Practical Advanced TMD Practice- Level 1

Course Type: Practical Advanced TMD Curriculum

***The September 12-14, 2021 date will be available online and on campus.***

You’ve completed the Core Programs. You should now be able to diagnose and treat TMD cases. But there is so much more. How much of the basics have you forgotten? Are you jumping to conclusions with difficult cases, looking for the rare reason rather than understanding the fundamentals of TMD treatment first? This course will fine tune your fundamental mandibular positioning skills, using the muscles to determine the direction that the bite should be moved and if there needs to be more de-torqueing of the mandible using the GTO Bite℠ technique in a hands on workshop.

This course is designed to teach the components of the real world TMD evaluation. You will participate in a hands on workshop in which we will also discuss TMD records, comprehensive evaluation, head and neck radiographic evaluation and the OSA/TMD relationship. You will also have the opportunity to help solve advanced problem cases with a live patient demo. We will also be reviewing and discussing difficult cases brought by the participants.

View our Course Information:

Tuition: $3995 – Doctor Prerequisites: CORE I, CORE II, CORE III, CORE IVLIVE CORE V, LIVE CORE VI
Team Tuition: $895 – Team CE Credits: 23.5
AGD Codes: 010, 550 Campus: LVI Main Campus

The Objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

  • Develop a successful TMD practice.
  • Navigate a CBCT.
  • Treatment for acute TMJ pain.

Additional Topics:

  • New GTO science…proof we have a missing link.
  • Were you confused about scan 18? Find out why.
  • How do you know if your patients are adequately relaxed? A sure fire way without having to take any additional scans.
  • Why are many of your patients not getting relaxed from tensing?
  • What should you avoid before taking the bite? Avoid compressing the decompressed.
  • Beyond the GTO bite℠…What should you do and not do when taking the bite?
  • Learn an immediate posture correction technique.
  • What is normal and abnormal TMJ function?
  • What does “micro trauma” do in your patients? What are the causes? What do you do about it?
  • Hands-on physical therapy for your patients to help get a good bite the first time.
  • Understanding TMJ anatomy that is PRACTICAL and clinically applicable.
  • Recognize what is normal and abnormal.
  • Understanding the relationship between TMD and OSA.
  • TMJ physical therapy
  • Treatment for acute TMJ pain.
  • How to navigate a CBCT?
  • Where the CBCT data fits within the TMD consult?
  • Trigger points, case stabilization, treating acute inflammation of the joint, recapturing the disc.
  • How to treat and recapture the displaced disc?
  • Advanced Scan Interpretation.

Course Dates:

Sunday, September 12, 2021 to Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Take a look at our team:

See what others that have taken the course have to say:

This is an absolute prerequisite to trying to properly diagnose and treat TMD patients. It also is necessary to repeat this course as the material changes, improves and the vast amount of information is impossible to absorb at once. LVI has continued to provide “discomfort” to what I don’t know, thus creating an overwhelming desire to continue learning and improving. Enthusiasm and excellence has led to more successful business for me. Thanks!

Dr. Douglas Hanson

Just wanted to take a minute and comment on my recent time at LVI. I feel like I say this every time I leave but I really believe that this was one of the best courses I have ever taken. So far this morning I have used something that I learned from that course on every patient. I can’t thank you enough for endeavoring to keep improving the techniques to achieve better and better outcomes. The team of lecturers was absolutely perfect and I feel fortunate to have been in such great company. Thank you, Bill for all that you do. My experience at LVI has largely made dentistry my hobby.

Dr. Michael DesRosiers

Got back two weeks ago from updating PAT 1 and I have to say it was one of the best courses I have taken. I have been applying all the new stuff and it is amazing how great the bites are. Thank you for the great course you guys have put together. For those of you in the Core programs… this course puts it all together and opens your eyes to how simple and predictable this can be.

Dr. Babak Firouzi

What an amazing class! This class tied many things together. I feel much more confident now in treating the difficult cases.

Dr. Brian McDowell

Excellent review and update of new techniques and procedures. Had become complacent with doing things as I had learned. TekScan/BioPAK protocol for adjustments is brilliant, ultimate scan will make case presentation so much easier. Thank you! Love what I do every day due to my experience with LVI. It has been life-changing for me.

 Dr. Robert Logan

Physiologic patient care has benefited our practice immensely. Patients and staff and doctors have clear goals and direction and are able to create successful outcomes to our TMJ and other dental therapies. I am a so much better dentist and feel I understand so much clearer what I can do to help my patients have very satisfactory and successful outcomes in my TMJ/restorative dental practice

Dr. Scott LeSueur

You were all awesome and clearly worked so hard to put this all together. I originally took the course 3 years ago. No doubt, the course material and topics discussed was nothing like it was 3 years ago! I learned a ton that I can use the next day i’m in the office. I’m so happy to have chosen to audit it. If you were like me and its been awhile since you took it consider auditing it. 

Dr. Brian Davidson

PAT 1 was awesome. I am so thankful for Bill and LVI for continuing to evolve and being the best dental education out there. It just keeps getting better and the bar keeps raising higher! Thanks to all the instructors. 

Dr. Jon Van Slate

Thank you for a wonderful and fun learning experience. You never disappoint! We get new information, clarification of establishment concepts and procedures and reaffirmation that we are in the right learning venue. You have reignited my passion for dentistry!  And that is priceless. Thank you! 

Dr. Gordon Rye

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6/1/19 to 5/31/22
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