Occlusion Training

with Dr. Curtis Westersund, DDS


“My teeth are sensitive after that last filling ‘YOU’ did!”
“My teeth don’t feel right.
It is ‘YOUR’ crown’s fault!”
“I think I have TMD. Do ‘YOU’ treat that?”

The T-Scan is an easy and valuable addition to your Practice. With just a little training, you can be confidently using the most advanced Digital Occlusion Equipment available.

T-Scan is part of the Digital Future of Dental Care and something you and your patients will benefit from each day.

4 Ways to Get T-Scan Training:

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.

Schedule Training

Option 1:

1 Hour Online Training Sessions (Popular)

The best value for the dentist

Have a One on One session with Dr. Westersund online. You can Learn the Basics, or Discuss a Patient’s T-Scan Data.

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.

Option 2:

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

Every day office T-Scan: training you, discussing patients, screening cases, doing live demo’s, Team Protocols, and Office Documentation and Records.

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

Option 3:

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

You and your whole office can become TMD competent to provide help for those patients you may have referred out of your office.

Learn diagnosis, treatments, and protocols for all TMD patients you have in your office. All of those patients you have been frustrated with in the past now make sense and you can confidently help change their lives.

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

Option 4:

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

Learn how to coronoplasty to reduce patient strain and pain. Concepts for diagnosis and treatments for your complicated cases with support material and patient take home information.

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

Solve everyday dental problems with the Tscan

There are many everyday dental problems that have a Malocclusion origin. And when the only tool is Articulating Paper, dentists are not getting all of the information they need. With instant digital occlusion information a dentist can solve problems like unexpected tooth sensitivity, a phantom or lost bite, gingival recession, abfractions, implant failures and TMD.

Learn how the T-Scan’s Digital Occlusion Sensor Systems can help the dentist quickly solve these problems with accurate, real time data that shows bite patterns, bite forces, bite timing and contact duration in functional movements.

Training Sessions can include:

  • How the body systems create dental problems
  • Easy to Understand Digital Occlusion
  • Diagnose, Inform, Educate, and Record
  • Patients immediately “Get It” and “Refer It”
  • Prevent Problems that Hurt Your Practice
  • Add the Valuable Services that Distinguish Your Practice from Your Competition
  • Be a more confident dentist with Occlusion

Schedule Occlusion Training

More About Curtis

Dr. Westersund practices TMD in Calgary Alberta. His publications include: CRANIO: The Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep Practice, Handbook of Research on Computerized Occlusal Analysis Technology Applications in Dental Medicine, and “The Body Mechanics Workbook”.