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Dawson Quick Tip: How to Find Centric Relation

One of the biggest struggles that our students have, as we go through this curriculum, is how to find centric relation, and certainly when I was training, I had that struggle too.

One of the things that worked really well for me was when I bought a MiniSTAR, I was able to make B-Splints. Then some of those patients that I couldn't manipulate very easily, all of a sudden they came back, and they were so much easier; I could find centric relation so much better.

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Then I started to learn the difference between the patients that were easy to manipulate, the patients that maybe took 10 or 15 minutes with a lucia jig, and then the ones that maybe did need a few days at home.

So if you want to really start to kick-start centric relation and really try to make sure that you are there, then I'd suggest trying some B-Splints, and have those patients come back, and I think it will really improve the consistency of your results.

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Dr. Ian Buckle, BDS is the Director of The Dawson Academy U.K and a senior faculty member at The Dawson Academy. He owns Buckle Advanced Dental Care in Wirral, England where he practices fulltime. He lectures on minimally invasive dentistry, digital dentistry and interdisciplinary dentistry.