A Biomechanical Approach to TMD – A Masterclass

Become a Master of Biomechanical TMD Treatment

Live in-class TMD Training Courses in Calgary, AB and New York, NY

Course Dates:
First run of course:

Run 1- Level 1: October 25 & 26, 2024
Run 1- Level 2: November 29 & 30, 2024
Run 1- Level 3: Jan 31 & Feb 1, 2025
Run 1- Level 4: March 7 & 8, 2025

Second run of course:
Run 2- Level 1: Feb 7 & 8, 2025
Run 2- Level 2: March 14 & 15, 2025
Run 2- Level 3: April 18 & 19, 2025
Run 2- Level 4: May 9 & 10, 2025

Course Dates:
First run of course:

Run 1 - Level 1 November 22 & 23, 2024
Run 1- Level 2 January 17 & 18, 2025
Run 1- Level 3 February 21 & 22, 2025
Run 1- Level 4 March 21 & 22, 2025

Second run of course:
Dates to be confirmed

Level 1

A Balanced Approach to TMD – Ideal for those seeking a foundational understanding. Learn to recognize symptoms and initiate basic interventions.

Unlock the ability to detect and treat Biomechanical Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) with Level 1 training. Our program equips dentists to identify and address TMD signs and symptoms effectively, empowering them to initiate simple treatments. Precise diagnosis and strategic planning mitigate detrimental effects on dental health, enhancing long-term well-being. Gain a deeper understanding to ensure tailored treatments and seamless practice management.



  • Morning: Why a Masters in TMD? (Doctors and Team)
    • Discussion on expectations
    • Goals
    • Introduction
    • Biomechanics
    • Variability
    • Understanding TMJ Causes
    • Role of Malocclusion


  • Afternoon: Documenting Strain (Doctors and Team)
    • Diagnostic
    • Interview
    • Posture Functional Photos
    • Intra-Oral Photos for the TMJ exam
    • Muscle Palpation
    • TMJ Exam
    • Stick Exam
    • T-Scan
    • Airway
    • Signs and Symptoms
    • Differential Diagnosis
    • Documentation


  • Evening of discussion
  • Morning: Cone Beam Cat Scans (Doctors and Team)
    • General
    • Airway
    • TMJ
    • Nasal
    • Posture
    • Ears
    • CBCTs of Attendees


  • Afternoon: Understanding Treatments
  • (Doctors and Team)
    • Treatment options:
    • Airway
    • Occlusion
    • Mandibular Position
    • Body Posture
    • Orthodontics
  • (Dentists)
    • Coronoplasty
    • Understanding inked paper
    • Adjust models
    • Protocols
  • (Team)
    • Documentation
Presented by:

Dr. Curtis Westersund

Level 2

Competence in TMD – Advance your skills in diagnosis, treatment protocols, and collaboration with healthcare providers.

Level 2 training elevates your practice, providing advanced Biomechanical TMD treatment expertise. Master T-Scan technology for precise diagnosis, maximizing profitability. Collaboration with healthcare providers optimizes outcomes and financial gains. Mastering ‘TENS’ bite registrations enhances patient care. Effective marketing attracts a broader patient base. Become a leader in Biomechanical TMD treatment today.



  • Morning: Inside going Micro (Doctors and Team)
    • Intro to T-Scan
    • Using a T-Scan to balance a Night Guard
    • Functional Rebalance (FRB) and Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR)
    • Live Demonstration of an FRB


  • Afternoon: Outside Going In (Doctors and Team)
    • Posture with Dr. Jeff Scholten
    • Body Biomechanics with Geoff Dakin
    • Building a Healthcare Team


  • Evening of discussion
  • Morning: Relaxing Strain (Doctors and Team)
    • Intro to ULF TENS
    • Phonetic bite
    • TENS
    • TENS Bites
    • Impressions
  • Afternoon: The K-7 Documentation (Doctors and Team)
    • TENS Bite
    • The K-7 Bite
    • Introduction to the Modjaw tracking system
Presented by:

Dr. Curtis Westersund

Dr. Jeffrey Scholten

Geoff Dakin

Level 3

Excellence in TMD – Elevate your practice with advanced training in management, comprehensive treatment planning, and patient education.

Level 3 training unlocks expertise in treating Biomechanical TMD. Crafted for excellence, it equips dentists with essential tools and protocols. Deep understanding dispels ambiguity, leading to transformative outcomes. Dive into TMD and Sleep Apnea comorbidities, mastering airway biomechanics. Elevate expertise, attract patients, and boost revenue. Experience the difference with Level 3 training.



