“PERMISSIVE INTERCUSPATION” What is That All About!?!
Both Dawson and Okeson have clearly taught us that when the mandible is moving in the direction of the maxilla in the centric relation closure arc and...Michael McDevitt | 7 years ago ›
To Floss or Not to Floss: Why is That a Question?
In over 40 years of treating patients experiencing periodontitis, with some caries experience as well, I have often been asked why I am...Michael McDevitt | 7 years ago ›
How Dentists can Unintentionally Offend Patients
Our language and our actions are ways that we communicate to others. This article suggests that we analyze some of our interaction with patients from...Michael McDevitt | 8 years ago ›
The Dental Patient as the Primary Therapist
Dentistry continues to address caries and periodontitis as the critical destructive processes affecting our dental patient family. Other issues, such...Michael McDevitt | 8 years ago ›
Successful Dental Patients: From Compliance to Collaboration
How many dental professionals have ever thought, or perhaps said: 'Why doesn't this patient just follow our recommendations? Don't we know what is best...Michael McDevitt | 8 years ago ›
Most of our patients and many of our colleagues would use the terms ‘gum disease' or ‘gum problems' to describe periodontitis. In light of the history...Michael McDevitt | 8 years ago ›