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This Course is a Live Webinar and will be live-streamed:

8:00 pm ET, 7:00 pm CT, 6:00 pm MT, 6:00 pm AZ, 5:00 pm PT

While occlusal appliances are used commonly in dentistry, there are many questions about what occlusal can do and what they cannot do. In addition to questions about what occlusal appliances can accomplish, there are more questions about how to design occlusal appliances. While occlusal appliances can be very effective, most dentists are not confident utilizing occlusal appliance therapy due to a lack of training. The presentation will provide a logical perspective on how to think about occlusal appliances in your practice and increase your confidence when talking to patients.
Learning objectives:
 1.  Understand occlusal at the tooth level and at the joint level to better understand occlusal appliances.
2. Understand the function of an occlusal appliance.
3. Learn how to design an occlusal appliance based upon the clinical exam.

4. Learn how to communicate effectively to patients about occlusal appliances.

James McKee, DDS

Jim McKee has been in private practice since 1984 in Downers Grove, Illinois. Jim sees a wide variety of patients ranging from simple cases to very complex cases requiring an interdisciplinary approach. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois Dental Society and a past-president of the West Suburban branch of the Chicago Dental Society. Jim is also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and a past-president of the American Equilibration Society. Jim is a visiting faculty member at the Piper Education and Research Center in St. Petersburg, Florida and directs several study clubs.

Shazeen Pardesi, DDS

Dr. Shazeen Pardesi graduated from Marquette University and completed a general practice residency at Jacobi Medical Center. She is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and has received her Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. She has practiced both as a general dentist and at a sleep center; she enjoys the opportunity to work with patients in both contexts. Currently, she is enrolled at the University of Southern California in the Orofacial Pain program. She lives in the suburbs of Chicago, IL with her husband and daughter. 

Course Contact: Angie.Michlig@smilebrands.com

Course Categories: Occlusion / Bruxism / Problems with TMJ

Provider Approval: (AADH) American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Nationally Recognized (AGD-PACE) Academy of General Dentistry Program approval for Continuing Education

Educational Type: Live

Educational Method: Lecture

Prerequisites :


Sponsor(s) : DDS Lab

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None

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Date / Time

Tue, Feb 6, 2024: 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM CT