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Redefining Occlusion
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Redefining Occlusion

Defining occlusion based only on tooth position has its shortcomings. To offer patients appropriate treatment, occlusion evaluation should consist of...

| 5 days ago
How Do We Approach Cases With Clicking Jaw Joints?
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How Do We Approach Cases With Clicking Jaw Joints?

When a patient comes into your office asking about their clicking jaw joint, do you have a plan of action?

| 5 months ago
Will the Bite Change?
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Will the Bite Change?

Consider the teeth, muscles and TM joints when predicting whether or not a patient's occlusion will change in the future.

| 8 months ago
How To Classify TM Joints - Part II
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How To Classify TM Joints - Part II

Part I introduced a simple 5-stage method for classifying TM joints - now check out this detailed method.

| 11 months ago
Classifying TM Joints - Part I
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Classifying TM Joints - Part I

This article will describe the classification system designed by Clyde Wilkes and outline the 5 different stages of TM joints in the Wilkes...

| 1 year ago
A New Perspective On Vertical Dimension
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A New Perspective On Vertical Dimension

This article talks about how to redefine occlusion to include the temporomandibular joints.

| 1 year ago