CNO Foundations – Online Webinar Format

Designed to systematically disprove the dogmatic approaches relating to dental occlusion, proferring an understanding of how measurable neurologic, orthopedic, and timing issues associated with the human bite can profoundly and positively improve patient outcomes.


Course Features

Certification Overview

Measured Matters

CNO Foundations (CNOF) is highly recommended for all health care professionals, including any dental professional, physician, naturopath, dental laboratory technician, chiropractor, or dental student who is interested in vetting mainstream thinking regarding dental occlusion (especially in regards to how the occlusion can be responsible for confounding chronic tension headaches).  This is the basic CNO course designed to underline the flaws in mainstream occlusal diagnostic and treatment concepts.

Level Requirements

3 CE Hours

CNO Foundations curriculum is designed for professionals who wish to learn more about DTR therapy and 3D imaging, and how this digitally-centric knowledge base, in particular, pertains to occlusal and TMJ pathology.  A separate CNOF exam is available to allow a doctor a listing within the CNO “find-a-doc” database so that patients may find them as having been introduced to CNO concepts.

What You’ll Learn

Online Course: A Slideshow With Interactive Video Links

Enrollees will be better armed to help diagnose occlusal (bite) and TMD related conditions such as headaches, nonspecific orofacial pains, and TMD-related neck and shoulder pains in ways that are not taught in any other mainstream curriculum in existence.  A basic introduction to digital occlusal/T-Scan analysis, TMJ MRI and TMJ CBCT, EMG, and more is proferred.  

Learn From Home

Online Learning

The CNO Foundation Online Course provides:

  • Designed for any dental or health care professionals interested in occlusal management, TMJ/D, headaches, and facial pain
  • A detailed self-study slideshow with links to videos
  • The 3 inputs that all “TMJ” patients possess to varying degrees; trigeminal, cervical & sympathetic
  • An introduction to digital occlusal analysis
  • Washes away the “dogma” that exists in dental medicine
  • Explains why MEASURED MATTERS using scientific references
  • TMJ MRI & TMJ CBCT importance for dental practice
  • Osteochondral growth defects & how stagnated TMJ growth can directly affect the occlusion
  • The distinction between TMJ and TMD defined
  • The extreme drawbacks of traditional occlusal indicators, and an introduction to digital occlusal analysis
  • CNO Foundations vets the various treatment positions taught by the various camps, occlusal splint therapies, a taste of 3D TMJ imaging, measured digital occlusal diagnsotics, and the potential for confounding pain associated with physiologically improper occlusal outcomes.

The Online Course is worth 3 AGD PACE credit hours after passing a simple online attendance exam.  A separate  50 question CNO Foundations exam is available that provides entry to the CNO “Find A Doctor” Database listing (*with paid annual membership and passing the above exam with a score of 80%+). 

Internet access and computer are required to access this course. This course is compatible with Mac and Windows.

Your Instructor:

Dr. Nick Yiannios is a private practitioner, author, researcher, and founder of the Center for Neural Occlusion. He is a contributing author in the Handbook of Research on Computerized Occlusal Analysis Applications in Dental Medicine and is credited with identifying the phenomenon known as Frictional Dental Hypersensitivity for dental medicine. He has published multiple times regarding the usage of T-Scan® digital occlusal analysis, EMG interpretation, MRI & CBCT TMJ imaging, dental hypersensitivity, and computer-guided occlusal adjustment procedures in several other textbooks and journals.


Center for Neural Occlusion Curriculum Benefits  


3 CE Hours

After passing the attendance exam and completing the evaluation. A secondary mastery test is required for certification. 


Insurance Independence

Objective quantification of reproducible occlusal science is a skillset that very few practitioners have mastered, and a service that many patients are willing to pay cash for.


Understand TMJs role

CNO F is an optional self-study introduction for CNO 1 -the core course of the curriculum. 



Annual membership of $695 and includes directory listing of certified doctors


What Patients Say

“Before the computerized bite alignment, my mouth was telling my brain that things weren’t right, but I didn’t know what to do about it. Several months after having gone through the treatment, I have nothing bad to say about it! If things keep going the way they are, I’m going to be a very happy person! The things that I’ve done w/ this disability… imagine what I’m going to do without it! I’m going to take over!” His case study:

Taner A Patient

Istanbul, Turkey

“Nobody in my area, not one dentist, could get my bite right. Every time I had dental work done, the bite was shifting all over to the point that I had teeth banging from my front teeth to my back teeth. Jaw pain, headaches in the back of my head, neck and shoulder pain; all of that has improved since getting my bite balanced to the way it was supposed to be!” Her case study:

Darleen A Patient

Michigan, USA 

Mastering Occlusal Science Leads To Insurance Independence

Patients all over the world are actively looking for Dentists who can help alleviate their pain and fix their bite. Measuring Restorative Dentistry.

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