Join me as I discuss how and why the T-Scan should be used in all restorative and orthodontic practices, why the Las Vegas Institute has embraced the T-Scan as a powerful tool for both education and bite refinement, and about how to use the T-Scan as a patient education/motivation tool.
Education and understanding are the keys to both patient acceptance and quality care. The more effective we are in helping our patients to understand what is happening in their mouths and bodies, the more completely they will accept comprehensive care and pursue quality solutions. Easily the most misunderstood and poorly taught aspect of dental care is occlusion and there are two distinct areas that must be managed – the macro-occlusion or jaw relationship and the micro-occlusion or tooth relationship. Use of the T-Scan helps in understanding that macro-occlusion and application is simple and vastly more efficient in managing the micro-occlusion.
Of the many things that LVI is teaching, one of them is establishing a new bite scheme – and using the T-Scan is an integral part of helping to make sure the teeth are gearing correctly to ensure comfort and longevity in the restorations and system.
- How to use visual aids in patient communication
- Why tap tap tap grind grind grind has never worked
- Where and when the T-Scan makes bite adjustment more predictable.
Release date: Tue, June 24, 2014
Speaker: Mark Duncan, DDS
Dr. Duncan received his college and post-graduate studies at the University of Oklahoma culminating with a D.D.S. degree in 1995. Following Dental School, Dr. Duncan vigorously pursued continuing education twice being recognized as the leader in the State for Continuing Education. He completed the surgical and prosthetic sections with the Misch Implant Institute earning a Fellowship with the Institute as well as holding Diplomate status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He has also earned the Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry in the shortest time period allowed by the Academy. He considers his real advance in education to have started with his journey through the Las Vegas Institute.
In 2002 he started a scratch practice in Oklahoma City and he now focuses on cosmetic and comprehensive restorative neuromuscular dentistry and airway management. He is a graduate of the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), and was given the honor of being a clinical instructor for the institute in 2002. He teaches dentists from all over the world in the latest treatments for cosmetic dentistry, full mouth reconstruction, and neuromuscular occlusion. He also belongs to many dental organizations and has served as the Editor for the Oklahoma Academy of General Dentistry and on the Board of the Oklahoma County Dental Society as CE Chair.
He is a Board Member of the IACA and lectures on aesthetics, occlusion, CAD-CAM technology, and practice management nationwide and serves as development consultant to several dental manufacturing companies and dental think-tanks. Dr. Duncan sees dentistry as an incredible opportunity to improves the health and wellness of people and is excited to share his passion and perspective!
Phone: 888.584.3237; 702.341.7978