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Anterior Repositioning Appliance: The Night Guard You Never Heard Of
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Anterior Repositioning Appliance: The Night Guard You Never Heard Of

A splint anterior repositioning appliance that is not traditionally mentioned in dental school can be a very successful design.

| 1 week 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.

| 1 month ago
Dr. Frank Spear Releases 3 New Occlusion Courses
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Dr. Frank Spear Releases 3 New Occlusion Courses

Designed to help clinicians eliminate confusion about occlusion, the Spear Online courses go in-depth on occlusal factors, concepts and assessment.

| 2 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...

| 4 months ago
Taking the ‘Voodoo’ Out of Vertical Dimension of Occlusion 
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Taking the ‘Voodoo’ Out of Vertical Dimension of Occlusion 

Learn the definition of VDO and specific criteria for evaluation, decision-making and action for a change of vertical to address excessive tooth wear.

| 5 months 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?

| 9 months ago
What's in Your Water? A Look At the pH of Popular Beverages
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What's in Your Water? A Look At the pH of Popular Beverages

You already know your patient's diet can have a significant impact on patterns of erosion - but are you up-to-speed on the acidity of their favorite beverages?

| 11 months ago