Digital occlusal analysis brings objective occlusal contact force measurement, and tooth contact time sequence display capability in 3/1000ths of a second, to clinical dentistry. Over the last 33 years, the T-Scan computerized occlusal analysis technology has been evolving making today’s T-Scan 9 to be highly precise, repeatable, and accurate. The T-Scan allows the clinician to “see” occlusion in ways analog occlusal indicators cannot. This table clinic will illustrate advantages digital occlusion holds over analog occlusal indicators. Case presentations involving a splintless TMD therapy and reconstructive cases will be presented.
Ben A. Sutter, DMD has been studying and treating TMJ dysfunction since graduating dental school in 2005. In that time, he has sought advanced education and training in treating neuromuscular issues. His studies have taken him to the Las Vegas Institute, the Piper Education and Research Center, Perfect Bite Doctor (precursor to TruDenta), and Equilibration Seminars. He is the author of several articles and abstracts, and has clinical, research, and teaching experience. He has been awarded Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry, Las Vegas Institute, and the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics as well as the Center for Neural Occlusion. He mainly lectures on objective digital occlusal measurement and Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR).