Occlusion and Case Planning in Everyday Practice...and Beyond!

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Occlusion and Case Planning in Everyday Practice...and Beyond!

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AGD Member: $1950.00

Non-AGD Member: $2495.00

Friday Lecture Only AGD Member: $395.00

Friday Lecture Only Non-AGD Member: $445.00

*As part of our Mastertrack program, seating for this course is limited. Register now to reserve your seat!


Dr. Michael Melkers

Date and Location:

Friday, Sep 28, 2018: 8:00 am - 5:00 am
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Case Presentations: Sunday, November 11, 2018


Oregon Dental Association

8699 SW Sun Pl.

Wilsonville, OR 97070

CE Credit:

32 Participation Credit Hours

Friday Only Participants: 8 Lecture Hours

Course Overview:

Occlusion. It can be one of the driest and most confusing of subjects. It is however one of the most, if not THE most critical aspect of diagnosis and treatment planning when it comes to the longevity of the restorative dentistry that we provide for our patients. During this two-day interactive course, Dr. Melkers will guide an exploration and discussion of where we have been as a profession regarding occlusion, where we are in our understanding and what mysteries still need to be solved. You will leave understanding why your restorations are breaking and feel confident that you know what to do about it. The course will review what we have practiced as a profession; what worked, what didn't and why. The fundamentals and theory of occlusion will be discussed but also supported with real world applications and case examples. The course will include time for questions and cases that the attendees bring so that upon completion, the course will allay your frustrations, build successes and evolve your clinical experience. Assignments for MAGD protocol will be provided.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the when and why of using triple trays to fully adjustable articulation

  • Know when jaw position is important and when does it not really matter

  • Understand why your patient’s restorations break and what can you do about it

  • Feel confident keeping the details straight when communicating occlusion issues to your lab technician

About the Clinician:

Dr. Melkers is a 1994 graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry & currently serves as an Ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. In the past he has been Director of Occlusion & Aesthetic Dentistry at the Pacific Northwest AEGD Residency Program, a Mentor for The Pankey Institute and Visiting Faculty at The Spear Institute. He just finished his tenure as Editor for American Equilibration Society and received the 2018 AES President’s Distinguished Service Award.Dr. Melkers is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry & maintains a private clinical practice in Hanover, NH with a focus on comprehensive adult restorative care.

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