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Course II

Instructor: John C. Kois, DMD, MSD

Functional Occlusion I: Science Driven Management

Understanding the role occlusion plays relating to wear, mobility, TMD, stability, and restorative failure is critical. By focusing on diagnosis, the practitioner will be able to develop the parameters to create more successful restorative results and know when complex treatment may not be necessary. This course will also provide a hands-on workshop for facebow management and jaw relation records following deprogramming.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the various occlusal philosophies and the role they play in restorative dentistry
  • Become familiar with the multitude of factors that contribute to tooth wear
  • Learn four functional diagnoses that help establish functional risk and prognosis
  • Achieve accurate diagnostic records by gaining an understanding of how and when to deprogram the masticatory system
  • Learn the objectives of equilibration and gain the skills required to successfully implement

Course Hours
7:00am - 5:00pm Daily (Lunch Provided)

Social Events

Welcome Reception
First Evening
The first night of the course, attendees are invited to attend a “Welcome Reception” where they can better acquaint themselves with other classmates, Mentors, Clinical Instructors and the Kois Team.

Dinner Cruise
Second Evening
On the second evening of the course, Dr. Kois and his wife Karen invite you and your significant other to join them for a two hour boat cruise and dinner aboard Excellence

CE Credits
This course provides 25.5 continuing education credit hours and includes lecture, participation, demonstration, case presentation and discussion.
AGD Credit Allocation:
Code 184, 19.5 Lecture Hours & 6 Participation Hours