Post-Pandemic Dentistry: TMD Fact and Fiction
Dr. Jim McKee explores why the pervasive myth behind TMD could contribute to missed diagnoses and improper treatment—and how doctors and teams can avoid it.Jim McKee | 1 year ago ›
6 Key Factors for Getting Patients to Say “Yes” to MRIs and CBCTs
Dr. Jim McKee discusses the six key clinical factors that can help uncertain patients recognize the value in TMJ imaging.Jim McKee | 1 year ago ›
Which Joint Classification System Should I Use?
Learn how to determine when the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorder (RDC/TMD), the Wilkes Classification System and the Piper Classification...Jim McKee | 1 year ago ›
When Dental Patients Pop the Question ‘Can You Help Me?’
Learn how to address TMJ issues through Dr. Jim McKee's example of a new, 34-year-old patient who presented with a history of significant dental treatment.Jim McKee | 1 year ago ›
Patient History 101 (Lesson 4): Jaw Joint Pain
Having an accurate history of a patient's jaw joint pain is invaluable, Dr. Jim McKee explains in his series of articles on patient history.Jim McKee | 2 years ago ›
Patient History 101 (Lesson 3): Previous Treatment
Having an accurate history of a patient's previous dental treatment is invaluable for accurate treatment planning and predictable outcomes.Jim McKee | 2 years ago ›
Patient History 101 (Lesson 2): Joint Injuries
The restorative dentist has an invaluable tool with accurate patient history of jaw joint injuries. Dr. Jim McKee reveals key questions to ask during...Jim McKee | 2 years ago ›
Patient History 101 (Lesson 1): Jaw Joints
Having an accurate history of patient jaw joints is invaluable, Dr. Jim McKee explains in this first in a series of articles.Jim McKee | 2 years ago ›
TMD: Could It Be More Than Muscle?
TMD pain can be attributed to muscle or a combo of muscle, herniated disks, bone disorders, upper cervical misalignment, and other factors.Jim McKee | 2 years ago ›
The TMJ Disk — The Forgotten Tissue
The TMJ disk plays a crucial role in dentistry and understanding it makes it easier to order MRIs to assess its condition and position.Jim McKee | 2 years ago ›
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.Jim McKee | 2 years ago ›
Dentists who want to increase predictability in restorative treatment planning can incorporate a TMJ anatomy assessment using MRI.Jim McKee | 2 years ago ›