GNM is ADVANCED Clinical Application of Gnathic+NM Understanding.
NM dentists are wondering what is the difference between NM verses GNM teachings at OC?
Because of their years of experience and understanding they also wonder whether OC’s Level 1 Advanced Principles to Physiologic Occlusion course is to elementary for them?
NM minded clinicians who have been involved with neuromuscular dentistry concepts, electromyography (EMG), computerized mandibular scanning (CMS – jaw tracking), electrosonography (ESG) and low frequency dental ultra low frequency (ULF TENS) technology discovered that their diagnostic awareness and understanding of the data collected was not completely making sense based on there NM knowledge. Even though these clinicians have owned and used Myotronics K7 technology for years they realize there is something missing in their understanding of occlusion, interpretation of the data and perhaps the way they are using the technology. Clinical reality shows differently when their NM occlusal philosophy was shows inadequate when treating the TMD pain patients.
Why do EMGS of the temporalis anterior muscles or cervical group muscles goes up after TENSing when in fact they were taught the dental TENS “relaxes” muscles? If TENS relaxes muscles why didn’t the EMGs go down after TENSing? This is a question that the NM dentists have not adequately addressed or have purposely ignored. Why didn’t the cervical group EMGs go down after TENSing? What does the NM clinician do when these EMG patterns do not go down?
OC GNM teachings begins to answer the following with effective techniques, methods and protocols that are critical for all advanced clinicians to learn and understand. Without this knowledge the NM K7 J5 understanding will be DEFICIENT.
How does the NM dentists reduce an entrapped TMJ disc without invasive procedures?
If the patient has cervical dysfunction and records hyper EMGs in those regions when using the K7, how does the NM dentist systematically make these cervical group (CGL/CGR) EMGS goes down?
How does the NM K7 dentist prove and confirm that their myo-trajectory using Scan 4/5 is the correct and optimized myo-trajectory?
How does the NM K7 dentist determine the correct physiologic vertical dimension with the anterior open bite case?
Diagnosis is key if one desires to “Optimized Bite”. Learning how to Optimized the Bite with J5 Dental TENS is the foundational key to GNM.
Without a proper bite registration the Phase 1 Orthotic or Phase 2 restorative occlusion will be off and will not be stable. Without proper micro-occlusal management understanding of the GNM rules and protocols the high proprioceptive TMD patient and challenging occlusal restorative patients will fail and NM success of the patient will fall short of physiologic stability and clinical success.
It is these foundational OC GNM teachings, principles, techniques, methods and protocols that are presented in Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 Masterclass courses with Dr. Chan begin one’s GNM journey in advancing the clinicians NM understanding.
One’s appreciation of the finer details and nuances of occlusal management is now taking shape based on a different paradigm, meaning and understanding. – This is the meaning of OCCLUSION CONNECTIONS™.
OC is the most advanced gneuromuscular dental training program in the world. Its training focuses on the “clinical” dentist who desires to advanced his/her clinical management skills, knowledge and understanding in occlusion with the emphasis of three (3) key disciplines: TMD, restorative/prosthetics and orthodontic/orthopedics.
8 Key Building Block Master Track Training courses + 3 Orthodontic/Orthopedic courses which are foundational to the development of a skilled and well able clinician in acquiring a complete understanding of GNM (gneuromuscular) dentistry and concepts. This is what will make you a 1%er in dentistry.
Small group size classes are specifically held with Dr. Clayton Chan in a personal manner allowing open interactive discussion amongst peers for optimal learning. Learning begins with an open heart, a desire to discover, learn, support and guide one another in an atmosphere free of anxiety and fears.
At OC the clinician are given opportunity to test and prove the knowledge, clinical skills and technical abilities at three levels:
OC FELLOWSHIP AWARD – Phase 1 Orthopedic stabilization protocols showing proficiency by submitting clinical cases per OC’s protocols and standards along with passing a written examination based on Levels 1-4 course curriculum.
OC MASTERSHIP AWARD – Phase II restorative protocols and occlusal management knowledge and proficiency is tested based on Levels 1-7 course curriculum with emphasis in the written examination on Levels 5, 6 and 7 teachings. Clinical cases are documented and presented according the OC’s standards of comprehensive documentation and patient effectiveness responses to treatment.
OC DIPLOMATE AWARD– This is the highest recognition amongst the OC clincians who have demonstrated their proficiency, skills, knowledge and ability in treating orthodontic/orthopedic verticalization cases. Written examination will cover all Levels 1-7 with a focused emphasis on Ortho 1, 2 and 3 course curriculum.
These prestigious OC recognition awards are a means to distinguish our highly elite, trained and dedicated clinicians who personify Occlusion Connections values, mission and goals.