Restorative Interface

Everyday Occlusion

Everyday Occlusion

£ 595
  • Accelerated Online Course
  • Suitable for all

Everyday Occlusion

Finally learn how to guarantee your dental work for the long-term. Deliver dentistry with less stress and more confidence in your everyday occlusion. This course is designed for clinicians to reinvigorate their assessment and knowledge base in occlusal diagnosis and treatment. You will learn to understand and apply a tried and tested method for occlusal refinement in posterior as well as anterior restorations. You will ultimately give your patients and colleagues assurance that your work will be long lasting, and your peace of mind!
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Course Overview

  1. Active Listening
  2. Anatomical Basis for Occlusion
  3. Determinants of Dynamic Occlusion
  4. Occlusal Terminology
  5. Alignment & Gingival Progression
  6. Smile Design – Macro
  7. Smile Design – Micro
  8. Smile Design Nano
  9. Joint Based Occlusion
  10. TMJ Diagnosis
  11. Interferences & Constrictions
  12.  Occlusal Correction by Selective Grinding
  13. Occlusal Correction by Dynamic Observation
  14. Advanced Occlusal Technques
  15. Bite Records
  16. Articulators
  17. Splints


  • Understand the anatomical basis for occlusion
  • Apply a systematic method for patient examination
  • Understand dynamic patterned behaviour, interferences and constrictions
  • Apply the Piper classification as a means for diagnosis
  • Understand classical aesthetic (smile design) parameters and non-conventional indices
  • Review the classical causes for tooth wear and a pattern-based approach relating to interferences and constrictions
  • Review the updated terminology and concepts in assessing and working with occlusion for single and quadrant dentistry
  • Recall the orthodontic indices used to diagnose malocclusions
  • Be able to identify normal gingival progressions and biotypes
  • Describe the macro, micro and nano indices of smile design
  • Understand how to apply a systematic method for adjustment of posterior teeth
  • Understand how to apply a systematic method for adjustment of multiple anterior teeth
  • Compare and contrast advanced techniques in managing AOBs, class III and class II division II cases
  • Be aware of the broad management of occlusal wear
  • Appreciate the methods and importance of bite registrations
  • Review the rationale and types of splint therapy
  • Understand the purpose, limitations and benefits of articulators
Yes! The confusion around occlusion is due to lack of understand at the first instance. Once you have the understanding, we describe a step-by-step approach to managing most occlusal situations seen in general practice. Practical teaching in occlusion is challenging, due to the need of seeing live cases treated chairside. This online course includes live demos, mitigating the need for live courses.
By all means you can and should! However, these international occlusion courses can take place over several years, and I propose you reconsider this after taking a shorter occlusion course, such as this one.
My approach to occlusion is the sum of the clinicians who taught me. These are Frank Spear, Lane Ochi, Albert Solnit, Peter Dawson, Bjorn Dahl, Michael Wise, Lee Anne Brady and John Kois. I have since developed a contemporary approach to Dahl appliances and a repeatable step-by-step approach to handling anterior/posterior restorations. My authority on occlusion is a testament to the above teachers’ credibility within dentistry, and I have distilled their teachings into this course.
If you are referring to the American occlusal camps, I do not subscribe to one in particular, however, the majority support the notion of centric relation based schemes. I am in favour of physiologically and orthopaedically stable joint positions around a biomechanically low risk occlusal pattern. I do not support neuromuscular schemes of occlusion.

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Have you ever wondered why restorations and teeth break? Have you ever thought about what blue/red articulating paper markings really mean? Would you like to be able to plan your treatments so that they can be guaranteed to last long-term?
Master occlusal diagnosis and treatment with Restorative Interface's Everyday Occlusion course. Learn advanced techniques for long-lasting dental work. Enroll now!