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Treatment Planning 101: Part I

As our overall population ages and their desire to maintain their oral health increases, they present to our practices with more and more complex treatment needs and desires. With that, we are often times perplexed with many challenging tooth situations … Read more

134 days ago by 1 Comment


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

140 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

142 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

147 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

150 days ago by 0 Comments
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