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TM Joint Imaging Part 2: Examining a Clinical Case

TM Joint Imaging Part 2: Examining a Clinical Case

Dr. McKee continues his examination of TM joint imaging in this blog post, discussing a clinical case for an 11-year-old patient whose diagnosis was confirmed...

| 1 day ago
Should I Be Thinking About TM Imaging?

Should I Be Thinking About TM Imaging?

TM imaging may be indicated based on the position of the patient's teeth and their level of pain. Dr. McKee addresses when to obtain TM imaging in this...

| 6 days ago
TMJ and Treatment Planning: Treating Joint Issues for More Predictable Results
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TMJ and Treatment Planning: Treating Joint Issues for More Predictable Results

TMJ and treatment planning are interconnected. If a TMJ issue is discovered, having a predictable workflow for joint-based treatment planning can help....

| 2 years ago
Which Joint Classification System Should I Use?
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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...

| 3 years ago
Patient History 101 (Lesson 4): Jaw Joint Pain

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.

| 3 years ago
Patient History 101 (Lesson 3): Previous Treatment

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.

| 3 years ago
Patient History 101 (Lesson 2): Joint Injuries

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...

| 3 years ago
Patient History 101 (Lesson 1): Jaw Joints
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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.

| 3 years ago
TMD: Could It Be More Than Muscle?

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.

| 3 years ago
The TMJ Disk — The Forgotten Tissue

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.

| 3 years ago
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 years 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.

| 3 years ago