Muscles, joints & teeth...
Keys to Comprehensive Care in Dentistry

This course is designed for all dentists, hygienists, assistants and administrative assistants who want to be more effective in helping patients value comprehensive care. Through presentations, small and large group discussions, hands-on exercises, and observation, participants will learn:

  • 1

    A systems approach to dentistry and how it can help your patients choose comprehensive care.

  • 2

    How to use muscle function to identify signs and symptoms of TMD and help patients own their existing conditions.

  • 3

    Distinguishing among various types of bruxing and clenching to make appropriate recommendations.

  • 4

    Fears, fees, and financial agreements: How to help patient work through barriers to treatment.

  • 5

    An introduction to cranio-sacral therapy, and how and when it might it benefit your patient.

  • 6

    Taking care of yourself as you take care of your patients: Ergonomics for the dental office.

  • 7

    How to facilitate a working relationship with auxilliary health professionals; PTs, chiropractors, cranio-sacral practitioners, massage therapists, and others.

  • 8

    Patient friendly language for discussing TMD.

  • 9

    How to listen for clues that indicate a patient is ready to discuss treatment.

  • 10

    How assistants, hygienists, and administrative staff members can play an important part in helping patients value treatment and partner with dentists in creating relationships of loyalty and trust.

Our Amazing Lecturers

Join us on Thursday the 10th to Saturday the 12th September 2015.

Dr. Herb Blumenthal


Mary H. Osborne

Dental hygienist

Kathy Johnson


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Course starts Thursday at 9.00 and ends on Saturday at 16.00.


  • Mary Osborne:
    • Focus on Occlusion . . . How it Sets Your Practice Apart
  • Dr. Herb Blumenthal:
    • The Relationship Between Muscles and Occlusion
  • Kathy Johnson, PT:
    • Posture vs. Alignment – The Effect of Alignment on Occlusion


  • Dr. Herb Blumenthal:
    • Muscle Palpation for Dentists and Team Members
  • Dr. Herb Blumenthal, Kathy Johnson and Nate Krey:
    • Live patient demonstration
  • Mary Osborne:
    • Awareness; Key to Acceptance and Action


  • Team Workshop - Mary Osborne:
    • Opportunities for Assistants, Administrators and Hygienists to Help Patients Value a Balanced Occlusion
    • Relationship based patient education
    • Language and Listening skills

  • Doctor Workshop - Nate Krey, Kathy Johnson, and Dr Herb Blumenthal:
    • Value of Technology in Diagnosis and Treatment of TMD
    • Use of the Deprogrammer in Diagnosing and Communicating about TMD The value of MRI and CT
    • Restorative Considerations with evidence of signs and no symptoms What to do when a patient does not respond to treatment


  • Dr. Herb Blumenthal, Kathy Johnson and Nate Krey:
    • Live patient demonstration
  • Dr. Herb Blumenthal:
    • Discussion of what was seen with live patient and what it means
    • Discussion of possible treatment options for the “Live Patient”
  • Mary Osborne:
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Helping Patients Make Healthy Choices


  • Kathy Johnson:
    • Postures and Positions . . . How They Can Affect Occlusion and Influence Treatment
  • Dr. Herb Blumenthal and Kathy Johnson and Nate Kray:
    • Live patient Demonstration
  • Dr. Herb Blumenthal, Kathy Johnson and Nate Kray:
    • What did you see and what did it mean?
    • What are the possible treatment sequences for this “Live Patient?”


  • Dr. Herb Blumenthal:
    • Open discussion and questions
  • Mary Osborne:
    • Fears, Fees, and Financial Agreements
    • How to help patients work through Barriers to Treatment
  • Taking it Home:
    • Action Plan for Incorporating Information into your General Practice

Location & Registration


The course is held at:

Comwell KlarskovGaard
Korsor Lystskov 30
DK-4220 Korsor

 +45 72 16 20 00

 Course date: Thursday the 10th to Saturday the 12th Sep. 2015.
Course starts Thursday at 9.00 and ends on Saturday at 16.00.

Registration is done by Depositing
DKK 2.500,- for each participant.

Early Bird - Before 1st of May 2015
Course fee per person DKK 7.550,-

After 1st of May 2015
Course fee per person DKK 8.750,-

Course fee includes full board, incl. 1 soft drink for lunch and two wine / beer / soft drinks at dinner. Other beverages paid by each participant.

Course fee does NOT cover accommodation to be arranged directly with KlarskovGaard.

Registration must be made to:

Vestsjaellands Tandlaege Center
Slotsgade 18
DK-4200 Slagelse

 +45 58 52 46 34

Deposit and course fee payable to:
Sydbank: Reg-nr: 6820 - Account: 001300917
IBAN-nummer: DK0968200001300917
BIC-kode/SWIFT-adresse: SYBKDK22

On payment please indicate name of the individual participants and clinic name and e-mail.

Accommodation: Ordered - and paid for - directly from KlarskovGaard. Note that there are a limited number of single rooms available.

Room prices per. night:
Single room - DKK 756,-
Double room (2 people) - DKK 996,-

To obtain this special rate Rooms must also be ordered by 1st of June 2015, and an indication that it is in the course organized by West Zealand Dental Center.

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