Advanced GNM K7 Scan Interpretation & Clinical Application by Clayton A. Chan, D.D.S.

Advanced GNM K7 Scan Interpretation & Clinical Application - Level 8 - 2 Day Seminar and Training

Course Description: “Clinical Diagnostic Interpretation of K7 Scans – Beyond the Basics” 

Prerequisite Course: None

AGD Subject Code: 180 Myofascial Pain/Occlusion

Keys to Interpreting All the K7 Data Scans Clinically

This is the most INCREDIBLE K7x Scan Interpretation (SI) course ever! It goes beyond the basic K7 scan interpretation typically offered. Whether you are new to K7 scan recording or very experienced Dr. Chan's SI course helps you interpret the K7 scans like a clinician should. This course is the eye opener course that all K7x/NM dentists recognize as the program that addresses the missing links to their K7x clinical journey. Dr. Chan teaches you what is missing and helps you understand beyond the typical NM awareness. Whether one's analysis of a bite relationship is optimal or not his instructions and protocols goes beyond the focus of low EMG patterns. The dynamics of mandibular movement and musculo-skeletal posture will take on new clinical meaning through the integration of this critical K7 curriculum.

This course takes the K7x owner beyond the basics K7 NM training teaching how to effectively diagnose and interpret CMS, EMG and ESG tracing patterns. It shows you what all advanced K7x GNM clinicians realize and know.

This course is key for all clinicians who use electronic instrumentation to properly interpret, implement and record the K7 data in order to find solutions to clinical problems. (At OC we do not fit certain EMG and jaw tracking recording protocols to convenience our occlusal diagnosis and treatment paradigm).

How Stable is Your Case?

The Goal of Sound Scan Interpretation is:

To understand and apply the meaning of the scans is more than information gathering, but more significantly it is about learning what the data means to you CLINICALLY as it relates to proper DIAGNOSIS and EFFECTIVE TREATMENT decision making. (If dentists doesn't understand how to record the data properly, one will get faulty data, draw the wrong clinical conclusions, make the wrong decisions, resulting in failed occlusal and TMD treatment).

Questions to Ask Yourself:

  1. Are you taking scans just because you think you need them for records, but really don't know exactly what they mean?
  2. Are you ignoring certain scans because you don't think they are important?
  3. Are you having difficulty in understanding EMG readings?
  4. 4 Do you realize the difference between diagnostic scans vs. treatment scans?
  5. Have you gotten sort of lazy because many of the scan recordings do not make clinical sense to you?
  6. There will be things that you never knew when you see how to apply the K7 scans clinically.
  7. There will be things that you may have known but have forgotten. Even if you think you know it all you will find out that there is another level beyond classical NM K7 understanding.

The goal of clinicians who gathers objective diagnostic SCAN data is to understand and interpret the recorded information as it relates to each clinical situation for effective diagnosis and clinical treatment.

  • Patient profiles: how to relate the scans to clinical dentistry.
  • What does each scan mean relative to each patient profile?
  • Good data vs. scrambled data
  • What do high and low EMGs mean before and after TENS means when treating a case.
  • Case solutions to K7 interpretation problems
  • Resolving hyper anterior temporalis EMG problems using OC protocols.
  • Resolving hyper cervical group EMG muscle problems using OC protocols.
  • Interpreting EMG and CMS correctly to get the right bite with Class II Div. 2 and anterior open bite cases.
  • Interpreting deficient overjet/overbite tracing problems.
  • Reverse pulse - Why? Proper interpretation and correction solutions to aberrant mandibular dysfunctions.
  • How to recognize and interpret the physiologic rest jaw track tracing.
  • Establishing correct physiologic EMG norms
  • Interpreting guarded occlusion on a CMS scan.
  • Correct Jankelson duotrode placement protocols - Why and How
  • Correct Myotrode placement - Why and How
  • Interpreting cross over patterns
  • Interpreting relaxed EMG muscle scans
  • Proper data interpretation vs. improper interpretation of all K7 scans - 2, 3, 4/5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 , 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19.

What, whys and hows of the various physiologic EMG and CMS responses of the patient beyond classical scan interpretations will giving significant meaning to advance one's clinical success.

