CONTINUING DENTAL EDUCATION AND ALUMNI AFFAIRS
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Intraoral Appliance Alternatives (preview)
 
ABOUT THE COURSE

This clinically oriented one hour presentation will first discuss recommended mandibular positions to be used when adjusting intraoral appliances. The various physical variables of intraoral appliances will be presented, which includes the choices of a full or partial coverage appliance; maxillary or mandibular appliance; and the appliance being fabricated from a hard, intermediate, or soft material. Additionally, recommended techniques for adjusting intraoral appliances and a preferred initial occlusal scheme will be presented.

Objectives
The course is designed to help dentists decide which mandibular positions they prefer to use when adjusting intraoral appliances, which intraoral appliances they prefer to provide, and efficient techniques for adjusting intraoral appliances. Participants will:

  • Understand advantages and disadvantages of various mandibular positions to use when adjusting intraoral appliances.
  • Gain new insights into the advantages and disadvantages of various physical variables of intraoral appliances.
  • Full and partial coverage appliances
  • Maxillary and mandibular appliances
  • Appliances being fabricated from a hard, intermediate, and soft material
  • Learn efficient techniques for adjusting intraoral appliances and a preferred initial occlusal scheme.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Edward F. Wright, D.D.S., M.S., received his dental degree from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio in 1977.  He continued his postgraduate training in an Advanced Clinical Dentistry Program in 1988 at Eglin Air Force Base, and in 1994 he attained his MS degree and completed a TMJ and Orofacial Pain Program at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Dr. Wright is currently a Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and the primary author of over 30 journal articles. He is the author of the textbook, Manual of Temporomandibular Disorders, which is in its 3rd edition and can be viewed at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-EHEP003108.html

Last reviewed on: 09/01/2014 | Expire date: 08/31/2017