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The Dahl Concept

The Dahl concept, while rarely used in the U.S., is an alternative method for planning changes in occlusion. Dr. Frank Spear explains how he utilized it...

| 6 days ago
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Demystifying Manipulation for Obtaining Centric Relation

This article will help you understand how and why to use the manipulation technique to obtain centric relation.

| 2 months ago
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Link Between Medications and Bruxism?

Studies show that there is evidence to support the theory that using SSRI medications can lead to sleep bruxism.

| 3 months ago
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What Causes Sleep Bruxism?

Bruxism has long been an actively discussed topic in dentistry, but the observations and definitions created for dentistry may not be adequate for diagnosing...

| 3 months ago
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How to Fix a Deep Overbite in Wear Patients

Learn how to determine the best method of correcting deep overbite in wear patients.

| 4 months ago
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Centric Relation To Maximum Intercuspation Slide Part 1

Dr. Puneet Sandhu discusses methods for determining slide from central relation to maximum intercuspation and what that says about overall system health.

| 4 months ago
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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.

| 5 months 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.

| 5 months 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...

| 7 months ago
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Muscle and TMJ Exam: Palpation and Evaluation

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

| 7 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.

| 10 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.

| 1 year ago