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Maxilla Is Key in Comprehensive Treatment Planning

Maxilla Is Key in Comprehensive Treatment Planning

Dr. Jeffrey Rouse builds the case for dentists to keep the maxilla in mind when planning comprehensive treatment.

| 3 months ago
Increasing Comprehensive “Airway” Exams: Getting patients out of the hygiene operatory

Increasing Comprehensive “Airway” Exams: Getting patients out of the hygiene operatory

Getting patients to agree to more comprehensive treatment requires getting them out of the hygiene chair and to start talking about their health.

| 5 months ago
Advanced FGTP – The Inclusion of Airway Prosthodontics

Advanced FGTP – The Inclusion of Airway Prosthodontics

Today, airway has become part of what I refer to as advanced FGTP. Our cases need to start with an awareness of anatomic issues that could be related...

| 5 months ago
Distraction Osteogenesis Maxillary Expansion (DOME): Fixing the Deficient Maxillary Wax Rim
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Distraction Osteogenesis Maxillary Expansion (DOME): Fixing the Deficient Maxillary Wax Rim

With airway in mind, Dr. Jeff Rouse explains how DOME uses bone-borne expansion advantages of a MARPE paired with a reduced surgical intervention.

| 1 year ago
Orthodontic Therapy and the Airway – An AAO White Paper Review (Part 2)

Orthodontic Therapy and the Airway – An AAO White Paper Review (Part 2)

Airway management expert Dr. Jeff Rouse explains adult and childhood management of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by orthodontists.

| 1 year ago
Airway Aware: The Next Step in Treatment Planning
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Airway Aware: The Next Step in Treatment Planning

Dr. Jeff Rouse says the beauty of the Airway Aware strategy is it can be done by any dentist in any practice setting without investing in screening devices.

| 1 year ago
Orthodontic Therapy and the Airway – An AAO White Paper Review

Orthodontic Therapy and the Airway – An AAO White Paper Review

Airway management expert Dr. Jeff Rouse weighs in on the AAO's white paper, 'Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Orthodontics.'

| 2 years ago
3 Tips to Talk to Staff as Your Practice Reopens
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3 Tips to Talk to Staff as Your Practice Reopens

It's important to have your team's comfort and safety at the forefront of your discussions as you consider the practice's eventual reopening.

| 2 years ago
A-EFSB: Airway and 3D Treatment Planning

A-EFSB: Airway and 3D Treatment Planning

With the addition of airway to the EFSB (esthetics, function, structure, biology) concept, our focus is now 3D. It does not change the idea of setting...

| 2 years ago
Anterior Repositioning Appliance: The Night Guard You Never Heard Of

Anterior Repositioning Appliance: The Night Guard You Never Heard Of

A splint anterior repositioning appliance that is not traditionally mentioned in dental school can be a very successful design.

| 2 years ago
Children Sleep Studies: A ‘Gold Standard’ in Need of Polishing

Children Sleep Studies: A ‘Gold Standard’ in Need of Polishing

Even if a sleep study comes back ‘normal,' a child may still have a compromised airway.

| 2 years ago
Integrating Airway into Your Practice

Integrating Airway into Your Practice

Discover how to integrate modern airway concepts into your restorative practice.

| 2 years ago