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Mastering Equilibration

April 12, 2024 @ 8:00 am - April 13, 2024 @ 3:00 pm


Equilibration is the cornerstone of creating an organized occlusion that lowers functional risk. Whether you have patients in appliances who could benefit from having their occlusion optimized during the daytime, complete larger restorative cases and are looking to minimize force on ceramics, or simply want to make sure every tooth you adjust has an optimized occlusion this is the course for you. We will explore different approaches and techniques for equilibration, as well as discuss how it is an adjunct to esthetic dentistry. Emphasis will be placed on hands-on time to maximize your ability to put these practice-changing concepts to work and immediately increase predictability and your patient’s lives. There are few procedures that have as much of a positive impact for the patient, the clinician, and the team. The gift of a balanced and properly functioning stomatognathic system is priceless in all aspects of complete dentistry including ortho, perio and restorative.

Definitive occlusal therapy is an incredible way to minimize stress on a patient’s joints, muscles, and teeth. It also increases the effectiveness of functional risk management in addition to appliance therapy. This course will help you sharpen your skills for evaluating and systematically adjusting the dentition. The stability and comfort that patients both experience and express to you are fundamental in the process of predictable restorative care. Restorative dentistry could therefore be completed in optimal segments in the patient’s best interest. This way, time to complete the case is what varies, not the quality of care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn a Systematic Approach of Occlusal Rehabilitation
  • Learn how Line and Plane of Occlusion can facilitate a VISION for the Equilibration
  • Evaluating the General Case Type will help guide you as criteria to treat or not to treat
  • Utilizing Photography in planning your pre-planning process and Patient Education
  • Learn how to integrate equilibration into your practice as a production center
  • Learn to transfer the knowledge gained in Appliance Therapy to the Trial Equilibration, then to the actual equilibration
  • Develop skills to incorporate esthetics in creating a stable occlusion
  • Learn verbal skills needed to have patients accept treatment and pay a fair fee with appreciation

Teaching Methods: Hands-On Participation Course | Contact: [email protected] | Faculty Bios: Click Here | Prerequisites: None

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The Pankey Institute is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The Pankey Institute designates this activity for 14 continuing education credits.


April 12, 2024 @ 8:00 am
April 13, 2024 @ 3:00 pm
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The Pankey Institute
1 Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne, FL 33149 United States
305 428 5500


CE Hours
Dr. Kevin Muench
$290/ night with private bath
Technician Tuition
Registration Link

To enhance your learning experience and ease your travel, we offer accommodations on-site at The Pankey Institute. Each bedroom has a full bathroom ensuite and amenities such as TV, hairdryer, small steamers in each wardrobe and plush Pankey Lodge robes for your use. We also have a very large living room and kitchen for your personal relaxation. The One Club at The Pankey Institute is located on the second floor of the Institute.

To inquire about pricing, availability and further information, please contact Participant Services at 305.428.5500 or 1.800.4-PANKEY

Refund/Cancellation Policy: Most courses require a non-refundable deposit. Requests to cancel must be made in writing.
For courses under $500, payment is due in full at the time of registration. Cancellations received prior to 90 days before the start of the course will be honored minus a $50 administrative fee which is non-refundable.
Courses over $500 require a non-refundable deposit at the time of registration. The tuition balance is due 90 days prior to the start date of the course. Requests received prior to 90 days before the start of the course will be subject to forfeiture of the deposit and 50% of the course tuition, however, the remaining tuition may be transferred to another course date.
No refunds or transfers will be issued for cancellations received within 90 days of the start of the course. Please allow 3 weeks for processing of refunds. Pankey reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any course or scheduled faculty with advance notice to registrant. In no event shall Pankey be liable for any cancellation or change penalties assessed by the airlines, hotels, or other travel related expenses as a result of course date changes or course cancellations including changes related to weather, natural disasters, or other unforeseen events.

Media Policy: By registering for this course permission is hereby granted, unless a written request is received, to use any and all photographic imagery and video footage taken of the participant at this event and activities pertaining to this event, without payment or other consideration. It is understood that such materials may be published electronically or in print, or used in presentations or exhibitions. Additionally, participants’ names and contact information will be shared amongst the other participants and will be made available to the course members unless a written request is received to prohibit this sharing of information.

The L. D. Pankey Dental Foundation, aka The Pankey Institute is a nonprofit corporation organized and chartered in the State of Florida that accepts all registrants regardless of age, race, sex, creed, national or ethnic origin, and it does not discriminate on any such basis with respect to its activities, programs and policies. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free (800-435-7352) within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.