november, 2018

02nov9:30 am11:30 amOcclusal Splints – Predictable, Frequent Use (Video Study Club)


Event Details

Course Title:  Occlusal Splints – Predictable, Frequent Use (Video Study Club)

Moderator: Dr. Al Gulum

Date:  November 2, 2018 (Friday)

Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM EST

Location:  QCDS Headquarters, 86-90 188th Street, Jamaica NY

Credits: 2

Meals: Light Breakfast


Course Description:

Serve your patients better by preventing tooth wear and potential legal activity.  Up to one-third of your patients should have an occlusal splint to treat bruxism/clenching, TMD, or other occlusal conditions.   Occlusal splints are an excellent, staff-oriented, reversible way to augment occlusal therapy.  Gordon discusses the key elements of occlusion related to splints, presents the advantages and disadvantages of various splints and the theories for each splint type.  Also included is a step-by-step demonstration of a full-arch maxillary splint from working cast to the final seating.  Gordon offers practice administration suggestions about occlusal therapy and recommendations to encourage staff involvement and third-party payment.  See how you and your staff can easily make splints and incorporate splint therapy into your practice today!


  • Preventive vs Therapeutic Uses
  • Other Treatments for Occlusal Conditions
  • When to Use Occlusal Splints
  • Wearing an Occlusal Splint
  • Bruxism & Clenching
  • TMD Therapy
  • Pre-Rehabilitation
  • Post-Rehabilitation
  • Orthodontic Reasons
  • Periodontal Reasons
  • Types of Occlusal Splints
  • Practice Administration & Insurance Coverage for Occlusal Splints
  • Construction of Splints – Laboratory or In Office?
  • Impressions & Working Casts
  • Seating Laboratory-Made Occlusal Splint
  • Completed Laboratory-Made Occlusal Splint
  • Occlusal Splints Made By Clinical Staff
  • Materials & Equipment Needed
  • Impressions & Working Casts
  • Separating Medium
  • Preparation of Resin
  • Making Splint on Cast
  • Initial Seating of Splint
  • Final Adjustment of Splint
  • Finished Splint
  • Suggestions


Presenter Biography:

Gordon J. Christensen is Founder and Director of Practical Clinical Courses (PCC) and Senior Consultant for Clinicians Report (CR) in Utah. PCC is an international continuing education organization that provides courses and videos for all dental professionals. CR offers unbiased research on thousands of dental products.  Dr. Christensen has presented over 45,000 hours of continuing education throughout the world and has published many articles and books.

Gordon and Dr. Rella Christensen are co-founders of the non-profit Gordon J. Christensen CLINICIANS REPORT (previously CRA), which Rella directed for many years. Since 1976, they have conducted research in all areas of dentistry and published the findings to the profession in the well-known CRA Newsletter now called CLINICIANS REPORT.  Gordon’s degrees include: DDS, University of Southern California; MSD, University of Washington; PhD, University of Denver; an Honorary Doctor of Science from Utah State University, and an honorary Doctor of Dental Education and Research from Utah Valley University.

Early in his career, Gordon helped initiate the University of Kentucky and University of Colorado Dental Schools and taught at the University of Washington.  Gordon is a practicing prosthodontist in Provo, Utah. Gordon is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow and Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a Fellow in the Academy of Osseointegration, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, American College of Prosthodontists, Academy of General Dentistry (Hon), Royal College of Surgeons of England, and an Associate Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Some of his other memberships include: American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry; International Association of Dental Research; Academy of LDS Dentists; American Academy of Restorative Dentistry; American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics; Academy of Operative Dentistry; and International College of Prosthodontists.


Pre-registration is required. Register below or call us at (718) 454-8344 .


QCDS Members:   $0

Non-QCDS Members (one time):  $100

Non-QCDS Members (VSC annual pass):  $350

A $15 late fee will be assigned to all those whose pay and/or register on the day of the event.


QCDS is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider approved by the NYSDA.

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(Friday) 9:30 am - 11:30 am EST


QCDS Headquarters

86-90 188th Street, Jamaica NY

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