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Construction Bite Acquisition Demonstrations
Gordon Bell, DDS and David Flamenco, DDS
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In order to fabricate an oral appliance, a “construction bite” must be provided to the laboratory. The construction bite should register the mandibular protrusive, vertical and lateral position determined to be optimum for starting OA therapy. Practitioners should be familiar with multiple protrusive bite acquisition tools, techniques and strategies to improve clinical efficiency. These videos demonstrate common tools and techniques for acquiring a protrusive bite for fabrication of an oral appliance.

Note: CE credit is not offered for demonstrations.

Target Audience
Dentists and chairside dental staff treating patients with sleep-related breathing disorders.
Speaker Bio

Gordon Bell, DDS is a practicing general dentist of 29 years. Dr. Bell holds Fellowship credentials with the Academy of General Dentistry and International Congress of Oral Implantology. He is the Chief Dental Officer for York Dental Sleep Therapy, a multi-office, multi-doctor, dental sleep medicine practice in York, PA. Dr. Bell holds Diplomate credentials with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine, and Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines. Dr. Bell has served as a member of the AADSM Education Committee and lectures nationally on management of craniofacial pain and sleep disordered breathing.

He has no relevant financial interest/other relationships to disclose.

David Flamenco, DDS is a graduate of La Universidad De La Salle, Bajío, where he concentrated his studies in esthetic dentistry. He has been a dental technician since the age of 16 years old. He began private practice in Reseda, CA and now resides in San Diego, CA. Dr. Flamenco also works with SHARP hospital and has OR privileges for dental surgeries. He is dedicated to staying up to date with advancements in technology and biocompatible materials. He has taken extensive courses in multiple specialties and provides comprehensive care from start to finish within his office while utilizing the most advanced technology available. Dr. Flamenco became a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine after completing the AADSM Mastery Program. To stay up to date with the advancements of patient care he is a member of the ADA /CDA, SDCDS, ICOI, AAID, AACD, DOCS education, AASM, and AADSM.

He has no relevant financial interest/other relationships to disclose.
Additional Information
Content for this online learning module was last reviewed and approved by the AADSM Director of Education, Dr. Trish Braga, on January 12, 2024. Dr. Braga does not have any relevant financial interest/other relationships to disclose. 

Total Duration (for both demos): 34 minutes

Original release date: January 12, 2024

Expiration date: None

AADSM online learning modules are funded exclusively by the AADSM.
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: Member: $35.00
Non-Member: $55.00
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
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