education course will give you the background and practical skills to create occlusal stability and longevity. You will benefit from discussions, demonstrations and hands-on exercises that will aid you in the diagnosis and treatment planning of extensive restorative and severely worn dentition cases. You will leave this program with the information you need to confidently treatment plan and restore complex cases in your practice.


Spend three days with two experienced prosthodontists learning how to:

  • complete a physical examination that includes comprehensive occlusal records.
  • determine incisal position and envelope of function.
  • satisfy your patient's esthetic demands while maintaining occlusal and functional stability.
  • integrate occlusal considerations into your complex treatment cases in practice.

Who Should Attend

Dentists who want to develop their knowledge, skill and confidence in diagnosing and treating extensive restorative cases and the severely worn dentition.

This course is a core module in the "Postgraduate Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry," and a prerequisite for the "Postgraduate Program in Contemporary and Esthetic Dentistry: Level II—The Patient Series."

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures, demonstrations, round table discussion, laboratory exercises and patient participation. You will be working on each other as patients. You are asked to bring a complex restorative or worn dentition patient case from your practice for discussion and treatment planning.

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 related to esthetics and has lectured on the subjects 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, 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 maintains an active prosthodontic and esthetic dentistry practice. Dr. Olin is the Director of Postgraduate Programs in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry Levels I-III at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.


Previous course participants have shared:

"I strongly recommend this program to all general dentists desiring to advance their skills in restorative dentistry." - Dr. Paul Racine, Clio, MI

"This course was exactly what I was looking for to expand my understanding of occlusion and occlusal disease."

"Best course I have been to, wonderful experience." Dr. Hilary Stevens, Saskatoon, SK

"This course answered lots of questions and solved the mysteries of occlusion."

"Very precise and understandable. I am glad I took this course now rather than after 20 years of practice."


  • Final registration will begin at 7:30 AM on Saturday.
  • Light refreshments will be available during registration.
  • The program will run from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday; and from 8:00 AM to 12:15 PM on Monday.
  • There will be 15-minute refreshment breaks mid-mornings and mid-afternoons.
  • Meals are included in your registration fee. Continental breakfast will be available each morning beginning at 7:30 AM. Lunch will be served at 12:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

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

Please bring a complex restorative or worn dentition patient case from your practice for discussion and treatment planning (casts, radiographs, clinical and health history).

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. Please keep this 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.

Push the button on the stationary box 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 ssommervold@graduateminneapolis.com 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

Note: This program is full for 2017. However, you may request a place on the cancellation list for the September 23-25, 2017, course and receive priority notification for a future course offering by contacting the Office of Continuing Dental Education at (612) 625-1418 or (800) 685-1418, or email cdeumn@umn.edu to be added to the priority notification list.

Enrollment is limited to 16.



A $595 deposit is due at the time of registration. The balance of the tuition is due by August 25, 2017. (Registrations made after August 25, 2017, will be paid in full at the time of registration.)

Tuition includes food, parking, materials and supplies.


25 hours*

*5 credits will be earned through extended course work in the dental office.

Minnesota Credits
12 fundamental
13 core (Diagnosis & Treatment Planning)

Eligible for AGD Mastership credit in occlusion, esthetics and fixed prosthodontics.


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Saturday, Sunday)
8:00 AM to 12:15 PM (Monday)


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

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