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Occlusal Appliances & Equilibration

The Pankey Institute remains dedicated to helping you enhance your understanding of the procedures you need to do in your Practice. Appliance therapy is the one tool every dentist must have to increase comprehensive case acceptance, manage patients with moderate to high functional risk, verify centric relations, and treat signs and symptoms of TMD. You are encouraged to also bring one of your primary dental assistants with you to learn faster and easier in a team and utilize different appliances diagnostically, therapeutically, and behaviorally.



Confidently perform muscle, joint and functional exams in your patients


Understand TMJ sounds, movements, and functional loading


Learn how to choose the right appliance based on the clinical findings


Discover how you can customize your treatment plan for moderate and high-risk patients


Learn to deliver and adjust a full coverage appliance, and bite splint following wear.


Reach your goal of financial freedom by gaining the tools you need to get there. Develop philosophical-based fee schedules and continue to deepen your knowledge of investment strategies and debt management.


Enhance your communication style with your patient, lab technician, and the team.


Learn how you can use an appliance to increase patient ownership of their current condition.

2024 Course Dates

February 11, 2024 - February 15, 2024 Sold Out
March 24, 2024 - March 28, 2024 Sold Out
April 26, 2024 - April 30, 2024 Sold Out
July 21, 2024 - July 25, 2024 Register
October 20, 2024 - October 24, 2024 Sold Out

2025 Course Dates

February 09, 2025 - February 13, 2025 Register
March 23, 2025 - March 27, 2025 Register
April 06, 2025 - April 10, 2025 Register
June 22, 2025 - June 26, 2025 Register
August 10, 2025 - August 14, 2025 Register

Teaching Methods: Hands-On Participation Course | Contact: | Faculty Bios: Click Here | Prerequisites: None

ADA CERP Certified

The Pankey Institute is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The Pankey Institute designates this activity for 43.5 continuing education credits.