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Causes of Excess Overjet
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Causes of Excess Overjet

What causes excess overjet? This article explores three major causes.

| 1 year 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.

| 1 year 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.

| 1 year 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...

| 1 year 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.

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

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

| 2 years ago
Tooth Wear Appliances: Anterior Bite Planes
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Tooth Wear Appliances: Anterior Bite Planes

Selecting an occlusal appliance is an extremely confusing concept in dentistry. A common reason for this confusion is that dentists don't always think...

| 3 years ago
Managing Over-eruption Following Tooth Wear
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Managing Over-eruption Following Tooth Wear

In this comprehensive article, we go over treating isolated wear on segments of teeth, which can be a confusing problem for dental clinicians.

| 3 years ago
Where, Oh Where, Did That Tooth Wear Come From? Part 2
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Where, Oh Where, Did That Tooth Wear Come From? Part 2

In this article, Dr. Frank Spear discusses erosion, which in contrast to attrition can have an excellent long-term prognosis if managed well.

| 3 years ago
Muscle Deprogramming: A Source of Confusion
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Muscle Deprogramming: A Source of Confusion

Dr. Frank Spear discusses muscle deprogramming, which is simple in concept but may be confusing in execution.

| 3 years ago
Where, Oh Where, Did That Tooth Wear Come From? Part 1
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Where, Oh Where, Did That Tooth Wear Come From? Part 1

Tooth wear presents as a significant challenge for many reasons, not the least of which is attempting to identify the etiology of the wear, which in turn...

| 3 years ago
I Still Can’t Chew on My New Dental Restoration!
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I Still Can’t Chew on My New Dental Restoration!

Doctor – I still can't chew on my new dental restoration! Those are some of the most frustrating words for any clinician to hear, as it...

| 4 years ago