A survey conducted in December 2015 amongst dental professionals about their success treating temporomandibular joint disorder found a concerning 80% of respondents said that they have patients suffering from TMJD whom they are unable to help1.
Faced with an intractable problem where the primary solution until now has been bite splints, which have notoriously poor patient compliance levels, some forward thinking dentists have been quick to see the potential offered by an innovative new device – known as Cerezen. The devices are inserted into the auditory canal and are clinically proven to reduce the symptoms of temporo-mandibular joint disorders (TMJD), including facial pain, bruxism and associated headaches.
One of these dentists, Dr Lance Knight, has found the device so successful with his TMJD patients that not only has he become an eager prescriber, but he has also agreed to host the Cerezen Discovery Days at his Manchester Training Facility – ‘The Fold’ – where like-minded dental professionals who want to prescribe Cerezen in their practice can learn everything involved in the Cerezen treatment process. Beside hearing about the most recurrent TMJD symptoms reported in practice, attendees will also be briefed about the anatomy of the ear by an audiologist on site.
These will be held on the following dates:
- 19th March
- 16th April
- 14th May
As Dr Knight commented: ‘As a dentist, patients with jaw pain are notoriously difficult to treat as the current regime of nightguard/splint therapy is cumbersome and daytime wear is almost non-existent. Patients cannot wear a mouthguard whilst at work at the office! Having a more discreet effective treatment for pain/grinding and clenching is what our profession has been crying out for. With Cerezen, my patients have an effective treatment that they can wear all day no matter what they are doing.’
The pioneering Cerezen device is comprised of two custom-made hollow inserts which are worn in the auditory canals and allow the full passage of sound. The devices are worn day and night (apart from swimming and showering and contact sports) and are barely visible as they are worn deep in the ears. The whole process only takes up to 30 minutes of chair time from start to finish- This includes taking the ear impressions – a responsibility which lies with an audiologist organised for the dentist by Renew Health which manufactures and distributes Cerezen in the UK and Ireland. Within two weeks of completion of ear impressions, the patient’s tailor-made devices are returned to the dental practice for fitting by the patient under the supervision and instruction of the dentist.
Patients wearing the device in a three month clinical study experienced a significant reduction in the pain and dysfunction associated with TMJD. In addition to the pain reduction, 100% of subjects indicated excellent (71%) or good (29%) overall satisfaction with the device.
In addition to the clinical benefits Dr Knight will be able to demonstrate the significant business building potential offered by the Cerezen device during the courses he is hosting in Manchester.
Each delegate will leave with a Cerezen Practice Kit comprising Demonstration Devices, POS literature and leaflet stand plus a practice copy of ‘Patient in a box’ only available to delegates who attend one of the Cerezen discovery days. The normal course fee is £399, however delegates will pay only £249 (saving £150) if they attend the course on 19th March. Places are limited to 15 places on each date. Each course delivers six hours of CPD.
To book, please contact Nicola Gresty on 07887 942628 or alternatively Email: [email protected]
1 Survey conducted on behalf of Renew Health, December 2015