OSTEOPATHY IN THE DENTISTRY FIELD 2021-2022
Directors of training programme: Daiana Papasodaro, D.O.; Daniela Agnese Stucchi, D.O.
The course will be held in Italian.
Will be admitted to the course only osteopaths qualified with schools recognized by the CsdO (Supreme Osteopathy Council) associations (AIMM, AMOI, FeSIOs, ROI, UPOI, AISO).
The course will pursue the following objectives:
– to provide osteopaths with valuable tools for the evaluation and treatment of patients with dental issues,
– to teach osteopaths to be an integral part of a dental practice team,
– to train professionals with the required skills to collaborate with every speciality of the dentistry field.
Advanced Osteopathy Institute is pleased to present the 2nd edition of the course Osteopathy in the Dentistry Field. The training is organised in one basic unit and three specialised units.
The basic unit will consist of seven face-to-face training days and one webinar. The aim is to build the fundamentals and acquire the necessary tools in osteopathy and dentistry to collaborate with a dental practice. We will teach you how to correctly assess the patient and approach and restore the stomatognathic system in harmony with the whole body.
The main knowledge and skills that will be acquired during the basic unit are the following:
– scientific dental terminology,
– principles of the dentistry field,
– evaluation techniques and therapeutic dental approaches,
– physiology of the mouth and face region,
– dental pathologies,
– osteopathic evaluation approaches of the mouth region,
– osteopathic treatment approaches to the region through movement present and movement permitted,
– evaluation and osteopathic treatment of patients with dental issues,
– learning a common language to create an efficient work team.
The basic unit aims to teach different technical approaches. We will focus both on the osteopathic diagnostic process and evaluate the entire team’s work. The student will become qualified to discuss with the dentist the system’s ability to adapt to the different stimulations that the specialist generates on the dental system (the work’s progress, whether the forces inserted in the system are bearable and suitable, whether corrections are necessary, how and where the work of the dentist is limiting the expression of movement and health of the patient’s body). The guidance of the dentist and orthodontist and the discussion regarding the main gnathological problems will allow us to understand when and how our intervention is necessary to support the changes taking place in the stomatognathic system.
The specialised units are divided into three main areas with face-to-face lectures and webinars:
– Metabolism, hygiene and oral surgery.
These three modules aim to provide more in-depth knowledge of the main branches of dentistry to understand each professional’s technical terminology, methods, and objectives. A multidisciplinary team of lecturers will delve into the many dental field branches, ensuring complete training during the three units, each reserved for a specific subject.
Osteopaths who will complete the training will acquire the required knowledge to manage a patient with health issues caused by a mouth or dental problem and the opportunity to establish an ongoing professional relationship with the different specialists in the dentistry field.
BASIC UNIT: qualified osteopaths.
Will be admitted to the course the osteopaths who have attended the basic unit or who meet the following criteria:
– knowledge of appropriate dental terminology,
– knowledge of the tools, approaches and aims of the main dental and orthodontic procedures,
– knowledge of evaluation techniques and therapeutic approaches in dentistry,
– knowledge of the most common dental pathologies,
– good knowledge of mouth and face physiology,
– knowledge of osteopathic assessment techniques and approaches in the stomatognathic region,
– knowledge of osteopathic treatment approaches for the region through the movement present and movement allowed,
– knowledge of osteopathic evaluation and treatment procedures for the patient with dental issues.
BASIC UNIT PROGRAMME
24th November, morning – Daiana Papasodaro, D.O.
Introduction: state of the art in osteopathy and dentistry
24th November, afternoon – Maria Cocozza, dentist and homeopath
Teeth and face classification
Definitions of free space and vertical dimension
Assessment and clinical diagnosis
Clinical cases of major interest for osteopaths
How to begin a collaboration with an osteopath
Basic dental terminology
25th November – Emanuele Botti, D.O.
Definitions of movement present and movement permitted
BLT and BFT. Mechanical and fascial approaches as a tool to manage the patient
26th November, morning – Daniela Stucchi, D.O.
Various approaches and techniques for the cranial sutures. The cranial base and facial bones
26th November, afternoon – Daiana Papasodaro, D.O.
Various approaches and techniques for the stomatognathic system
27th November, morning – Daiana Papasodaro, D.O.
