Digital Measured Occlusion – A Major Advance for Doctors and Patients with Dr. Robert Kerstein (Hands-On)
April 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Presenter: Robert Kerstein, DMD
Date Selection: Sunday, April 3rd, 2022
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
CE Credits: 6
AGD Code: 180
*Boxed lunch included
Top-notch occlusion course to learn not only about occlusion but how to do it digitally!
This one-day course will give you a modern, evidence based and systematic approach to Digital Measured Occlusion, and how it relates to treating your patients in everyday clinical practice. By employing occlusal measurement technology, you will understand how the T-Scan helps a clinician deliver comfortable, long lasting, and successful treatments for your patients.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will learn:
- How Digital Measured Occlusion with T-Scan, by measuring the force levels and the timing of occlusal contacts has revolutionized day-today occlusal dentistry, offering both dentists and patients occlusal outcome predictability
- Doing the paper mark challenge – discover the limitations of just using articulating papers alone (which is what most dentists do)
- Why scanner occlusion does not help you at case insert. One still needs T-Scan at delivery because planning restorations and designing occlusal contacts geometrically, does not contain any true occlusal forces
- With T-Scan, you can treat many occlusal problems in MIP, which simplifies the case for you and your patients, without needing splints. The myths of working positionally in other jaw positions that are orthotically determined
- A review of important scientific studies and evidence to support the routine use of digital occlusion technology, and what the research means to your patients
- Common Complications in restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry – a review of many clinical cases and how to digitally diagnose and treat common occlusal problems
- Why tooth wear occurs and how to effectively approach treating it, or slowing its damaging progression
- How to help your patients who suffer from headaches, TMD problems, and other functional issues using the highly researched and proven physiologic treatment known as “Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR)”
About the Speaker
Robert Kerstein, DMD
Dr. Robert B. Kerstein received his D.M.D. degree in 1983, and his Prosthodontic certificate in 1985, both from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. From 1985 - 1998, he maintained an active appointment at Tufts as a clinical professor teaching Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics. In 1984, Dr. Kerstein began studying the original T Scan I technology, and has since that time has also studied T-Scan II, T-Scan III, T-Scan VII, T-Scan 8, T-Scan 9, and now the present-day version, the T-Scan 10 technology.
Over the past 38 years, Dr. Kerstein has published many original research studies using all versions of the T Scan, that has led to his becoming the leading authority and researcher in the field of Computerized Occlusal Analysis. His findings have been published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, the Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice, Quintessence International, Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, the Journal of Computerized Dentistry, the Compendium of Continuing Education, the Journal of Implant Advanced Clinical Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. Additionally, Dr. Kerstein has edited a 3-volume research handbook about all the known applications of the T-Scan Computerized Occlusal Analysis technology.
A pioneer and academic science advocate for digital occlusal technology, Dr. Kerstein teaches a measured system which greatly improves the success of bite-related procedures commonplace in every dental practice. Digital Measured Occlusion provides predictable, rapid bite comfort for most patients, while lessening prosthesis breakage and remakes and shortening treatment times.