Course Objectives:

This course is design to answer questions that every clinically minded K7 users is bewildered by.This training covers all the K7 scans step by step and shows you how Dr. Chan applies them clinically and practically. Knowing how to interpret each scan effectively is key to unlock your confidence in comprehending what the blips and spikes mean when reading the EMGs and jaw tracking data for each clinical case.

  • Enhance one's accuracy in diagnosis and increase effectiveness in treatment planning of those challenging cases.
  • Recognizing jaw tracking patterns and interpreting pathologic versus physiologic EMG patterns.
  • Comprehend various EMG muscle responses as they relate to mandibular postural problems.
  • Know what is an optimal frontal/lateral trajectory.
  • Interpreting when one has achieved an Optimal bite relationship using Scan 4/5.
  • Key characteristics in data scan interpretation recognizing the narrow accommodative cases versus the wide adaptive type cases.
  • Identifying characteristics of the cervical dysfunction patterns from the Class II division 2 type TM Joint derangement patterns.
  • Understanding the meanings of the cervical group EMGs.
  • Solving the EMG confusions with Dr. Chan.
  • Aberrant tongue swallowing patterns of the Class I, II and III dental/skeletal and anterior open bite airway compromised patients.
  • Interpreting and understanding Scan 12 high low first tooth contact EMG and bite force timing patterns.
  • Mastering K7 Scan Interpretation based on GNM principles and protocols.
  • Seeing and interpreting scans from a doctor's perspective.

You Will Learn:

  • The criteria in establishing optimal EMG muscle patterns using correct duotrode placement protocols for clinical results.
  • How to analyze the 4 major NM occlusal scheme patterns that challenge the K7 clinician.
  • How to handle EMG patterns that are not completely resolving.
  • How to handle CMS trajectory patterns that are not angled in proper direction (sagittal and frontal/lateral).
  • Identifying and interpreting 1st Class lever EMG patterns – Maintaining upright cranial postural.
  • Identifying and interpreting 2nd Class lever in one sided mastication EMG patterns.
  • Identifying and interpreting 3rd Class lever used in biting between the incisor EMG patterns.
  • Recognizing and interpreting scans related to masticatory dysfunction vs. joint derangement problems at the next NM level.
  • Scan interpretation of the anterior open bite problem.
  • Scan interpretation of the occlusal plane problem.
  • Scan interpretation of the maxillary retracted arch problem.
  • Scan interpretation of the cross bite problem.
  • Scan interpretation of the maxillary retro-inclined problem.
  • Scan interpretation of the dual bite problem.
  • How to get better clinical results in eliminating EMG problems during Phase I stabilization therapy.
  • Review of optimization of the Scan 4/5 trajectory using the Chan Protocol.
  • Advanced Scan interpretation of all K7 scans & analysis.How to master and interpret the scans without the confusion.

Success and resolution of complex clinical cases requires the capacity to record, scrutinize, and analyze gross as well as fine mandibular movement, joint sound and masticatory muscle activity with proven protocols to correctly interpret the data in a manner that makes clinical sense. Advanced scan interpretative skills and knowledge gives the clinical dentist that extra edge to be confident in doing the simple, moderate and complex cases.

About Your Instructor: 

Clayton A. Chan, D.D.S. Founder/Director of Occlusion Connections | The Center for Gneuromuscular Dentistry & Orthopedic Advancement

Dr. Chan is renowned for his comprehensive training course
manuals that are printed in text format with clear diagrams. His course manual systematically covers all the K7 scans and expounds how to interpret the scans clinically in this over 400 page text. Dr. Chan's SI course has been recognized by top K7 clinicians in the world be the best ever for its complete and thoroughness. He is an occlusion teacher, researcher and author of many published articles and is well qualified to interpret the K7 scans.


TESTIMONIALS: Read what other dentists had to say about Dr. Chan's SI course

"Hi to All. We all asked for SI..........Well we got it and a whole lot more. It was incredible........and as deep as you want to take it. It leaves NOTHING OUT concerning the K7 and scans. Whether you are an old hat or a newbie, if you have a K7 and are actually using it, you owe it to yourself to take this course. Be honest.........are you taking the scans just because you think you need them for records......but really don't know exactly what they mean ??? Are you not taking many of the scans because you don't think they are important ?? Are you only interested in scan 4/5 so you can take that bite and get that orthotic made ??? Have you gotten sort of lazy ???? Be honest....we have all been there...... Whatever you are doing and however you are doing it, I would strongly suggest that you take this course. There will be things that you never knew. There will be things that you may have known but have forgotten. Even if you think you know it all you will find out that you don't.

