Boyd and Glassman:
Occlusion and Parafunctional Control for the General Dentist

Doctor's registration          Staff's registration             Optional Sat. eve Sun. morning hands-on
TradeWinds Hotel, St. Pete Beach

The Tradewinds Hotel
St. Petersburg, FL

Feb. 21-22, 2020

(optional Feb 23
hands-on session)

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Drs. Jim Boyd and Barry Glassman are thrilled to announce the return of their CE course, Occlusion and Parafunctional Control for the General Dentist, that started a revolution in both dental and medical research and insight over 15 years ago!


A dentist is often faced with simple questions and concerns about occlusion (that had traditionally been answered with confounding and complex answers and procedures).  For example:


            How can one patient have “ideal” occlusion but feel miserable, while the next patient has a severe “malocclusion” yet be completely symptom free?


            How is it that the provision of a “muscle relaxation splint” can cause a patient’s symptoms to increase?


            How do I know what type of occlusal splint is indicated (and when) and what are its determinants? (hard, soft, combo, maxillary, mandibular, contact scheme)


            How can the placement of a single crown seem to cause such problems?


            If the patient has a clicking joint, what should I do?


            What exactly is “joint stability” and how am I supposed to achieve it?


            What (and when) is the significance of “joint position”?


            What is the (crucial) difference between “class of occlusion” and “occluding scheme”?


            What are the essential specific aspects of appliance design that have shown to prevent migraine pain?


This course is truly “an advanced course for beginners” and will provide the attendee the insight and confidence to make this the last occlusion course they’ll ever need! 

Attendees will also aquire a clear understanding of migraine, the dentist's role and ability in prevention, and how to communicate comfortably with the referring neurologist.



The provision of any type of oral appliance, especially those mandibular advancement devices used to treat mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea in the fast-growing area of Sleep Dentistry, requires the specific knowledge and insight that this course provides.  


As a special bonus, Dr. Glassman will present an optional Saturday evening session “Introduction to Sleep Dentistry” with Dr. Boyd providing a hands-on fabrication demonstration of the new “SnoreHook Splint”, the only FDA and Medicare approved device for OSA that is made in-office (at a fraction of the typical lab costs).


This optional session will continue with a Sunday morning meeting for further Hands-On fabrication of NTI’s and Snore-Hooks!  Insert them for a partner – or your “significant other” who may benefit from either! 


Note:  Kits for both NTI’s and Snore-Hooks with a value of over $500 will be distributed to those who take the Hands-On option!


Fee:  $1585 for two full days

$300 for optional Saturday evening and Sunday morning hands-on

Room Block Rate:  $225 per night including parking, internet, amenities

16 CE hours for two days;  additional 6 CE optional hours
Doctor's registration  (link for discounted fee for addition practitioner attendees at checkout)      Staff's registration       Optional Hands-on

ROOM RESERVATIONS: Call the Tradewinds Resort group reservations department at 800-808-9833.  Room block is registered under "Dr. Barry Glassman Seminars".  Rate is $225 for Thurs, Fri and Sat nights, includes parking, internet, fitness center, tennis courts, beach cabana, miniature golf, paddle boats, and water sports!

Cancellation policy:
Cancellations before Feb. 7 receives refund less $100 administration fee.  Cancellations after Feb. 7 receives full credit for future course.

James P. Boyd, DDS

     Every day, for 12 consecutive years, Dr. Boyd woke with a headache.  Like the millions of others like him, he learned to cope with it, assuming it was somehow normal.  Over the years, occasional migraines developed, and then a loud clicking jaw.  While a college undergrad, he was treated (unsuccessfully) in the TMD clinic at the USC School of Dentistry.  Several years later, while attending USC Dental School, he served as Senior Resident in their TMD clinic, hoping to gain insight into this own condition, but his condition continued uninterrupted.

     Finally, after several years of private practice observing the same pattern of ineffective treatment of his TMD patients, Dr. Boyd began experimenting with the basic diagnostic principles of occlusal therapy and expanding them into therapeutic protocols.  His conclusion was that the primary cause of his condition was not due to his occlusion, but to his occluding, namely the frequency, duration, and most importantly, intensity. 

     Eventually, Dr. Boyd developed the NTI (nocioceptive trigeminal inhibition) therapeutic protocol.  In 2001, after extensive clinical trials, the FDA cleared the NTI for “the prevention of medically diagnosed migraine pain”.

Dr. Boyd has since dedicated his career to enhancing the relationship between Neurology and Dentistry, via the third division of the trigeminal nerve.  He is currently associated with The Headache Center, a neurology specialty clinic in San Diego, practicing with neurologist Andrew Blumenfeld, MD, where they have published and presented at several international scientific meetings.  

Their most recent clinical trial, presented at the 2018 International Migraine Trust in London, England, showed that the NTI Therapeutic Protocol was twice as effective as Botox or Topamax, the two leading medications in the prevention of migraine.


Barry Glassman, DDS


Diplomate of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain

Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management

Diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

Fellow of the International College of Craniomandibular Disorders.   

Staff of the Lehigh Valley Hospital network and serves as clinical instructor in Craniofacial Pain and Sleep Disorders.  Among his recent publications are The Effect of Regional Anesthetic Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block on Self‐Reported Pain in Patients With Status Migrainosus in HEADACHE, and The Curious History of Occlusion in Dentistry in DENTALTOWN.  He teaches and lectures internationally on orofacial pain, joint dysfunction and sleep disorders.