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Date(s) - September 11, 2018
5:45 pm - 9:00 pm


Hilton Sacramento Arden West
2200 Harvard Street
Sacramento, CA 95815

Event Details

Throwdown! Where’s the Bite?

3 CEU, Core • $75 Member Price

We have seen jaws wiggled, or even romanced. We have seen electrodes applied to the jaws, shocking the jaws into place. We have put plastic, metal and wet cotton rolls in mouths … all used to find where the jaw wants to be.

Where is this elusive bite and how do we get there? This Throwdown is sure to be a lively program. It takes the views of noted dentists and walks through the break down of difficult cases into simplified protocols. Let’s clear the air.

Topics will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Tools of the trade
  • CR vs MIP
  • Ways to find the bite
  • Who is right?
  • Pitfalls
  • Romancing the jaw
  • The value of deprogrammers
  • CRV splints vs CYA splints
  • What is “normal”?
  • Why should you care?
  • Is guessing ok?
  • Single tooth troubles

Presented by: Brock Hinton, DDS

Dr. Hinton is a prosthodontist with 30 years of experience in a group specialty practice treating complex dental problems. His practice includes all phases of prosthodontics including full mouth rehabilitation, dental implant reconstruction, cosmetics, TMJ and sleep disorders.

Presented by: Tim Mickiewicz, DDS

Dr. Mickiewicz practices Midtown Sacramento at Alhambra and J St. A new space opened in summer of 2017. His practice is dedicated to Temporomandibular Disorders, Facial Pain, Oral Medicine, Dental Sleep Medicine and Orthodontics. On a regular basis, he serves as an expert for both defense and plaintiff attorneys in Northern California. For decades, he has been contracted to provide dental solutions for medical problems for Dignity Health, Sutter Medical System and University of California Davis, Medical Center, responsible for Greater Northern California. A 1982 graduate of University of Pacific, he started practice with the US. Public Health Service. After three years of service he relocated to Sacramento and has been in continuous practice since.

Presented by: Viren Patel, DDS

Dr. Patel received his dental degree from University of London in 1991. Since 1997, He has maintained a private practice in Folsom that focuses on comprehensive oral care. He has completed programs at the Pankey institute and the Dawson Academy to advance his understanding of occlusion and its role in expanding the longevity of restorative dentistry.

Presented by: Darce Slate, DDS

Dr. Slate has a private practice in Rocklin, California. He is active in many local and national dental organizations. He is a graduate of the Kois Center in Seattle; a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology; and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. A Bay Area native, Dr. Slate received his degree with honors from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry. Dr. Slate is married and has two children. He enjoys scuba diving and traveling.

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