Implants and their prostheses replace teeth and, as such, must participate fully in oral function. A substantial part of oral function is related to occlusion which is often seen by some as a ‘dark art’ with little teaching at undergraduate level. As such many dentists muddle through with blue and red paper and a bit of tapping!
A sound knowledge of occlusion is essential to any restorative treatment planning and implants are no exception.
Following a popular one day occlusion Master Class with Charlotte in 2016, we thought what better way to develop this course further than by expanding it to a two day event allowing us to introduce further practical exercises to the course.
By the end of the course delegates will have an in depth knowledge of assessing and planning occlusion schemes for natural dentitions and implant dentistry in straightforward and complex cases.
The course format is lectures and practical exercises including the setting up of a hard splint in the correct occlusal position.
Charlotte Stilwell is a specialist in prosthodontics. She qualified from the Royal Dental College in Copenhagen in 1983 and moved to London to pursue her interest in removable prosthodontics. After five years of training at the Prosthetic Department, Royal London Hospital Dental School, she practiced for nine years in general practice in West Wickham, Kent. In 1997 she took up her current practice position as a referral specialist at the multi-disciplinary Harley Street Dental Clinic in London.