Course Catalog

The LVI Course Catalog encompasses over 35 courses across a number of dental disciplines.  To register for a course, find the program below and follow the link to the individual course page or call an LVI Concierge at 1-888-584-3237

Core Continuum

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LVI has developed a Core Curriculum consisting of seven courses that serve as the roadmap for success on the path to becoming a Full Mouth Doctor. This Core Curriculum consists of:

Practical Advanced TMD Practice Continuum

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The Practical Advanced TMD Curriculum is designed to take a serious NM dentist to a level, where he or she can master the patient diagnosis and treatment planning. Topics include: Scan Interpretation, TMD, Anatomy, Physiology, Radiology, Pharmacology, Sleep Breathing Disorders, Risk Management, plus much, much more. This level is designed to be a systematic and synergistic educational delivery of the practical, patient oriented material for maximum absorption that will allow the attendee to become more expertly informed in the field of NM dentistry. This set of courses will allow the participant to trouble shoot the myriad of difficult cases that need differential diagnoses involving the above disciplines.

Sleep Continuum

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Hundreds of millions of people of all ages around the world suffer from deadly obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has been linked to Cardiovascular Disease, Cerebrovascular Insult, Endocrine Disorders and Obesity. Our medical colleagues are asking for our help, NOW! OSA is considered a disease of craniofacial anatomy so the ONUS is on dentists to identify and help manage OSA sufferers.

Are you prepared to start SAVING LIVES?

Implantology Continuum

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Dental Implants are one of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of dentistry, however they must be done well! Fortunately the surgical part of the process can be simple and predictable and done by nearly any dentist. The key to success in implant dentistry is not just the surgical component, but more importantly the prosthetic component which starts with proper diagnosis and occlusion.

The implant continuum addresses the foundations for success from proper restorative occlusion to the surgical management of the case and a process where it can all be done in the design phase leading to efficient and predictable implant success. It’s time to get in the game and offer another aspect of excellence to your patients!

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD) and Myofunctional Therapy

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When the tongue is not acting properly during speech, swallow, or at rest…it can cause all sorts of problems from newborns to adults. From issues with OSA, TMD, pain, restorative/ortho relapses, speech, sucking, posture, and swallowing…to name a few, the tongue plays a huge role. The muscles of the face, mouth, and throat must be in balance to work together in harmony.

This course is designed to enhance your Physiologic Based Neuromuscular Practice by uncovering the secrets of the most powerful muscle we work with…THE TONGUE!

Orthodontics

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This is an introductory course for dentists and their teams who have performed minimal to no orthodontic treatment in their office. Through both didactic and hands -on instruction, this course is designed to teach participants how to introduce and implement comprehensive physiologic orthodontic treatment in their practice.

Hygiene

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This course is designed to optimize your LVI journey by identifying missing links in your practice and enhancing the return on your LVI educational investment by boosting your practice’s hygiene efficiency.

The “mouth body” connection can take your practice to the next level, by presenting opportunities to streamline your hygiene department while integrating the ultimate in comprehensive patient care.

Team Courses

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In order to take this back to the practice, there still remains one more hurdle. The productive practice is only created with optimizing the team and their performance and that is based on systems.

The clinical skills taught at LVI are delivered and practiced in both didactic and hands-on format, but in order to use them and make them routine in the practice it requires the team to not just understand, but to embrace the new protocols. Every dentist has returned charged up from a dental continuing education program and ready to make changes in the practice only to be met with lack-luster enthusiasm from the team. The issue is that it is impossible to deliver a few hours to a few days worth of material in a pow wow meeting the next morning back in the practice. In fact, as often as not, the team will roll their eyes and groan about the new protocol as soon as the dentist walks away! The key to changing the practice for the better and for good is to make sure the team is driving the charge!

The programs at LVI include a broad base of topics among the more than 40 different programs, but the one that creates the most success in the practices are always the Team programs. The LVI education is complete in that it offers sufficient quantity and quality to make change happen supported by the systems and communication skills to make it the new reality. The LVI education is a powerful experience and can catapult a practice to unheard of heights!

Have you ever felt the frustration after attending a CE course of trying to get the team on board with what you learned?

Was there resistance stemming from a lack of understanding?

The LVI Dynamic Team Concepts Series is designed for your team members to not only learn along with you, but to also learn additional information pertaining to their specific areas which will create an environment of implementation.

While the doctors are focusing on the clinical aspects of the courses, the team members will be focusing on the patient care systems, better learning to communicate and educate your patients which will result in higher treatment acceptance.

The clinical skills that are learned in the doctor program are necessary, but not sufficient for optimal success in a practice. The largest return on investment on any CE is always in the team programs as they are the ones that train the office to be able to implement and succeed!

Creating Patient Care Systems that will compliment your LVI clinical training is essential for the success of an LVI practice. This course is designed to provide you the tools and checklist that will provide consistency and continuity with each of our Patient Experiences along with clarifying each team member’s role with those experiences. This course will help with training the new team member in your practice or getting the entire team on the same page.

Laboratory Technician Courses

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LVI has developed a Curriculum consisting of four courses that serve as the roadmap for success on the path to becoming a Full Mouth Technician. This Curriculum consists of:

In-Office Consultants

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It has often been said that the success of the practice is partly built on clinical skills, but mainly based on relationships.  These are built through a series contact points with the patient and if those are poorly managed the patient has a poor experience as a result.  On the other hand, if they are well managed, the patient becomes a raving fan!

There is no limit to the success of a practice other than those created from within and fortunately these can be redesigned!  The consultant team at LVI can start with a practice evaluation to highlight holes in the practice plan to accomplish your vision.  Systems are taught that literally create a framework for success for the business of the practice…  Hygiene can be molded into a profit center…  HR issues can virtually be eliminated… office protocols can be tailored for your personal vision… and advanced concepts like NM occlusion and K7 technology can easily be incorporated into the practice.

