As a healthcare professional, you may have noticed that in many of your patients, you are providing reactive care for a specific problem, rather than the preventive care that can keep issues such as temporomandibular joint disorder and acid issues from causing migraines, jaw and facial pain, and damage to a patient’s teeth. Issues such as TMD, bruxism, facial pain, headaches and acidity problems are biofunctional disorders. In these cases, the biomechanical forces of the mouth and jaw, often in tandem with problems such as acidity and inflammation contribute to dental demise occlusal trauma, TMD and associated pain. According to Dr. Jason Campbell of the Advanced Prosthetics Institute in Prescott, Arizona, 80 percent of care for biofunctional disorders should be preventive while 20 percent can to be reactive. You may have found that in many cases, the opposite has been true in your practice.
The course “Demystifying Complex Care Series: A System Based Care Approach to Treating Biofunctional Disorders and Dento-Medical Issues” is designed to help doctors spot the characteristics of such cases in their formative stages and intervene sooner, stopping acidity issues, inflammation, and dental damage. Not only will you discover new tools and methods to become proactive when it comes to biofunctional disorders, but you will also learn about issues such as reversing those conditions and reconstructive protocols. Ultimately, the goal is to return the patient to a state of oral health in which their primary need is for routine care.
The course, which is worth 18 continuing education credits, will also offer solutions for growing and marketing your practice, along with patient, staff and practice management ideas. The class runs from March 2-3, 2018. For more information, contact the Advanced Prosthetics Institute at 928-776-0239.