Osteopathic semeiotics: osteopathic skills and local assessment of the dental region
Vertical dimension and free space in osteopathy
Integration between the visual, stomatognathic and vestibular systems and adaptive models
27th November, afternoon – Daniela Stucchi, D.O.
Evaluation of the cranial base, OAA, PRM, mouth and tongue
The use of waxes to modify the vertical dimension
20th January, morning – Daniela Stucchi, D.O.
Tongue, hyoid and mandible. Physiology and function in osteopathy
20th January, afternoon – Daiana Papasodaro, D.O.
Temporomandibular joint. Physiology and function in osteopathy
Palpatory approaches and corrective techniques
21st January, morning – Valeria Benduja, dentist and orthodontist
Comparison between various orthodontic approaches (classical and functional). Principles and practical application
Main models of orthoses
How to develop a collaboration between orthodontist and osteopath.
21st January, afternoon – Diego Pezzaldi, D.O.
The link between occlusion and posture
Evaluation and diagnosis of the patient with stomatognathic issues in reference to the postural system
22nd January, morning – Diego Pezzaldi, D.O.
Patient evaluation and diagnosis depending on the orthosis effect
22nd January, afternoon – Daiana Papasodaro, D.O., Daniela Stucchi, D.O.
Osteopathic diagnostic protocol and patient referral to a specialist
Case study discussion
How to build a relashionship with the specialist. Referral and return of the patient
Live-streaming online lectures (date to be determined)
Physiology of the main mouth functions: swallowing, chewing and breathing – Frank Willard, PhD
SPECIALISED UNITS PROGRAMME
(dates to be determined)
1st Unit – Orthodontics (FROM SATURDAY 12 TO TUESDAY 15 MARCH 2022)
1st day – Claudia Sormani, orthodontist and dentosophist; Daiana Papasodaro, D.O.
Classical and functional orthodontics
Dentosophie as an integrative approach: goals and fields of application
The activator as a therapeutic tool: methods and guidelines
Management of clinical cases together with the osteopath. Discussion on the role of the dentosophist and osteopath
Types of braces and orthoses: objectives, limits and advantages – Valeria Bendjuia, dentist and orthodontist
How to handle the relationship between the osteopath and orthodontist
Orthodontics – Rossana Tosi, dentist and orthodontist
Instrumental evaluation of the dental patient: simple and complex cases. Instrumental examinations in comparison: X-ray, CT and MRI
Osteopathic evaluation and treatment of patients undertaking orthodontic care. Variations of the free space and vertical dimension. Adaptive models and treatment strategies – Daiana Papasodaro, D.O.
Evaluation and treatment of patients undertaking orthodontic care. Possible strategies and recommendations for the specialist – Daniela Stucchi, D.O.
4th day (half day) – Francesca Ferrante, orthodontist
Functional orthodontics and orthopaedics for the jaw and mandible. Differences in the management of adult and young patients
Live-streaming online lectures
1. Osteopathic semeiotics in orthodontics. Evolution of the mouth in developmental age – Vincenzo Cozzolino, D.O.
2. Breathing, swallowing, phonation, chewing and their imbalances – Vincenzo Cozzolino, D.O.
3. Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: medical skills, diagnosis and therapy. Working together with the osteopath – Marco Zuffi, dentist and orthodontist
2nd Unit – Gnathology (FROM WEDNESDAY 11 TO SATURDAY 14 MAY 2022)
1st day – Guido Lucconi, gnathologist; Martin Pennacchio, orthodontist
Gnathology, physiology and pathology of chewing
Craniomandibular disorders and pain
What is the role of the temporomandibular joint?
The trigeminal nerve: anatomy and pathophysiology. The tongue and septum transversum. Osteopathic approach – Daniela Stucchi
Osteopathic treatment for the temporomandibular joint, hyoid and jaw – Daiana Papasodaro, D.O.
3rd day – Valerio Palmerini, physiotherapist
Temporomandibular joint rehabilitation
General overview and diagnosis of the temporomandibular joint
Guidelines and rehabilitation recommendations
When to referr the patient to a physiotherapist
Physiotherapy for the temporomandibular joint
The osteopathic management of the gnathological patient: general overview, practice and case study – Daniela Stucchi, D.O.
