Archive for July, 2011

Bruxism Awareness Week Lecture Special Offer

July 27, 2011 4 comments

Dr Barry Glassman This year’s Bruxism Awareness Week lecture entitled “NTI-tss Therapeutic Protocol – Traumatic Occlusion and Bruxism” will be delivered by Dr Barry Glassman one of the world’s leading authorities in the management of TMD, Migraine and dental sleep medicine and very popular speaker in the USA.

This prestigious event will be held at the Royal College of Physicians in London on 24th October 2011.
S4S are sponsoring the event and have agreed to provide all our SDS Occlusion Blog subcribers with a special booking package which includes your place at the event and a Kit of 5 NTI splints (worth £105.00) all for a 20% discounted rate of £280.00 (normally £350).
To take advantage of this offer book online HERE, select the “special offer booking package”, use discount code “CWK” and mention which kit you would like in the “order notes”.  Alternatively you can call S4S on 0114 250 0176.

Hands-on Endodontic Courses for GDPs

July 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Alyn Morgan is an endodontist we work closely with at my practice. He not only does great endo, but is also prepared to share his knowledge and skills with fellow-GDPs through his hands-on courses, to be held at Optident Ltd’s HQ in Ilkley.

Forthcoming dates are: 7/8th October 2011 and 4/5th November 2011 Read more…

New POISE course dates announced

July 26, 2011 Leave a comment

The Practical Occlusal Instrumentation, Splints and Equilibration (POISE) Course

Speakers: Roy Higson and Andy Lane

This laboratory based, intensive 2-day course is the ideal introduction to essential occlusal principles and practical skills.

Roy and Andy, as general practitioners who know what works in practice, will pass on dozens of practical tips for how to make your dentistry more predictable, better looking and longer lasting, and make your patients think you are amazing!

Next Course: Saturday/Sunday 12th/13th November 2011 at the Academy of Clinical Excellence, Wakefield

Call us on 01457 821800 to book NOW! Or email:

Cost: £800 + vat – course notes, refreshments and loan of equipment included

  • PRACTICAL – the only way to learn a skill you can take back to your practice and use on Monday morning
  • OCCLUSION – a subject that forms an essential consideration in every aspect of dentistry, yet is often poorly taught in the undergraduate curriculum
  • INSTRUMENTATION – unlock the mysteries of face-bows, articulators, leaf gauges, centric relation records and cast-mounting
  • SPLINTS – the why, when, how, on whom and for how long of the whole range of occlusal appliances – make anterior jigs and stabilsation splints on another participant and experience having them made on yourself
  • EQUILIBRATION – what is it and why do we do it – experience the effects of wearing a fully equilibrated stabilisation splint on yourself and others
  • DIAGNOSIS – recognising the 80% of your patients that clench or brux, and working out which 20% actually need some form of intervention from you to unlock a whole new income stream without needing any new patients


Invaluable knowledge gained over the weekend. Would be very interested in future courses. KF

Enjoyable, extremely well delivered and faultless presentation. DT

Great to refresh and relearn, many thank. AR

Excellent course very well presented, thank you. KG

Excellent! CT

Thanks, excellent course and extremely relevant subject matter! RF

The revision was very good for helping me to organise occlusal concepts in mind. I feel like I reall do understand occlusion now! Thanks Roy and Andy. HS

15 hours CPD

Feedback from the 3 most recent courses at LonDEC and ACE
(Scale of 1 – 5, 1 = “poor”, 5 = “excellent”)

  • DAY 1:       4.9
  • DAY 2:       4.9
  • Roy Higson:    5.0
  • Andy Lane:      5.0
  • Venue (ACE):   4.9
  • Would you recommend this course to a colleague? – YES – 100%
    • VERY STRONGLY (100%)


Thank you for a great weekend. Learned a whole lot – tip of the iceberg though! A.N.


A fantastic weekend with plenty of practical and theory. Thanks to Roy and Andy. M.C.


Excellent and enjoyable, I feel I have gained a lot of relevant information by attending. Location was easy to find and well equipped. D.T.


One of the BEST courses I have ever been on! S.P.

Mandibular Movements Videos

July 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Here are some great videos for anyone struggling with some of the more 3 dimensional aspects of occlusion and the relationship between jaw movements and occlusal anatomy.

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