Why Full Coverage Restorations Are Common for Second Molars
In most cases, tooth wear and tooth fracture result from mechanical overload at the tooth level because of uneven occlusal force distribution. So why...Jim McKee | 10 months ago ›
Autogenous Fat: Preferred Material for TMJ Disk Replacement
While disk repairs are the preferred option to restore normal joint anatomy, it may not be possible with the amount of soft- or hard-tissue deformation....Jim McKee | 11 months ago ›
Post-Pandemic Dentistry: TMD Fact and Fiction
Dr. Jim McKee explores why the pervasive myth behind TMD could contribute to missed diagnoses and improper treatment—and how doctors and teams can avoid it.Jim McKee | 1 year ago ›
6 Key Factors for Getting Patients to Say “Yes” to MRIs and CBCTs
Dr. Jim McKee discusses the six key clinical factors that can help uncertain patients recognize the value in TMJ imaging.Jim McKee | 1 year ago ›
Red Flag-Maxillary First Premolar Extraction for Orthodontics
Discover why it's important to look for undiagnosed joint issues when dental patients present with maxillary first premolars extracted for orthodontic...Jim McKee | 2 years ago ›
Evidence-Based Dentistry: How Good is the Evidence?
Many of the concepts taught in occlusion and TMD are unsupported in the literature and are in direct conflict with literature in peer-reviewed journals,...Jim McKee | 2 years ago ›
Should I Image Before Making an Occlusal Appliance?
Discover when to image a patient's TMJ before fabricating an occlusal appliance.Jim McKee | 3 years ago ›
When patients present with muscle pain, there may be reasons other than occlusal interferences that do not resolve with traditional therapy.Jim McKee | 3 years ago ›
Defining occlusion based only on tooth position has its shortcomings. To offer patients appropriate treatment, occlusion evaluation should consist of...Jim McKee | 3 years ago ›
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?Jim McKee | 4 years ago ›
Consider the teeth, muscles and TM joints when predicting whether or not a patient's occlusion will change in the future.Jim McKee | 4 years ago ›
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.Jim McKee | 4 years ago ›