We have quite a busy year this year. In fact, we added another new continuing education course for you to attend. Join us June 17-18 for a hands on splint course. This is an all-inclusive course called, “Intraoral Orthotics for the Management of Temporomandibular Disorders.”

Many of you have heard me share in lectures that I construct my own orthotics in our lab. This will be the main thrust of the hands on splint program in June and I can’t wait to see you all there. Here is some more information about the hands on splint course.

The course description

If you attend this course, we will be making many of the different orthotics and demonstrating how to change the orthotics to fit any need that you might have for your dental practice. Throughout our two days together we will walk you through the reasoning behind each step of the many orthotics that we use in our practice. 

We will also explain what we are trying to accomplish with each one. In doing so, it will provide each of you with a better understanding and clarity behind the use of each of them. 

I know that we have talked about several different ones and with all this knowledge, it can get quite confusing and picking the wrong orthotic or bite relationship could doom your treatment to failure This is true whether you want to create the orthotics in your own dental lab or you decide to send them out to your lab of choice. 

Here is what you will learn

There will be a lot that we cover in this hands on splint course, so we thought we would lay out some of it for you. Here is what you will learn:

  • When and why use the various TMD appliances available. 
  • Understand chair-side fabrication of a TMD splint in a hands on portion of the course. 
  • The process from impression to fabrication to delivery of TMD splints that can be done in your office in another hands-on portion of the course.
  • Various bite registration methods for TMD points–when and which method to consider.
  • Balancing the relining appliances in a hands-on part of the course. 
  • How to make an in-office EMA and get certified so you can provide this sleep appliance for your patients. 

But remember, spots are limited so make sure you sign up for this hands on splint course before it sells out! We look forward to seeing you all there in June as you take the next step in providing care for your patients with TMD or sleep apnea