How NM Dentists Can Begin the OC GNM Training and Journey

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Clinicians who have NM training and experience tend to shy away from OC training because they think that OC’s courses ‘maybe repeating the NM basics that they already learned’ in their opinion, but that is not the case. What these dentists don’t realize is that many key occlusal concepts in their NM clinical understanding is actually missing.  This is what many dentists who have K7’s or TENs have discovered and continue learning with OC to grasp the more advanced GNM occlusion concepts – Taking their NM to a whole new level. This is the GNM difference!

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OC’s Advanced Scan Interpretation (SI) and clinical application – SI course is an excellent way to help these NM experienced doctors enter into OC’s journey to see what they didn’t realize and to see the quality of OC’s teaching – How OC can help improve their clinical results to another level.

SI course is called Level 8 – K7 Scan Interpretation and Clinical Application. Perhaps the NM doctors will feel better and more confident if they are staring with level 8.  There are pre-requisites required to take Level 8  accept having to own a K7.  Many K7 dentists have realized that OC’s Scan Interpretation course is a good way to come to OC to check what Dr. Clayton Chan is teaching.  The doctors will decide for themselves if  completing their OC journey is worth their effort.

There are many NM trained dentists who know all about TENS and K7 basics and use it reasonably well, but could not relate how to relate the more advanced occlusal problems at another level when faced with the more challenging issues from the cervical dysfunction, TMJ primary, class 2 div. 2 and anterior open bite issues as many have heard and observed in various lecturer presentations.

We know that NM K7 dentists are not getting the next level of results they should and not realizing what is possible. We all know that.  There is no need to settle for less than the best in NM/GNM occlusal teachings.  Relying on techniques and methods that don’t work, band-aiding the underlying problems with more excuses leaves your patient and yourself in doubt as to your skills and understanding.

We know that many dentists are not clear on why cervical group EMGs don’t go down when they go up after TENS, or why those SCM, occipital tensions, zygomatic issues don’t fully go away, etc. as examples so they pacify themselves with ideas and concepts when testing them do not really address the missing underlying occlusal issues.  They ignored monitoring the cervical group EMGs and rather chose to monitor the SCMs which naturally shows low EMG patterns to feel better.  But we know they missed the diagnosis.

Many of our dentists did not see the value in starting with OC’s Level 1 (Advanced Principles of Physiologic Occlusion) course which is totally understandable coming from their NM perspective. They didn’t want to come to OC Levels 1-4 in the early years of OC (2008-2010). They thought Level 1 was too basic for them. They felt they were more advanced and experienced, so they felt that starting at OC level 5 would better suit their needs. But it didn’t take more than a couple of years of this type of teaching (letting them skip) that it became apparent that the OC Levels 1-4 doctors who started from the beginning had better skills, knowledge and clinical abilities than the K7 computer screen watcher dentists who skipped to Level 5 with no Level 1-4 background..  It became obvious and noticeable when it came to bite taking.

It became significantly noticeable that these so called “experienced K7 doctors” were missing so much information and background as to OC Level 2 diagnostics, OC level 3 treatment planning that “thinking process” of these NM dentists were not grasping the key information – they had no clue about (EMGs and orthotic GNM orthotic design).
OC’s Level 4 micro occlusion course builds on the foundations of Levels 1-4.  It is a systematic approach to occlusal adjustments, GNM style.  GNM relates all the missing aspects of both gnathic and NM occlusion together and shows the dentists was is missing in their clinical understanding and application.  This is how G +NM occlusion is taken to another level. How can our NM colleagues understand all that which is clearly missing? These NM dentists begin to see how much they are missing?

This is a huge problem they face and don’t realize. There are choices and decision that all our OC doctors have made in humbling themselves to realize there is a huge difference in NM outcomes. This is what makes OC doctors unique and special. Not all NMD doctors are trained as Delta Force OC elite. But OC focuses on training those special dentists who really want to perfect and understand NMD at an advanced scientific level above and beyond.

We are not easily fooled. We see what is missing. That is what OC training is all about.

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