Posted on November 6, 2013

Occlusal education for dental technicians

Prestige Dental was proud to offer Roger Honey’s course on occlusion to dental technicians at Oral Ceramics in Worcestershire in September.

On the course, technicians received guidance on how to communicate effectively with dentists regarding various occlusion issues that they may encounter.

Working in pairs, delegates had the opportunity to take facebow registrations in order to mount their partner’s models onto a semi-adjustable Denar articulator using a centric bite. Further bite registrations were then taken (protrusive, left and right lateral) to enable each delegate to adjust the settings on the articulator to the correct angles.

Using these mounted models, delegates were taught to recognise the kinds of problems that are visible on the anterior teeth in relationship with the posterior teeth.

Course leader Roger Honey said: ‘Unlike dentists, technicians don’t necessarily have the ability to treat patients directly and gain experience using what they’ve learned on the course. Because of this, during the course they work using their partner’s models, so that once they’re back in the lab they still have something new to practise on.’

To register your interest in attending a future course or for further details, please call Prestige Dental on 01274 721 567or email paul@prestige-dental.co.uk.

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