Fall Meeting & Mastertrack 2016

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Annual Meeting, October 28-30, 2016

“Occlusion Based on Biologic Models of Health”

with Dr. James Gerner Along with Dan Klimesh, BDT

(8 hours CE/AGD Occlusion Lecture Credit)

James Gerner, DDS, FICD, FAGD
Creighton University, Faculty, 1978 to 1992: Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Periodontics, 1978 to 1979; Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept of Periodontics, 1979 to 1980; Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept of Fixed Prosthodontics,1980-92. President, Omaha District Dental Society, 1993 to 1994. Graduate, Center for Professional Development, 1994. Private practice since 1977. Graduate, Lee Institute, 1996. Faculty, OBI, 1998 to present.

Dan Klimesh BDT
1986–1989 — Maxiofacial Surgical Assistant; US Navy, Okinawa, Japan ~ 1989–1990 — School of Dental Laboratory Technology; US Navy, San Diego, CA ~ 1990–1992 — One Billet Lab Tech; Naval Air Station, Brunswick, ME ~ 1992 to Present — Dental Laboratory echnician; Esthedontics, Inc., Specializing in full mouth rejuvenation, Cedar Rapids, IA ~ A special thank you to all faculty, past and present, who have aided in my continued knowledge and personal growth in a field I truly embrace.

Understanding occlusion and its effects on the Temporomandibular Joints as well as the airway has become essential for dentists today. Owning the ability to diagnose the causes of tooth wear and other chewing system disharmony enables the clinician to offer a more comprehensive and predictable approach to patient health and well-being. Participants will witness the incredible health benefits that are possible from a biological-based approach to diagnosis and treatment. Based on extensive research and observation of the human chewing system, bioesthetics gives you the tools to treat today’s challenges with confidence and long-term success.

You will achieve an understanding of how the chewing system works based on an Optimum Biologic Model of health. Naturally occurring long lasting occlusions will be presented in all age groups from children to senior citizens.

Course objectives for lecture:

  • Why is occlusion important?
  • Why is a Condylar Stability important?
  • What are the Guidelines and Principles of Occlusion that can be applied to all cases in an effort to diagnose and treat with confidence? What is the relationship of the size and form of the Airway relative to Sleep Disordered Breathing and nocturnal bruxism?
  • How does this apply to the everyday dental treatment of our patients?
  • Presentation of Naturally Occurring Long Lasting Occlusions in all age groups. Understanding health versus disease.
  • Location and size of occlusal contacts based on long lasting natural occurring dentitions.
  • Understanding the role on CBCT Scans in analysis of the Airway.


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Hands-on Training Saturday & Sunday October 29 & 30, 2016

“Diagnosis made simple using an Accurate Articulator System”

16 hrs CE/AGD Occlusion Participation Credit

PACElogo2Participants will learn where the occlusal contacts belong, where to adjust and where not to adjust. Clinicians will understand the parameters for diagnosis of occlusal disharmony, TMJ dysfunction, and the relationship to Obstructive Sleep Disorders.

Participation Objectives:

  • How to take accurate bite registrations of archival quality. (Demonstration and Participation).
  • The Esthetic Plane of Occlusion, the Functional Plane of Occlusion & how they often differ.
  • How record the EPO accurately. (Demonstration and Participation)
  • How diagnosis from a stable condylar position differs from a preliminary diagnosis.
  • The role of Diagnostic Photographs. What views are important? Digital Camera Systems
  • Mounting of the participant’s models using the EPO and CR Records.
  • Preliminary Diagnosis of the Participants models.
  • The differences between Equilibration and Coronaplasty.
  • Additive Coronaplasty and Subtractive Coronaplasty.
  • Restoring Optimal Function to worn dentitions.
  • The limitations of the usefulness of subtractive Coronaplasty and why?
  • Based on a Biologic Model were to adjust and where not to.
  • The Location and Size of occlusal contacts. Areas where there should not be contact.
  • How to diagnose occlusal disorders and parafunction.
  • The role of occlusion in restoring dental implants.
  • The importance and role of anterior proprioceptive tooth guidance, horizontal and vertical overbite.
  • Participants will be adjusting a set of models of an actual patient using both subtraction and addition.
  • Presentation of actual restorative cases ranging from minimal dentistry to full mouth rejuvenation.

If you attend the entire weekend AND are an AGD member, you will receive 24 hours of Participation Credit in Occlusion. 24 additional hours of participation credit may be earned by presenting a clinical homework assignment after the course and presenting in June of 2017. There is an additional fee.

When / Where:

Lecture: Friday, October 28, 2016  |   8 am – 5 pm
Embassy Suites • Downtown • 1040 P Street • Lincoln, NE • 402-474-1111

Hands-on Course: 

(16 hrs. CE/AGD Operative Participation Credit)

Friday, October 28, 2016  |  6:30 – 9 pm
Saturday, October 29, 2016 |  8 am – 5 pm
Sunday, October 30, 2016 |  8 am – 1 pm

UNMC College of Dentistry
40th & Holdrege Streets • Lincoln, NE – Limited Space Available

Download Course Details PDF »


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Register Here!

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Please Mail Your Payment to: NAGD, 3622 McLaughlin Drive Lincoln, NE 68516 (made payable to the NAGD).

For Credit Card Payment: Call the NAGD Office at 402.438.2321 to pay by Credit Card. Your registration can not be processed until payment is received. An email confirmation will be sent once we receive payment and registration is processed.

PLEASE NOTE: A $40 processing fee will be applied to all persons requesting a refund (lecture only) or $85 processing fee will be applied to all person requesting a refund for (3 days) before September 30th. No refunds will be issued after October 1st. You will receive an email confirmation when your registration is processed. Questions? Contact the NAGD Office at 402.438.2321 or info@Nebraskaagd.org

Course Fees

Friday Lecture Only (AGD Dentists)$350 (Register by 7-25-16 and receive a $50 member only discount: $300.)
Friday Lecture Only (Non-AGD Dentists)$650
Friday Lecture Only (Staff Member/Assistants/Hygenists)$100
Friday Lecture Only (Dental Students)$35
Friday Lecture Only (Lab Techs)$175
Entire 3-Day Event (AGD Dentists)$1850 (Register by 7-25-16 and receive a $200 member only discount:$1650) (includes materials & meals. Lodging not included.)
Entire 3-Day Event (Non-AGD Dentists)$2600 (includes materials & meals. Lodging not included.)

Important Notes:

  • Due to the popularity of the lecture and hands-on course, we encourage you to register early and take advantage of the member discounts. Space is limited!! Register by September 30th to avoid a $45 late fee!
  • A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at Embassy Suites for $129 until September 29, 2016. Ask for the Nebraska Academy of General Dentistry rate. To make reservations, call 402-474-1111.

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The AGD-Nebraska is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2014 to 12/31/2017. Provider ID# 219313


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