$600 for each additional staff member (permitting space)
Maximum class size: 32
Description: This is the most important course that you will ever take if you really want to understand why things go wrong in more advanced dentistry. This is the course that gives you the real answers about occlusal dysfunction, relapse cases, and treatment instability. Upon completing Foundational Occlusion you will know exactly how the joint structures support the function of the occlusion, and you will finally be given answers about managing unstable restorative, orthodontic, and surgical cases. The clinical skills gained from this course will tell you exactly how to design an occlusal treatment plan and why the condylar position may have to vary from one patient to the next. After you take this course you will not be able to find any other joint foundation experts in your community - you will be the expert.
Learning Objectives: • Getting the restorative and surgical perspective • Building on Foundational Occlusion clinical skills • Perfecting your Foundational records • Foundational Occlusion treatment planning from bite records • Foundational Occlusion treatment planning from photography • Foundational Occlusion treatment planning from CBCT • Foundational Occlusion treatment planning from MRI • Sequencing splints and equilibration • Handling and timing of restorative cases • Insight into orthodontic failures and how to prevent them • Where surgery fits in with the Foundation • Predicting outcome from understanding the Foundation • Developing case presentations to patients
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Foundational Occlusion
Target Audience: General dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, dental medicine, laboratory technicians, staff. Teams of doctors are especially encouraged.