Live-streaming online lectures
1. Instrumental examinations: mandibular pantomography, electromyography and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in gnathology – Nicola Murgolo, dentist and gnathologist
2. Pain and nociception: the pathogenic mechanism of pain for the diagnosis of trigeminal pain – Emanuele Botti, D.O.
3. Otorhinolaryngology: how to determine and interpret the signs and symptoms that affect a system – Gianpaolo Pisano, otolaryngologist
3rd Unit – Metabolism, hygyene and oral surgery (FROM WEDNESDAY 22 TO FRIDAY 24 JUNE 2022)
Live-streaming online lectures
1. Teeth loss: morphological and functional changes of the lower third of the face. Management of issues related to prosthetic rehabilitation. Frenectomy and frenulotomy in the paediatric field. When to recommend surgery. Exchange of views with the osteopath – Pietro Fusari, oral surgeon
2. Tooth decay and periodontal disease: perspectives of allopathic and homeopathic treatment – Chiara Quacquerella, dentist
3. The impact of the intestinal and oral microbiota in muscular and osteoarticular diseases in the dental field – Francesco di Pierro, biologist
1st day – Federica Nosenzo, dentist; Piero Moroni, surgeon and specialist in odontostomatology, periodontology and implantology
Implantology and oral surgery. The aesthetic and functional design of prosthetic rehabilitation
Diagnosis and guidelines for the complex dental patient. Integration with the role of the posturology specialist in orthodontics
Dental orthosis: definition of bite guard and its employment in orthodontics and osteopathy. The bite guard as a tool for postural issues in adults and athletes – Diego Pezzaldi, osteopath and physiotherapist; Edoardo Bianco, orthodontist
Osteopathic manual techniques for the evaluation of the opening and closing of the mouth and to support the use of the bite guard. Clinical cases in comparison – Diego Pezzaldi, osteopath and physiotherapist
Lymphatic drainage as an approach strategy to support the surgical patient. Osteopathic approach – Daiana Papasodaro, D.O.
Integration of the available informazion. Guidelines and management of the patient with dental issues: from the evaluation to treatment. Osteopathic case study – Daniela Stucchi, D.O.
All face-to-face lectures will be held from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
The webinars will be held at different hours based on the lecturers’ availability and will last approximately 3 hours.
Daiana Papasodaro – osteopath, physioterapist
Daniela Stucchi – osteopath, physioterapist
Emanuele Botti – osteopath, physioterapist
Rossana Tosi – orthodontist
Francesca Ferrante – orthodontist
Vincenzo Cozzolino – osteopath
Claudia Sormani – dentist and dentosophy specialist
Valentina Bendjuia – orthodontist
Frank Willard – professor of anatomy at the New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Nicola Murgolo – dentist and gnathologist
Gianpaolo Pisano – otolaryngologist
Valerio Palmerini – physioterapist
Pietro Fusari – dentist and oral surgeon
Chiara Quacquarella – dentist, homeopath
Diego Pezzaldi – osteopath, physioterapist
Pietro Moroni – surgeon specialised in odontostomatology, periodontology and implantology
Federica Nosenzo – dentist
Guido Lucconi – gnathologist
Maria Cocozza – dentist, dental technician, homeopath
Marco Zuffi – orthodontist
Martin Pennacchio – dentist
Francesco di Pierro – biologist, pharmacologist, PhD in immunology
Giovanni Bardini – prosthodontist, postural specialist, massophysiotherapist
Edoardo Bianco – orthodontist
The course will be held at the centre in Via Cardinale Mezzofanti n.13, Milan (Milano Forlanini Railway Station).
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The cost of the course (basic unit + three specialised units) is €2,500.
It is possible to pay in two different ways:
– single payment by 10th November 2021,
– two instalments each of €1,300 with the following due dates:
1st instalment by 10th November 2021
2st instalment by 10th March 2022.
The instalment payment involves a surcharge for ancillary fees.
The training units can be purchased individually:
- basic unit €1,300,
- specialised unit in orthodontics €500,
- specialised unit in gnathology €500,
- specialised unit in metabolism, hygiene and oral surgery €450.
If you won’t be able to participate in the training (for reasons not due to Advanced Osteopathy Institute), the ancillary fees won’t be refunded.
METHODS OF PURCHASING
If you choose to purchase the entire course in a single payment, you can complete the purchase by selecting your favourite payment method (credit card, PayPal or bank transfer).
If you prefer to pay in instalments, choose bank transfer as the payment method. You will be reached by the administrative office immediately afterwards to agree on the instalment.