Jeffrey S. Rouse, DDS

 Jeffrey S. Rouse, DDS

Jeffrey S. Rouse, DDS

Friday, April 3, 2009
9 am - 5 pm
6 CE credits
ODA course
Recommended for: Dentists
 

 

 

 
 

 Arteries Occlude - Teeth Masticate:
Understanding Oral Function

Occlusion confusion is pervasive in dentistry. Archaic terminology, reduced dental school focus, and questionable philosophies have all magnified the problem. Dentists study occlusion by focusing on a static position of the teeth and jaw. When movement is described, it focuses on an inside-out movement of the mandible. This presentation is directed to practicing dentists requiring a solid real-world philosophy of oral function. It discusses the active, outside-in movement of the mandible and how teeth aid in mastication, deglutination, and speech. Finally, centric relation will be defended as the proper position from which teeth should be adjusted and restored.

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe static, functional and parafunctional occlusion; how they differ and what it means in practice
  • Describe why static, "empty" mouth occlusal philosophies cannot address many of the functional and parafunctional problems of daily practice
  • Adjust a bite to a functional end point, not just tap and slide
  • Define nocturnal and diurnal patterns of wear; why daytime wear is under-diagnosed and what to do about it
  • Evaluate centric relation rationale and techniques
 
Jeffrey S. Rouse, DDS, is a private practitioner in San Antonio, Texas. His practice is limited to prosthodontics focusing on rehabilitation and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Rouse received his specialty certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and the American College of Prosthodontists. He has published numerous journal articles and has contributed to a dental textbook. Dr. Rouse lectures internationally on topics ranging from dental aesthetics to dentist-patient communication. In addition to his publications, Dr. Rouse has designed implant prosthetic components for three major implant manufacturers. Dr. Rouse and his partner, Dr. Bill Robbins, conduct a continuum in comprehensive restorative dentistry. It provides practitioners with the opportunity to refine their diagnostic and clinical skills in a hands-on learning environment.