ORAL SPLINT THERAPY: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT PROTOCOLS

Prof. Gregor Slavicek

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Introduction

Splint therapy according to Prof. Gregor Slavicek’s protocols – the most comprehensive course on diagnosing and planning intraoral splint treatments!

Refine your diagnostic abilities and achieve precise treatment plans for patients with occlusal disharmony and TMJ disorders.

Throughout the course, you’ll delve into:

  • Clinical application and data evaluation of Bruxchecker and Condylography.
  • Posture, neurological, and muscular screening protocols.
  • Indications for various types of intraoral splints.
  • Protocols for diagnosing occlusal disharmony and TMJ disorders.
  • Guidelines for prescribing intraoral splints.

This course will walk you through the necessary steps for a systematic diagnosis, ensuring predictable treatment outcomes using splints.

Key learning skills

  • Slavicek’s occlusal concept
  • Occlusal splints
  • Splint therapy
  • BruxChecker application
  • Condylography application
  • Digital occlusion
  • Functional occlusal splint
  • Stabilization splint
  • Positioning splint
  • Re-positioning splint
  • Reversible splint
  • Systemic Functional Analysis (SFA)
  • Clinical Functional Analysis (CFA)
  • Neurological screening
  • Functional analysis of masticatory muscles

Lesson 1 | Splint Therapy as the Crutch of Dentistry: Introduction and Clinical Significance

Program of the lesson

  • Anatomy and physiology of the chewing mechanism.
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic priorities of the stomatognathic system.
  • Customizing splint application in clinical dental practice.
  • Highlighting the significance of splint therapy.
  • Classification of intraoral splints and their unique attributes.
  • Insights into splinting statistics.
  • Patterns in dental splint prescriptions.
  • Splint therapy for all dental specialists: Analysis of clinical indications.

Lesson duration | 29-minute

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Lesson 2 | Historical Overview of Splint Therapy Protocols: Literature Analysis

Program of the lesson

  • Proposed mechanisms and mode of action of splint therapy.
  • Verticalization and Costen’s syndrome.
  • The discus-positioning effect and disc repositioning effect.
  • The muscle “pacifying” effect and the muscle pacifying theory.
  • The bruxism effect and the bruxism theory.
  • Bruxism and how it’s seen in today’s dentistry.
  • Clenching and bruxing: the physiological occlusal function.
  • The interference theory.
  • Disc dislocation and “re-capturing” with: Stabilizing splint. Anterior disc repositioning splint. 
  • Protocols for TMJ relief.

Lesson duration | 38-minute

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Lesson 3 | Indication of Intraoral Splints. The Convergence of Diagnostics and Divergence of Therapy

Program of the lesson

  • Evaluation of the diagnostic protocols for TMD.
  • Evaluation of the treatment strategy.
  • Detailed indications for splint therapy.
  • Step-by-step diagnostic process for TMD and occlusal dysfunction.
  • Stages of TMD treatment with splint therapy.
  • Analysis of clinical cases.

Lesson duration | 25-minute

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Lesson 4 | Concepts and Terminology in Splint Therapy: Analyzing Splinting Devices

Program of the lesson

  • The Glossary of Prosthodontic Terms:

          -Diagnostic splint.
          -Occlusal splint.
          -Functional occlusal splint.

  • Indicated splints for muscular disorders.
  • Splinting devices and their clinical indications:

          -Nightguard.
          -Stabilization splint.
          -Positioning splint.
          -Re-positioning splint.
          -Reversible splint.
          -Over-the-counter splints.
          -Reflex-splints.
          -Jig.
          -Long and short-term splints.
          -Sandwich splint and drum splint.

Lesson duration | 27-minute

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Lesson 5 | Systemic Functional Assessment according to Slavicek: Main Functional Concerns and Occlusal Index

Program of the lesson

  • Systemic Functional Analysis (SFA):

          -Diagnostics.
          -Diagnosis.
          -Therapy.

  • Clinical Functional Analysis (CFA):

          -Muscular and joint palpation.
          -Analysis of occlusal function: chewing and bruxism.
          -Screening of occlusion and posture.

  • Subjective and objective findings.

  • The occlusal index.

  • Medical anamnesis, questionnaires, dialogue, and conversation.

Lesson duration | 16-minute

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Lesson 6 | Comparative Protocols for Head, Neck, and Masticatory Muscle Palpation

Program of the lesson

  • Objective information when diagnosing a patient.
  • Functional analysis of masticatory muscles.
  • The so-called chewing muscles and CMS muscles.
  • Functional analysis of head, neck, and tongue muscles.
  • Muscle palpation protocols.
  • Comparative muscle palpation.
  • The subjective aspect of the diagnosis.

