Occlusion In Everyday Dentistry

Have you ever wondered why, after prepping a second molar for a crown, the occlusal of the prep is in contact with the opposing tooth? Every time we alter the chewing surface of a tooth we impact the entire stomatognathic system. Often the patient adapts to these changes. But when they don’t it can jeopardize the restoration, the other teeth, and can cost us the patient’s trust, not to mention our time. This two-day lecture course will explore the challenges of occlusion we face everyday in a restorative practice and look at how we can utilize this information to make our dentistry more predictable and help our patients stay healthy and comfortable.

Learning Objectives

  • Diagnosing Functional Risk: Joint: Muscle and Functional Exam
  • Functional Records: Facebow, Centric Relation Bite Records and Mounted Models
  • Appliance Therapy: The Six Appliance Designs and How to Use Them
  • Creating an Optimized Occlusion

Location: Virtual, Pankey Online

Course dates:

  • August 14th, August 21st, September 4th, 2020

Cost: $595

Lead Faculty: Drs. Lee Ann Brady, Jay Anderson, Brad Weiss, Todd Davis


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The Pankey Institute is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The Pankey Institute designates this activity for 10.5 continuing education credits.