Southeastern District Dental Society, Sioux Falls, South Dakota – September 20, 2013

Dr. Clayton A. Chan is the Invited Speaker at the  SOUTHERN DISTRICT  DENTAL SOCIETY, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

(Friday, September 20, 2013, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm at the Best Western Ramkota Inn)

Chairman, Program Committee: Contact Dr. Gayle, V. Neslson, DDS, MSD – 605-366-5782

GNEUROMUSCULAR OCCLUSION – “A Physiologic Missing Link Between TMJ, Restorative and Orthodontic Dentistry”

SYNOPSIS: A focus on structural alignment, function and esthetics”

Physiologic occlusal parameters are necessary to make the right diagnosis involving esthetic restorative, orthodontic and TMD care.  Today’s practitioner must distinguish his or her practice by becoming an expert in comprehensive dentistry which includes an understanding of the essentials of dentistry vs. the usual and customary dentistry.  Gneuromuscular Occlusion is really a combined understanding and application of skill sets required to effectively treat the complex cases – It goes far beyond cosmetics.  Both neuromuscular and gnathologic understanding is required….It’s not a matter of one or the other, it’s BOTH!

Establishing physiologic parameters is key to distinguish between pathologic and physiologic occlusion in todays every day dental practice.  10 foundational keys to occlusion are discussed to reach maximum dental improvement and stability.

Dr. Chan will show his cases from his TMJ, restorative and orthodontic perspective. He will show how he approaches and treats these cases that have experienced pain, joint derangement and muscular dysfunction applying scientific methodologies.   Dr. Chan  will share his clinical tips and how he makes dentistry, fun, exciting and practical.


  1. 10 Fundamental Keys to GNEUROMUSCULAR OCCLUSION
  1. The Essentials to understanding good occlusion and cosmetics
  2. Learn steps to begin stabilizing your cases.
  3. Dr. Chan will present his cases to give you an overall view of what he does and why.
  1. The missing links to effective diagnosis and treatment planning.
  2. Importance of stabilization with micro occlusion in a removable orthotic before fixed restorative treatment.
  3. When to grind and when not to grind – Preservation of form for optimal function.
  4. The use of electronic Instrumentation to quantify the quality of the occlusal restorative finish.

Discovering GNEUROMUSCULAR Dentistry and the latest in Dental Continuing Education:

Neuromuscular Dentistry