Treat TMD Patients with Predictability & Add Value to Your Practice

Great Lakes will help you step-by-step to:

  • Select the appropriate splint for your patient
  • Get the results you want from the lab
  • Adjust and seat a splint

Instructional and support tools are available here including downloadable
PDFs and videos.   

 

 

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      "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.


Instructional Documents

 

 

 

 

 

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reference files.


Patient Screening Videos

TMJ Screening Exam

 

Patient Screening for TMD Issues

 

Using a Leaf Gauge with an Intraoral Scanner

This 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:

  • Anterior Deprogrammer
  • Flat Plane Splint
  • Centric Relation Splint

Plus, several appliances as taught by clinical leaders, including:

  • Frank M. Spear
  • Peter E. Dawson
  • DeWitt C. Wilkerson
  • Pankey Institute
  • Jeffrey J. Brucia / FACE
  • John C. Kois
  • John C. Cranham

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This instructional guide will help you provide the lab with accurate impressions and work models to ensure reliable appliance fit and minimal chairside adjustments.

Includes step-by-step techniques with accompanying photos, check lists, and a list of products featured for both applications. 

The method described in this guide, featuring the Lucia Jig, is used by many clinicians because it is simple, reliable, reproducible, and comfortable for patients.

It provides step-by-step instructions on how to take an accurate and reliable centric relation bite registration using the Lucia Jig.

The Lucia Jig helps obtain centric relation by deprogramming muscles and allowing the condyles to seat in the most superior position. 


Patient Screening Videos

Using a Leaf Gauge with an Intraoral Scanner

This 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.

Reference:  American Dental Association  www.ada.org

Only a phone call or email away, Great Lakes Technical Support Specialists are available Monday through Friday from
8:30am to 5:00pm EST. 

We will help you step-by-step to:

  • Select the appropriate splint for your patient
  • Get the results you want from the lab
  • Adjust and seat a splint

 

 

 

 

 

Click on individual documents

to download and save as

reference files.