Friday and Saturday, December 15 and 16, 2017
Both Days: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
GERARD KUGEL, D.M.D., M.S., Ph.D. Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; Editor, Inside Dentistry
NOSHIR R. MEHTA, B.D.S., D.M.D., M.D.S., M.S. Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Service, Senior Consultant, Craniofacial Pain Center; Associate Dean, Global Relations, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Certified by the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
Join Drs. Kugel and Mehta for this expanded, 2-day course as they bring their clinical experiences and expertise to help you blend the concepts of esthetics, function, and dysfunction into your everyday treatment regimen!
In most dental occlusal concepts the primary difference is one of condylar versus muscular positions. This is consistent with the textbook images of saggital condylar positions or the diamond shapes of the lateral excursive movements according to Posselt. However, these concepts do not take into account the three dimensional structures of the craniofacial skeleton due to the relative difficulty of many dentists in visualizing how the muscles, TM Joints and the teeth all function in harmony. Risk indicators of occlusal disharmony include parafunction, trauma, posture, sleep architecture, as well as psychological and neurologic inputs to the neuromuscular pathways. Finally, management of patients with Temporomandibular and Cranio- Cervical dysfunctions often require the use of intra-oral appliance therapy.
The course will cover:
Participants are encouraged to bring their own nightguards, so that they can practice making adjustments during the course.
Hard and soft chairside appliances will be fabricated.
Participation: Credit Hours - 12
AGD Code: 180
Tufts Dental School
1 Kneeland St
Boston, MA 02111
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Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. Approval Date 11/15-12/19.
We may be reached by email at DentalCE@Tufts.edu, and by phone at 617-636-6629.