The fastest route to success is along a path that the LVI consulting team has helped practices all over the world walk.  Take advantage of them to make your practice accomplish more than you dare to dream!

New You Dentures

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This 3-day denture course is designed to give participants the necessary skills to make NM dentures in an easy step-by step manner that reproduces facial characteristics that are typically lost with conventional dentures.

Implant retained and Implant supported dentures will also be covered. Treatment planning and sequencing of these complex restorations will be covered.

Orofacial Pain: Diagnosis and Management

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Many painful conditions exist comorbidly with TMDs. Among these are trigger points and migraine mimics. TMDs are a subset of the larger field of Orofacial pain. Many orofacial pains are confusing to diagnose and effectively treat.

Orofacial pains often have a site they refer pain to that are far from the source of the pain. Diagnostic anesthetic injections are an indispensable tool for differentiating the source of pain from the site of pain. Injections of local anesthetic and other medications are often the first line of treatment for these confusing pain conditions. Other neuropathic pains require neurosensory stents and medications to treat.

This course is designed to teach the most common non-TMD pain syndromes; how to diagnose and treat them to speed the recovery of your patients.

Digital Diagnostic Basic Training

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This course is designed to demonstrate Basic Training for the operation of the the LVI Diagnostic Module on the BioResearch BioPak, Myotronics K7 as well as Basic Training in the use of TENS, Tekscan, Micr02 and Nucalm.

Core Critical Update Courses

LVI is an ever evolving Institute and virtual laboratory. The array of live patient programs and hands on workshops allows us to be exposed to so many unique and difficult cases. Because of that, we have changed and advanced our courses, incorporating new techniques and principles into our curriculum. There have been more advances in NM dentistry since LVI has been involved than the previous 35 years, and these advancements have occurred on an ongoing basis. Our courses are designed to keep you at the most current understanding of the science, technology and clinical significance in NM dentistry. What we taught two years ago is different than what we are teaching today.

Because of this rapid evolution in the neuromuscular revolution, we realize that it is crucial we offer a series of courses that will present these changes and review the principles of the CORE curriculum.

The Core Critical Update Courses will review critical material learned in previously taken Core Continuum courses, as well as bring doctors back up to date on the most critical clinical and technological advancements.

Regional Programs

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LVI Near You: Course dates located across the United States and Canada

The LVI Near You series of regional events are designed to bring the LVI Philosphy and advanced clinical and practice management training to a location in regions across the US and Canada. These programs allow even the busiest doctor and team to experience some of the exceptional education offered by LVI without requiring travel or time away from the office.

TMD/Sleep Apnea Regional Seminar

In these two day seminars you will discover the amazing power we dentists have if we understand the principles of physiology and how the bites affect on our patient’s whole body and their ability to sleep.  In a recent “Future of Dentistry Panel” at the IAPA’s annual meeting, composed of  dental experts from the ADA, dental schools, private practice and other leading experts, all of them listed treating sleep apnea as the future of our profession. You’ll discover the link between TMD & OSA and how to conservatively treat both. You’ll find out why doctors that understand these principles are not only changing the lives of their patient’s but their own lives and are the top producers in North America.  Do not miss this program if you want to understand the direction your practice needs to go in order to survive in this dramatically changing profession.

Below are just a few of the things that will be discussed in this two day seminar

  • TMD & Technology Advances
  • How to Recognize, Diagnose and Treat TMD
  • Take a Physiologic Bite for TMD Orthotic
  • Discover the Effective and surprising solution to TMD issues
  • Uncover the link between the bite and the rest of the body
  • Amazing Must Have Technology in Dentistry
  • Treating Sleep Apnea
  • Diagnosing and Treating OSA
  • Revolutionary New Sleep Appliance
  • Physiologic Approach to Treating OSA and why it’s critical
  • The OSA and TMD connection
  • Why treating sleep breathing  disorders is important to your practice and the Future of Dentistry

TMD/Sleep Apnea Regional Seminar Dates (click for registration & more information)

LVI Regional Event

Regional Events! The Future of Dentistry!

Our biggest problem as a profession is we were only shown part of the story. A frightening number of problems are passed off as medical when the root cause is a dental issue that we weren’t taught to diagnose! Join us for this journey through all the power we have to heal and help our patients. We will outline how you can make a dramatic and positive impact on your patient’s quality of life and create a practice that is not only more powerful, but professionally much more rewarding! There is a world of dentistry out there that you are unaware of because you were never told about it in Dental School or at your local society meetings. It’s a world where patient’s WANT your dentistry and will pay for it! Find out about procedures that not only will you enjoy, but will dramatically add to the bottom line. Find out you can have this type of practice anywhere, not just in “big cities”.

Several exciting ideas we will discuss during the meeting:

  • Discover what services you should be providing for our patients that no other health care provider can
  • Discover why every single adult in your practice is potentially at risk both at night and during the day
  • Understand why the people who are dying of “natural causes” in their sleep are actually dying of a problem you may be able to help them with
  • Discover why medication isn’t the answer to a huge list of medical problems-by dentistry is!
  • Understand the connection between airway problems and TMJ issues and why your patients need you to help
  • Discover a world where you can dramatically change your patient’s lives, and even save their lives
  • Discover everyday things you might be doing that is causing serious problems with your patients and learn how to CONFIDENTLY treat them
  • Discover the amazing world of Physiologic Dentistry
  • Discover how to diagnose and treat TMD and OSA, craniofacial diseases that may affect over 40% of your patients