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TMJ and Airway: Are We Treating the Same Patient?
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TMJ and Airway: Are We Treating the Same Patient?

Recognizing TMJ and airway issues are integral to a dental practice seeking to offer patients predictable treatment options.

| 3 weeks ago
4 Insights from TMJ Imaging
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4 Insights from TMJ Imaging

Dentists who want to increase predictability in restorative treatment planning can incorporate a TMJ anatomy assessment using MRI.

| 1 month ago
Red Flag-Maxillary First Premolar Extraction for Orthodontics
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Red Flag-Maxillary First Premolar Extraction for Orthodontics

Discover why it's important to look for undiagnosed joint issues when dental patients present with maxillary first premolars extracted for orthodontic...

| 2 months ago
Evidence-Based Dentistry: How Good is the Evidence?
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Evidence-Based Dentistry: How Good is the Evidence?

Many of the concepts taught in occlusion and TMD are unsupported in the literature and are in direct conflict with literature in peer-reviewed journals,...

| 3 months ago
4 Insights from CBCT Imaging
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4 Insights from CBCT Imaging

Dentists who want to increase predictability in restorative treatment planning can incorporate a TMJ anatomy assessment using CBCT imaging.

| 3 months ago
A Business Model for TMD and Airway Dentistry
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A Business Model for TMD and Airway Dentistry

While 3D imaging is vital to understand many dental problems, dentists are often challenged when it comes to developing a practice model that allows for...

| 4 months ago
Should I Image Before Making an Occlusal Appliance?
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Should I Image Before Making an Occlusal Appliance?

Discover when to image a patient's TMJ before fabricating an occlusal appliance.

| 8 months ago
6 Tips to Address Patient Expectations of Insurance Reimbursement
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6 Tips to Address Patient Expectations of Insurance Reimbursement

Having an open discussion with patients about the realities of dental insurance is necessary to set reimbursement expectations.

| 9 months ago
4 Elements of Effective Weekly Team Meetings
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4 Elements of Effective Weekly Team Meetings

Align your dental practice team following these weekly meeting format tips.

| 10 months ago
What Makes Muscles Hurt?
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What Makes Muscles Hurt?

When patients present with muscle pain, there may be reasons other than occlusal interferences that do not resolve with traditional therapy.

| 1 year ago
Is TMD Too Minimally Diagnosed?
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Is TMD Too Minimally Diagnosed?

With a better understanding of temporomandibular disorders, clinicians can serve more patients and refer less patients out of their practice.

| 1 year ago
Is It Time to Rethink TMJ Surgery?
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Is It Time to Rethink TMJ Surgery?

While TMJ problems were assumed to affect adults, recent literature shows that the TMJ is injured earlier in life than previously suspected, and earlier...

| 1 year ago