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Going Digital With the Anterior Bite Plane
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Going Digital With the Anterior Bite Plane

Anterior bite planes are part of digital dentistry now, but is going digital actually easier and faster for dentists?

| 3 years ago
4 Steps to Simplifying TMD Diagnosis
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4 Steps to Simplifying TMD Diagnosis

Diagnosing TMD can be intimidating, but using these steps helps create a repeatable, less stressful process.

| 3 years ago
As If the Debate About Centric Relation Wasn't Enough: Part III
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As If the Debate About Centric Relation Wasn't Enough: Part III

When treating your bruxing patients, could you be contributing to sleep apnea? Here are some questions to ask yourself and your patients.

| 3 years ago
Why You Should Be Excited About Digital Occlusion
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Why You Should Be Excited About Digital Occlusion

As digital dentistry continues to evolve, dentists can apply occlusal principles to better diagnose and treat patients.

| 4 years ago
As If the Debate About Centric Relation Wasn’t Enough: Part II
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As If the Debate About Centric Relation Wasn’t Enough: Part II

Dr. Kevin Kwiecien discusses successful occlusal therapy and for patients with sleep disorders.

| 4 years ago
As If the Debate About Centric Relation Wasn’t Enough: Part I
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As If the Debate About Centric Relation Wasn’t Enough: Part I

Do you remember the way it felt when you finally understood the difference between their, there and they're? What about being able to distinguish between...

| 4 years ago
Using a Leaf Gauge With Intention: Part III
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Using a Leaf Gauge With Intention: Part III

Part I and Part II of this series reviewed the four common uses for the leaf gauge, separating the intent and use for each. In Part III, I will review...

| 4 years ago
Using a Leaf Gauge With Intention: Part II
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Using a Leaf Gauge With Intention: Part II

In a previous article, I discussed the common dilemma of using one tool, the leaf gauge, for four different objectives. I also went over the confusion...

| 4 years ago
Using a Leaf Gauge With Intention: Part I
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Using a Leaf Gauge With Intention: Part I

Isn't it amazing how a bunch of skinny pieces of plastic that provide so much useful, if not critical, information in everyday practice, can also...

| 4 years ago
The Appliance as a Diagnostic Tool
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The Appliance as a Diagnostic Tool

The oral orthotic appliance has almost as many uses as a diagnostic aid and for treatment as it has names – splint, bite splint, guard, night guard,...

| 5 years ago
Just Blame It on Your Dental Assistant
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Just Blame It on Your Dental Assistant

Remember the last time you were preparing a tooth for a crown and couldn't see at all because your mirror was soaked?  And your patient's head was turned...

| 5 years ago
The Infamous Monday After CE
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The Infamous Monday After CE

How many times have we heard the phrase, this course will change the way you do dentistry on Monday – or when you go back to the office on Monday…...

| 5 years ago