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3 Key Clinical Steps for Successful Denture Insertion
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3 Key Clinical Steps for Successful Denture Insertion

This repeatable 3-step sequence will help any dentist with a successful denture insertion appointment.

| 5 days ago
Occlusion: Teeth vs. Implants
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Occlusion: Teeth vs. Implants

Whether we're talking about teeth or implants, occlusion can be a tricky thing. So in this article we highlight their key differences in regards to occlusion...

| 2 months ago
A Guide to Anterior Open Bites
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A Guide to Anterior Open Bites

Dr. Frank Spear discusses the causes of anterior open bites and how to diagnose them.

| 2 months ago
Options for Treating Excess Overjet
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Options for Treating Excess Overjet

From no treatment to orthognathic surgery, Dr. Frank Spear walks clinicians through the various options for treating excess overjet.

| 4 months ago
A Comparison of Orthodontic Retention Options
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A Comparison of Orthodontic Retention Options

In this in-depth look at orthodontic retainers, we show how each can be used and their advantages/disadvantages.

| 5 months ago
The Dahl Concept
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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...

| 7 months ago
Demystifying Manipulation for Obtaining Centric Relation
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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.

| 9 months ago
Link Between Medications and Bruxism?
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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.

| 10 months ago
What Causes Sleep Bruxism?
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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...

| 10 months ago
How to Fix a Deep Overbite in Wear Patients
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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.

| 11 months ago
Centric Relation To Maximum Intercuspation Slide Part 1
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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.

| 11 months ago
Occlusal (Bite) Disease
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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 year ago