Hands on Splint Course

Dr. Terry Bennett


This is an all-inclusive course called the “Intraoral Orthotics for the Management of Temporomandibular Disorders.” Many of you have heard me in the lectures say that I construct my own orthotics in our lab and this will be the main thrust of the program.

We will be making many of the different orthotics and also demonstrating how to change the orthotics to fit any need that you might have. We will walk you step by step through the reasoning behind many of the orthotics that we use in our practice and explain what we will be trying to accomplish with each one.

This will provide each of you a better understanding and clarity behind the use of each of them. I know that we have talked about several different ones and with all this knowledge, it can get quite confusing and picking the wrong orthotic or bite relationship could doom your treatment to failure. This is true whether you want to create the orthotics in your lab or send them out to your lab of choice.

What you will learn.

  • When and why to use the various TMD appliances.
  • Understand chair-side fabrication of a TMD splint (hands on).

  • The process from impression to fabrication to delivery of TMD splints that can be done in your office (hands on).

  • Understand the various bite registration methods for TMD points – when and which method to consider.

  • Balancing to relining appliances (hands on)

  • How to make an in office EMA and get certified so you can provide this sleep appliance for your patients.

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Attendee: $2495.

CEUs: 16.

Dates: November 12-13, 2021 | Location: 1616 S. Denver Ave. Tulsa, OK 74119



  • Introduction to Intraoral Orthotics.
  • Disc Interference Disorders encountered with TMD.


  • Lab exercises making the different orthotics used for disc displacement, closed locking.
  • Exercises on taking bite to recapture the disc and how to do this in the mouth.
  • Changing orthotics from an anterior deprogrammer to a Farrar appliance for disc stabilization.


  • Muscle Disorders Encountered with TMD.
  • Construction of orthotics to treat this, Superior reposition appliance, Rest position appliance and Pain release


  • Construction of the EMA sleep appliance to use as both a TMD night appliance and a sleep appliance (if needed)
    for the patient.
  • Certification upon completion allowing the doctor to construct the EMA in his own lab.
  • Questions and Answers

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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations can be made in writing (emails accepted) up to 30 days prior to the start of the program and will be refunded in full less 10% of the fees collected. We are unable to offer refunds within 30 days of a session due to non-refundable commitments. In the unlikely event that BenPat Institute cancels this program all paid registration fees will be refunded in full within 21 days following the scheduled date of the event.