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Should I Image Before Making an Occlusal Appliance?
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Should I Image Before Making an Occlusal Appliance?

Discover when to image a patient's TMJ before fabricating an occlusal appliance.

| 2 months ago
6 Tips to Address Patient Expectations of Insurance Reimbursement
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6 Tips to Address Patient Expectations of Insurance Reimbursement

Having an open discussion with patients about the realities of dental insurance is necessary to set reimbursement expectations.

| 3 months ago
4 Elements of Effective Weekly Team Meetings
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4 Elements of Effective Weekly Team Meetings

Align your dental practice team following these weekly meeting format tips.

| 5 months ago
What Makes Muscles Hurt?
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What Makes Muscles Hurt?

When patients present with muscle pain, there may be reasons other than occlusal interferences that do not resolve with traditional therapy.

| 8 months ago
Is TMD Too Minimally Diagnosed?
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Is TMD Too Minimally Diagnosed?

With a better understanding of temporomandibular disorders, clinicians can serve more patients and refer less patients out of their practice.

| 9 months ago
Is It Time to Rethink TMJ Surgery?
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Is It Time to Rethink TMJ Surgery?

While TMJ problems were assumed to affect adults, recent literature shows that the TMJ is injured earlier in life than previously suspected, and earlier...

| 10 months ago
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...

| 10 months ago