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Occlusal (Bite) Disease

Among all oral diseases, occlusal disease is one of the least frequently discussed. Find out how to recognize it and why it matters.

| 1 week ago
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Airway Prosthodontics: Taking Dentistry Beyond Sleep Apnea and Advancement Appliances

Sleep dentistry asks 'how,' while airway prosthodontics asks 'why.' Learn why this difference is important and how understanding it can help you better treat patients.

| 4 weeks ago
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An Uncommon Pattern of Dental Erosion

A dentist began seeing deep erosion on #8 and #9 on many of her patients' teeth. Here's what...

| 2 months ago
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Muscle and TMJ Exam: Palpation and Evaluation

Discover the 8 muscles you must check during a TMJ...

| 2 months ago
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Corticotomy-facilitated Orthodontics and Goal-oriented Treatment Planning

Learn more about interdisciplinary treatment planning for corticotomy-facilitated orthodontics and read about a real-world case.

| 5 months ago
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Where’s the Articular Disc and Why It Matters

Continue learning about occlusion with this article on recording the fully seated joint position.

| 8 months ago
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Discussion Guidelines for Orthodontic Treatment Decisions

This orthodontic treatment FAQ list will help dentists better cover common orthodontic issues with their patients.

| 8 months ago
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The Alphabet Soup of Occlusion

Occlusion terminology can get confusing ... CR, MIP, OMD, etc. This article attempts to clear up some of these...

| 9 months ago
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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?

| 9 months ago
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Does Condylar Position Really Matter?

What is an optimal condylar position? Does it really matter? We look at a case to find out.

| 10 months ago
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A 10-Step Occlusion Checklist for the Hygiene Room

By utilizing this 10-step checklist, dental teams can better track the developing occlusion of patients.

| 10 months ago
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Solving the Silent Epidemic of Cracked Teeth

Cracked teeth may be an epidemic, but it can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Here are some tips on helping your patients with cracked teeth.

| 10 months ago