Articulator selection in restorative dentistry
Hands-on Courses
06 Oct 2024, 09:00 - 18:00 CAPP Training Institute | Dubai | UAE Area of interest: General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Restorative Dentistry


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Why you should attend this course?

Attending this course you will learn:

  • How the Articulator works
  • The uses of the Articulator
  • How to use an Articulator
  • How to incorporate an Articulator into your everyday practice
  • How the Articulator provides better-looking restorations
  • How to improve your dentistry in 3 simple steps
  • How to create better communication with your technician
  • How to have fewer remakes
  • How to improve your productivity

Course Aim

Attending this course will help delegates:

  • Comprehend how the articulator replicates mandibular movements
  • Realize how the articulator reproduces tooth to tooth relationships
  • Appreciate the limitations of each type of articulator
  • Describe the errors we could introduce with each articulator type
  • Consider how condylar position impacts upon tooth interference contacts
  • Realize how reducing the condylar inclination produces negative errors
  • Understand why reducing the progressive/ immediate side shift introduces negative errors
  • Discuss how articulator programming influences cusp: efficiency, aesthetics and stability
  • Introduce the concept of the ‘terminal hinge axis’ (THA)
  • Establish how the face bow transfers the THA/ maxilla -relationship to the articulator
  • Evaluate the types of face bow available and categorize their accuracy

Course Objectives

By the time the delegates have completed this course will:

  • Illustrate how the jaw relationships are transferred to the articulator
  • Fabricate a bite registration around RAP
  • Demonstrate the protocol for face bow recording
  • Produce registrations for lateral and protrusive excursions
  • Mount study casts to the articulator using the face bow and bites recordings
  • Programme the articulator using the ‘check bites’
  • Understand how inaccuracies can be introduced by poor check bite recording
  • Appreciate the curve of the articular eminence is represented by a straight line on the articulator
  • Realise the Bennet movement is represented on the articulator by the immediate side shift

Course Topics

  • Handheld casts
  • Simple hinge
  • Average value/fixed condyle
  • Semi /fully adjustable
  • Face bow
  • Pantograph
  • Cadiax


09:00 – 10:30
Articulators seminar
10:30 – 10:45
10:45 – 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45
Articulators seminar continued
13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 16:00
Hands-on practical: Mounting models & setting articulators
16:00 – 16:15
16:15 – 16:30
Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00
Case review & discussion