Practical Advanced TMD Practice- Level 2

Course Type: Practical Advanced TMD Curriculum

The Practical Advanced TMD Practice Continuum is designed to take the serious Physiologic 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.   It 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 experts in the field of Physiologic 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.

Pat II will build on the information in Level 1 and further explore aspects that provide the practitioner to come up with a differential diagnosis when treating complicated cases. All disciplines mentioned in the Post Core Continuum summary synopsis Case Therapies will be discussed and an opportunity will be presented for the participants to have their cases evaluated and discussed in detail.

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Tuition: $3695.00 – Doctor Prerequisites: CORE I, CORE II, CORE III, CORE IV, LIVE CORE V, LIVE CORE VI, PAT 1
Team Tuition: $795 – Team CE Credits: 23.5
AGD Codes: 180 Campus: LVI Main Campus

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

  • Discuss a gnathologist’s interpretation of computer generated data.
  • Utilize the EMG to identify ascending versus descending pain reference patterns.
  • Correlate objective data to patient history and physical findings
  • Discuss practical and relevant aspects of case stabilization including co-therapy.
  • Utilize advanced EMG/ESG data collection and interpretation protocols.
  • Utilize Scans 2, 13 and 15 to help diagnose the TMD condition.
  • Discuss the growth and development of the crania-facial structures.
  • Discuss the functional classifications of craniomandibular disorders.
  • Identify upper airway obstruction in the development of malocclusion, micrognathia and reconstruction failures.
  • Describe etiology and correction of tongue thrust and TMD Malocclusion
  • Understand the importance of testing cranial nerve and the use of radiographic analysis.
  • Identify postural effects and their interrelationship with occlusion.
  • Discuss the neurological and neurotransmitter control of mastication and posture.
  • Discuss the functional anatomy of the autonomic nervous system.
  • Identify options for treatment of pain such as acupuncture meridian and auricular acupuncture.
  • Discuss the importance of Sleep Breathing Disorders and its impact on the Physiologic balance.
  • Perform diagnostic injections into trigger points to help with diagnosis.

Course Dates:

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 to Friday, September 14, 2018
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 to Friday, March 22, 2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 to Friday, September 20, 2019

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

alk about “Practical”! Just took my first GTO bite this morning (1st day back to the office since PAT 1 and 2). It was a SLAM dunk! Worked beautifully. I have so much confidence in this bite more than I have ever had with my previous Myobites (and I thought those were good). We got the joint nice and decompressed with the first bite and the Pt. said it felt great! Can’t wait to deliver this orthotic. Thanks LVI

– Dr. Lance Loveless, Austin, TX

This course was exactly what I needed. I have tried to put together a physical therapy piece in my office but just did not know how to do the sequencing with the tensing and taking the bite. Problem solved at least as a good starting point. I especially found the timing of the hands-on sections interspersed with the lectures to be beneficial in helping me to pay attention better as well as the obvious — practicing. And, of course, learning how to take the GTO bite. Watching Bill take the bite on a live patient really made a difference. This is a course not to be missed! Can’t wait for Monday morning!

– Dr. Ana Brightleaf

Think PAT 1 and 2 have been BY FAR the best courses I have taken at LVI since my Cores. The incredible use-it-on-Monday practicality of the information shared, tried and true methods used and shared by the very experienced instructors, and congenial atmosphere at all times has been well worth the trip.

– Dr. Andrea Stevens

I’m truly trying to comprehend the volume of material we just have had the privilege of being exposed to. The magnitude of info from a regional event to core 7 is about the same or a little less than core 7 to PAT 2. Truly a game changer. If you have not taken these courses or have not taken them recently, do yourself and more importantly your patients a favour and do so. I’m not usually one to comment or post but I had to say this cause it will change what I do that dramatically. Thanks to those that attended, the all star faculty and of course Bill and Heidi. Much gratitude

– Dr. Keith Wempe

This course has brought things together for me. LVI continues to take it to the next level. Thanks to everyone at the course – instructors and attendees. After core 7, PAT 1&2 are a must.

– Dr. Trevor Archibald

Wow, blown away again at how much more there is to see. Just having completed the core curriculum last year, realizing that was only the surface! In all seriousness these two programs are ridiculously fantastic! Get out here and do them if you haven’t there is so much more to see. Great work LVI family thanks for the wonderful opportunity to be the best I can be!

– Dr. Douglas Hanson

I completed the CRUISE refresher course a few months ago and PAT 1 and 2 last week. It is amazing how LVI has evolved. I completed Core 7 in 2007. If you haven’t been back for awhile, believe me you need to go to catch-up. Everything has changed, from the GTO bite to treating the cervical area. The manner in which the bites are taken is completely different from 2007. I was able to take one of my patients who was getting better but symptoms wouldn’t resolve and get her pain free the week I returned after PAT 1 and 2. It’s nice to have the knowledge to treat even the most difficult of cases. Just go take PAT 1 and 2 and you will be impressed with what you learn, and wonder why in the hell you didn’t go earlier.

– Dr. Charlie Janes

I encourage you all to treat yourselves to the PAT courses. You will enjoy the learning and be able to deliver much better and quicker improvements for your patient’s health, function and appearance

– Dr. Conchi Sanchez-Garcia

PAT 1 was great, and PAT 2 is looking to be even better. Learning a lot about cervical issues and we’ll do a hands on tomorrow on adjusting the upper cervicals before taking the bite. This is totally cool. Really looking forward to tomorrow!

– Dr. John Highsmith

“The PAT 2 course really took my knowledge and appreciation for posture and cervical issues to a whole other level. Can’t wait to get back to the office to try some of these techniques on some of my existing NM patients.”

– Dr. Michael Bufo

“Taking PAT 1 & 2 has opened my eyes to a world of opportunities to help our patients. I would recommend everyone who wants to practice to an excellence level, take these courses. You will learn so much…it will blow your mind.”

– Dr. Kate Sudikoff

“This course puts you in the driver’s seat for optimized NM treatment. If you don’t take this course you’re just kicking the tires.”

– Dr. Ted Kawulok

“I just finished my first week back at the office since I completed PAT 1 & 2. This was definitely my most gratifying week as a neuromuscular dentist. My “toolbox” is more full than ever!”

– Dr. Frank Sullivan

“PAT 1 & 2 both provided extremely valuable information that will improve patient care. I was able to implement several new techniques immediately in my practice. Each instructor had unique and releveant information.”

– Dr. Judy Cope

“So many courses at LVI have changed the way I practice dentistry every day in my office. This is another one of those courses. It was loaded with cutting edge information so that I can deliver cutting edge treatment for my patients.”

– Dr. Timothy Gross

“The knowledge presented in PAT 1 and PAT 2 is essential for every NM dentist that wants to do the best for their patients.”

– Dr. Jess Legg

“PAT 2 is a terrific course. I have been caring for pain patients over the last few years (something I never thought I would do) and with this course I will have more skills to help more patients.”

– Dr. Alan Montrose

“Combined with PAT 1, this PAT 2 course really brought it all together for me. I really feel like I can go back to the office Monday and provide so much better care for my patients.”

– Dr. Lance Loveless


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