$500 for each additional staff member (permitting space)
Maximum class size: 16
Joint Based Occlusion (JBO) is the study of occlusion from the known condition and position of the temporomandibular joint. The more complex the occlusal problem or the facial distortion, the more likely the defect is the direct result of a temporomandibular disorder. The success of a restorative, cosmetic dental, orthodontic, or orthognathic procedure is directly related to the stability of the TMJ foundation. If the TMJ is not stable then even the best dentistry will fail.
In this course learn how to identify and diagnosis these patients. Once the joint stability has been correctly diagnosed, a predictable treatment plan can be created.
Description: This course deals with the joint as the source of malocclusion, but not to the exclusion of abnormal bites that may create TMJ. However, once injured, no other philosophy of occlusion has considered the profound alteration that the injured joint will cause in the bite relationship.
Emphasis is placed upon the finite analysis of spatial relationships in the joint with a normal disk. The normal joint horizontal and vertical dimensions will define the projection of the patient's Joint Based Occlusion. Alternatively, damaged joints will develop an alteration in these joint spatial relationships resulting in a Joint Based Malocclusion. These revolutionary concepts will cover malocclusion related to progressive disk displacement, progressive retrodiskal alteration, and progressive bony alteration. Both child and adult patients will be profiled. In addition the dynamic joint and occlusal adaptive responses will be discussed as they relate to the development of malocclusion, tooth wear or loss, and comprehensive dentistry failures.
This course covers the most important occlusal concepts of the 21st century and will revolutionize the way that you practice. Joint Based Occlusion is the future of dentistry, and you can learn about it today!
Learning Objectives: Historical concepts of occlusion dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries Development of Joint Based Occlusion from MRI scanning technology Defining joint space and occlusal dimensions from normal anatomy Alteration of joint space dimensions from disk and retrodiskal breakdown Piper's Classification of Disk Displacement Alteration of joint space dimensions from abnormal mandibular condyles Piper's Classification of Condylar disorders Angle's and Dawson's classifications of occlusion Piper's Joint Based Occlusion Classification Bimanual manipulation and temporomandibular diagnosis Development of Joint Based Malocclusion Phases of progressive joint breakdown Adaptive responses of adult patients Adaptive responses of children Projecting stability and instability of temporomandibular joints Predicting future occlusal patterning with the MR scan Projecting occlusal patterning with acetate overlays Projecting occlusal drifting with the SAM MPV Articulator Case Studies of Joint Based Malocclusion
Prerequisite: This is an entry level course to the PERC curriculum and is a great starting point for students unfamiliar with Joint Based Occlusion concepts. There is no need to have prior education from institutions such as the Dawson Academy or Pankey Institute as the information provided in this course is specifically designed to be understood and useful to any practicing dentist. However, if you have participated in other continuing education institutes you will find that our courses compliment the information you have already received.
General Dentists Orthodontists Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Prosthodontists Implantologists Dental Laboratory Technicians