Subjects or topics related to the diagnosis and treatment of occlusal disease but not including orthodontics.  Some key words used in course title or descriptions: Occlusion, Malocclusion,, Centric occlusion, Centric relation, Face bow transfer, articulator mounting, occlusal records, equilibration by additional and subtraction, Temporomandibular joint (TMJ).  

Topics may include:

  • Development of occlusion
    Development of the facial structures related to the occlusion of the maxilla and mandible
  • Occlusal classifications
    Classifications of the generally accepted occlusal relationships
  • Occlusal functional concepts
    Theories on occlusion and its functions
  • Occlusal dysfunction
    Theories on occlusal dysfunctions their cause, and identification of.  Topics may also include information about the loss of tooth structure from tooth loss, attrition, erosion and abfraction.
  • Occlusal therapy
    The use of study models, face bow transfer, articulators and occlusal records to be able to accurately transfer models to an articulator and analysis occlusion and dysfunction. Topics may include appliance therapy, equilibration, reduction and additive treatments, restorative therapy. Oral Myofunctional therapy.
  • Emerging concepts, techniques, therapies and technology
    Advanced science and new technology/procedures used in any aspect (diagnosis or treatment) of occlusion.
  • Product/technology training
    Training on proper use of specific products/instruments developed to aid in the diagnosis or treatment of occlusion. Product training courses should be directed to current users or a product and focus on proper/safe use.  Courses cannot contain any marketing information intended to encourage participants to purchase the product.