CONDYLOGRAPHY: FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE

Prof. Gregor Slavicek

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Introduction

Condylography in accordance with Prof. Gregor Slavicek’s protocols – A guide to complete functional occlusal analysis!

Condylography is a diagnostic method used to analyze the movements of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the jaw during various functional activities such as chewing, speaking, and swallowing.

Throughout Prof. Gregor Slavicek’s course, you will learn in detail about:

  • Principles and protocols of condylographic recording.
  • Clinical application of condylography.
  • Analysis of coordinated jaw movement.

Key learning skills

  • Slavicek’s occlusal concept
  • Condylography TMJ biomechanics
  • Analysis of TMJ anatomy
  • Treatment of myofascial dysfunction
  • Treatment of TMD
  • Axiography
  • Working with articulator

Lesson 1 | Condylography as a Systematic Functional Analysis (SFA)

Program of the lesson

  • Analysis of TMJ biomechanics.
  • Systematic functional analysis (SFA) of the TMJ.
  • Analysis of the cranio-mandibular system (CMS).
  • Anatomical structures and functional analysis of occlusion.
  • Definition of function, dysfunction and impaired function.
  • Convergence of diagnostics and divergence of therapy.
  • The role of condylography in oral rehabilitation.

Lesson duration | 15-minute

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Lesson 2 | Principles of Condylographic Recording

Program of the lesson

  • Analysis of lower jaw movement:

          -Protrusive and retrusive movements.
          -Mediotrusion and laterotrusion movements.
          -Opening and closing movements.
          -Tooth-guided movements.
          -Manipulated and functional movements.

  • Special signals in condylography.
  • Artifacts in condylography.

Lesson duration | 22-minute

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Lesson 3 | Adjustment and Clinical Application of Condylography

Program of the lesson

  • Paraocclusal clutch
  • Adjustment and stabilization of the upper facebow according to:

          -Axis-orbital-plane (AOP).
          -Frankfurt horizontal plane.

  • Determination of the anterior orientation point of the axis-orbital plane.
  • Adjustment and stabilization of the lower facebow.
  • Positioning of the styli.
  • Principles of recording in relation to axis-orbital-plane.
  • Geometry of the recording systems, possible artifacts.
  • Step-by-step demonstration of condylography analysis setup.
  • Transferring the axis-orbital-plane to the cephalogram of the patient.

Lesson duration |14-minute

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Lesson 4 | Clinical Evaluation of the TMJ: Joint End-Feel

Program of the lesson

  • Condylographic data for occlusion design and functional analysis.
  • Macroscopic anatomy of the TMJ.
  • Stability of the diarthrotic joint.
  • Principles of sliding joints.
  • Orientation of the TMJ in centric relation.
  • The cranio-mandibular system.
  • Clinical evaluation of the TMJ.
  • Occlusal index.
  • The four physiologic end-feels of the synovial joints.
  • Hard inelastic end feel (hard end-point).
  • Soft inelastic end feel (soft end-point).

Lesson duration | 25-minute

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Lesson 5 | Hinge Axis vs Rotational Axis of the Lower Jaw

Program of the lesson

  • Degrees of freedom and rotational axes of the TMJ.
  • Orientation of the temporomandibular fossae and condyle.
  • Anatomical analysis: cross-section of the fossa and articular eminence.
  • Variation in the form of the fossa and condyle.
  • Hinge axis and the kinematic center of rotation of the mandible.
  • Condylography: movement of the hinge axis.
  • Hinge axis recording and pantographic recording.

Lesson duration | 14-minute

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Lesson 6 | Dynamics of Mediotrusive Condyle

Program of the lesson

  • Mediotrusive movement of the condyle.
  • The mediotrusive condyle: Frontal view analysis.
  • The non-working or balancing condyle.
  • Bennet movement: Bennet’s principles of condylographic recording.
  • Immediate side shift (ISS).

Lesson duration | 17-minute

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Lesson 7 | Dynamics of Laterotrusive Condyle

Program of the lesson

  • Laterotrusive movement of the condyle.
  • Laterotrusion and mediotrusion movements of the condyle: working side and non-working side.
  • Laterotrusive side in condylography.
  • Examples of typical laterotrusive condylographic recordings.

Lesson duration | 13-minute

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Lesson 8 | The Coordinate System of Condylar Movement

Program of the lesson

  • Sagittal, horizontal (cranial), and frontal planes for the assessment of the condyle position.
  • Analysis of the coordinate system.
  • Movements of the hinge axis and the incisal inferius.

Lesson duration | 12-minute

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Lesson 9 | Recording of Condylographic Movement: Free, Guided, Manipulated, and Functional Movements

Program of the lesson

  • Principles of condylographic recording.
  • Recording with the Cadiax® System.
  • Recording protocols and initial diagnostics during:

          -Free, Guided, manipulated, and functional movements.
          -Speech, bruxing, and chewing.

  • Visual control during recording.
  • Optimal analytic possibilities of condylographic movement recording.

Lesson duration | 26-minute

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Lesson 10 | Hinge Axis and Defining the Reference Position of the TMJ

Program of the lesson

  • Terminal hinge axis rotation.
  • Analysis of condyle rotation around the hinge axis.
  • Defining the reference (RP) and therapeutic (ThP) positions.

Lesson duration | 16-minute

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Lesson 11 | Reference System and Axis-Orbital Plane. Gnathological Pantographic Techniques

Program of the lesson

  • Historical review of gnathology and the application of condylography and axiography.
  • Defining the significance and clinical indication of pantographs.
  • Gnathological pantographic techniques.
  • Reference plane of articulation system.
  • Transferring hinge axis into articulator.

Lesson duration | 11-minute

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Lesson 12 | Anatomical and Condylographic Analysis of the So-Called Chewing Muscles

Program of the lesson

  • Anatomical analysis of:

          -M. masseter.
          -M. temporalis.
          -M. pterygoideus lateralis and medialis.
          -M. pterygoideus lateralis, caput inferius.
          -M. digastricus and suprahyoid muscles.

  • Relationships of the so-called chewing muscles with condylography.

Lesson duration | 15-minute

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Read | Recommended literature

1. Condylar movement in different skeletal frames during phonation assessed by condylography. Rudolf Slavicek, S. Sato, et al. 2008.

2. A novel standard food model to analyze the individual parameters of human mastication. Gregor Slavicek, et al. 2010.

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 4 CPD credits from Digitodontics International Academy.

Course Synopsis

Unlock the secrets of optimal occlusal analysis with Condylography under the expert guidance of Prof. Gregor Slavicek. Condylography, a precise diagnostic technique, delves deep into the dynamics of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and jaw movements during essential functions like chewing, speaking, and swallowing.

In this comprehensive course, Prof. Slavicek unravels the intricacies of condylographic recording principles and protocols, empowering you with the knowledge to capture accurate data. Moreover, delve into the clinical applications of condylography, gaining insights into its role in diagnosing TMJ disorders and refining treatment plans. Explore the nuances of analyzing coordinated jaw movement, honing your ability to interpret condylographic data effectively.

From understanding TMJ biomechanics to mastering the treatment of myofascial dysfunction and temporomandibular disorders (TMD), this course equips you with invaluable skills. Discover the significance of axiography and learn the intricacies of working with articulators, ensuring precise occlusal adjustments for optimal patient outcomes.

Join us on this transformative journey and elevate your practice with the latest advancements in functional occlusal analysis.

PRICE:  393.99€