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"The You have been promoted to manager lecture was a great course and a job well done" Bennett Napier comments

Edutainer new management lecture gets great reviews!  I found my self relating to nearly everything you touched on" " Your energy and enthusiam for what we do was refreshing and stimulating at the same time". Al Romero comments

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" I AM TREMENDOUSLY IMPRESSED "

" You have summed up all the pros and cons 

 of splint design and the mistakes that

 are typically made better than anyone

 i have seen or heard. PETE DAWSON

" YOU ARE PROVIDING A GREAT SERVICE "  

GREG TARANTOLA

FORMER DIRECTOR PANKEY INSTITUTE.

" THE SPLINT COMPANION HAS HELPED ME IMPROVE MY TREATMENT AND UNDERSTANDING AND IS ARRANGED IN A CLEAR AND SENSIBLE WAY" DAVID GORDON DDS.

First of all thank you for coming to my website. I have two educational dvd's available. You could purchase one or both.  I have put over twenty years of working knowledge into them. I have not seen anything else like them. It is an educational opportunity that can be shared with an entire team at a great price. Remember to work smarter not harder. Good luck to you and thanks again.

TWO  EDUCATIONAL CD'S AVAILABLE  $29.95 EACH OR BOTH FOR $39.95

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THE SPLINT COMPANION.

THE REMOVABLE PROSTHETIC COMPANION.

REMOVABLE PROSTHETIC COMPANION  BEING USED AS EDUCATIONAL TOOL FOR MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY DENTAL SCHOOL! OVER 320 SLIDES SEE SAMPLE SLIDES IN THE ORDER REMOVABLE PROSTHETIC CD SECTION!

I HAVE COMPILED 20 YEARS OF WORKING KNOWLEDGE INTO THE SPLINT COMPANION. I HAVE PERSONALLY OVER SEEN THE FABRICATION OF OVER 45,000 CORRECTLY FABRICATED SPLINTS AND NIGHTGUARDS.

THE SPLINT COMPANION CD MANUAL INCLUDES A SECTION ENTITLED" CUSTOM DESIGNED SPLINTS DETERMINED BY EXAMINING ANTERIOR ARRANGEMENTS AND USING THE ANGLES CLASSIFICATION"-THAT'S OVER 235 SLIDES- PLUS SIX ARTICLES-A SECTION ON METAL INLAYED SPLINTS FOR DELTA BRUXERS AND A PHONE INTERVIEW WITH DR. GREG TARANTOLA ON SPLINT DESIGN. (PAST DIRECTOR PANKEY INSTITUTE)  PLUS SIX PAST TIPS OF THE MONTH FOR ONLY 29.95!

Not feeling as comfortable as you would like with your knowledge base on splints? Are you just looking for an excellent tool to educate your staff? How about a  great tool for study clubs.   Do you need a better understanding of splints? Does your staff? No matter what level you are at there is something in here for you to learn. Tired of grinding on acrylic and scheduling long appointment times? YOU NEED THE SPLINT COMPANION! A multi media power point manual cd on bite splints.The Splint Companion was created by a Dawson Center graduate who is an expert in the fabrication of occlusal splints according to the teachings of Dr. Peter Dawson and Dr. L.D. Pankey and Henry Tanner.   When ever i had questions i asked the masters like  Dawson, Tarantola and Mckee and numerous instructors. I regularly consult with Pankey Visiting Faculty. Some of the top dentists in the world have asked me to fabricate their splints. My fabricated splints are pictured in the Pankey Splint Manual.The Companion was created to help provide a more PREDICTABLE result with splints and is a suggested read in one of Dr. Peter Dawson's books!

The Splint Companion has general guidelines that include, casts and impressions, facebows, bite registrations and articulators. It includes impressing, model work issues and errors, deprogrammers and tools to increase accuracy in your office. There is a flowchart to guide model work and provide mounting options! 

There is a section on how to fill out the prescription correctly. This will help you understand appliance types, material choices, general design, pin openings, condylar readings, posterior disclusion and much more. An option guide is also included. The option guide states the most common errors made and why. Centric relation misconceptions, function and even splint design variations. I discuss what determines over all splint thickness as well as anterior platform thickness. I have also included numerous digital photos that help you understand modelwork issues, arch selection, bite registration types and how anterior arrangements influence arch choice!Do facebows matter?  Over 235 TOTAL SLIDES PACKED WITH INFORMATION!   

INCLUDES A SECTION ON METAL INLAYED SPLINTS!!! A GREAT SOLUTION FOR BRUXERS AND HEAVY GRINDERS.  THE B-SPLINT THE E-APPLIANCE. WANT MORE?      

ALSO INCLUDES SIX ARTICLES.  "MASTERING SPLINTS" What does the dentist need to do right? What does the dental lab need to know how to do? Who else is involved and what role do they play? "IS IT A BIRD IS IT A PLANE IS IT A NIGHT GUARD IS IT A SPLINT" The article examines the differences between the two appliance types and how they differ in relation to function and design."DETERMINANTS OF SPLINT AND NIGHT GUARD THICKNESS AND WIDTH" This article was referenced in the Academy of General Dentistry Nov./Dec issue 2009 and also published in the American Equilibration magazine "CONTACT" fall 2007 and was the first ever article published in it by a dental technician.  What is my thought process in determining splint thickness and width? " NIGHTGUARDS TO SERVE AND PROTECT?" What do you need to consider before requesting a nightguard? "THERMOPLASTICS" When should you use the material and why. The "OPPOSING CAST" is my latest article.

ALSO INCLUDES A PHONE INTERVIEW WITH DR. TARANTOLA REGARDING SPLINT DESIGNS. What design is the most comfortable? Why anterior arrangements matter. Anterior contact, no anterior contact?

The Splint Companion is also a great EDUCATIONAL TOOL FOR YOUR STAFF. Created as a power point presentation it is easy to view and easy to follow.  The manual is unique to the field. Educate an entire team from one copy! HELP YOUR STAFF HELP YOU BY EDUCATING THEM! DO YOU HAVE THE TIME TO TEACH YOUR STAFF THE PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS YOU LEARNED FROM PANKEY AND DAWSON?

" Finest summary of information at one source for review for the dentist and the dental team in support of their expanding modalities" great job! L. King Scott DDS. MAGD

" The Splint Companion was an effective way to educate my entire team" Bruce Ouellette dds. Dawson

" An excellent piece of work " Rick Rogers DDS.

" Must have for the dental professional" Shawn Post dds.

IF YOU WANT TO- reduce chair time, save money and provide a  more predictable result-YOU NEED THE SPLINT COMPANION! THE COMPANION IS GETTING GREAT REVIEWS FROM TOP PEOPLE IN THE FIELD,  VIEW GUESTBOOK BELOW!

 

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