Course A-D
Digital functional analysis & therapy
Computer-aided temporomandibular joint and CMD diagnostics and therapy

Understanding the temporomandibular joint

The course is aimed at dentists and dental technicians who are interested in gaining a deeper insight into craniomandibular dysfunction. We are increasingly confronted in practice with patients complaining of complaints that can be attributed to CMD syndrome.

Targert Course A: Theory of the functional joint space
Targert Course B: Pathology of the CMD patient in movement and condylar position
Targert Course C: Standard of diagnosis, mutual practice and recording of a patient case
Targert CourseD: Determination and realization of the therapeutic position, principle of the biodynamic splint

Course A-D

Duration: 2 days from 09.30 to approx. 17.00
Max. Number of participants: 15 dentists
Training points: 19
Venue: Ingolstadt
Cost contribution: 1150 € plus VAT


Dentist Gerd Christiansen

Author of the books:
“Never lose your bite again”,
“Understanding the temporomandibular joint”
“CMD and the lost bite | A guide for sufferers and practitioners”

New publication fall 2019:
Reference book “The occlusometry procedure”

Our publication on the topic:
Computergestütze Messung des funktionellen Gelenkraums des Kiefergelenks-Computer-aided measurement of the functional joint space of the temporomandibular joint (PDF GERMAN)
Journal of Craniomandibular Function 04/10


12.-13. April 2024

10.- 11. November 2023 (belegt)

30. Juni – 01. Juli.2023

Course contents

„You only see what you know!“


Course A:

  • Introduction to the craniomandibular system
  • Understanding biological principles, the joint space hypothesis
    What is cause, what is consequence?
  • The visual representation of manual-clinical functional analysis using computer-assisted movement analysis
  • In-depth interpretation of condylographically depicted movement sequences
    When is a movement physiological? when is it pathological?
  • Discussion of all possible phenomena and their relationship to disc displacements condylar displacements
  • Indications of 3-D misalignments
  • Results of the computerized condylar position analysis

Course B:

  • Standard of computer-assisted functional analysis in 30 sequences
    Sequence, manipulation techniques
    Saving the results
    Mutual practice
  • Demonstration of functional analysis on the course participant
    Mutual practicing of hand movements – HANDS ON
    everyone gets a turn
  • Checklists, forms, practical tips, billing information

Course C:

  • Case presentations
    Recognition of patterns, pathologies, malpositions in 3D
  • Description of the pathology
  • Notation of the findings (form)
  • Direction of the condylar malalignment
  • Extent of the malalignment, measured values of the condylar position analysis
  • Synopsis of the findings
  • Presentation of complex cases and their treatment
  • Understanding biological principles, the joint space hypothesis
  • Symcomp
    AmDVmR, osteoarthritis, deafness….
    Relationship between malalignment and symptom

Course D:

The position of a body in space is defined by its 3-dimensional metric relationship to the spatial periphery.
Understandably, this also applies to 3-D condylar misalignments.

The craniomandibular system, like many orthopaedic joints, has a joint space, a three-dimensional functional space!
The extent and direction of this joint space can be deduced from the movement recordings → Digital functional analysis!

  • The joint space hypothesis
    Evaluation of the condylar position analysis
    Every position is on the anterior track of the HIKP!
  • Therapy obstacles (advantage of positioner over centric registrar)
    Tempo, steep curve, flat curve

No patient, no register, just press a button
Documentation of the therapeutic position

Outlook “Biodynamic splint”

Get in touch

CMD COMPACT KG – Gerd Christiansen – Ingolstadt
Ludwigstrasse 27
85049 Ingolstadt

Telephone Institute for Seminars / Training: +49 841 129 47 17
Telephone for patients: +49 841 3 40 82
Telefax: +49 841 931 13 24