Courses & dates

Occlusion 101:
Physiology, Anatomy and Biomechanics of Occlusion

KRT-Points 12,5

22 & 23 september 2023
Early bird: € 1685,- (until 01/06/2023)
Regular price: € 1795,-

Mastery of  dental occlusion is  prerequisite  to acquiring  the  confidence to build  your ideal  dental practice. The first step on the pathway to mastery of occlusion is acquiring a strong  conceptual understanding of  its  scientific  basis.

Restorative  dentistry  and  orthodontics  always  change the patient’s dental occlusion whether the dentist is aware of it or not. Even minute changes to the height or shape or the position of a tooth, change force patterns on the entire masticatory system. In turn, every change in force patterns impacts oromotor behavior.

This  course  guides  attendees  through  the  scientific  principles that are the  foundation  of  dental  occlusion.  It  will  provide  a deep understanding of  neurophysiological,  anatomical  and  biomechanical  principles  that  dictate how  and  where  the  teeth occlude,  facilitating  the  treatment of simple and complex dental problems such as bruxism, clenching, TMD and sleep apnea.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the neurophysiological mechanisms that regulate occlusion
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of occlusal dysfunction
  • Understand the anatomical and biomechanical parameters that govern jaw movements.
  • Recognize the differences between mechanoreception, proprioception and sensory motor integration
  • Learn how the biomechanics of malocclusion causes tooth wear and abfractions
  • Appreciate the functional anatomy of the TMJs, AOJs, and muscles of the head, neck and pharynx
  • Understand the pathological processes underlying TMD, bruxism and sleep disorders
  • Understand the relationship between malocclusion and breathing problems
  • Learn why creating ideal dental anatomy should be the goal of every treatment plan
  • Learn how to develop a phased approach to treatment
  • Develop the skills for effective treatment communication
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