Why take this course?

Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR) is a Splintless TMD Therapy using fundamental concepts of occlusion. This is true... but it is so much more than that!

Periodontal, Orthodontics, Cosmetic Dentistry, Implants, and Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics from a single crown to Full Mouth Reconstruction ALL are impacted by occlusion. The occlusion also greatly impacts tooth sensitivity.

Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR) Therapy is a specialized dental treatment procedure that requires the use of T-Scan in tandem with an EMG link to evaluare occlusal forces in relation to muscle activity. DTR Therapy uses T-Scan ™ digital occlusal analysis data to measure the impact of excursive movements on the occlusal plane. The goal is to identify contacts that may be overly engaging during excurtive movements, a problem that can lead to hyperactive muscles, breakage, and TMD symptoms. The clinician evaluates the time it takes for posterior teeth to disengage during excursive movements and correlates the occlusal data to muscle activity in real time.

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Why take this course?

  • Define what Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR) Therapy is and the research behind it
  • Evaluate and diagnose clinical DTR Cases
  • Gain skills interpreting data with clinical demonstrations for occlusal analysis
  • Demonstration of what you learned to live patient treatment
  • Assess when to treat with DTR and when not to
  • Learn how DTR can be applied to other areas of dentistry
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About the Presenters

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Robert Kerstein, DMD is recognized as a leading author and researcher in the field of Computerized Occlusal Analysis. He has published several reviewed publications, authored textbook chapters, and most recently, has collaborated as Head Editor with 16 international authors to create the Handbook of Research on Computerized Occlusal Analysis Applications in Dental Medicine. No one in Dentistry has more experience utilizing measured digital occlusion technologies.

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Ben Sutter, DMD has been studying and treating TMJ dysfunction since going into private practice in 2008. In that time, he has sought advanced education and training in treating neuromuscular issues. His studies have taken him to the Las Vegas Institute, and the Piper Education and Research Center, Equilibration Seminars, Aesthetic Masters, as well as becoming Perfect Bite Doctor certified.