Dr. Barry Glassman graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1973. After a stint in the United States Army, he began a journey to learn how we, as dentists, could help our patients who suffered pain and/or joint dysfunction. His sometimes tortuous path through continuing education experiences began with Niles Guchet, continued to the office of Harold Gelb, and hit a temporary destination with a tour through neuromuscular training with BioRESEARCH. Finally, having his fill of the “kool aid” approach to each ideology, he took the path less traveled and decided to study the science and determine the true role of occlusion. Unshackled by the mythology, he began to understand that occlusion matters when teeth are occluding, and that even continuous teaching of a myth cannot make that myth a reality. He began talking about the key role of parafunction as opposed to function.