Predictable Hole In One With The First NM Bite On Your Patient




Neuromuscular treatment begins with creating a balance within the stomatognathic system. Such balance is brought about by first having the patient go through a reversible Phase 1 orthotic treatment. The quality of the first bite that is obtained will determine the success and the length of time that it takes to reach this balance.

There are many factors that hinder such an endeavor and therefore attention to detail with respect to Posture, Temporomandibular Joint Decompression, staying within the Zone of Comfort, lack of any Human Interference allows the practitioner to obtain the best possible bite at the first significant appointment.

Not paying attention to such detail will lead to either a failure to reach such balance or may result in the Phase 1 reversible treatment to be a lot longer than it needs to be. Such length in Phase 1 treatment time can lead to lack of compliance even by the well meaning patient.

The importance of  the very first bite in the fabrication of the first orthotic. Why a sloppy bite can lead to the failure of treatment or lead to a prolonged treatment time for Phase 1.

Learning objectives:

  • Why Posture matters and how to make postural adjustments that will lead to the best possible bite at that first appointment.
  • How to create the best possible situation for the lordotic curve to develop in the patient during bite taking.
  • How to best position the patient so that the best possible cervical vertebral curvature is present at bite taking.
  • How to identify the Zone of Comfort within which to take the bite. Such a bite will allow for not just a functional end result but also an aesthetic end result to be possible when the patient goes through the irreversible Phase 2 treatment.
  • How to “dynamically” decompress the Temporo-Mandibular Joint when taking that first bite.

Release date: Sun, November 27, 2011

“Predictable Hole In One With The First NM Bite On Your Patient” is co-sponsored by Dental Tribune America, LLC. Dental Tribune America LLC is a recognized ADA CERP provider.

Speaker: Bill Wade, CDT

bill-wade-cdtBill Wade is a dental laboratory technician with extensive training in neuromuscular dentistry, instrumentation and laboratory technology. He has owned his own dental laboratory for 28 years specializing in neuromuscular dentistry since 1982. Over the past 19 years he has trained numerous dentist and staff members throughout the United States on the use of neuromuscular instrumentation.

Since 1989 he has been the Myotronics systems trainer as is now on faculty teaching the K6-I/ K7 Team training program, Occlusion II-Mastering Neuromuscular Concepts, and Instrumentation, and the Neuromuscular Technicians Training Program.

He has lectured nationally and internationally. He is a member of the prestigious International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO), founding member of the North American Neuromuscular Study Club.

Speaker: Shamshudin Kherani, DDS, FAGD, LVIM

shamshudin-kherani-dds-fagd-lvimSam kherani, DDS, FAGD, LVIM is a graduate of University of Western Ontario and has been in general practice since 1981 with a special interest in adhesive dentistry. Prior to joining LVI full time, he served as a clinical instructor at the institute as well as a regional director. Awarded fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry, and appointed Trustee of Public Colleges Foundation by the government of Alberta, Dr. Lherani is also one of the handful of recipients of the coveted Mastership designation from the LVI.

Additionally he currently serves as the Immediate Past President of the International Association of Comprehansive Aesthetcs (IACA). As a lifelong student, he has been exposed to many different philosophies in dental occlusion throughout his 25 year dental career. He teaches dentists from all around the world in the latest treatments for cosmetic dentistry, full mouth reconstruction, and neuromuscular occlusion.

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