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Join us for a 3-part course on fabrication, fitting and review of the flat plane occlusal guard.


Introduction: Management of load and prevention of fatigue/overloading failure is the next step in oral health care after over 100 years of focusing on decay and periodontal disease. Fatigue failure of teeth over time is a growing problem, regardless of restorative status. This 3-part course will examine the rationale behind and methods for fabrication of occlusal guards, while at the same time participants will fabricate, fit and review a guard.


Objectives: At the completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. determine when an occlusal guard is indicated

  2. identify the relaxed hinging position and transfer this information to an articulator

  3. provide a laboratory prescription for fabrication of the desired splint attributes

  4. fit the occlusal guard for optimal stability, passivity, retention and patient comfort

  5. review the occlusal guard over time and be comfortable making adjustments


Details: There will be 7.5 hours of verified CPD – attendance at all 3 sessions is a requirement. This course is to be supported by Oraltec and provided by Paul Cashman, Specialist Prosthodontist. This cost of the course is $975, limited to 8 participants and will take place at Canterbury Dental Specialists, 11 Normans Road, Strowan, Christchurch 8052 on the following dates from 9am until midday:

  • Friday 19th Oct 2018

  • Friday 26th Oct 2018

  • Friday 2nd Nov 2018


For further details and to book your place, please fill in the enrollment form below and/or contact Gena at 03-3560597 or

NZDA verifies, that based on the information provided to NZDA, this activity meets the Dental Council policy requirements for CPD. NZDA CPD verification does not imply promotion or endorsement of the contents of any course. Attendees need to use professional judgment to assess the validity and usefulness of techniques, materials or therapeutic products to their own practice. 

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