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Causes of Excess Overjet
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Causes of Excess Overjet

What causes excess overjet? This article explores three major causes.

| 2 weeks ago
How To Classify TM Joints - Part II
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How To Classify TM Joints - Part II

Part I introduced a simple 5-stage method for classifying TM joints - now check out this detailed method.

| 2 weeks ago
Solving the Silent Epidemic of Cracked Teeth
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Solving the Silent Epidemic of Cracked Teeth

Cracked teeth may be an epidemic, but it can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Here are some tips on helping your patients with cracked teeth.

| 3 weeks ago
5 Keys for Early Palatal Expansion
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5 Keys for Early Palatal Expansion

We discuss 5 key reasons for early expansion, giving additional support for early application of this beneficial...

| 1 month ago
Classifying TM Joints - Part I
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Classifying TM Joints - Part I

This article will describe the classification system designed by Clyde Wilkes and outline the 5 different stages of TM joints in the Wilkes...

| 1 month ago
Options for Determining Vertical Dimension: Part I
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Options for Determining Vertical Dimension: Part I

What are the best techniques and methods for determining vertical dimension in dentate patients?

| 1 month ago
A New Perspective On Vertical Dimension
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A New Perspective On Vertical Dimension

This article talks about how to redefine occlusion to include the temporomandibular joints.

| 2 months ago
3 Key Clinical Steps for Successful Denture Insertion
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3 Key Clinical Steps for Successful Denture Insertion

This repeatable 3-step sequence will help any dentist with a successful denture insertion appointment.

| 4 months ago
Occlusion: Teeth vs. Implants
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Occlusion: Teeth vs. Implants

Whether we're talking about teeth or implants, occlusion can be a tricky thing. So in this article we highlight their key differences in regards to occlusion...

| 5 months ago
A Guide to Anterior Open Bites
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A Guide to Anterior Open Bites

Dr. Frank Spear discusses the causes of anterior open bites and how to diagnose them.

| 5 months ago
Options for Treating Excess Overjet
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Options for Treating Excess Overjet

From no treatment to orthognathic surgery, Dr. Frank Spear walks clinicians through the various options for treating excess overjet.

| 8 months ago
A Comparison of Orthodontic Retention Options
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A Comparison of Orthodontic Retention Options

In this in-depth look at orthodontic retainers, we show how each can be used and their advantages/disadvantages.

| 9 months ago