Occlusion is part of all dental procedures and therapies. From periodontal to restorative to functional corrections, understanding the importance of the patient’s supportive occlusion is the key to success.
In the digital world of modern dentistry, the use of digital sensors to map, measure, and modify occlusion is the future. Inked paper is simply not enough.
Successful occlusal balancing therapy incorporates the digital measuring of muscle function and tooth contacts. The varying size of inked occlusal contacts do not tell us force, timing or duration of occlusal interaction. Biometric occlusion tools take the guess work out of obtaining a balanced occlusion faster and more accurately.
Treating malocclusions with Digital Sensors
- Learn the diagnostic signs and symptoms of a malocclusion.
- Learn how T-Scan Occlusion Sensor equipment can accurately measure occlusion and help the clinician both diagnose and treat malocclusions.
- A live demonstration of how T-Scan can help the clinician in their practice on a daily basis.
Dr. Curtis Westersund earned his DDS from University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta in 1979. He has practiced as a general dentist in the city of Calgary in the province Alberta Canada for 37 years.
Dr. Westersund’s practice is focused on the treatment of Temporo Mandibular Disorders (TMD) with a physiologic approach to diagnosis and treatment. He holds a Mastership with the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO).
Dr. Westersund has been published in the scientific journal Cranio, The Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep Practice, for a clinical trial on the affects of postural alignment on dental occlusion. He has been published in the Handbook of Research on Computerized Occlusal Analysis in Dental Medicine about use of physiologic and biometric protocols in the treatment TMD. He is a contributor to “The Body Mechanics Handbook”. He has lectured on the treatment of TMD using physiologic and biometric principles throughout the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan, India, Brazil and Canada.