27th Annual Ski and Learn: Sundance Mountain Resort, Utah

There aren't many places where you can truly get away from it all, but Utah's Sundance Mountain Resort is one. Situated on 5,000 acres of wilderness at the foot of the 12,000-foot Mount Timpanogos in the Wasatch Mountains, Sundance began as—and continues to be—a place set apart. Purchased by Robert Redford in 1969 to conserve the stunning alpine landscape, Sundance resort village and its rustic cabins seamlessly blend with pine trees so that lofty mountain views are the focal point anytime you step — or look — outside. Even better, you'll join faculty and industry innovators in TMD, pain management, and the inclusion of physical therapists on your care team. 


Register for Upcoming Sessions

February 23, 2023 7:30 am - February 25, 2023 9:30 am

Sundance Mountain Resort
Sundance, Utah

Course Number: CF3554



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While Sundance Mountain Resort is extraordinary, we have amazingly affordable overnight accommodations under contract - available only to our participants. 

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The story of the Sundance Mountain Resort.

About Sundance

PowderHounds, Forbes Travel, and Conde Nast Travel rate Sundance as one of their top three destinations for US-based skiing and resort experiences.

  • There are no busy roadways, soaring skyscrapers, or sprawling retail outlets to disrupt your view. Instead, there is glorious skiing, pine trees, and art studios.
  • The focus on preservation is apparent in details throughout the resort, such as the bar soap that is handmade on-site and the chargers at the restaurants made from recycled glass and hand-blown at Sundance by artists in residence.
  • Wood-planked walls and floors, woolen blankets, stone-clad fireplaces, and exposed beams give spaces around the property a comfortable mountain lodge feel.
  • Take advantage of Sundance's creative vibe with a class at the resort's on-site art studio. Craft your leather journal or learn to make souvenirs like soap, candles, and jewelry to impress your friends long after returning home.
  • The resort is where the Sundance Film Festival began and continues to host select events.

Learn How to

Expanding the social in “biopsychosocial”

  • Outline key theories on social determinants of health and why they matter for pain
  • Describe how the social context may influence chronic pain risk, impact, and prognosis
  • Discuss potential social interventions to reduce the burden of chronic pain within and beyond the clinic

Integrating a TMD evaluation into a busy general dental practice

  • Know the key elements that derive a TMD diagnosis
  • Understand ways to use questionnaires to help streamline information gathering
  • Ways to ask questions and things to observe to get more out of face-to-face time

What we know about TMD in endodontic patients

  • Know the prevalence of painful TMDs in endodontic practice.
  • Utilize brief TMD screening tools in patients with endodontic pain to identify those who may need a more thorough TMD examination.
  • Recognize signs, symptoms, and the most useful examination findings that may indicate painful TMD as an etiology or a contributing factor of the patient’s tooth pain complaint.

TMD management: How physical therapy can help your dental practice

  • Understand the Physical Therapy approach to TMD & Orofacial pain rehabilitation
  • Discuss the role of PT on a multidisciplinary care team for TMD
  • Develop strategies for interdisciplinary collaboration with PT

The importance of sleep in dentistry

  • Understand the phases of sleep, when they occur and what they do
  • Know ways sleep can be perturbed and methods of sleep hygiene to improve sleep
  • Develop an understanding of the interaction between sleep and pain

Training Methods

Illustrated lectures, discussions, case studies