Making dental professionals experts at BITES using BYTES

Understand Dental Occlusion. Understand TMJ & TMD. Improve Dental Treatment Outcomes. Positively Change Lives
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As a CNO-trained health professional, you will be well-suited to identify, diagnose, and predictably address not only common restorative, orthodontic, and implant interventions, but many instances of confounding bite and TMJ pathology issues as well. 

Measured Occlusal Science Matters

Objective diagnoses always precedes responsible treatment

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What is "TMJ"?

TMJ is just anatomy. TMD is an umbrella term that involves orthopedic, muscular, neurological, and/or dentally related issues. We believe in measuring bite and “TMJ” problems whenever possible. Many times the TIMING of your bite is out of alignment and that IS the root cause of your “TMJ” problems.

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Our Purpose: Diagnosis!

To train dental health professionals in objectively measurable and scientifically validated occlusal/bite and TMJ/D diagnostic and treatment solutions.

CNO Founder's Letter

Dr. Nick Yiannios – Occlusal, orofacial and TMD pain has long demanded the attention of both medical and dental professionals. Essentially, everything in the human body is connected in some way, shape or form…Continue Reading

DOCTORS – Get CNO Certified

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As a CNO-trained health professional, you will be well-suited to identify, diagnose, and predictably address not only common restorative, orthodontic, and implant interventions, but many instances of confounding bite and TMD issues as well. The higher your level, the better suited you will be to consistently diagnose and treat many occlusal and TMD conditions, resulting not only in a more rewarding experience for you and your patients, but also an ethical, practical, and ubiquitously needed skill set which will set your practice apart from the rest!

Practitioners who have passed the various certification levels and who possess an active CNO annual membership will be listed in the CNO “find a doctor” database, used by patients to find a CNO trained practitioner.

CNO Foundations

CNO Level 1 

CNO Level 2

CNO Level 3

CNO Level 4

CNO Symposium 

Mastering Occlusal Science Leads To

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Positively Change Lives. Understand Dental Occlusion. Understand TMJ & TMD. Improve Dental Treatment Outcomes. Set Your Practice Apart.

How Neural Occlusion Screening Works

Neural Occlusion screening involves the utilization of hi-tech objective technologies, knowledge, and protocols to ascertain whether or not a patient possesses a proper bite and stable and adapted TMJs, and/or if their problem(s) arise from other sources.

What others are saying…

Neural Occlusion Screening (NOS) is revolutionizing TMD diagnosis and treatment, and improving the likliehood of successful dental treatment outcomes! Check out what patients and doctors are saying about it!

I have an interest in helping patients get long term relief from chronic facial pain, which means by definition a big improvement in another human be... Read More
Phil Stein DMD Sydney, Australia
I became aware of Dr. Nick Yiannios and the Center for Neural Occlusion online and quite by chance while researching different solutions th... Read More
Tomas Molina Hernandez DMD Canary Islands, Spain
You are only given the absolute basics in Dental school. The established so called experts never seem to step out of their old school mentality and t... Read More
Joel Terry Alford DDS  Florida
The CNO has given me a community, a place to learn and advance my skills in diagnosing TMJ pathology. In my general practice, having technology to ob... Read More
Phillip P. Shipp IV DDS  Nashville, TN
For most of my career in dentistry, I have been searching for answers to my clinical questions using evidence based dentistry not just opinions and d... Read More
Pamela Caine DDS  Knoxville, TN
Because the measured linkage of force and muscle activity in DTR is a critical component of treating many occluso-muscular disorders, I was happy to ... Read More
Peter Barnett DMD, FCNO Plano, TX