It’s All About the Bite; Or is it?
A Master Track in Occlusion and Function
April 14-15, 2023
We have all heard the arguments. Does occlusion cause joint problems or do joint anomalies cause occlusal problems? What role do facial patterns and muscles play? This course translates many of the current concepts in these somewhat confusing disciplines and organizes them in a way that most practitioners can confidently differentiate the etiology of occlusal disease as it may relate temporo-mandibular joint or sleep disorders while improving predictability for the restored or non-restored dentition. In the participation component of this course, case studies, without diagnosis or treatment opinions, will be distributed to participants to be discussed in a group format. Participants will develop diagnostic opinions a well as treatment options. These cases will be presented by the participants and discussed with the audience. Additionally, models and materials will be utilized to demonstrate clinical skills necessary to restoratively rehabilitate patients.
Jeffrey W. Horowitz, D.M.D., F.A.G.D., D.A.S.B.A completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh, earned his dental degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and completed a General Practice Residency at the Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, N.J. In 1992, Dr Horowitz founded the Carolina Center for Advanced Dentistry, a multi-disciplinary group practice in the Conway/Myrtle Beach, SC area. He is also the founder and clinical director for Advanced Sleep and TMJ Centers. His main interests include cosmetic smile rehabilitation, complex restorative cases, treatment of sleep disordered breathing, orthodontics and temporo-mandibular joint disorders. As an admitted C.E. “Junkie”, Dr Horowitz is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry where he has served as a past-president for South Carolina and as a member of the Dental Education Council. Dr. Horowitz also serves as a mentor and past scientific advisor at the Kois Center in Seattle and as clinical faculty for Midway Education and Align/ITERO. His affiliations include the American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Sleep and Breathing Academy earning diplomate status in both, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Orthodontic Society, the Piper Study Club, the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the American Academy of Oro-Systemic Health and the Wellness Dentistry Network. As an industry Key Opinion Leader, Dr. Horowitz lectures internationally, has been published in dental literature, contributed to many television news media reports, and most recently founded Dentists IN the Know, a social media platform for dental professionals to collaborate.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Differentiate between iatrogenic, foundational and transient occlusal disorders.
- Utilize diagnostic imaging, clinical evaluation and history-taking to aid in the diagnosis of temporomandibular joint or sleep disorders.
- Identify whether airways and/or skeletal patterns play a role in the diagnosis and treatment of occlusal disease.
- Determine the etiology and appropriate treatment for individual patients with occlusal symptoms/disease, and establish the sequence of care.
- Implement appropriate tips, tools and materials used to treat patients with occlusal disorders.
- Implement appropriate follow-up and long-term maintenance schedules for patients with occlusal or functional disorders.
In the participation component of this presentation, Case studies will be distributed to participants in a group format without diagnosis or treatment opinions. Each case will be discussed amongst the participants to develop diagnostic opinions a well as treatment options. These cases will be presented by the participants and discussed with the audience. Additionally, models and materials will be utilized to demonstrate clinical skills necessary to rehabilitate patients restoratively.
14 Occlusion participation credits Plus 18 participation credits if completing the clinical assignment
$895 New AGD Dentist (first 3 yrs)
$1095 AGD Member
$1295 AGD Non-Member
LOCATION & TIME: Hyatt Regency– Airport 3200 East 81st Street Bloomington, MN 55425
Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm ;Saturday 8:00am – 4:00pm