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Anterior Open Bites: Part III

In Part I and Part II in this series, I discussed the possibilities of developing an anterior open bite from degenerative joint disease, as well as from the lateral pterygoid muscle releasing in a patient with a significant shift from … Read more

91 days ago by 0 Comments


Short Roots

This is a follow-up to Frank’s article entitled, Oh Wow, That is BAD! This patient had orthodontic treatment at the age of 35. Since I didn’t understand root resorption and orthodontic treatment at the time I first treated her 29 … Read more

93 days ago by 1 Comment

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Anterior Open Bites: Part II

In the first installment of this series, I covered the possible etiologies of anterior open bites, and how hand-articulated study models could be helpful in determining if the problem was related to an intra-arch issue of tooth position or was … Read more

98 days ago by 1 Comment


Challenge: Oral Pemphigus Vulgaris

A 44-year-old female presented with severe vestibulo-bullous lesions as a result of oral pemphigus vulgaris (PV). The patient had been under the care of a periodontist, an ear, nose and throat specialist and had been taking systemic steroids in order … Read more

102 days ago by 0 Comments

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Anterior Open Bites: Part I

Anterior open bites are often a misunderstood entity in dentistry – from what causes them, to when and how they should be treated. The purpose of this series of articles is to hopefully provide a better understanding of how to … Read more

105 days ago by 1 Comment


Tooth Reduction in Endodontics

To paraphrase one of my favorite people in dentistry, the late Dr. Bob Barkley, “the best dentists help patients fail at the slowest possible speed.” Drilling on a tooth never makes it stronger, wouldn’t you agree?  Would removing dentin ever … Read more

107 days ago by 2 Comments
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