Solving Technician/Dentist Problems Through Mutual Understanding of Occlusion

The Pankey Series of Online CE on Dentaltown
Series View Cost: $89
Course Count: 3
Series Credit Cost: Included
Total Credits: 4.5
Irwin M. Becker, DDS, Solving Technician/Dentist Problems Through Mutual Understanding of Occlusion
Speaker: Irwin M. Becker, DDS
Category: Prosthodontics
CE Credits: 2
Format: MP4 Video
This course focuses on critically important issues that will make our dentistry more predictable and longer lasting. Many times the dentist misplaces the blame of the need for excessive adjustment whe...more
  • Running Time: 1.5 hours
  • Released: 11/14/2012
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Review Date: 6/30/2022
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 610.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

The fee to view the entire series is $89. This cost includes all fees to take all exams and claim your CE credits.

This course focuses on critically important issues that will make our dentistry more predictable and longer lasting. Many times the dentist misplaces the blame of the need for excessive adjustment when inserting new crown and bridge restorations. Often it is the fault of a moving condyle or an improperly misdiagnosed occlusal-muscle condition.

Both dentist and dental technician must be fully schooled in the various possibilities relative to occlusal planning and occlusal conditions that can lead to much greater value of these restorations for our patients. When both of these team members have studied together and have clear occlusal objectives, then the results are greatly enhance, predictable and the working relationship is much improved. The result is a mutual respect and recognition that it is a true partnership.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • 1. Understand how the anatomically based starting point and reference point, Centric Relation Arc of Closure, leads to predictability at insertion.
  • 2. Learn how and why specific occlusal interferences are not only a nuisance but a trigger of muscle activity.
  • 3. Learn how the Pankey- Mann-Schuyler method and sequence of treatment planning can make even the most difficult case fall into place like a jig saw puzzle both for the Lab Tech and the dentist.
  • 4. Learn what the basic requirements to effectively and efficiently work together are when utilizing correct occlusal principles and objectives.
Description of Speaker:
Dr. Irwin M. Becker previously chaired the Department of Education of The Pankey Institute for more than twenty years. He attained his Board eligibility from the Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry, in Periodontal Prosthodontics. Dr. Becker lectures, and has published, extensively on clinical topics and on a philosophy of the practice of dentistry. He has active membership in the American College of Dentists, American Equilibration Society and American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. In 2005, Dr. Becker was honored with the Weclew Award by the Academy of General Dentistry, one of the highest awards given for extraordinary accomplishments in dental education.

Dr. Becker declares that he has financial interests with the Pankey Institute.

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