Coronoplasty II” - Level 7 (Hands on)
Course Description: “Advanced Micro-Occlusion/Coronoplasty II” - Seminar and Hands on Training
Prerequisite: Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4
AGD Subject Code 184 Occlusal Adjustment/Therapy
The Next Level to “Form and Function”
Level II builds on gnathologic and neuromuscular occlusal design principles and teachings from Level I-6, going beyond the establishing of myocentric DOT contacts. This interactive hands on didactic and lecture session develops an appreciation of micro-occlusion principles beyond Level 4 coronoplasty concepts. The importance of anterior cuspid rise and posterior disclusion schemes is taken to new levels and planned to enhance form and function of masticatory muscle dynamics. Occlusal lab exercises will be implemented to train the doctor to better understand cuspal, fossa and inclination form. The student will bring their own orthotics to further their in-depth understanding and occlusal adjusting skill appreciation of how the OC teachings and GNM philosophy fills in the missing GAPs that exists within the restorative and TMD arena of clinical dentistry. A precise process will be taught to determine every contour and position of incline planes as well as a method to better communicate every occlusal detail with your dental laboratory technician.
In accordance with the principles of NMD, dentist learn the how’s and why’s of tooth preservation as well as restoring tooth form. They learn how to adjust the teeth to establish complete occlusion consistent with a stable gneuromuscular system. Form and arrangement of the anterior and posterior teeth are discussed as they relate to optimal muscle function and condylar positioning. The Class IV incline interference and more is presented in addition to classic coronoplasty teachings to better understand a missing component to the complex TMD case that has often gone unrecognized in the treatment of TMD primiary, cervical dysfunction, class II div. 2 , open bite tendency cases and advanced restorative dentistry.
This session is a second step toward developing the skills and mastery necessary to achieve healthy, predictable, stable occlusion.
- Review of Micro Occlusion Principles - Refining the Gnatho-Neuromuscular Principles of Anatomical Form & Function
- Cuspid Rise and Posterior Disclusion - Learning the Details of the Occlusal Table
- Cuspid rise, cuspid fall – The importance of anatomical anterior form for optimal function.
- Anterior Plane of Occlusion - The Significance of the Anterior Disclusive Function & Design
- Train the clinician on the importance of anterior occlusive and disclusive movements.
- Excursive Mandibular Movements - The Importance of Anterior Transitions
- Dealing with the Class II div 2 (retro inclined maxillary anteriors)
- Dealing with the Class III end to end and prognathic occlusion.
- Instruct the dentist to recognize the Class IV interference and its importance to rersolving TMD symptoms, preventing a mis-diagnosis.
- Head Posture and Its Effect on the Bite - Recognizing the Influencers of Micro Occlusion
- Managing the NM Trajectory - Maintaining the Neuromuscular Trajectory with Coronoplasty
- Resurfacing the Orthosis - Rebuilding a Malocclusion – Subtractive or Additive?
- Measuring With Instrumentation - Instrumentation and Use of Scan 12
- Follow Up Coronoplasty Visits - Follow up Coronoplasty Visit Tips and Protocols
- Live demonstration of coronoplasty and lab exercise will be done by attendees on mounted models.
You Will Learn:
- The criteria necessary to achieve comfortable occlusion.
- How anterior indexing and centric stops are critical in stabilizing joint laxity cases.
- Why anterior disclusion is important to muscle tension resolution.
- How to resurface the neuromuscular orthosis.
- The importance of proprioceptive posturing is affected by micro occlusal changes.
- How to control and influence head tilt and posturing.
- How to adjusting the orthosis in Class II situations.
- How to adjust the orthosis in Class III situations.
- When to implement the anterior ramp.
- How to design the cuspid inclination for optimal neuromuscular function.
- How to find the lateral interferences that you didn’t know existed.
- Learn how to identify the Class IV occlusal interferences and what happens when it is missed.
- How to handle retrusive contacts and inclines.
- How to balance the protrusive movements
- How to resurface the orthosis on the NM trajectory
Read what others have said after taking Level 7 course:
"As always Dr. Chan has accumulated so much information beyond the expectations of all of us. This course is so information rich that will take sometime to sink in, and will require further review of the handouts." - Hamid Nassery, D.M.D. , Miami Beach, FL
"Once again Dr. Chan de-mystifies occlusion to a point that it actually makes sense. This information will help me help my patients immediately" - Peter P. Ferro, D.M.D. , New York, NY
"In my first 10 years of practice, as I learned how to be a good dentist, I realized I needed to learn more about occlusion. I started with working with the well known gnathologists on multi-day courses, learning about orthotics and splints but realizing I knew less than before and continued to be confused.
"After level 7 this weekend I am even more convinced of what a special place Occlusion Connections is. One of the major aspects that has drawn me to Clayton and the O.C. courses is that they are not full of fluff. This weekend was not a review of things that I have been taught before. It was new fresh information. Level 7 is full of valuable content that is absolutely necessary if you are going to be doing any full mouth reconstruction. In addition everything I learned this weekend also has an everyday practical use. Working closely with Clayton and other O.C. doctors has allowed me to learn things that I could not elsewhere. O.C. is the only place I know of that teaches neuromuscular principles with the gnathology that is necessary to complete or full mouth reconstructions and deal with the daily situations that can haunt us in basic restorative dentistry. Clayton took the mystery out of the gnathology and explained it in simple terms. The hands on exercises wear practical and useful.
"If you haven't taken Level 7, I highly recommend you do. It is the course that closes the loop of the full circle. If Level 1 made sure that you started treating the case properly, Level 7 teaches you how to finish even the most difficult cases confidently. I'm so glad we got the chance to immediately apply all the Level 7 teachings directly on Winston. (Talk about real-time learning!) He was the perfect example of an extremely highly proprioceptive patient. We saw for ourselves the critical importance of removing Class IV inteferences while still maintaining proper support in the extreme movements. We could see the instant relief on Winston's face when Dr. Chan took all the problem spots out. And we even got to verify it all on K7. What's great about this course is that all the concepts are applicable to everyday dentistry. It's not just for FM (full mouth reconstruction). Learning these concepts will definitely make you an incredibly skillful dentist. Thank you, Dr. Chan , for teaching this truly enlightening course." - Susan Yang G. Go, D.M.D., M.Sc, Delta, BC, Canada
"This was a very practical course for the experienced NM clinician. I'll be taking knowledge back to my practice that I will use the first day. It answered many questions in my mind." - Robert Wageman, D.D.S., Kelowna, BC Canada
"Best manual yet, because a critical part of the information that was presented was on the slides was also in the manual and in order. This was a great course. The gist of it is what we needed to keep the main thing the main thing and go back to the basics of the NM adjustments and refinements." - Keith Allen, D.D.S., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
"Dr. Chan has discovered new discoveries and brought micro-occlusion to the next level which he unselfishly shared with us." - Hoa Nguyen, D.D.S., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
"Having completed all levels 1 to 7, I can honestly say it is a continuum that is a must for every clinician that sincerely wants to deliver the exceptional treatment, diagnosis and understanding of occlusion and TMD." - Joseph Andary, D.D.S., Oaksville, Ontario Canada
"Very important information inclusive of excellent clinical tips I have never been aware of before. [Dr. Chan] was very accommodating wiht respect ot questions and helpful explaining the most difficult details of the subject presented. I needed this course to deal with the more difficult cases I have not been successful in treating to completion. I ma very greatful that Dr. Chan has returned to teaching. Excllent facility wiht good atmosphere. Conducive to easy learning." - Michael Nemec, BSc, D.D.S., Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Canada