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LOCATION: This is an online self-study program available by demand

Course Provider: Online Institute for Continuing Dental Education

 

Provider Contact Information: Phone: 817-680-0239; e-mail: oicde@protonmail.com

Commercial Co-Sponsor Support: There is NOT a commercial co-sponsor for this program

Date content was last reviewed: April 1, 2024

 

Occlusal Splint Therapy Concept and Construction

Teaching Methods Used: This course is conducted as an Online lecture program
Commercial Co-Sponsor Support: There is NOT a commercial co-sponsor for this program

 

Course Description Content Summary:  This continuing dental education program is designed to instruct and educate the dental practitioner regarding the basic concepts of occlusal splint therapy construction for patients who have muscular issues in the temporormandibular joint area and to potentially treat selective types of temporomandibular disease patients (TMD). This online lecture program will investigate and delineate the diagnostic procedures related to TMD patients and the various types of adult patients who may or may not benefit from a customized occlusal splint in the treatment of extracapsular muscle TMD conditions. A brief demonstration online will detail the specific design and construction of a posterior flat-plane occlusal splint. Practitioners will view articulators and mounted models of various TMD patients to demonstrate how a properly made flat-plane occlusal splint is constructed. Finally, several clinical cases will then be presented to help the participant compare and contrast occlusal splint therapy treatment effectiveness. This course is conducted jointly with the Anesthesia Education and Safety Foundation, which provides the continuing education credit for the program.

 

>BA in Pre-dental Science, minors in Chemistry and History, Case Western Reserve University 1978

>Doctor of Dental Surgery, Baylor College of Dentistry 1980

>Master of Business Administration, major in Health Services Management - University of Dallas, 1992

>Associate Professor of Dental Anatomy and Occlusion Restorative Sciences; Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M Health Science Center 1984 - 2014

>Executive Director of Continuing Education, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M Health Science Center 2000 - 2011

>Executive Director of Alumni, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M Health Science Center 2004 - 2011

>Adjunct Professor of Dental Anatomy and Occlusion Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, 2005 - 2020

>Adjunct Professor of Dental Anatomy and Occlusion Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health, 2015 2020

>Private dental practice 1980 to 2004

>Obtained certification in Vegan Nutrition 2022

>Member, American Dental Association Test Constructor Committee, National Board Part I Examination 1995-2000

>Enrolled Agent, license to practice before the Internal Revenue Service 2015 to present

Presented by:
Dr. Charles Arcoria
Contact Information:
Phone: 817-680-0239
E-mail: oicde@protonmail.com

 

Educational Course Objectives:

At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

         Recognize and initiate early management of conditions that may result from TMD extracapsular muscle problems.

         Demonstrate proficiency in differential diagnosis of TMD extracapsular muscle problems.

         Identify and design treatment regimens for patients potentially needing an occlusal splint.

         Demonstrate effective communication regarding patient occlusal splint treatment needs.

         Explain why the foundation of successful restorations and oral health is directly related to proper occlusion and occlusal splint management.

         Recognize a patient who may have an extracapsular TMD problem

         Discuss the circumstances when an occlusal splint may not successfully treat specific types of TMD.

         Compare and contrast various treatment regimens and protocols regarding TMD extracapsular issues

         Discuss the differential diagnosis of intracapsular vs. extracapsular TMD

         Determine whether signs and symptoms are caused by muscle problems or joint anatomy problems

          How to perform a thorough initial patient assessment and evaluation that can identify TMD symptoms.

Course Information:

Date: Available online, by demand

Location: This is an online self-study program available by demand

Credit: 1 lecture hour

Course Fee: $10 each for each dental office personnel

AGD Codes: 180 Myofascial Pain/Occlusion (Occlusal therapy); 200 Orofacial Pain (Diagnosis and treatment)

 

Communication to Participants:

Participants will receive information by e-mail prior to the course regarding what is expected of them during the presentation and for the completion of basic program requirements. Dr. Arcoria may also communicate with the participant after the program to help them understand the material.

 

Call Dr. Arcoria at 817-680-0239 (Occlusal Splint, Online)
Mail to OICDE, 8214 County Road 4044, Kemp, Texas 75143

 

 

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Please contact Dr. Arcoria for Credit Card payments

 

Anesthesia Education and Safety Foundation CE Registration Information, Certifications & Cancellation/Refund policy:

Call us at 1-817-680-0239 to register.

E-Mail Contact: You may contact us by e-mail at charlesarcoria@protonmail.com. Web site address: http://www. oicde.com.

Registration form mailing address: OICDE, 8214 County Road 4044, Kemp, Texas 75143
CONFIRMATIONS
:
Will be sent by telephone to the official phone number provided to us.

REFUND AND REGISTRATION CANCELLATION POLICY: If you contact us by phone (817-380-0239) or by e-mail (charlesarcoria@protonmail.com) within 48 hours prior to the commencement of this course, you will receive a complete refund of the course tuition. If you fail to contact us by the commencement of the course and you do not attend the course, you will forfeit all of your tuition for this program. If you contact us within the 48 hour window before a course, the paid tuition will be applied to a future course, but no cash refund will be made.

CE credits provided by the Anesthesia Education and Safety Foundation, Inc., an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.  Provider ID# 217924.

 

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Anesthesia Education & Safety Foundation, Inc. is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state of provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 8/1/2022 to 7/31/2026. Provider ID# 217924.