Meet Dr. Supple
Dental occlusion has fascinated Dr. Supple throughout his 30 years in private practice and in 1990 he introduced his staff and his patients to the T-Scan technology. He devotes his time throughout the year teaching new dentists both dental and digital occlusion skills that will greatly benefit them and their patients.
THE WORLD HAS GONE 3D ... SO SHOULD DENTISTRY!
Digital Occlusion is an informational and educational platform which will:
- introduce viewers to the T-Scan technology and its 3D clinical applications in today’s dental practice;
- review occlusal concepts;
- explore the latest imaging technologies;
- define ‘force scans’ and how to analyze them;
- present clinical cases;
- examine future trends in dentistry;
- offer related articles, courses, and links to additional Internet resources.
Digital Occlusion‘s goals are to:
- promote academic excellence in the digital age;
- honor the legacy of master dentists;
- promote creative thinking;
- encourage diversity of thought;
- recast the role of dentists in the fields of oral health, medicine, sleep, biological research, TMD, and prosthetics;
- build momentum toward the acceptance of ‘force recordings’ as a valuable diagnostic tool.
If dental occlusion defined as “the relation of the teeth of both jaws when in functional contact during activity of the mandible,” then digital occlusion refers to the computer-assisted assessment of this relationship. The science of digital occlusion is in the analysis and the interpretation of the collected data.
Most dental practices have gone progressively more digital over the last 20 years.
Scheduling, billing, record-keeping, radiology, and photography are performed electronically while occlusion has been left behind in the analog age. To this day, most dental professionals rely exclusively on subjective articulating paper marks to measure and correct occlusions without precise knowledge of intensity, direction, and sequence of contacts. Posselt’s envelope of border movements defines the boundaries of a repetitive envelope of function. Every patient possesses a distinctive envelope characterized by a unique landing sequence of force contacts which can be measured, recorded, and analyzed. Such digitized diagnostic information will revolutionize occlusion in the age of digital dentistry.