Optimized Bite® Dental Training
Founder and Director
Clayton A. Chan, DDS, MICCMO
THE POWER IS IN THE BITE!
Dr. Clayton Chan founded the Optimized Bite® Dental Training and Education in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since opening its doors in 2008 as the first to offer advanced Optimized Bite® training to dentist from around the world, this training center has become the prime coaching resource for top clinicians, organizational leaders of peer review, delegates, dental societies, dental board examiners and world champion dentist to tri-athletes, Olympians, performance shooters, mixed martial arts and recreational athletes alike. Dr. Chan’s focused coaching and warm personality brings his professional dental training as a pioneer, teacher and educator and a doctor of the mouth to life. His brilliant technical teaching style allows his students to learn in an open positive environment the science and art of bite optimization. Dr. Chan is an inspiration to nearly everyone he meets, causing dentist to excel and re-examine their present mind set, occlusal philosophies, understanding and skills to reach higher levels, and motivating both advanced and beginners to believe in their knowledge, skills and abilities to excel.
Dr. Clayton Chan received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1988 from Loma Linda Unversity, School of Dentistry in Loma Linda, California. Before starting his own teaching and training center in Las Vegas, he was a trained laboratory technician and worked as associate scientist with a major dental products company (Kerr, Sybron Corporation). He furthered his dental background practiced gnathologics as well as neuromuscular dentistry in San Diego, California and became the director of neuromuscular dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute. In current practice, Dr. Chan continues to focus on performance-based Orthopedic Bite Management Dentistry with an emphasis on training clinicians who work with elite level sport and performance athletes as well as dysfunctional TMD, restorative and orthodontic patients. His clients see exceptional results from his progressive blend of gnathology and neuromuscular performance Optimized Bite and occlusal management training.
Dr. Chan has Mastership status with the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics, received his Master and Fellowship with Las Vegas Institute and achieved Diplomat status with The College of Forensic Orthopedics (Dipl. CFO), The American Board of Forensic Examiners (DABFE), The American Board of Forensic Dentistry (DABFD) and The American Board of Forensic Medicine (DABFM).
Level 1 – Advanced Optimized Bite™ Education and Training: Part I
Level 1 – The Level One program (Advanced Principles of Physiologic Occlusion) is designed to train doctors on advanced and scientific and objectively measured techniques in Optimized Bite™ techniques and physiologic occlusion. Doctors learn specific protocols and techniques combined with low frequency TENS to achieve a high level of results for their patients and elite athlete clients. Doctors who fulfill the requirements of Level 1 are certified by Dr. Chan in these advanced physiologic occlusion techniques to progress to the next level of advanced training in bite optimization using calibrated jaw tracking technology.
This training fulfills the basic requirements for AgilityGuard Trophy doctors.
For more information on: Level 1 Course – Advanced Principles of Physiologic Occlusion
Advanced K7 Instrumentation Training – Elite – Part II
Advanced K7 instrumentation training established by Dr. Chan takes doctors to a higher level of awareness and skill using K7 jaw tracking and TENS technology (Chan Optimized Bite® Dentistry) to refine their Level 1 abilities to still a higher level (similar to the elite military sharp shooters who use long and short range scopes and instrumentation to precisely hit the target in shooting practice regardless of weather conditions). Without the aid of high tech jaw tracking instrumentation combined with low frequency TENS it is impossible to meet the high standards of precision and accuracy. Being on the elite team of specialized Optimized Bite doctors requires advanced training. The human body recognizes small differences in the bite controlled by proprioception. Advanced training requires foundational knowledge, understanding and learning to perfect ones comprehension of the use instrumentation to blend both clinical observations with objective scientific technology to reach the goals of physiologic health and optimal performance.
This series of didactive and classroom training meets the certification training standards for dentist who own K7 instrumentation and requirements to be the Elite Triumphant K7 AgilityGuard provider (Qualified only at Occlusion Connections™).
For more information on: Level 5 Course Part II – Neurmuscular Bite Refinement/Advanced K7 and Scan Interpretation