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Sleep Bruxism: Myths, Misconceptions and Management Strategies (ce630) - Introduction

Sleep Bruxism: Myths, Misconceptions and Management Strategies

COURSE NUMBER: 630

Warden H. Noble, DDS, MS, MSEd

Credit Hours:

1.5 Hour(s)

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The understanding of sleep bruxism involves more than just the grinding of teeth. The mechanisms of acid erosion and tooth softening, sleep bruxism vs. awake bruxism, the factors triggering bruxism, interactions among saliva, erosive tooth ...

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Overview

The understanding of sleep bruxism involves more than just the grinding of teeth. The mechanisms of acid erosion and tooth softening, sleep bruxism vs. awake bruxism, the factors triggering bruxism, interactions among saliva, erosive tooth wear, sleep apnea and gastric reflux (GERD) will be discussed. The use of occlusal splint therapy and restorative management will be discussed with extensive clinical examples.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Jan 14, 2021

  • Last Revision Date:

    NA

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Jan 13, 2024

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    180

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Describe the basic mechanisms of erosive tooth wear, including attrition, abrasion and acid erosion.
  • Explain the differences between Sleep bruxism and “awake” bruxism.
  • Describe occlusal splint therapy, with indications for use, including with implants.
  • Discuss restorative strategies for treatment of sever occlusal wear.

Disclaimers

  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Noble has done consulting work for Procter & Gamble. He has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Warden H. Noble

Warden H. Noble

DDS, MS, MSEd

Dr. Noble graduated from and was on the faculty at University of California, San Francisco. He is a board certified prosthodontist and was formerly a Clinical Professor and Co-director of Graduate Prosthodontics at UCSF. After 40 years in pr...

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8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

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