Occlusion Training

with Dr. Curtis Westersund, DDS


“Dental malocclusions are at the root of many of a dentist’s frustrating dental problems. Understanding how digital occlusal technology can help change the physiologic strain of a malocclusion is the key to getting patients better.

My approach is to look at how a patient’s malocclusion first creates a problem and then how to use T-Scan technology to resolve the problem.”

– Dr. Curtis Westersund

Training Dentists Options

Using biometric tools, Curtis teaches both the new and the expert T-Scan user on the diagnosis and treatment of malocclusions. From how to treat simple every day dental problems all the way to how to solve the complex TMD pain patient.

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1 Hour Online Training Sessions (Popular)

The best value for the dentist

Whether you're a new T-Scan user or you're an expert, booking 1 hour sessions will allow you to jump to the training you need. By booking online sessions with Dr. Westersund, you will be trained at your schedule and pace. No need to book a day off from the office.

Pick and choose which topic you want covered from the Intro, Expert, and TMD/Chronic Pain training options such as:

  • Learn how to diagnose and treat tooth sensitivity, gum/bone recession, phantom or lost bites.
  • Learn how to diagnose occlusion with respect to clenching/grinding patients, headache patients, and TMJ pain patients.
  • How to coronoplasty occlusion to balance and correct bite forces.
  • Functional Rebalance using Disculsion Time Reduction (DTR) protocols.
  • Effective dental orthotic protocol: Using ULF TENS to achieve an improved physiologic bite for a dental orthotic. How to use TENS and T-Scan to effectively coronoplasty a dental orthotic.

Includes complimentary T-scan Office Manual for T-scan system setup protocol, informed consent forms, take-home handouts, and T-scan marketing material.

Pricing

$330 USD per hour session - Dr. Westersund will forward you a PayPal invoice following your first comprehensive training session. An invoice will be sent at the start of the following sessions.

Introduction to T-Scan (½ or 1 day program)

For the dentist and the team

  • Learn how to set up a patient file and prepare the T-Scan handle prior to taking a T-Scan.
  • Learn how to customize the patient data by indicating  missing teeth, dental implants, partial dentures, tooth widths, etc.
  • Learn how to take a T-scan Bite movie and the process of obtaining a T-scan Multi-bite movies and Right and Left Excursion movies.

For the dentist

  • Learn how to read T-Scan data to access your  patient’s occlusion.
  • Learn the implications of various occlusion interferences with regards to force, time and duration of contacts.
  • Learn how to diagnose and treat tooth sensitivity, gum/bone recession, phantom or lost bites.
  • How to coronoplasty occlusion to balance and correct bite forces.

Includes complimentary T-scan Office Manual for T-scan system setup protocol, informed consent forms, take-home handouts, and T-scan marketing material.

Pricing

Half day: $3,600
Full day: $6,000
Up to 10 attendees.
C.E. credits available
Half day: $3,600
Full day: $6,000
Plus travel expenses

Expert T-scan Concepts (1 or 2 day program)

For the dentist and the team

  • Diagnosis of Malocclusion in Hygiene and Dentist chairs. Build the rapport with the patient about their malocclusion and the health and functional concerns that may be present.
  • Refresh how to set up a patient file and prepare the T-Scan handle prior to taking a T-Scan. Learn how to customize the patient data by indicating  missing teeth, dental implants, partial dentures, tooth widths, etc.

For the dentist

  • Learn how to diagnose occlusion with respect to clenching/grinding patients, headache patients, and TMJ pain patients.
  • Learn how to treat using both subtractive and additive coronoplasty.
  • Learn how to provide a “Functional Rebalance” using the Disclusion Time Reduction protocol.

Includes complimentary T-scan Office Manual for T-scan system setup protocol, informed consent forms, take-home handouts, and T-scan marketing material.

Pricing

Half day: $3,600 (can be shared by up to 4 dentists)
Full day: $6,000 (can be shared by up to 4 dentists)
Up to 10 attendees total.
C.E. credits available
Half day (4 hours): $3,600
Full day (7 – 8 hours): $6,000
Plus travel expenses

TMD/Chronic Pain Training (2 or 3 day program)

For the dentist and the team

  • Understanding TMD development and causes. Discover when TMD begins, the physiologic effect of a malocclusion to the human body, how to interact with ancillary health care providers to provide faster and more effective care to the TMD patient.
  • Diagnosis and Records protocol for TMD patients: Interview, photos, postural, cervical function, occlusal function, facial, intra-oral, TMJ, airway, soft tissue, occlusal/T-Scan examinations.
  • Discussing TMD protocols with patients. Learn how to communicate effectively with patients seeking treatment for chronic pain and TMD therapy.
  • Integrative TMD care using upper cervical chiropractors and mechanical therapists. Learn how the body heals from teeth to toes.
  • Solving the two problems: The Bite is Imbalanced and the Mandible is in the wrong place. How to diagnose and discuss with the patient.
  • Treatment planning for TMD. Costs and fees for treating TMD in the dental office.

For the dentist

  • Functional Rebalance using Disculsion Time Reduction (DTR) protocols.
  • Effective dental orthotic protocol: Using ULF TENS to achieve an improved physiologic bite for a dental orthotic. How to use TENS and T-Scan to effectively coronoplasty a dental orthotic.

Includes complimentary TMD Office Manual with office protocols, team record keeping forms, team training sheets, treatment take home sheets, sample letters to referring doctors, lawyers and dentists.

Pricing

Half day: $3,600
Full day: $6,000
Up to 10 attendees.
C.E. credits available
Half day: $3,600
Full day: $6,000
Plus travel expenses

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More About Curtis

Curtis has published work on the use of biometric equipment in the Handbook of Research on Computerized Occlusal Analysis Technology Applications in Dental Medicine. He is also published in CRANIO®: The Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep Practice on “The Relationship between craniocervical orientation and centre of force of occlusion in adults”.