Sleep Bruxism: Myths, Misconceptions and Management Strategies
COURSE NUMBER: 630
Warden H. Noble, DDS, MS, MSEd
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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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.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assisting Students
Date Course Online:
Jan 14, 2021
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Course Expiration Date:
Jan 13, 2024
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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.
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