Lab Curriculum: The Biological Model – Function of the Stomatognathic System
Any change of tooth morphology through processes of wear, the placement of direct or indirect restorations, or orthodontic treatment may cause a dysfunctional change in the masticatory system. During the curriculum Function and Morphology, dental technicians and dentists learn how to achieve or re-establish natural dental relationships using a functional wax-up. Pre-requisite for those wanting to start their Bioesthetics® continuing education with Function and Morphology Part 1 is the Level II Bioesthetic Diagnosis Course.
The Morphology curriculum is divided into two parts.
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MORPHOLOGY Part 1
"Imagine if you were dropped off in the middle of a stark desert landscape in the dark without a gps or map - how would you know where to go? This system gives you a method to start a VERY complex problem and not get lost and achieve a predictable solution" Andre M - CDT
"This course was very important to the development of my dental skills. In my opinion it's not only for dental technicians but also for dentists. To create right cusps and fossae with no interference while chewing in the mouth and to control dental technician's work, it is in my opinion crucial to finish this course. Faculty has great teaching skills and this difficult knowledge is explained very clearly. I am very satisfied. Dr. Pawel N
"This is a PhD equivalent in Lab Technology. The course should be mandatory for any Tech who wants to be successful in Bioesthetic work. Faculty's method of calculating morphology based on measurements from natural models is vital for creating Bioesthetic full mouth wax ups. There is no question that can not be answered when a Doctor communicates with a technician, which makes this course equally valuable for doctors and techs. Faculty is thorough, knowledgeable and patient. Equally adept at fielding questions from experienced doctors and techs. I look forward to many more great classes." Brian V., RDT
No information is wasted; using time efficiently and class contents are very much thoughtout. Every instruction is useful with our everyday work. Ansley K
MORPHOLOGY Part 2
"It is an unprecedented opportunity to learn the rules of design and personally touch every aspect of the process of creating the correct bite, and thus understand the legitimacy of the position of each cusp and groove of a given tooth and their relationship with the remaining teeth in the both arches, because during classes both individual teeth and full-arch designs are waxed. Nowhere else and I have attended many training courses have I not learned so much about dental morphology as here. Now I have this knowledge in my head when doing full rebuilds because a huge part of this learning is hands-on and homework. The classes at OBI itself are 126 hours conducted over 18 days, divided into 6 modules." Dr. Paweł N.
"When I started this course I did not imagine what it would mean for my knowledge of bioesthetics. I have obtained answers and I have deepened my knowledge in the how and why of dental morphology. It has been the missing piece of the puzzle and the perspective that I have achieved in the planning of my cases is different. No doubt the next step will be to apply this knowledge in digital design; that will be my next challenge." Dr. Kathy S