Dentists continue to experience occlusal practice issues
despite spending thousands of dollars on occlusion courses
where they learn unmeasured theories.
A pioneer and academic science advocate for digital occlusal technology, Robert B. Kerstein, DMD, teaches a measured system which greatly improves the success of bite-related procedures commonplace in every clinical practice by providing predictable, rapid bite comfort for most patients. This measured system lessens breakage and costs associated with remakes while shortening treatment times and reducing wasted chair time.
Dr. Kerstein received his D.M.D. degree in 1983, and his Prosthodontic certificate in 1985, both from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. From 1985 – 1998, he maintained an active appointment at Tufts as a clinical professor teaching fixed and removable prosthodontics in the Department of Restorative Dentistry. In 1984, Dr. Kerstein began studying the original T Scan I technology, and has since that time, also studied the T-Scan II, the T-Scan III with Turbo Recording, and presently the T-Scan 8 technology.
Dr. Kerstein has conducted original research regarding the role that occlusion and lengthy disclusion time plays in the etiology of Chronic Occlusal-Muscle Dysfunction.
Recognized as a leading author and researcher in the field of Computerized Occlusal Analysis, Dr. Kerstein has published forty-five peer reviewed publications. Additionally, Dr. Kerstein has authored four textbook chapters that highlighted the T-Scan computerized occlusal analysis technology. Recently, he collaborated as Head Editor with 16 international authors to create the Handbook of Research on Computerized Occlusal Analysis Applications in Dental Medicine, which is a 20-chapter treatise on the T-Scan technology’s many uses in the differing disciplines of clinical dental practice.
Dr. Kerstein maintains a successful private practice in Boston, Massachusetts, that is limited to prosthodontics, computerized occlusal analysis, and occlusal-muscle dysfunction.
Dr. Kerstein lectures nationally and internationally on:
- Prosthetic Dentistry
- Anterior Guidance
- Computerized Occlusal Analysis
- Disclusion Time / TMD
His findings have been published in:
- The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice Quintessence International
- The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
- Dentistry Today
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Practical Periodontics & Aesthetic Dentistry
- The Journal of Computerized Dentistry
- The Compendium of Continuing Education
- The Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implant
- The Journal of Implant Advanced Clinical Dentistry