Dr. Robert Kerstein

Integrating Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR) with T-Scan and EMG

Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR) Therapy is a highly precise, occlusal adjustment procedure that identifies and treats the contacts that cause the hyperactive muscles and the associated chronic muscular symptoms seen in TMD patients. This lecture will detail that shortening the Disclusion Time to less than 0.5 seconds per excursion using the T-Scan/BioEMG guided time-based occlusal adjustments, many common chronic TMD symptoms can be successfully treated, without requiring a patient to wear a splint or bruxism appliance. This presentation will also highlight the most recently published evidence that Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR) stops cold tooth hypersensitivity, lessens internal TMJ soft tissue structural damage, and markedly improves emotional depression that accompanies living with chronic painful TMD symptoms.