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FDC2021 Session Directory

'Sound' Bites: Quick, Easy, Predictive Treatment for Malocclusion and Parafunction

Course Code: C45
Speaker: Dr. William Lea, DMD
CE Hours: 3.00
Start: Friday, June 25, 2021, 2:00 PM
End: Friday, June 25, 2021, 5:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Assistants, Hygienists, Laboratory Technician, Dental Student


Dr. Lea’s afternoon lecture will share a simple way of screening patients with joint symptoms and parafunctional habits so you never start something you cannot finish. A simple and easily implemented, predictable, non-invasive and dynamic three-dimensional, 15–30-minute treatment approach that can prevent or resolve parafunctional habits or symptoms in the teeth, gums, joints and muscles of the head and neck that originate from malocclusion. A clear and obvious criteria for recognizing and predictably establishing healthy, comfortable, stable and functional dentitions will be shared. This is a two-part course (C28 and C45) that is best attended as a full-day learning experience. For comprehensive learning, you must register and pay for both courses for the full-day experience. However, attendees may take either the morning or afternoon course separately.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • understand and employ a simple, quick, low cost corrective treatment.
  • understand what a comfortable, healthy, functional, stable, occlusion looks like.
  • avoid any dysfunctional treatments of their own and correct any dysfunctional dentitions that can lead to parafunction and TMD.
  • comfortably deal with the two necessary functions: swallowing (habitual closed position) and chewing (lateral excursions).

Speaker: Dr. William Lea, DMD, Dr. Wm. E. Lea Inc.

About the speaker: Dental degree, University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry; private practice, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Disclosure: Neither I nor members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to this presentation.

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