Occlusal Splints

This event is now over and took place on Sat 05 Nov 2016

A Practical Course in the Clinical Aspects of Splint Fabrication and deliverySplints

With bruxism and fractured teeth on the rise in an increasingly stressed population, join the Devonshire House team for a practical course in the clinical aspects of splint fabrication and delivery. Learn more about splint therapy on our occlusal splint training course. Taking place over three Saturday mornings, you will work in a pair to fabricate an occlusal guard for each other from initial impression and jaw relationship records, through fitting and with a follow up review. You will experience first-hand the process of having an occlusal guard made for you as part of the course; this is extremely useful in understanding the importance of the various aspects of the process. The course qualifies as 9 hours of verifiable CPD 

Aims and Objectives

  • To gain further experience in occlusal splint therapy applicable to general dental practice

This course will provide you with:

  • Techniques that improve patient satisfaction and outcomes
  • Tips to avoid frustrating fitting issues, remakes and laboratory relines
  • An evidence base and rationale for protecting teeth and restorations


  • Hands on training with two Specialist Prosthodontists and complimentary Laboratory and Dental Nursing support
  • Experience the clinical steps required to fabricate, fit and review a heat-cured Michigan style (or Tanner) splint
  • Take away your own personal heat processed occlusal guard
  • Small teaching group, maximum 8

Where and When

  • Devonshire House Dental Practice, Cambridge
  • Taking place over three consecutive Saturday mornings in November 2016: Saturday 5th, Saturday 12th and
  • Saturday 19th, 9am -12 noon
  • Training by Devonshire House Specialist Prosthodontists Philip Taylor and Assad Khan
  • 9 hours of verifiable CPD
  • On-site parking available
  • Cost £600 per person

The Programme

Saturday 5th November

9.00am - 9.15am

Introduction and course outline

9.15am - 10.00am Lecture: The identification and recording of the terminal hinge axis
10.00am - 11.00am Clinical aims and objectives:

Maxillary and mandibular impressions

Transfer bow recording

Identification of terminal hinge axis

Recording of interocclusal relationship in the

terminal hinge axis position

Verification of the interocclusal record

 11.00am - 12 noon Debrief, questions and feedback


 Saturday 12th November

9.00am - 10.00am Lecture: Occlusion, splint design,fabrication and delivery.
10.00am - 11.00am Clinical aims and objectives:

Pre-clinical assessment

Fitting of device to the maxillary teeth

Reline procedure

Adjustment of occlusion in maximum intercuspation and excursive function

11.00am - 11.30am Debrief, questions and feedback


 Saturday 19th November

9.00am - 10.00am Lecture: The occlusal guard and temporomandibular dysfunction
10.00am - 11.00am Clinical aims and objectives:

Review of fit and function
Adjustment and optimisation for patient comfort

11.30am - 12 noon Debrief, questions and feedback