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Occlusal Appliances: When, How, and the Evidence


October 24, 2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco

Event Category: Continuing Education

Dentists are often confused by the apparent conflicting recommendations on occlusal appliances. How do they compare: hard vs. soft; upper vs. lower; full vs. partial coverage; repositioning vs. flat? How about over-the-counter night guards? Scouring the research literature can be just as confusing with hundreds of studies published on this topic. This course will objectively discuss and explain the current evidence for a broad variety of night guards. You will gain knowledge that can be applied toward the effective use of occlusal appliances in your dental practice.

Our evening programs offer practitioners quality courses at an affordable price.

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You Will Learn

  • How to evaluate the current evidence on occlusal appliances
  • When and how to use occlusal appliances
  • What designs are appropriate for different conditions

Who Should Attend

This lecture is designed for dentists and allied dental professionals interested in the most current information on occlusal appliances.

Tuition: $75 (includes light sandwich supper)
Program: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Check-in: 5:30 pm
Credits: This activity is designated for 2 units of continuing education credit.


Andrew Young, DDS, MSD, is director of the Pacific Center for Orofacial Disorders, managing temporomandibular disorders and neuropathic pain. He received an MSD in orofacial pain from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and is a diplomate and fellow of the American Board of Orofacial Pain.

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