Occlusion and Bruxism – The Last Occlusion Course You Will Ever Need To Take!
Speaker: Dr. Barry Glassman
Learning to control the forces that threaten your patients and the dentistry you do for them.
This full two-day course uses evidenced based science to help eliminate the myths that prevent us from confidently and comfortably helping patients in the untold was we are able. We will examine the theories of occlusion and restorative therapy and critically evaluate the reality of occlusion’s role in joint therapy and pain control.
Note: This is the ONLY occlusion course you will EVER need to take – and will provide the basic information to diagnose and effectively treat joint dysfunction and many orofacial pain conditions. Our goal is to determine how this disorder occurred, and why it remains persistent. This allows us then to treat more efficiently and readily within the scope of our general dental practices.
Learning the myths of occlusion will be both enlightening and exciting. There will be numerous concepts that you know are true but we’re been told for years that weren’t….and they ARE!!!
This information is essential to all practicing dentists and will be immediately helpful in your daily practice. Learn an exciting new protocol using parafunctional control. The various potentially confusing occlusal therapeutic concepts will be explored in detail. Diagnostically drive therapy including splint therapy and supportive therapy will be reviewed. The dentist’s role in headache therapy will be explored.
Barry Glassman, DMD, received his dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1973. He lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania where he maintained a private practice limited to chronic pain management, head and facial pain, temporomandibular joint dysfunction and dental sleep medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, a Fellow of the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics, a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International, and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. He is on staff at the Lehigh Valley Hospital where he serves as a resident instructor of Craniomandibular Dysfunctions and Sleep Disorders. He is a Diplomate of the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is Board Certified in Dental Sleep Medicine. He continues to consult for the Allentown Sleep and Pain Center, teach both sleep and TMD and Bruxism courses for General Dentistry, and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Therapeutic Solutions, International. He continues to mentor individual dentists and physicians toward the goal of an improved Sleep Medicine model encouraging a patient centric system.
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
- Objectively evaluate occlusal schemes and consider how force vectors may influence the health of the component parts of the cerivco-craniomandibular system.
- Design an appliance for either night time or day time wear that is appropriate for their unique patient to alter parafunctional force vectors
- Analyze occlusion after restorative procedures decreasing the likelihood of increasing patient’s awareness of his or her own occlusions.
- Explain how bruxism can negatively effect joint function or cause orofacial pain and design appliances to control those forces
- Distinguish between true joint dysfunction and pain and extra-capsular pain patterns
- Explain to patients who are over concerned about their occlusion how to deal with their concerns
- Choose the specific appliance that is best for their patient based on a mechanism to control force vectors and be less likely to result in untoward effects
- Examine patients through muscle palpation, joint evaluation, and occlusal evaluation and have these three components in proper perspective
- Analyze and evaluate occlusal schemes and be able to treatment plan occlusal changes, which include increase in vertical dimension as deemed appropriate.
- Draw appropriate conclusions about the causal relationship between occlusion and pain and dysfunctional states.
In the case of cancellation by registrant, refunds will be made if received in writing NO LATER than two weeks (14 days) prior to start of course date. A $100 processing fee is charged on refunds. DSN reserves the right to change speakers, equipment/materials used or course dates without notice due to unforeseen circumstances. In the rare event that attendance is insufficient, participants will be notified of cancellation or reschedule two weeks prior to course date and a full refund will be given. In such circumstance, organizers will not be held liable for any expenses already incurred by any participant.