"We know that up to 40% of the patients currently in your practice today have occlusal pathology. Additionally, we know that 80% of these patients have muscle imbalances and can benefit from an occlusal splint.*" This guide is designed to help you treat this population efficiently and effectively.
*Dr. Gordon J. Christensen, Occlusal Splints-Predictable, Frequent Use Practical Clinical Course DVD
The step-by-step Patient Screening Guide will help you identify appropriate patients to treat as well as identify those patients who should be referred out of the practice.
The key to making this critical decision is communication with the patient, and your clinical exam.
The Splint Appliance Selection Guide includes helpful tips on how to choose the right splint for your patient, and information on standard function and specifications for Great Lakes appliances, including:
Flat Plane Splint
Centric Relation Splint
Plus, several appliances as taught by clinical leaders, including:
The Splint Adjustment Guide will help you efficiently adjust and seat a full contact splint with anterior guidance, and a flat plane splint. Also featured is a technique using the Leaf Gauge to obtain centric relation and maintain it throughout the adjustment process.
It is important that the splint is adjusted with the patient in centric relation.
The guide also contains illustrations and photos providing support to the step-by-step instructions.
This guide contains dental insurance information and tips to assist you in processing insurance claims for splint treatment. Knowing dental plan limitations and exclusions is invaluable in achieving the successful payment of dental insurance claims.