Understanding Occlusion

Dr. John Nosti, Understanding Occlusion
Speaker: Dr. John Nosti
Category: Restorative Dentistry
Format: MP4 Video Released: 2/24/2016
Running Time: 1 hour Expiration Date: 7/2/2019
  4.6 (7 Reviews)
Review Date: 7/2/2016
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 250.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.


Occlusion remains one of the most confusing topics in dentistry today due to seemingly different opinions on the importance of dictating restorative positions on each and every patient. To compound this issue restorative failures still occur despite meeting the “occlusal philosophies” of these camps teaching strict occlusal restorative positions.

Join Dr. John Nosti as he defines occlusion, simplifies common occlusion terminology, and reviews when restorative positions should and should not be used. If you have ever been confused between Centric Relation, Centric Occlusion, and Maximum intercuspation; if you have always wanted to know if posterior interferences truly play a role in occlusal stability; If you have ever wondered “do I really need to fit every single patient into the same occlusal restorative position?”; or if you have wanted to learn a predictable way to take a centric relation bite registration or an increased vertical bite registration… this course is for you! Learn when occlusion truly matters!

Description of Speaker:
Dr. John Nosti practices full time in Mays Landing and Somers Point, NJ with an emphasis on functional cosmetics, full mouth rehabilitation and TMJ dysfunction. His down-to-earth approach and ability to demystify occlusion and all ceramic dentistry has earned him distinction among his peers. He has lectured nationally on occlusion, rehabilitation and advanced electronic diagnostics (JVA/JT and T-scan). As Clinical Director for Clinical Mastery Series he has co-authored and co-teaches the Ultimate Occlusion Courses: Levels 1, 2 and 3, the Advanced Treatment Planning seminar, as well as the “Over the Shoulder Full Mouth Rehabilitation” live patient program. Dr. Nosti has consistently been a featured speaker at the BioResearch Annual Conference and “Townie Meeting” in Las Vegas, NV. He has lectured for numerous national conferences, including the annual sessions for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and Academy of General Dentistry. He has also spoken for many dental societies, and study clubs, including divisions of the Seattle Study Club. Furthermore, he holds fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics and International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Nosti is an administrator and active member of

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Define occlusion and differences between Centric Relation, Maximum intercuspation and Centric Occlusion.
  • Discuss the relationship between occlusal stability and successful restorative dentistry
  • Describe different philosophies on obtaining proper occlusion.
  • Review signs and symptoms that may be hallmarks of occlusal instability and treatment
  • Review the determinants of a stable occlusion.
  • Discuss the factors that impact occlusal stability.
  • Describe when and why to alter occlusion.
  • Demonstrate taking a centric relation bite registration two different ways.

The speaker discloses that he has a financial interest in consulting dental professionals in the subject matter that he is lecturing on.

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4.6  (7 Total Reviews)
7 people would recommend this course to a friend.
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand 4.8
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date 5.0
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised 5.0
Great course for fundamental of occlusion
lecomdent lecomdent
8/26/2017 9:34:18 AM
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand 4
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date 5
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised 5
This is a great occlusal course that breaks down fundamental concepts necessary prior to any restorative treatment. I have been looking to understand when occlusal equilibration was necessary and this course in conjunction with the discussion board really broke it down for me. As a dental student I found this of great benefit. Very clear and concise explanations. Thank you!
Helpful common sense course
drncarlson drncarlson
6/8/2017 8:31:09 AM
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand 5
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date 5
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised 5
First occlusion course I've watched that was straightforward, full of common sense and practical wisdom that will give me greater confidence in making clinical decisions tomorrow.
BMEEngineer BMEEngineer
4/10/2016 8:49:01 AM
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand 5
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date 5
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised 5
As a dental student, I felt that the concepts were presented with clarity and really helped solidify what I was learning in my courses. I especially appreciated the TMJ anatomy breakdown when a patient is experiencing clicking and how this affects occlusion. The only thing that I hoped would be in the course was a discussion about the end goal when adjusting occlusion on restorations intraorally.
Great intro or review course
ch299 ch299
3/3/2016 8:24:19 AM
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand 5
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date 5
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised 5
Dr.Nosti explains occlusion so well. I have really struggled trying to understand these concepts. He ties everything together in less than an hour. If your looking at first diving into occlusion or just want a solid refresher this is the course.
excellent presentation
docster docster
2/28/2016 12:37:29 PM
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand 5
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date 5
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised 5
This is one of the best basic occlusion courses i've seen!! Dr Nosti is clear, concise and very self assured about this topic. For a simpleton in this area, he inspired me to do more in my practice and i'm excited about it! This is a good watch!!! Thank you!
Very good
lkramer lkramer
2/28/2016 5:32:00 AM
Very good
lkramer lkramer
2/28/2016 5:31:53 AM
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