Occlusion: The Key to Success in Dentistry

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  • Occlusion: The Key to Success in DentistryNov 12, 20229:00 am - 12:00 pm


Digitally through the University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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November 12, 2022  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Occlusion can be one of the most challenging and confusing subjects in dentistry.  It is, however, one of the most, if not THE most, critical aspect of diagnosis, treatment planning and delivery when it comes to the longevity of the restorative dentistry that we provide for our patients.  Even the most beautiful of restorations will fail if the proper occlusal principles are not applied in its design and function.

This course will provide guidance, exploration and discussion of where we have been as a profession and where we are in our current understanding of the subject.

The fundamentals and theory of occlusion will be discussed but also supported with real-world applications and case examples.

Learning Objectives

  • To establish basic concepts of occlusion for daily restorative practice
  • To relate basic concepts of occlusion to clinical procedures
  • To understand principles of appliance therapy

Speaker (s)

Marshall Hoffer, DMD, Certificate of Proficiency (Fixed Prosthodontics)

Dr. Marshall Hoffer graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Manitoba in 1972. In 1974, he attended the Western Canada Dental meeting and was inspired by a 2-day presentation by Dr. Morton Amsterdam.  After 4 years of private practice, Dr. Hoffer started his post-graduate training in Fixed Prosthodontics at SUNY in Buffalo, New York, finishing in 1978.  He returned to Winnipeg, Manitoba and began the first private practice in Prosthodontics in Manitoba.  Dr. Hoffer attended the very first Nobel Implant presentation in North America in Toronto and has bee active in implant dentistry for 40 years.  He works at a specialty office and teaches  in the Graduate Prosthodontic program at the University of Manitoba.

In addition to dentistry, Dr. Hoffer likes to golf, cook, spend time with his grandchildren, and travel.


Bundle Course fee: (must contact CPD to register)

Dentist:  $645           Dental Hygienist:  $345           Dental Assistant:  $245

Single Course fee:      Dentist:  $225         Dental Hygienist:  $125      Dental Assistant:  $95

This event is available both in-person and livestream online. You will be emailed connection information prior to the event.

Refund Policy

Registrants may receive a refund provided they give written notice no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the event. An administration fee will be retained to cover staff costs of processing refunds and other costs associated with cancellations.

The University of Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or postpone any educational program due to an insufficient number of registrations. The decision to cancel will normally be made at least fourteen (14) days prior to the program date. Each registrant will be notified by email and provided with a full refund of all registration costs. The University of Manitoba is not liable for any loss, damages or other expenses that such cancellations may cause, including, but not limited to, non-refundable airline fares, hotel penalties or lost income.

Study Credits

This course provides up to 3 hours of Continuing Dental Education (CDE) Credits.

Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, University of Manitoba Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2026. Provider ID# 214210 Subject Code 180

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