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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: jemma@sds-ipso.com

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

Comments:

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%)

MORE COMMENTS:

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

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

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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.

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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.

Read more…

3D Head and Neck Anatomy DVD offer

June 21, 2011 1 comment

Primal Pictures have just renewed their special offer for £20 off the usual price of this fantastic DVD (usually £180, SDS price £160).

Alongside a huge amount of anatomical content this DVD also includes all the videos we use on our courses (and more!) to help you understand complex 3D relationships, how each muscle controls head and jaw position and what can go wrong in the TMJs. The ideal revision for all our courses and the closest we have to a “must have”, way more useful than any text book!

Click Here for the order page, or quote “SDS” if you call 0207 637 1010 by phone.

3D Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry

Dates of next POISE course

April 7, 2011 Leave a comment

The next POISE course is on Friday and Saturday 3rd and 4th June 2011, not the Saturday/Sunday as announced recently.

Apologies for any confusion and many thanks to those that pointed out the error.

We still have a few places left and this will be the last time this 2-day laboratory based practical course runs for some time due to the speakers’ other commitments.

POISE: Practical Occlusal Instrumentation, Splints and Equilibration Course

March 31, 2011 Leave a comment

SDS Occlusion are pleased to announce a new hands-on course:

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: Friday/Saturday 3rd/4th June 2011 at the Academy of Clinical Excellence, Wakefield

Call us on 01457 821800 to book NOW! Or email: occlusioncourses@gmail.com

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

Read more…

Free Online Patient Education Software from CurveED

January 11, 2011 Leave a comment

http://www.curveed.com/

Well worth a look, web-based patient education software from CurveED and full content is completely free if you refer 2 other dentists.

New Dates for Introduction to Occlusion Course

November 4, 2010 Leave a comment

SDS are pleased to announce that we are now taking bookings the next 2 “Introduction to Occlusion – Part 2” courses. Both weekend courses will be held at the Academy of Clinical Excellence, Wakefield, with a choice of either 12/13th or 19/20th March 2011.

Please download the SDS Mar 2011 flyer (including booking form) for full details of the course contents, pricing, etc.

Since we had a reserve list from the last course that was over-subscribed we would encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment.

SDS Welcomes Konstantin Varga DMD to the team

October 7, 2010 Leave a comment

We are thrilled to be able to welcome Hungarian dentist, Dr Konstantin Varga, to the SDS Occlusion teaching team this weekend on the Advanced Restorative Seminars (ARS) course at Graham Browning’s Merley practice.

 

Dr Konstantin Varga DMD

Dr Konstantin Varga DMD

 

Dr Varga has a Master of Medicine (Implantology) qualification from the International Medical College Westfälischen, Wilhelm-Universität Münster Germany and is ‘Academic Expert of Functions and Dysfunctions of the Masticatory Organ’ as well as ‘Academic Expert of Therapies for the Functionally Disturbed Craniofacial and Masticatory Systems’. Dr Varga studied at the Interdisciplinary Dentistry Department of Danube University in Krems, Austria.

Dr Varga’s lecture, entitled “Functional Diagnosis” will concentrate on the importance of proper diagnosis before embarking upon complex treatment. These concepts follow the Sequential Occlusal Concept developed by Prof. Rulolf Slavicek and will be illustrated by three widely differing cases; one with no parafunction, one with parafunction caused by the alignment of the teeth that can be eliminated by correcting these problems and one with inherent parafunctional bruxism habit that dentistry alone cannot control. Clearly, having an understanding of which type of patient we are dealing with will have a major impact on the treatment plan, so this fits in very well with what we teach on SDS Occlusion courses where we emphasis the importance of proper diagnosis and appropriate irreversible treatment to confirm our initial before proceeding to irreversible procedures.

You can find out a lot more about Dr Varga at his web site: http://www.teethgrindingsolved.co.uk/

Dr Varga will be appearing, along with other SDS instructors, around the UK in the coming months in a series of 1-day lectures on recent advances in occlusal diagnostic procedures and how these can become part of your everyday dentistry.