The Art and Science of Equilibration

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Location: The Dawson Centre
Cost: £1,995+VAT
Start Date: Thursday 10th, January 2019
End Date: Saturday 12th, January 2019
Development Outcomes: C

2 & ½ Day Lecture and Hands On

Course Description

Equilibration is a simple but much misunderstood concept that is the cornerstone to truly minimally invasive dentistry. You will learn by lecture and hands on:

  • The principles of equilibration
  • How to perform a trial equilibration and why it is so important
  • How to equilibrate a full coverage splint
  • How to equilibrate provisional restorations to fulfil our occlusal goals
  • How to equilibrate the natural dentition
  • When equilibration is the best option and when it should not be used

Learning Objectives

  • Design a stable, minimal stress occlusion (lines on the front, dots on the back).
  • Recognize when to equilibrate your patient, and when other options should be considered.
  • Identify how to schedule the equilibration appointment.
  • Choose appropriate articulation paper to mark each type of occlusal interference.
  • Assess when an occlusal splint should be considered prior to reshaping, repositioning or restoring.
  • Evaluate how to efficiently equilibrate the natural dentition.
  • Select, train and work with a dental assistant to efficiently adjust an occlusal splint and/or equilibrate the dentition.
  • Verify when to use a full arch occlusal splint, and when to use an anterior deprogramming appliance.

Class Hours

Class Sessions

Day 1 & 2: 8:30am registration 9am Start Class: 9am – 5:00pm

Day 3: Saturday 8:30am -9am Start Class: 9am – 12.30pm

All Inclusive course package includes

  • 2 & ½ days of education
  • Personal interaction with the Instructor and Teaching Assistant
  • Meeting other like minded professionals
  • Ability to discuss cases, techniques and issues relevant to your practice
  • Unlimited refreshments provided for all delegates for 2 & ½ days
  • Lunch is provided for days 1 & 2

On the first evening, an optional dinner will be hosted for the class at a nearby restaurant at approximately 5:30 / 6:00pm. There will be a fee per person due on the day to include dinner and wine. You are welcome to bring your companion to dinner – the same fee applies. Complimentary travel to and from the restaurant will be provided.

Accommodation: Take a look at our recommended local accommodation.

Instructor: Dr Ian Buckle, Teaching Assistant, Mentors

Tuition Fees: £1995 + VAT

CE Credits: 20

Recommended Prerequisite: Comprehensive Examination & Records, Treatment Planning Functional Aesthetic Excellence

Target Audience: General Dentists, Specialists, Lab Technicians

To enrol, please contact us on +44 (0)151 342 0410 or make an enquiry.