The Dawson Academy, St Petersburg, Fla, is offering a new hands-on course titled "Occlusal Splint Therapy: Rationale, Indications and Fabrication Workshop." The 2 1/2-day, hands-on course will be given by Henry Gremillion, DDS, and DeWitt Wilkerson, DMD, and will take place November 20 to 22, 2008, at the University of Florida Seminole Dental Clinic in St Petersburg, Fla.

The course is $3,400 per student (plus $995 for a team member). Students completing the course will receive 20 continuing education credits, but enrollment is limited to 20 students. The Dawson Academy’s "Functional Occlusion: From TMJ to Smile Design" is a prerequisite.

This hands-on course will review basic concepts of anatomy, physiology, and neuromuscular relationships that must be considered in the development of an individualized management that includes splint therapy. The instructors will discuss individualization of care, troubleshooting, scheduling, fee structures, and insurance codes (medical and dental) so participants will be able to effectively and profitably integrate splint therapy into their clinical practices.

For more information, contact The Dawson Academy.