This was INTENSE !!! Eyes got glazed over, and we were pretty much blown away. Every K7 operator on the planet does need this course.....hopefully before they run into that one complex case that they simply cannot figure out.

There is no pre-requisite for this course............all the doctors who may have come to the desert in the past but not to OC need to take this course. I expect that Clayton will need a bigger room soon. And as usual, thank you Clayton and Jane for a wonderful experience and taking such good care of us. It was great to see old friends and meet some really cool new ones." - Gregory G. Yount, DMD, Mattoon, Il(experienced K7 owner and clinician).


“A very big thank you to Dr. Chan for making everything CLEARER! SI is a MUST for anyone wanting to understand and visually (objectively) SEE what is happening to your patients----whether it is diagnosing the problem or assessing the TRUE effectiveness of your treatment. K7 training and Level 5 alone are not enough. No doubt SI will up your game! The whole course was a gem! Great learning -- fabulous camaraderie ---Ya Gotta Come Here!" -Susan Yang Go, DMD., MSc., Delta, B.C. Canada


“I am so happy, grateful, and humbled to have been a part of this course. Definitely as the course progressed all the information started to unravel and make sense and somehow was simplified. It helped to be in a class full of heavy hitters. Intimidating at first then a benefit. I very much enjoyed the class and the people for sure.” -Melanie B. Vallejos, D.D.S.,Kahului, HI (K7 owner and Dental Board Examiner).


"Scan Interpretation and Clinical Application" is a course that everyone, who has a K7 and practices GNM, must take! Without the vision and understanding to interpret what you see, from a GNM perspective, you are just looking at numbers and lines on a screen. This class will empower you with not only Scan Interpretation for information, but Application for Clinical transformation. This class will give you a new vision of your cases in their totality and take you further into the "Mind of Chan"!- Brian E. Hale, D.D.S., San Antonio, Texas(K7 owner and experienced clinician).


"This was yet another pearl of a course. You could only know this information by spending countless hours to first take these scans , and then sit and go over them with a detailed analytical eye. They say to learn something you need to repeat it at least 30 times, but to master it you need to do it 30,000 times…. Highly recommend this course to all. Cannot emphasis more, if you have a k7 and are taking scans, this is a must... It’s like the code key. At least now I know what I'm looking at”. - Hamid Nassery, D.M.D., FICOI, Miami Beach, FL (K7 owner and experienced clinician).


"Always worth the journey half way round the globe to hear Master Chan deciphering all those squiggles, lines and bumps. Scan Interpretation gave me new confidence to take those data and make sense of it to help my patients. In the course we get gems like A/V ratio to help validate our Optimized Bite trajectory. But the learning for me comes from everyone in the group. We had such a wonderful group of seasoned NM and now GNM practitioner whom indulged us with little nuggets of the NM history and origins which made my whole learning journey filled with fun and depth. The support from my wife Louisa and Jane's contribution to the course complete the wonderful experience." - Yue Weng Cheu, BDS, FRACDS, MJDF, RCSEng, Singapore (K7 owner and experienced clinician).


“I am truly grateful for all your incredible efforts in allowing all of us at the inaugural SI course to share our knowledge and learn so much from you. Without your guidance and encouragement for interpretation of the scans, our patients would not have been able to respond properly and heal from chronic pain.

Jane, your commitment to the O.C. group cannot be underestimated. You have allowed your husband to spend countless hours in preparing all of these O.C. manuals at the sacrifice of personal family time with you - for that reason I am extremely grateful and always happy to meet with both of you at these great O.C. courses. You both are an inspiration to us all and as I reflect back on my years of continuing education, there is no other person as capable as Clayton to deliver the GNM message as " our ambassador".

Thanks to both of you for your hospitality and ongoing endeavors. I also would like to acknowledge my remaining classmates who came out on this special occasion to partake of this course with me.

All of you have the passion and knowledge to help your patients with these terrible symptoms of TMD and Cranio-cervical issues so keep up the good work - a great thrill for me to meet all of you!!” - Al Winchar, D.M.D., M.I.C.C.M.O., (K7 owner, Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry at University of Manitoba , Canada).

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