Level 1 Seminar and Hands On Training
"Optimizing Your Skills and Understanding In Bite Registration"
Prerequisite Course: None (10+ years clinical experience)
AGD Subject Code: 180 Myofascial Pain/Occlusion, 010 Basic Science/Physiology, 200 Orofacial Pain/Musculoskeletal orofacial pain
A NEW BEGINNING: Foundation to Mastering “Optimized Occlusion”
"IMPROVING PATIENT CARE . . ."Occlusion is the foundation to advanced dentistry. It acknowledges the physiologic principles how to set up a case for long term stability. It is more than grinding on teeth or adjusting splints. It is a diagnostic awareness for dentist to be clinically aware - Refining your "Critical Thinking Process" and Problem Solving Process.
Without a proper bite registration, diagnosis and occlusal treatment is doomed to fail."
Level 1 is not as basic as some may think. GNM is not NM, but rather a blend of both the gnathologic and neuromuscular concepts.. Dr. Chan is able to uniquely bridge the gap and bring a NEW "Thinking Process" to every GP and specialist, addressing the problems every experience dentist knows exists but do not know what to do about it. Dr. Chan's GNM occlsual process addresses what is not recognized even in NM teachings. These advance teachings go beyond classic "neuromuscular" occlusal concepts. These teachings go beyond TENS BITEs. It advances the astute dentist to realize more when it comes the refined nuances of "bite optimization teachings". (Dr. Chan is the originator and developer).
Muscle stability and optimal mandibular positioning is an absolute key to effective treatment. This journey is for those who are seeing an elite level of understanding beyond the norm.
GNM occlusion is not an option if one desires clinical results beyond 80% success, but desires to position him/herself in the later years of a seasoned dental practice.
The GNM principles of homeostasis go beyond basic occlusal understanding. Resolving the underlying occlusal problems of TMD takes on a greater responsibility to understand the missing concepts, methods and techniques that are not taught in this profession.
- Can you find a precise optimized myo-trajectory within 0.1-0.3 mm without the use of your K7?
- Can you identify the proper frontal/lateral trajectory with reduced discs?
- Can you identify the proper physiologic vertical dimensions without the aid of shimbashi measurements and use of calipers?
- Can you identify true physiologic rest position without your K7?
- Do you know the proper gnathologic principles to resolve your NM problems?
More Details About LEVEL 1 Course:
Without these keys an Optimized bite relationship is compromised and clinical time is wasted. In this training we do not depend on low EMG and TENS only to optimally establish neutral jaw relationship but rather we take the process to a more advanced level showing the dentists things that are over looked and missed in typical neuromuscular trainings. TENS alone will not determine a physiologic bite registration. If you think so, think again! Level 1 will begin to separate your dentistry from the usual and customary style of dental practice and allows the dentist to begin to treat the more complex cases.
Dr. Chan demonstrates what to see and look for when observing the fine nuances of jaw movement and positioning as they relate to muscles, joints and disc relationships during bite registration technique training.
10 Key Fundamental Physiologic Principles and techniques are taught. The dentist will no longer have to make excuses of not knowing the causes when asked by the questioning patient. Learn the proven occlusal concepts that are based on measured science, objectivity and techniques advocated by Dr. Chan.
- To present the principles of GNM Dentistry (Gneuromuscular) and methodology for diagnosis and comprehensive treatment planning.
- Basic concepts – POSTURE of the head, neck and mandible to cranial alignment.
- To emphasize the need to establish an occlusion that allows optimal function of the temporomandibular joints and the neuromuscular system with relaxed muscles.
- To understand and appreciate the importance of resting and functioning modes of muscles and their role in jaw joint health and joint dysfunction.
- A detailed look into how low frequency transcutaneous electro neural stimulation relaxes the muscles using Ultra Low Frequency Myomonitor J5 TENS "OPTIMALLY".
- How to capture an Optimized Bite with out the dependancy on EMGs.
- How esthetics and function inter relate to achieve the best bite relationship for the patient – Cranio-mandibular facial enhancement.
- Introduction to the Musculoskeletal Occlusal Signs and Symptoms - their influence on occlusal dentistry.
