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Dr. Jose Luiz Ruiz

Date: 2/8/2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Short Description: Implementing Occlusion into Everyday Dentistry

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7 C.E. units (core)

Lunch is included.

In this practical course, you will learn how to implement a methodic and incremental approach to diagnosis, understanding the seven signs and symptoms of occlusal disease, and how it impacts the longevity of your restorations. The Occlusal Disease Diagnosis System is a practical “system” to educate, diagnose and treat occlusal disease, including equilibration using the “3 Golden Rules of Occlusion.” It provides a powerful system to educate and motivate patients to manage occlusal disease, leading to excellent treatment acceptance and success.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Why it is so important to manage occlusal disease if we want our patients to keep their teeth for a lifetime and our dentistry to last.
  2. How to implement occlusal diagnosis and treatment into a normal dental practice.
  3. The seven signs and symptoms of occlusal disease.
  4. When to use a semi-adjustable articulator and why it has great importance.
  5. When to use a CR bite and practical techniques to take a CR bite.
  6. A simple, practical and minimally invasive system for occlusal equilibration.
  7. How to educate patients about occlusal disease for excellent treatment acceptance.
  8. How to make occlusal treatment a profit center for a highly ethical practice.


Jose Luiz Ruiz, DDS

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Dr. Ruiz is the Director of the Los Angeles Institute of Clinical Dentistry, Course Director of numerous C.E. Courses at USC, and an Associate Instructor at Dr. Gordon Christensen PCC in Utah. He is the author of the textbook Supra-gingival Minimally Invasive Dentistry; A Healthier Approach, published by Wiley-Blackwell and Edited by Dr. Ray Bertolotti. Dr. Ruiz has also published several research papers and clinical articles on adhesive dentistry, occlusion and esthetic dentistry. He regularly lectures at all major dental meetings.

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