Essentials 2

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Introducing Essentials Two, the next installment in our comprehensive four-course series, tailored to enhance your proficiency in working with patients facing functional challenges. This course is meticulously crafted to equip you with the necessary tools and insights to effectively manage patients with moderate to high functional risk, from diagnosis to therapeutic intervention.

Imagine having a singular solution that not only boosts comprehensive case acceptance but also addresses the needs of patients exhibiting signs of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and verifies centric relation. Appliance therapy emerges as that indispensable tool.

Throughout this course, you’ll delve into the rationale behind selecting various appliance designs, mastering fabrication techniques, and implementing precise delivery protocols. By the course’s end, you’ll confidently deploy appliances diagnostically, therapeutically, and behaviorally, empowering you to provide comprehensive care tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

Moreover, Essentials Two doesn’t just stop at clinical proficiency—it also deepens your understanding of practice and financial management, as well as enhancing your skills in patient communication. Elevate your practice to new heights by enrolling in Essentials Two today.

You Will Be Able To

  • Increase your confidence with muscle, joint and functional exams
  • Understand TMJ diagnostic sounds, movements and functional loading
  • Choose the appropriate appliance design based on clinical findings
  • Deliver and Adjust a full-coverage appliance
  • Evaluate and adjust the bite splint following wear
  • Functional Treatment Planning for moderate and high-risk patients
  • Work with patients and appliances to increase case acceptance
  • Use of an appliance to increase patient ownership of their current condition
  • Develop philosophically based fee schedules


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