Joint Disorder Workshop
Temporomandibular (TMD) Joint Disorder Workshop
Oral-facial pain and TMD remain one of the most confusing topics in dentistry today. Adding to this problem there are the discrepancies in diagnostic and treatment methods among different educational groups. Join Dr.’s John Nosti and Michael Smith for this two-day hands-on lecture with a full day dedicated to both diagnosis and treatment. A systematic approach that will give you the confidence to start treating patients Monday morning. This hands-on program will increase your confidence in diagnosis, treatment options and therapies of specific TMD-related conditions.
- Diagnostic modalities for joint disorders
- Understand why some clicks hurt and some don’t
- Classify patients by both pain categories and restorative needs
- Rationales for splint designs
- Understand what splint to use and where
- Understand anatomy and physiology of the Temporomandibular Joint and
muscles of mastication
- How to identify and treat Trigger Points
- Modalities used to enhance your treatment protocol
- Common neuropathic pain disorders
- Hierarchy of pain and much, much more.
Dr. John Nosti practices full time with an emphasis on functional cosmetics, full mouth rehabilitation, and TMJ dysfunction. His down-to-earth approach and ability to demystify occlusion and all ceramic dentistry has earned him distinction among his peers. He has lectured nationally on occlusion, rehabilitation, and technology (JVA/JT and T-scan).
As Clinical Director for Clinical Mastery Series he has authored and teaches the two-day “Ultimate Occlusion: Mastering Functional Dentistry ” ,“Ultimate Occlusion 2: Mastering Full Mouth Rehab”, and Ultimate Occlusion 3: Mastering Complex Cases” courses, as well as the “Full Mouth Rehabilitation Live in the Op” live patient program.
Dr. Nosti has consistently been a featured speaker at the BioResearch Annual Conference and “Townie Meeting” in Las Vegas, NV. He has lectured at numerous national conferences, including the annual sessions for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and Academy of General Dentistry. He has also spoken for many dental societies, and study clubs, including divisions of the Seattle Study Club.
Furthermore, he holds fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantology and Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics. He is currently in the process of attaining the award of Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, as well as accreditation in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Mike Smith graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and then pursued an extensive post-graduate education in dental rehabilitation in the field of occlusion, full mouth rehabilitation, TMJ disorders, sleep apnea, and conscious sedation. His private practice in Phoenix, Arizona is dedicated to aesthetic, contemporary, restorative, and cosmetic rehabilitation. Dr. Smith instructs other dentists nationally and internationally as a lecturer and mentor for companies involved in advanced dental treatment and diagnosis in TMD, full mouth reconstruction, and implants. He is actively involved in numerous organizations and associations dedicated to the pursuit of providing patients with extraordinary care. www.thebitingedge.com
Continuing Education Credit Hours:
March 22, 23 2019 – Arizona