Bruxism and Wear

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About the Presenter

Jeffrey S. Rouse, D.D.S. maintains a full-time private practice and is a Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. After graduation from dental school in San Antonio, Dr Rouse completed a 2-year General Practice Residency at the University of Connecticut Health Science Center. He practiced family dentistry for twelve years before returning to school. Dr Rouse received his specialty certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2004. He is a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the American College of Prosthodontists, and past president of the Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Rouse has written numerous journal articles including the “Annual Review of Selected Dental Literature” published each summer in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. In addition, he has contributed chapters on porcelain veneers and anterior ceramic crowns to a dental textbook. Dr. Rouse lectures nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics ranging from dental esthetics to complete dentures. In 2004, he was appointed as a speaker for the American Dental Association Seminar Series.

Revisiting an Old Problem with New Questions and Unique Solutions

  • March 25, 2011
  • 8:00am - Noon
  • Location: Memphis
  • credit: 4 hours
  • Course Presenters: Jeffery S. Rouse, DDS
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Cost and Location Specifics

$129 per Dentist and $99 per Auxiliary / Registration at the door is an additional $25. Morning coffee will be provided. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Campus. Humphreys General Education Building located on the corner of Dunlap & Madison. Please park in the garage located at 869 Madison. Parking is $5 per day.

Course Information

This presentation provides a review of the current scientific literature on bruxism and a debunking of many of the myths. The popular opinion that malocclusion promotes bruxism appears to be incorrect. Airway disturbance during sleep seems to be the link. Wear patients will be categorized into stress related and sleep related nocturnal bruxers. New literature on stress bruxers will highlight the relationship between upper airway resistance and TMD, chronic fatigue and bruxism. The apnea related bruxers will be classically be more damaging to their teeth and have greater health risks. The Bruxism TRIAD - sleep bruxism, GERD, and apnea - will be explored. In addition, the case will be made that daytime bruxism is present in a great number of our patients and is responsible for much of their wear and pain.