TÍULO: Occlusion Concept and Occlusion Medicine

The indications for invasive, irreversible treatment in dental patients and patients presenting Temporo-Mandibular Disorders (TMDs) have been controversial since the second half of the last century. The necessity of implementing reproducible dynamic measurement devices and clinical instrumental functional analysis throughout dental diagnosis and treatment is equally contentious. Patients are demonstrating increased awareness of high quality dentistry and are demanding improved longevity of dental therapies – and especially the global request for highly esthetic results is starbursting.

With functional occlusion related diseases appearing to increase in the last few decades and rapid improvements in dental materials and technology creating new options, the dental community needs to take a fresh look at the appropriate diagnostic and planning techniques that should be used prior to invasive dental treatment. This will ensure optimal benefit of therapies for our patients.

The temporomandibular joints (TMJs) and their spatial position within the glenoid fossa are key parameters of undisturbed function; not only of the masticatory system but also as a receptor and mediator for body posture.

Also – chronic diseases of the vertebral spine, headaches, migraine, pain or noises of the jaw joints, tinnitus, trigeminal nerve neuralgia or even unexplainable pulpitic dental pain are very frequently associated with temporomandibular disorders. Patients, physicians and dentists are familiar with these symptom-complexes and equally fear them.

Very frequently, the dental-functional component plays an important role in the occurance of these symptoms, since they are often closely connected with static or dynamic occlusion. Therapists are facing these highly complex pathological conditions which often require an interdisciplinary treatment approach.

In this presentation, the system of diagnosis, planning and conduction of orthodontic/recontructive therapy of the masticatory organ using the philosophy of the Vienna School of Interdisciplinary Dentistry (VieSID) in an interdisciplinary context shall be discussed based on complex patient treatment-cases showing systematic, standardized procedures for diagnosis, treatment planning, conduction of therapy and strategic timing and evaluation, if the optimal treatment goal could be reached.



Undergraduate at Dental School, Medical University of Aachen/Germany

DDS Degree University of Aachen –

Post Graduate Education/Dental School University of Vienna – Department of Prosthodontics/Prof.Slavicek

Since 1996: Private Office/Bonn/Germany

Post Graduate in Periodontology Prof.Dragoo/Study Group/Karl-Häupl-Institute/German Board of Dentistry/Division Nordrhein

Post Graduate (MSc) in „Function/Dysfunction of Masticatory Organ“ and „Therapy of the functionally disturbed  Masticatory Organ“/Department of Interdisciplinary Dentistry/Danube-University Krems (DUK)/Austria/Prof.Slavicek

Post Graduate (MSc) in „Orthodontics“/Department of Craniofacial Growth and Development Dentistry/Prof.Sato/Kanagawa Dental Universtity (KDU)/Japan

PhD – Education/ Department of Craniofacial Growth and Development Dentistry/Prof.Sato/Kanagawa Dental Universtity (KDU)/Japan

Scientific Visiting Researcher/Department of Craniofacial Growth and Development Dentistry/Prof.Sato/Kanagawa Dental Universtity (KDU)/Japan

„Visiting Researcher“ – LIFE&BRAIN-Insitute /Deptartment ofNeurology/Medical University Bonn (UKB)/Germany (Chair: Prof.Elger; Prof.Weber)

Asigned e.o.Professorship at Medical University of Vienna for Post Graduate Prosthodontic Education

SpecialistTemporo-Mandibular Disorders (German Society of Functional Diagnosis and Therapy (DGFDT))

SPODF 2019