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An Orthodontic Treatment Method that will create the Best Profiles, Smiles and Healthy TM Joints

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 31 - April 07, 2019

14 CE Credits
Course Fees:
$795 for Dentists
$550 for Dental Staff

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Grant R. N. Bowbeer, DDS, MS
Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Michigan
DDS 1962
MS 1969 Orthodontics

Dr Bowbeer earned both his dental degree (1962) and his master's degree in orthodontics (1969) from the University of Michigan and opened his orthodontic practice in Ann Arbor. In 1983 he was inspired at a course given by Dr Merle Bean (a Pedodontist in Des Moines, Iowa) on the importance of using functional and orthopedic appliance as part of orthodontic treatment to get the best treatment results both esthetically and functionally. This led to a major change in his treatment methods, and he started a major research project on movie stars and fashion models and finding his retention patients who matched their esthetics.

He wrote his first article in 1985 on orthodontic diagnosis to achieve great esthetics for the publication: "The Functional Orthodontist" and wrote many additional articles over the next 11 years on proper orthodontic and TMJ diagnosis and treatment. In 1987 Dr Bowbeer received the American Association of Functional Orthodontics' highest award of achievement, The 1987 Man of the Year.

He has lectured since 1985 at dental meetings and for study groups throughout the United States and several other countries around the world. He has been an instructor for the US Dental Institute since 1990 and lectures for them several times a year.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
General Dentists, Specialists, Auxiliary Staff, Team Members
Program Purpose / Objectives


Dr Bowbeer has developed a diagnostic and treatment method that matches the facial esthetics of movie stars and fashion models. This method makes orthodontic diagnosis much easier and reveals the cause of an orthodontic problem and the logical sequence of treatment to achieve great esthetic results on both children and adults.

This includes:
  1. The Seven Keys to Facial Beauty and TMJ Health
    • The interrelationship between Facial Appearance and the Upper & Lower Arch Width
    • The Vertical Dimension, and the Health of the Temporomandibular Joints
  2. Easy and Efficient Diagnosis using the Four Dimensions of Orthodontic Diagnosis
  3. The Two Most Important Diagnostic Aids = Complete Set of Photos and a Panorex!
    • An Easy Cephalometric Analysis that Correlates with the Facial Diagnosis and only requires 3 Linear Measurements and 1 Angular Measurements (Trace in 10 Minutes)
    • The Proper Sequence of Treatment = Orthopedics before starting the Orthodontics!
    • Proper Sequence of Treatment for Class I, Class II-1, Class II-2 and Class III problems
    • The best retention method that holds the teeth in all three dimensions - no early relapse


Dr Bowbeer has developed a diagnostic and treatment method for patients with TMJ Dysfunction problems that will give almost all patients major relief in 3 weeks to 3 months no matter how long they have had a problem or how many splints the have had previously. This treatment is done with no medications or other treatment additions! It will cover both making a proper diagnosis and an effective treatment method.

  • TMJ Dysfunction Diagnosis based on Symptoms = what the patient tells you
    and Signs = what you discover during your examination
  • The importance of seeing all previous splints worn and where the jaw was positioned
  • How to easily determine the proper mandibular position for your splint for the patient
  • The importance of starting treatment only with a mandibular splint will be explained
  • A very specific set of instructions the patient must follow to get rapid relief
  • Determining the next step in treatment once the patient has major relief
  • The factors that will reveal what the second phase will require
  • With this method less that 20% of my patients needed a major 2nd phase of treatment

Grant R. N. Bowbeer, DDS, MS
Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Michigan
DDS 1962
MS 1969 Orthodontics

  • Dr. Bowbeer is an Orthodontist who has lectured on these subjects since 1985 and has been an instructor for the US Dental Institute since 1988.
  • In 1987 Dr. Bowbeer received the American Association For Functional Orthodontics' highest Award of achievement, The 1987 "Clinician of the Year"
  • He has lectured to many Dental Societies in the United States and many countries around the world.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Jesek Seminars is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. Nationally Approved From 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2020.
Provider ID 217771

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of Jesek Seminars and The University at Sea.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
Sun Mar 31 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Mon Apr 01 Key West, Florida
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Apr 02 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Apr 03 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Apr 04 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Apr 05 George Town, Cayman Islands
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Apr 06 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Apr 07 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
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