Biological Basis of Occlusion: When to Equilibrate
Dr. Auvenshine is sponsored by the Rossner Lecture Series through Touro Foundation
Thursday, May 6
Quick Summary: How important is ideal occlusion to the overall health of the stomatognathic system? When it's less than ideal, what are the treatment options?
Fee: Doctors $63 All Others $22
Course Description: The purpose of the dentition is to allow for feeding of the animal. Within the animal kingdom, teeth become an important element to the survival of the species. Even though we, as modern man, have evolved out of our natural environment, it still is important for the teeth to function properly. The teeth, jaw joints, and muscles form a functioning unit referred to as the “stomatognathic system.” Harmony of function between the joints and the teeth is extremely important. Dysfunctional relationships can lead to unfavorable symptoms such as pain and limitation of range of motion of the jaw. It is, therefore, necessary for the practitioner to have a knowledge base which allows for the proper diagnosis of normal and abnormal functioning dentitions.
- Improve the participants' ability to appreciate the importance of a properly functioning stomatognathic system.
- When to equilibrate and when not to equilibrate.
- Enhance the participants' understanding of the equilibration procedure and how to properly plan ahead to minimize the amount of tooth material to remove.
- Principles of occlusal equilibration.
Course most appropriate for: Dentists
C.E. Hours: 3 clinical hours
Academy of General Dentistry Code: 184, 185