Efficient and Predictable Use of Mouthguards in Dentistry

Discount Available!*

  • Dates: Saturday., November 15, 2014
  • Times: 9am–4pm
  • Tuition: $295 (Doctor); $150 (Staff) – Discount Available!*
  • Credit:6 Hours – Lecture
  • AGD Code: 154,185
  • Course #: H19

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Instructor

NOSHIR R. MEHTA, B.D.S., D.M.D., M.D.S., M.S. Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Service, Associate Dean for International Relations, Tufts University School Dental Medicine

Description

Have you ever had mouthguards that have not been effective for your patient? Have you ever had a patient complain that they cannot get accustomed to the mouthguard?

This course will deliver an overview of the state of the science in the use of mouthguards in dentistry. Specifically, the use of mouthguards for Bruxism, dental bleaching, sports protection, sleep disorders, and Temporomandibular disorders will be discussed. The steps of laboratory fabrication and insertion and adjustment for different muscle and joint balance will also be discussed. Finally, the concept of three-dimensional arch stability using dental guards will be presented.Have you ever had mouthguards that have not been effective for your patient? Have you ever had a patient complain that they cannot get accustomed to the mouthguard?

This course will deliver an overview of the state of the science in the use of mouthguards in dentistry. Specifically, the use of mouthguards for Bruxism, dental bleaching, sports protection, sleep disorders, and Temporomandibular disorders will be discussed. The steps of laboratory fabrication and insertion and adjustment for different muscle and joint balance will also be discussed. Finally, the concept of three-dimensional arch stability using dental guards will be presented.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand when and why to use a dental guard
  • Decide on the type of dental guard for the individual patient
  • Understand which appliance would work better for the individual being treated
  • Understand how to activate and balance an appliance for the precise symptoms for which the patient is being treated
  • Incorporate appliance therapy into an interdisciplinary treatment regime
  • Recognize when and how to combine appliance therapy for patients in pain as well as patients with sleep apnea

Discount

*Receive a $100 discount for registering for both this course and Oral Appliance Therapy For Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An Advanced Hands-On Course. Please call (617) 636-6629 to register.