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January CE Event: “Occlusion, Bite Splints and the New Patient Exam” (Clinical)

  • Tue, Jan 12, 2021 | 5:45 PM - Tue, Jan 12, 2021 | 8:45 PM
  • Address: Webinar, Washington, DC

Location: Webinar
Address:  Online
Contact: Andres Bachelet
Email: info@dcdental.org
Phone: (202) 367-1163

Registration closes the Monday before the event at 5pm.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

5:45pm to 6:00pm Business Meeting
6:00pm to 7:30pm Session 1
7:45pm to 8:45pm Session 2

Please note pricing:

  • Members: $0
  • Non-Members: $110

 You may register for one session or both. 

Topic: “Occlusion, Bite Splints and the New Patient Exam”

Instructor: Dr. Mark Kleive
Disclosures: None

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Course Description: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Dentists and team members strive for simple and effective strategies for diagnosis and treatment planning with their new patients. However current challenges include the patient’s lack of awareness of their current health status, and dependence on dental insurance. Helping our patients transition from where they are now to a healthier place is a process that does not have to be complicated. There are several ways in which we can help connect our patients with the tools they need to make informed decisions and become a partner in their treatment process.

While the concepts of occlusion have many dentists confused, they really can be
simple. We just have to apply them appropriately for each patient. The most frequent questions posed by dentists include: Which teeth need to touch for stability? What bite
(CR or IP) is appropriate for this patient? How do I know when to equilibrate? What bite splint design is going to be therapeutic for stability?

This course will review the esthetic, functional, structural, and biological components of thorough hygiene and doctor exams with particular emphasis on clear patient communication, shared decision making and occlusal awareness and treatment.

Session 1  6:00-7:30 pm

Learning Objectives:

1. Discover the steps of building strong patient relationships
2. Effectively set the stage for engagement during each and every visit to your practice 3. Master the components of the collaborative oral health examination and discovery process
4. Engage the patient in a collaborative “choiceful” decision process
5. Grow your practice in both production and happiness

Session 2  7:45-8:45 pm

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn the contributing factors to occlusal disease
2. Confirm when equilibration is important and when intercuspal position (IP) is the
reasonable restorative position
3. Understand the essentials of diagnosis & treatment planning for achieving occlusal stability


The DC Dental Society 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 DC Dental Society designates this presentation for 2.5 CE.

About the Speaker: Dr. Mark Kleive
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Dr. Mark Kleive earned his DDS degree with distinction from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1997. He received a Wealth Management Specialist certification from the Kaplan College for Financial Planning in 2018.

Over his 20 plus years as a practicing dentist, Mark has had experience as an associate in a corporate dentistry clinic and as an owner of 2 different fee-for-service practices. For the last 8 years Mark has practiced in a beautiful area of the country - Black Mountain, North Carolina.

Mark is both a Visiting Faculty member and the Director of Business Systems with the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida. He is also a 2015 inductee into the American College of Dentistry. Over his career, Dr. Kleive has made a reputation for himself as a caring, comprehensive oral healthcare provider.