Dental Occlusion: It Can Make You or Break You!

Having treated several thousand patients for various dental related problems, Dr. DeWitt Wilkerson’s expertise has led him to be an extremely popular educator and leader in Dentistry. He has trained over 4,000 dentists through hands-on workshops with the Dawson Academy for Advanced Dental Studies, where he serves as a senior lecturer and Director of Dental Medicine. He previously served as President of the American Equilibration Society, the leading organization in the world for the study of dental occlusion (bite) and Temporomandibular Disorders. Dr. Wilkerson’s work emphasizes restorative and esthetic (cosmetic) procedures, and he is adept at doing “extreme makeovers” as well as simpler smile enhancement procedures. A perfectionist, he is meticulously dedicated to both the art and science of giving people a beautiful smile. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Academy for Oral and Systemic Health (AAOSH).

Course Description

All dentists are interested in achieving beautiful esthetic outcomes in restorative dentistry. We must realize, as we treat more and more complex cases, a thorough understanding of functional occlusal principles and how to apply them, is critical to create predictable outcomes which are stable, comfortable, and healthy.

This presentation will address the primary considerations every dentist must understand regarding stable joints, muscles, parafunction, and occlusion.

Learning Objectives:
1.      All participants will understand the major factors of dental occlusion
2.      All participants will understand how to problem solve the major factors of occlusal disease

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