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November/December 2011
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An O.I.C. Specialty Laboratory
Occlusion - Implant - Cosmetic


We've grown into an O.I.C. Laboratory!
At Klausz Dental Laboratories, we are committed to providing our clients with a full range of services, restorations, and appliances to meet all aspects of clinical dentistry. To meet your expectations we have grown into an Occlusal-Implant-Cosmetic (O.I.C.) Laboratory.

We view the role of the dental lab as a partner to our clients, in both determining their goals and objectives and going out of our way in helping to achieve them. When we say, "Working Harder And Smarter For Your Practice!", we mean that we're finding solutions for each of our client's specific needs and challenges, whatever they may be. We consider ourselves to be an extension of your dental practice. That is the changing role of the dentist/laboratory relationship, and we believe it has led to the continued success of our clients and our laboratory.

We hope our e-Newsletters prove to be informative, educational, and beneficial. Each issue will cover different topics on materials, techniques, services and educational opportunities.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with specific questions. We look forward to working with you.


A Variety Of Occlusal Splints 
To Match The Individual Needs Of Your Patients

We offer our clients a variety of options when it comes to splint therapy.

The Horseshoe Splint is a popular appliance with a flat occlusal surface made from high impact clear acrylic resin.

The Impact Splint is made from a unique thermo-plastic material and was developed for greater patient comfort. The advanced properties of this material, allows it to flex when softened under warm water and thus conforms to the contours of the patient’s teeth when inserted.

The Hard/Soft Splint is by far the most popular splint and was developed for those heavy bruxers and clenchers. Its unique combination of a tough impact resistant occlusal surface with its pliable tooth and tissue side offers your patients the best of both worlds; lasting durability and custom comfort.

The Pankey Splint is made from a tooth coloured acrylic resin material. The occlusal scheme is created with one point occlusal contact per posterior tooth, combined with anterior and cuspid guidance. This allows for total posterior disclusion in all excursions.

The Anterior Deprogrammer is designed to prevent posterior tooth contact. It is more than a standard bite splint. It protects the teeth by calming the temporalis muscles, thus preventing grinding.

Flat Plane Splints
Orthotics
Deprogrammers
Whatever your requirements, we have the splint for you!

Using the laws of fluid dynamics, a prosthodontist at the University of Illinois came up with this simple device consisting of two water pads, connected by an equalizing channel. When placed in the mouth, the Aqualizer allows both left and right sides of posterior segments to equilibrate with each other, allowing the muscles of mastication to relax. Its floating action makes it an excellent tool to simplify TMD diagnoses and treatment planning. It can act as a temporary pain control splint, as well as guide your equilibration technique for either teeth or splints.

A Simple Step-by-Step Procedure to Capture
the Open Bite for Splints and Nightguards

Step 1: – Insert an Aqualizer™ into the mouth allowing the muscles to bring the mandible to its natural, most comfortable 3-D position, (great in combination with T.E.N.S. and jaw tracking). Add base plate wax under pads for small increases of less than 2mm.  If there is no spasm in the muscles, step two can be performed 10 minutes after insertion.
Step 2: – Instruct the patient to bite down naturally with the Aqualizer™ still in place, while injecting silicone from cuspid to cuspid.
Step 3: – Remove the Aqualizer™ with the anterior bite still in place. Inject registration material between the occlusal surfaces of the left and right posterior teeth. Instruct the patient to close carefully into the previously established anterior bite. Allow the silicone to set.
Step 4: – Remove the one-piece full arch bite registration from the mouth.
Step 5: – Assemble the patient's dental casts accurately into the bite registration. Send this assembly to the lab, or mount the combined casts/registration assembly on your articulator.
Step 6: – Remove the silicone bite registration. The Aqualizer™ allows you to preview, then accurately reproduce for splints, the most functional cranio-mandibular occlusal relationships.

For your additional convenience, 
our laboratory now stocks 
Low, Medium, & High Volume, Ultra Aqualizer

 Be sure to visit our website at www.klauszdentallab.com for more information on the Aqualizer or email the lab for your free Aqualizer Information Package and Aqualizer sample.

 

Klausz Denture Tip

Establishing the Correct Vertical Dimension

http://www.webdentalmarketing.com/newsletters/Klausz/05_april/Klausz_a3_2.jpgMany patients with complete dentures have over the years lost what is referred to as "Vertical Dimension". When trying to determine how much to re-open the bite, there is a simple and quick test that can be performed. The test allows us to maintain an average amount of freeway space of 1mm to 1.5mm, which is required for patient comfort. With the patient sitting up straight, with his/her oral muscles in a relaxed state, measure the distance between two points on the patients face; for example, the base of the nose and a mark on the chin. This will approximate the vertical dimension the patient requires for adequate freeway space. Now, have the patient occlude with the dentures in place and measure the distance once again. From the differences in these two measurements we can determine if and by how much the new dentures will be required to open the bite. This information can easily be related to the laboratory on the prescription.


Look for us at Upcoming Meetings and Events

Join Us at the AACP Symposium, Nov. 4th - 5th, 2011

We are proud to once again be able to participate at the 5th International Symposium of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Canada Chapter.

Be sure to stop by my display to learn of the new and exciting things we are offering in this expanding area of dentistry.

Below, you will find all the information that you need to know and you can register at their website.

 
Ron Klausz RDT

AACP Canadian Chapter
5th International Symposium - Venue Information

The Connection Continues...
Occlusion, Restorative, TMD, Sleep, and Pain

Date and Location
November 4th and 5th, 2011
The Westin Harbour Castle Toronto, Ontario

Register at their Website: http://aacpcanada.ca/conferences

 

CLICK HERE - for a complete PDF Program Brochure


Klausz WEBINAR NOTICE - Nov. 22, 2011

Webinar with Dr. Steven Olmos – November 22nd, 2011

On-Line from 12pm to 1pm

Want to join in? Telephone or email us for details!

 


Klausz Dental Laboratories Holiday Closings 2011/2012

The lab will be closed for seasonal holidays from
December 26th, 2011 to December 30th, 2011

We will re-open January 2nd, 2012

One of the real joys of the Holiday Season is the opportunity to say
Thank you and to wish you the very best for the New Year.


   

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