LVI: Practical Advanced TMD I

Sep 8-10, 2014

You have completed the Core Programs. You should now be able to diagnose and treat TMD cases. But there is so much more. How much of the basics have you forgotten? Are you jumping to conclusions with difficult cases, looking for the rare reason rather than understanding the fundamentals of TMD treatment first? This course will fine tune your fundamental mandibular positioning skills, using the muscles to determine the direction that the bite should be moved and if there needs to be more de-torqueing of the mandible using the GTO Bite technique in a hands on workshop.

This course is designed to teach the components of the real world TMD evaluation. You will participate in a hands on workshop in which we will also discuss TMD records, comprehensive evaluation, head and neck radiographic evaluation and the OSA/TMD relationship. You will also have the opportunity to help solve advanced problem cases with a live patient demo. We will also be reviewing and discussing difficult cases brought by the participants.ill be discussed.

The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

  • Implement treatment plans for TMD cases
  • Utilize the GPS Navigation System and the GTO Bite
  • Evaluate head and neck radiographics
  • Utilize predictable TMD evaluation techniques
  • Solve advanced problem cases
  • Defend your NM tx
  • Treat the difficult cases when you get home.


William G. Dickerson
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Heidi S. Dickerson
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