The Truth About Occlusion

Rethinking "Normal"

  • General Dentist, Hygienist, Dental Assistant

    Audience
  • Free

    Cost
  • 1 CE Credit

    Credits
  • Live Webinar Lecture

    Method
  • February 29, 2024

    Date
  • 5:00 PM Pacific
    6:00 PM Mountain
    7:00 PM Central
    8:00 PM Eastern

    Time
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What's included?

Course Description

What is the occlusion on the right? How about the left? What does this mean for your patient’s oral health? Malocclusion or misalignment can lead to oral maladies that increase the risk of tooth loss and periodontal disease. Malocclusion may also be a marker for airway issues, TMJ disorders, and migraines, significantly impacting the patient's overall health. Receding gums and tooth wear isn't something we should dismiss as "normal". Taking the time to research these conditions can help us identify factors leading to long-term damage, so our patients enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles - saving them from painful procedures or high costs down the line.

Learning Topics

  • Understand what recession and loss of enamel tell us about the patient
  • Appreciate how occlusion is related to dental and overall health
  • Discuss how to educate, treatment plan, and support patients with malocclusion or misalignment

Course Details

  • Course Fee: Free
  • Credits: Catapult Education designates this continuing education activity for 1 credit
  • Method: Live Webinar Lecture
  • Audience: General Dentist, Hygienist, Dental Assistant
  • AGD Subject Code: 180

Meet the instructor

Kelly Tanner, Ph.D, RDH

Dr. Tanner is a renowned leader at the forefront of reshaping dental care, helping teams and individuals achieve professional fulfillment. With a Ph.D. in Business and Leadership, Dr. Tanner uses her skills to train teams in a group practice setting. Kelly’s Ph.D. focused on organizational metacognition, an in-depth study of group dynamics, and how to elicit permanent personal and organizational change management.

Through measured assessments and interaction, she helps create sustainable systems for personal and professional productivity and accountability. Her ability to motivate the team to take ownership of case acceptance builds trust and strengthens the relationship with patients and the dental team.
Additionally, Dr. Tanner has served in areas of dentistry, including academia, corporate, clinical, entrepreneurship, and research. She has been recognized for her outstanding leadership within health care and university settings. She has also been included as a top consultant in Dentistry Today for four years in a row.
Patrick Jones - Course author

Course contents

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Disclosure

Catapult Education received commercial support from Kettenbach for this presentation. Dr. Kelly Tanner received an honorarium from Kettenbach for the time involved in preparing and delivering this presentation. Catapult Education delivers clinically relevant continuing dental education programs which address the needs and preferences of our audience and provides them with the knowledge and confidence to integrate new techniques, practice management and treatment options into their respective practices. Catapult Education is committed to ensuring the content quality, objectivity and scientific integrity of all continuing education courses. Instructors are advised to support clinical recommendations with scientific research-supported data whenever possible and to disclose any conflict of interest between them and any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this CE activity. Instructors are advised, where appropriate and if relevant to the subject matter of the presentation, to mention a variety of different product choices so as to present a balanced view of all therapeutic options available and promote improvements in oral healthcare free from commercial bias.