Introduction to T-Scan
Introduction to T-Scan
Occlusion is a complex neurologic science that involves the interplay between the teeth, the muscles and the temporomandibular joints. Occlusion however, is taught biomechanically, absent of true interocclusal functional measurements of the occlusal force and timing of the contacts that affects patient’s neurologic health and comfort every time they use their teeth. The T-Scan™ system makes it possible to precisely control the occlusal forces and timing with natural teeth, dental implants, and prosthodontic restorations. The T-Scan offers patients predictably improved outcomes, while minimizing the common fallout of a dentist’s lack of occlusal measurement; and the repeated post-prosthetic insertion occlusal adjustments that don’t resolve the patient’s comfort issues, despite the dentist’s best efforts.
This course will illustrate how employing occlusal measurement technology, and an evidence-based digital approach to occlusion, helps dentists provide lasting, comfortable and successful treatments for patients in everyday clinical practice.
Guests will need to book their own hotels for this event. The following hotels in the area that will offer a Vivos Discount and the links to use so they get the Vivos Discount.
Class will be held from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM with 2 breaks and time for lunch. Parking is onsite.
Dr. Ben A. Sutter, has been studying and treating TMJ dysfunction since graduating Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in 2005. He completed a General Practice Residency at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ in 2006 and currently practices general dentistry as a solo, private practice owner in Eugene, OR.
He has sought out advanced education and training in treating neuromuscular issues as well as occlusion. His studies have taken him to the Las Vegas Institute, the Piper Education and Research Center, Perfect Bite Doctor, TruDenta, and Equilibration Seminars. He has earned Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry, Las Vegas Institute, and the Center for Neural Occlusion. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery and was awarded Mastership in the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics.
Dr Sutter has been actively using T-Scan clinically in his office since 2009. He is the author and co-author of over 30 peer reviewed articles and abstracts on Digital Occlusion and Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR). Most notable is a book chapter he published in the Handbook of Research on Clinical Applications of Computerized Occlusal Analysis in Dental Medicine titled “Complex Medical Diagnoses with An Underlying Dental Etiology.” He has clinical, research, and teaching experience and brings a wealth of knowledge to any discussion on Physiologic Occlusion.
Dr. Robert B. Kerstein received his D.M.D. degree in 1983, and his Prosthodontic certificate in 1985, both from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. From 1985 – 1998, he maintained an active appointment at Tufts as a clinical professor teaching Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics. In 1984, Dr. Kerstein began studying the original T Scan I technology, and has since that time has also studied T-Scan II, T-Scan III, T-Scan VII, T-Scan 8, T-Scan 9, and now the present-day version, the T-Scan 10 technology.
Over the past 38 years, Dr. Kerstein has published many original research studies using all versions of the T Scan, that has led to his becoming the leading authority and researcher in the field of Computerized Occlusal Analysis. His findings have been published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, the Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice, Quintessence International, Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, the Journal of Computerized Dentistry, the Compendium of Continuing Education, the Journal of Implant Advanced Clinical Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Advanced Technologies and Techniques, and the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. Additionally, Dr. Kerstein has edited a 3-volume research handbook about all the known applications of the T-Scan Computerized Occlusal Analysis technology.
A pioneer and academic science advocate for digital occlusal technology, Dr. Kerstein teaches a measured system which greatly improves the success of bite-related procedures commonplace in every dental practice. Digital Measured Occlusion provides predictable, rapid bite comfort for most patients, while lessening prosthesis breakage and remakes and shortening treatment times