- Collapsed bites and deficient vertical problems - How to deal with them.
- Force and Balance Factors as they relate to NM Occlusion principles.
- Introduction to evaluation, analysis and diagnosis from mount casts
- Bruxism, clenching and avoidance control.
- Introduction to orthotic stabilization therapy.
- How to recognize the postural problems that often go unrecognized in comprehensive treatment planning.
- How to identify the numerous musculoskeletal occlusal signs and symptoms, prior to esthetic treatment, which patients pose as risk to instability.
- The rationale of the physiologic GNM (Gneuromuscular) technique vs. classical NM (neuromuscular) and mechanical bite registration techniques.
- How to properly use the Myomonitor/TENS at the next level effectively to relax masticatory muscles.
- How to properly capture a physiologic bite relationship using Dr. Chan's proven and scientific techniques and bite taking protocols with TENS – Two Session Hands On Practicum and Demonstrations with Dr. Chan and team of mentors.
- How to properly relate the upper and lower dental casts in a physiologic optimal position before starting orthotic therapy.
How to simply relate the maxillary dental cast for proper smile design and laboratory mounting via the modified Fox Plane Technique.
- How to know when to change vertical and when not to change vertical dimensions.
- How to effectively communicate value to your patients.
Read what other doctors have said after taking Level 1 course:
"A wealth of knowledge and information provided beyond past NM educational training. A real "eye opener" learning experience! Dr. Chan offers a unique ability to convey his expertise in a manner that makes learning easy. Nothing was left to chance!! Attention to detail could not have been better. OC has created a "personalized learning experience" beyond any C.E. course I have ever taken before." -
G.M., D.D.S., Rhode Island (Experienced K7 owner, NM Trained).
"Clayton was able to teach to a common denominator regardless of no experience or years of K7 experience. It is a rare individual that can do that successfully. After years of chasing EMGs thinking I had nailed the bite, I realize after 2 days that's not the optimized way of taking the bite....Ready to move on now." - Jerry M. Strauss, D.M.D., Fairfield, New Jersey (Experienced K7 owner, NM trained)
- Marke Pedersen, BSc, D.D.S., Chairman of Pacific Dental Conference, Vancouver/Vernon, B.C. Canada (K7 NM experienced owner)
Thank-you Clayton and Jane, as always, for your hospitality and encouragement to all of us."
- Al Winchar, D.M.D., Winnipeg, Manitoba (K7 NM experienced owner)
"I just wanted to let Dr. Chan know how much I enjoyed the first installment of his CE Lecture series. I have been reading my manual and I am very excited about what I learned and can't wait to continue learning! Thank you again for the opportunity to come and learn and rub shoulders with you both and the other great doctors that attended."
-Amy Gearin, DMD, Las Vegas, Nevada
"Thank you so much for all your hard work and hospitality. I truly enjoyed the course and have already received my myomonitor today and scheduled 2 pts for the tens and byte registrations. I can not wait to gain some experience and take the following courses."
-Sam Sadati. DDS, FAACD, Wellington, Florida (K7 NM experienced owner)
"Very useful-hands on information. Smaller class size was great! Amazing learning experience!"
- Janice Okamura, DMD, Vancouver, BC, Canada
"Dr. Chan was very discriptive and easy to understand the details that were discussed. I finally heard someone that knows bites. This makes sense HIP does not. This course should be required by the ADA for every dentist and dental specialist. Can't wait for the next course."
-Chris Barnes - Arrowhead Dental Laboratory Sandy, Utah
"This course made me better understand occlusion. Dr. Chan was very concise and presented the material in a very intersting manner. I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It exceeded my expectations."
- Gary Buzbee, DDS, Springfield, Missouri
"I was going back and forth on going, thinking I already knew this. .... But what you brought to the table this time was something much more electric (no pun intended). You opened my eyes to things I have seen in my practice, but did not quite understand. I see them now! That was absolutely fantastic. Your presentation skills are fantastic and your gift to draw in the doctors to participate is quite unique. I have absolutely no doubt that this is going to be a huge success for you."
- Doug Cast, DDS, Murrieta, California
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