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Implants, Bruxers and Beauty: Making Occlusions Work

Course Description

With the increasing application of all-ceramic and implant-supported restorations, occlusion has once again taken on an added level of importance. Unfortunately, there seems to be more and more confusion and controversy regarding this subject. We will address the major topics of occlusion as they relate to things we see in our practices on a daily basis. We will discuss bruxism in detail looking at the how’s of rehabilitation, and the why’s of bruxism’s cause. We will also look at the unique characteristics of implants and how occlusions should be modified for their survival. This information should help develop treatment plans that not only keep your patients comfortable, but also improve survivability of your restorations.

Course Objectives

  • To review and understand the components of the stomatognathic system and how they relate to occlusion
  • To familiarize yourself with the five major theories of occlusion to determine which one may be better for your restorative patient
  • To better understand centric relation, when to use it, and when it may not be necessary
  • Understand and recognize the causes of tooth breakdown
  • Learn the cause of awake and sleep bruxism and how they may be treated
  • How to predictably restore worn anterior teeth back to natural beauty
  • Discuss implant characteristics and how they differ from teeth
  • Understand the particulars of implant occlusions on fixed and removable cases
  • Learn implant treatment planning and how to communicate with your surgeon


Continuing Education Units

7 contact hours. Participation

Hands-on Course Hands-On Workshop


Continuing Education at UFCD wishes to express its appreciation to Brandon Dental Labs for unrestricted educational grants, which helped, in part, to make this course possible.

Team Discount available Team Discount Available
  • Networking Lunch is included.
  • 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Participant Regular Fee Early Bird Fee
(Expires 1 month before course date)
Dentists $349 $299
Auxiliaries $249 $199
Dates Location Course # AGD
May 31, 2014 (Saturday) Gainesville 140318 180 Register Online
May 30, 2015 (Saturday) Gainesville 150302  180 Register Online