About Dr. Clayton Chan

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Clayton A. Chan, DDS – Dentistry

Founder/Director of OCCLUSION CONNECTIONS™ (2008 to present)

BIOGRAPHY

Clayton A. Chan, D.D.S. is a general dentist, clinician, teacher, educator and leader. He is considered by many to be an authority on Occlusion and its application to Clinical Dentistry. His training and experience as a dental laboratory technician along with training in the areas of gnathologics, TMD, orthodontics and neuromuscular occlusion has helped him convey a unique three fold clinical message to thousands of dentists, specialists, technicians and dental leaders nationally and internationally.

His focus:

  • TMD/ Cranio-mandibular dysfunction and pain
  • Orthodontic/orthopedics
  • Esthetic craniomandibular rehabilitation

Dr. Chan inspires and motivates dentists to take their practice to the next level, instilling in them the confidence, knowledge and skills necessary to go beyond traditional teachings and techniques of the profession.  He is noted for his precision in dental occlusion, bite management and bite transfer techniques applying both the gnathologic and neuromuscular principles.  Dr. Chan coined the term “gneuromuscular” (GNM), being the first to pioneer a blending of both gnathic and neuromuscular occlusal concepts within the dental profession.  Dr. Chan’s unrivaled expertise and experience have been acknowledged by dentists around the world seeking him out for help and guidance in Occlusion and its application in clinical dentistry.  He is the originator of the Chan-Optimized Bite™.

His programs are packed with common sense information and practical clinical application for both new dentist and the very experienced dentist. He is the author of many articles on neuromuscular dentistry and dental occlusion. As founder and director of Occlusion Connections™, Dr. Chan has designed an eigth level occlusion curriculum plus and three orthodontic/orthopedic level curriculum that comprehensively trains and teaches dentists nationally and internationally to develop diagnostic and treatment skills to successfully address the occlusal problems they face in clinical practice.

Dr. Chan was formerly invited to be the director of Neuromuscular Dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute (LVI) in November 1999- July 2006 where he established the Jankelson neuromuscular occlusion and orthodontic teaching concepts and curriculum.  He has been recognized and noted for being instrumental in introducing Myotronics K7 instrumentation and training program to LVI along with Dr. Robert Jankelson his mentor.  Other well noted neuromuscular leaders and speakers as Dr. James Garry (foremost neuromuscular leader and pioneer in upper air way obstruction in TMD), Dr. Gary Wolford recognized neuromuscular oral maxillo-facial surgeon who owns K7 along with other noted NM proponents as Dr. Norman Thomas (Professor Emeritus) were invited on behalf of Dr. Chan’s influential professional relationships with these prominent NM leaders, teachers, academicians and clinicians introducing each of them to the institute at that time.

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Dr. Clayton A. Chan is a trained gnathologist, who has combined expertise in both gnathology and neuromuscular approaches which is a rare combination of skills in the dental field to treat complex occlusal problems as well as handling difficult craniomandibular/ TMJ cervical dysfunction cases.  He has expertise in treating full mouth rehabilitation problems using specialized equipment that provides objective documentation which requires advanced training and ability to interpret the CMS, EMG and ESG recordings for optimal results. His comprehensive diagnostic testing and analysis with his skills, years of experience, knowledge, understanding and judgement makes him qualified to treat this case.

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He has achieved Fellowship (FICCMO) and Mastership (MICCMO) status with the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics, Mastership (LVIM) and Fellowship (LVIF) status with the Las Vegas Institute, and former member holding Diplomat status with The College of Forensic Orthopedics (Dipl. CFO), The American Board of Forensic Examiners  (D.A.B.F.E.), The American Board of Forensic Dentistry (D.A.B.F.D.) and The American Board of Forensic Medicine (D.A.B.F.M.).

He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Nevada Dental Association (NDA), and California Dental Association (CDA) and Founding Member of the Appliance Therapy Practitioners Association (ATPA) a leading edge functional orthodontic organization.

Dr. Chan is graduate of the Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry in southern California.

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To Read More:

To learn more about Dr. Clayton A. Chan, please visit the following websites:

http://www.claytonchandds.com – Private practice website of Dr.Clayton A Chan

  • 9061 West Post Road, Las Vegas, NV 89148   U.S.A
  • Office phone (702) 271-2950
  • Jane Chan (Office Administrator) Email: jane@drclaytonchan.com

http://www.drclaytonchan.com – Note: this was the very first “Neuromuscular Dentistry” website  historically posted on the internet in March 1999.  At that time there was not one mention of the term “Neuromuscular” or “NMD” or “NM” or “Neuromuscular Dentistry” ever mentioned on the internet until this site was placed.  From there we have observed and watched this term grow and evolve to this present day.

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