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Practical TMD & Occlusion For the General Dentist


Learn how to control the forces that threaten your patient and the dentistry you do for them. And finally… the TRUTH that will remove the confusion and allow you to COMFORTABLY and CONFIDENTLY help so many of your patients!

14 Hours CE Credits, ATTENDANCE LIMITED – 2018 Course dates:


July 12-13   British Dental Association, London, England  Sponsored by S4S




“For many years dentistry has been dominated by prevailing occlusal concepts that were initially presented in the 60’s by Ramford and Ash. Despite the lack of evidence for the role of “interferences to centric” and “pterygoid spasms, ” these concepts remain at the heart of our dental model. The inevitable confusion has led to the development of occlusal “camps” dominated by systems of “belief” rather than principles of science. The resulting controversy has prevented the integration of critical muscle and joint concepts into general dentistry. This program removes the controversy and exposes the myths. You and your patients will benefit immediately as the role of function and parafunction and the methods of parafunctional control are thoroughly explored.”
-Dr. Barry Glassman

This full two-day course uses evidenced based science to help eliminate the myths that prevent us from confidently and comfortably helping patients. We will examine the theories of occlusion and restorative therapy and critically evaluate the reality of occlusion’s role in joint therapy and pain control.

This is the ONLY occlusion course you will EVER need to take! The course will provide the basic information to diagnose and effectively treat joint dysfunction and many oro-facial pain conditions. Although basic commonly used agents will be reviewed, this is NOT a course in pharmacology. Our goal is to determine how disorders occur and why they remain persistent, thereby allowing us to treat more efficiently and readily within the scope of our general dental practices.

This is a basic course in practical TMJ anatomy and physiology and TMJ dysfunction and chronic pain issues. Diagnosis and treatment of these disorders emphasizing proper control of parafunction will be reviewed.
Learn the myths of occlusion, that you will find both enlightening and exciting; things you know are true but have been told for years that aren’t, and they ARE!!!
This information is essential to all practicing dentists and will be immediately helpful in your daily practice. Learn an exciting new protocol using parafunctional control. Explore the various potentially confusing occlusal therapeutic concepts. Review diagnostically driven therapy utilizing splint therapy and supportive therapy. Explore the dentist’s role in headache therapy.

Designed to take the Confusion out of this Critical Subject Matter for the General Dentist!


When occlusion matters – and more importantly; when it doesn’t!
Why we NEVER diagnose “TMD” and how to use more specific diagnostically driven therapy.
Design of occlusal night guards – when to make them – and more importantly, when not to!
What is the most common cause of non-compliance of night guards and how to avoid that problem.
Why occlusal night guards can cause headaches and joint pain!
Practical anatomy and physiology of the joints and muscles – and why they matter!
Headache and migraine pathophysiology and treatment that can truly change your patient’s lives!
The myths of dentistry that never really made any sense anyway!
Why do some patients with cross bites and other malocclusions present with pain and others don’t.
That Travel’s concepts of interferences causing lateral pterygoid spasms have been debunked and replaced with a more reliable model. Learn the “Adaptive Theory Model” and begin to apply the concepts immediately.
What causes those nasty clicks; and what to do and when we need to do it!
What joint position should be considered when contemplating major dentistry – you’ll be surprised!
Practice management concepts that could change your life and help you enjoy dentistry even more!
To diagnose and understand chronic pain patterns – so that dental pain without a clear cause is more readily understood and treated and not blamed on the “pathologic articulating paper dot”!
Headaches including migraine are neurological issues not DIRECTLY related to “occlusion” – yet we as dentists can help properly identify and expose headache issues and deal directly with some major contributing factors.
The best way to deal with your “occlusal neurotics” and understand how they got that way.
How to deal with patients who just don’t have a “comfortable bite.” Hint; the answer will NOT lie in an occlusal adjustment!

What is “occlusal dysestheisa”? Why is it so destructive? How should it be identified and treated?

Faculty: Barry Glassman DMD maintained a private practice in Allentown, PA, which was limited to chronic pain management, head and facial pain, temporomandibular joint dysfunction and dental sleep medicine.    He is a Diplomate of the Board of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, a Fellow of the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management.  He is a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and the American Headache Society.  He is on staff at the Lehigh Valley Hospital where he serves as a resident instructor of Craniomandibular Dysfunctions and Sleep Disorders.  He is a Diplomate of the Board of the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.  He is on staff at the Lehigh Valley Hospital Sleep Disorder Center. His most recent publication appeared in Pain Management entitled “Chronic Pain as a Trigeminally Mediated Disorder.”  He continues to teach and lecture, and is actively involved improving the patterns of practice in chronic pain and sleep disorders, working diligently to improve coordinated multidiscipline efforts in both these arenas.

Local Hotel Information For Toronto Course:

There is a Marriott Hotel literally a block away from the Sleep Disordered Learning and Research Center.

Information will be sent to you immediately upon registration!

*Special Conference Rates Apply