Occlusion, Posterior Morphology and Bite Splints (3 days)
This is a unique and comprehensive course designed to give delegates a thorough and clinically relevant understanding of occlusion. Rather than focussing on various confusing and complicated theoretical occlusion concepts, it will focus on the understanding of why and when certain occlusal concepts and techniques are important and when they are not. So rather than following blindly, you will go back to your practices understanding the why and whens of occlusion.
Delegates will learn the difference between various types bite splints and learn and which one to use when. Each delegate will have the opportunity to fit and adjust a full upper bite splint.
- Occlusal records. Different techniques and their pros and cons. When do you need to use them?
- What do posterior teeth look like, what cusp fits into what fossa and why
- How to shape temporary crowns and posterior composites
- Splints - which ones to use, why and when?
- How to fit and adjust an occlusal splint
- How to occlusally adjust teeth or crowns without destroying the morphology
- Make a lucier jig and take a centric relation bite record
- Take a facebow
- Draw and learn occlusal contacts and excursive movements
- Sculpt posterior occlusal morphology using plasticine and giant tooth models
- Create a posterior composite with accurate occlusal morphology
- Fit and adjust an occlusal splint