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“PERMISSIVE INTERCUSPATION” What is That All About!?!
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“PERMISSIVE INTERCUSPATION” What is That All About!?!

Both Dawson and Okeson have clearly taught us that when the mandible is moving in the direction of the maxilla in the centric relation closure arc and...

| 3 years ago
To Floss or Not to Floss: Why is That a Question?
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To Floss or Not to Floss: Why is That a Question?

In over 40 years of treating patients experiencing periodontitis, with some caries experience as well, I have often been asked why I am...

| 3 years ago
How Dentists can Unintentionally Offend Patients
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How Dentists can Unintentionally Offend Patients

Our language and our actions are ways that we communicate to others. This article suggests that we analyze some of our interaction with patients from...

| 3 years ago
The Dental Patient as the Primary Therapist
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The Dental Patient as the Primary Therapist

Dentistry continues to address caries and periodontitis as the critical destructive processes affecting our dental patient family. Other issues, such...

| 3 years ago
Successful Dental Patients: From Compliance to Collaboration
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Successful Dental Patients: From Compliance to Collaboration

How many dental professionals have ever thought, or perhaps said: 'Why doesn't this patient just follow our recommendations? Don't we know what is best...

| 4 years ago
Periodontitis Redefined
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Periodontitis Redefined

Most of our patients and many of our colleagues would use the terms ‘gum disease' or ‘gum problems' to describe periodontitis. In light of the history...

| 4 years ago