Solving Technician/Dentist Problems Through Mutual Understanding of Occlusion
This course will focus on critically important issues that will make our dentistry more predictable and longer lasting. Many times the dentist misplaces the blame of the need for excessive adjustment when inserting new crown and bridge restorations. Often it is the fault of a moving condyle or an improperly misdiagnosed occlusal-muscle condition.
Both dentist and dental technician must be fully schooled in the various possibilities relative to occlusal planning and occlusal conditions that can lead to much greater value of these restorations for our patients. When both of these team members have studied together and have clear occlusal objectives, then the results are greatly enhance, predictable and the working relationship is much improved. The result is a mutual respect and recognition that it is a true partnership.
This course is approved for 1.5 hours of Scientific Credit through the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC). This video will be available in your Foundation Learning Library Classroom for 90 days from your purchase date and will expire after that time.
- 1. Understand how the anatomically based starting point and reference point, Centric Relation Arc of Closure, leads to predictability at insertion.
- 2. Learn how and why specific occlusal interferences are not only a nuisance but a trigger of muscle activity.
- 3. Learn how the Pankey- Mann-Schuyler method and sequence of treatment planning can make even the most difficult case fall into place like a jig saw puzzle both for the Lab Tech and the dentist.
- 4. Learn what the basic requirements to effectively and efficiently work together are when utilizing correct occlusal principles and objectives.