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Introducing Patients to Dental Occlusion

Introducing patients to the concept of dental occlusion and complete care can, at first, seem like a daunting task to many. Dr. DeWitt Wilkerson discusses the following points essential to explaining dental occlusion and complete care to patients in the video below:

    • What is a physician of the masticatory system?
    • What is the role of a dentist?
    • How do you educate your patients?
    • What tools can you use to demonstrate occlusal problems to your patients?


Watch this video for the answers to these questions.

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Dr. DeWitt “Witt” Wilkerson graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 1982, the same year he joined the Dawson private practice group in St. Petersburg, Florida. Witt is currently a Senior Faculty member and Director of Dental Medicine at The Dawson Academy. He is Past President of the American Equilibration Society(AES). Witt currently serves as President of the American Academy for Oral-Systemic Health(AAOSH), and is an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Program at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He has formerly served as an Associate Faculty Member and Special Lecturer at the L.D. Pankey Institute. Dr. Wilkerson lectures both nationally and internationally on the subjects of Restorative Dentistry, Dental Occlusion, TM Disorders, Airway/Dental Sleep Medicine, and Integrative Dental Medicine.