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Juneau, AlaskaSeminar at Sea
Temporomandibular Disorders:  What Every Dentist Needs to Know

Featuring Dr. Jeffrey Okeson

7-Day Alaska cruise aboard Holland America’s Westerdam:  July 12-19-2014

Have you ever encountered a patient with a temporomandibular disorder? Would you like to offer help?

Join us for an enjoyable time of learning and beautiful scenery at sea from Seattle through Alaska, and come home with knowledge and skills to care for those folks expanding your practice and realizing a renewed dedication to your profession.

Dr. Okeson is Professor, Chairman of the Department of Oral Health Science at the University of Kentucky and Director of the College's Orofacial Pain Center, which he established in 1977. He has authored three textbooks on TM disorders and orofacial pain that are presently used in most US dental schools and have been translated into eleven different languages. He has also published more than 220 articles and chapters. Dr. Okeson is a very sought after lecturer on the subject of TMD and orofacial pain and has presented more than 1100 invited lectures on the subject of TMD and orofacial pain in all 50 states and in 53 different countries. He has received the campus wide University of Kentucky “Great Teacher Award”, the Provost’s Distinguished Service Professorship, the American Academy of Orofacial Pain’s Service Award and the first ever “Distinguished Alumni Award” from the College of Dentistry. Dr. Okeson has also received “The International Dentist of the Year Award” from the Academy of Dentistry International. This is the highest award recognized by this Academy and was given to him in recognition of his worldwide efforts in providing education in the area of temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain.

Dr. Okeson has developed a sound and straightforward approach to understanding and treating many masticatory pain problems. The course will emphasize diagnosis, understanding and selecting correct therapy, and selection and fabrication of occlusal appliances.  The role of the dental specialists will be presented in detail. This course will benefit all practitioners.

What You’ll Learn:

  • To identify those pain disorders that will likely respond to your therapy from those that will not.
  • The relationship between occlusion, bruxism and temporomandibular disorders.
  • The most favorable condylar position for restorative dentistry and TMD.
  • To differentiate those cases that require orthodontic or restorative procedures from those that do not.
  • When it is appropriate to consider surgical therapy for a patient.
  • The appropriate use of occlusal appliance therapy.

Credits:  8 hours
Tuition:  $350 Dentists, $195 Auxiliary, $100 Auxiliary with Dentist

Set sail with the UK College of Dentistry from Seattle, Washington aboard Holland America’s Westerdam for 7 breathtaking days in Alaska.

Enjoy nature’s pristine grandeur just as it was hundreds of years ago. It is an experience unlike any other and one you will not soon forget. The Westerdam is magnificently appointed and offers its guests the same amenities as a five-star resort with outstanding restaurants, excellent service and an elegant atmosphere.

 July 12 Seattle, Washington 4 pm
 July 13 At Sea  
 July 14 Juneau, Alaska 1 pm 10  pm
 July 15 Glacier Bay 7 am 4 pm
 July 16 Sitka, Alaska 7 am 3 pm
 July 17 Ketchikan, Alaska 7 am 1 pm
 July 18 Victoria, BC 6 am 11:59 pm
 July 19 Seattle, Washington 7 am 

Cruise prices starting at:
Interior:  $1,489
Oceanview:  $1,679
Balcony:  $2,279
Mini-Suite:  $2,549

Fares listed above are per person based on double occupancy and subject to room block availability. Prices include taxes, port charges and gratuities. Book early to secure the best rate! Cruise must be booked with Cruise and Travel Partners.

For More Cruise Information Contact:
Janet Goldman
Cruise and Travel Partners
772/778-7026 or visit:

For Continuing Education information, please contact:
Sue McConnell, UKCD Alumni Affairs, 859-323-6676