  • Morning: Orthotic Delivery (Doctors and Team)
    • Orthotic Delivery
  • (Doctors)
    • TENS and T-Scan
  • (Team)
    • Fielding Phone Calls


  • Afternoon: Sleep (Doctors and Team)
    • Sleep and TMD
    • CBCT
    • Jaw Posture and MRDs
    • Nighttime and Daytime biomechanical care
  • Evening of discussion
  • Morning: Phase 1 and 2 Treatments (Doctors and Team)
    • Phase 1 and Phase 2 Discussion
    • Documenting Phase 2 with Modjaw
  • (Team)
    • Office Protocols


  • Afternoon: Hands on in Office (Doctors and Team)
    • Functional Re-balance Live
    • Office Protocols
    • Value Propositions
    • Pricing
    • Marketing with Jack Vanderlee
Presented by:

Dr. Curtis Westersund

Jack Vanderlee

Level 4

Mastery in TMD – Become a leader in the field. Delve into advanced concepts and position yourself as an authority.

Level 4 training offers mastery in Biomechanical TMD treatment. Dentists grasp both initial and long-term phases, ensuring biomechanical improvement. Gain legal communication skills for Motor Vehicle Accident cases, enhancing profitability. Navigate orthodontic options and restorative requirements for tailored solutions. Unlock expertise for sustained improvements and maximize patient outcomes. Experience transformative impact with Level 4 training.



  • Morning: Orthodontics (Doctors and Team)
    • Orthodontics by Dr. Duncan Brown
  • (Team)
    • Follow Up Documentation


  • Afternoon: Phase 2 Reconstructions (Doctors and Team)
    • Phase 2 Reconstruction
    • Protocols for Phase 2
    • Documentation for Phase 2


  • Evening of discussion
    • Morning: Lawyer Referred Patients (Doctors and Team)
      • MVAs
      • Legal documentation
      • Being the expert


    • Afternoon: Discussions on Patients (Doctors and Team)
      • Presentations by Doctors
      • Discussions on Dr.’s patients
      • Communication: Being a teacher
      • The Bottom Line


    • Graduation … What’s NEXT?
Presented by:

Dr. Curtis Westersund

Dr. Duncan Brown


Dr. Curtis Westersund

Dr. Westersund is a general dentist at Dentalife in Calgary whose practice is limited to the treatment of Temporo Mandibular Disorders (TMD) with a Biomechanical Approach. He holds a Mastership within, and is the current president of, the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO). He is certified in the practice of Sleep dentistry by the University of Alberta. He has been published in the T-scan Handbook, in Cranio-The Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep Practice and numerous other Journals. Dr. Westersund is an online professor for the Neuromuscular Orthodontics Mastership at the Jaume I University in Castellón de la Plana, Spain. He has helped dentists throughout the countries of Canada, USA, Russia, India, Germany, Japan, Brazil and many others about the treatment and communication of TMD using a physiologic approach with biometrics tools.

Dr. Jeffrey Scholten

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 1996 from the University of Calgary, Jeff continued his studies at Palmer College of Chiropractic graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2001. Wanting to know as much as possible about the upper neck, he completed his post-graduate advanced training in Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures in 2015’s inaugural class earning his DCCJP. In 2016, he was the first diplomate to complete a fellowship in Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures earning his FCCJP. Jeff then went on to a post-baccalaureate graduate-level certificate program in Pain Management in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta, graduating in 2018.

Geoff Dakin

Geoff Dakin is a Registered Massage Therapist in Calgary who has been working in the acute injury/chronic pain treatment and athletic training field since 1989. He has 7 years of college and university training as well as countless hours of post-graduate continuing education. In 1991/92 Geoff worked and travelled in the National Hockey League as a member of the training staff of the Vancouver Canucks. In terms of his manual therapy, Geoff is primarily a Neuromuscular Therapist. He has found Neuromuscular Therapy to be an effective system for decreasing chronic muscle shortening, trigger points and pain. However, even the very best hands-on therapy is of limited value if not combined with a system of exercise that re-educates joint positioning and overall postural alignment. When a corrective exercise program is properly designed for you and faithfully carried out every day, your muscle balance and function is improved, and pain is diminished or eliminated. Geoff prescribes each patient’s corrective exercise program based on a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s unique alignment and movement patterns. There are neuromuscular therapists and there are corrective exercise experts, but very few practitioners combine these approaches well.

Dr. Duncan Brown

After 45 years of traveling between offices in Calgary, Canmore, and Okotoks, Duncan is presently concentrating his clinical efforts in Canmore. He is blessed with key administrative and clinical Team Members, and joined him in this new adventure. Teaching others is a passion. Duncan is grateful to be able to teach Orthodontists in North America, South America, Europe, and Northern Africa. Recently Duncan accepted a position to serve with Dr Jim Moorish as co-chair in a graduate Orthodontic in a private University in the United States.

Jack Vanderlee

Jack Vanderlee, CEO at Jaw Drop Marketing: “When I started this Calgary Marketing Agency more than 20 years ago, the digital transition was just beginning. While we’ve always been at the forefront of the technology revolution, the essence of our success lies in blending it with our capability to integrate true personalization. Digital technology provides unparalleled precision, but it’s the warmth of the human interaction that creates lasting bonds. Over the years, we’ve crafted strong, compelling marketing strategies for our clients, achieving remarkable success.

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