Lesson duration | 21-minute

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Lesson 7 | Temporomandibular Joint Palpation Protocols

Program of the lesson

  • Functional anatomical analysis of the TMJ.
  • Ligament structures of the TMJ.
  • Combined translation and rotation of the TMJ.
  • Incongruent structure of the TMJ.
  • Stability of the TMJ.
  • Ligaments of the CMS and border movements.
  • Macroscopic anatomy of the TMJ.
  • Functional anatomical analysis of:

          -The disc and synovia.
          -Articular disc and retro-condylar structure.

  • Functional analysis of CMS muscles.
  • TMJ palpation protocols.
  • Objective aspects of the diagnosis.

Lesson duration | 19-minute

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Lesson 8 | Neurological Screening for Clinical Functional Analysis

Program of the lesson

  • The subjective vs. objective data analysis in diagnosis.
  • Functional and anatomical analysis of cranial nerves.
  • Anatomy of cranial nerves.
  • Questionnaires for cranial nerves assessments and functional evaluation.
  • Symptoms of headaches and migraines.
  • Objective aspects of the diagnosis.

Lesson duration | 17-minute

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Lesson 9 | Analysis of Occlusal Function: Subjective and Objective Assessment of Chewing

Program of the lesson

  • Determining and measuring chewing function.
  • The assessment of chewing performance.
  • Analysis of the chewing pattern.
  • Literature analysis of chewing function patterns.
  • Functional impact of chewing and occlusal stability.
  • Objective aspects for the diagnosis of chewing function.

Lesson duration | 28-minute

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Lesson 10 | Analysis of Occlusal Function: Subjective and Objective Assessment of Bruxsim

Program of the lesson

  • Clinical analysis of intraoral and extraoral bruxing facets on dental casts.
  • Instrumental clinical analysis of bruxism.
  • Clinical analysis of bruxism with:

          -Condylography assessment.
          -BruxChecker application.

  • BruxChecker application for awake and sleep bruxism.
  • Analysis of BruxChecker application results.
  • Correlation between occlusal discrepancies and aggressive periodontitis.
  • Graduation and clinical classification of bruxism.
  • The fundamental paradigm of bruxism: physiological function and parafunction.
  • Analysis of digital reporting service “Brux”.
  • Digital analysis for bruxism evaluation.
  • Analysis and evaluation of obtained data.
  • Objective aspects for the diagnosis of bruxism.

Lesson duration | 37-minute

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Lesson 11 | Clinical Screening for Occlusion and Posture

Program of the lesson

  • Posture and balance screening.
  • Posture and balance screening with and without intraoral splint therapy.
  • Screening for posture and balance to assess stability and alignment.
  • Adapted Meersseman test.
  • Analysis of joint hypermobility syndrome.
  • Examination and diagnosis of joint hypermobility syndrome.
  • In-depth analysis and definition of chronic pain syndrome for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.

Lesson duration | 16-minute

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Lesson 12 | Problem List and Treatment Strategy

Program of the lesson

  • Problems that may arise during intraoral splint therapy.
  • Occlusal involvement during intraoral splint therapy.
  • Occlusal quality and occlusal functions.
  • Initial therapy and interim analysis.
  • Therapeutic sequence of intraoral splint therapy.
  • Analysis of the CMS system.

Lesson duration | 20-minute

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Quiz | Test your knowledge!

After completing each lesson in this online course, you will be presented with five Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), and you are required to choose the most appropriate or correct answer from a list of multiple options. These questions are designed to assess your understanding and knowledge gained from the course. To successfully obtain a certificate, you must pass all of these quizzes. Once you have accomplished this, a certificate will be issued to you as a recognition of your successful completion of the course.

Certificate | Get a professional certificate!

Upon successful completion of the course, you will get a certificate of continuing professional development in Digitodontics with 5 CPD credits from Digitodontics International Academy.

Course Synopsis

Are you ready to become an expert in splint therapy? Join the most comprehensive course led by Prof. Gregor Slavicek’s protocols. This program offers unparalleled insights into diagnosing and planning intraoral splint treatments.

Refine your diagnostic skills and craft precise treatment plans for patients grappling with occlusal disharmony and TMJ disorders. Throughout the course, you’ll delve deeply into various aspects, including clinical application and data evaluation of Bruxchecker and Condylography, posture, neurological, and muscular screening protocols, indications for different types of intraoral splints, and protocols for diagnosing occlusal disharmony and TMJ disorders.

With clear guidelines for prescribing intraoral splints, this course ensures that you’re equipped with the necessary tools for a systematic diagnosis. By following Prof. Gregor Slavicek’s protocols, you’ll be able to achieve predictable treatment outcomes using splints.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to elevate your expertise in splint therapy and make a significant impact on your patients’ oral health and well-being. Join us today and take your diagnostic and treatment planning skills to the next level!

PRICE:  393.99€