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Occlusal Appliances in Restorative Practice
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Author(s): Dr. Lee Ann Brady   (view all courses by this author)
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Appliance therapy is a valuable diagnostic, therapeutic and patient management tool for use in the restorative dental practice. Bite splints are used routinely as part of a treatment protocol for patients who are experiencing facial pain, but they are also an invaluable procedure to create predictable restorative results. Appliance therapy begins with evaluating the joints, muscles and dentition for stability. The presentation will cover the steps in evaluation and diagnosis, and create clarity on which of the different appliance designs are the most beneficial based on individual patient findings. This process also allows us to help our patients develop a greater understanding of their dental needs so they will reach out and ask us for the solutions.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the six common designs of appliances
  • Determine which appliance design to use when
  • Analyze bite splint treatment protocols
  • Review making and using a temporary appliance
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