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5 Keys for Early Palatal Expansion
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5 Keys for Early Palatal Expansion

We discuss 5 key reasons for early expansion, giving additional support for early application of this beneficial...

| 1 year 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
Options for Determining Vertical Dimension: Part I
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Options for Determining Vertical Dimension: Part I

What are the best techniques and methods for determining vertical dimension in dentate patients?

| 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
3 Key Clinical Steps for Successful Denture Insertion
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3 Key Clinical Steps for Successful Denture Insertion

This repeatable 3-step sequence will help any dentist with a successful denture insertion appointment.

| 1 year ago
Occlusion: Teeth vs. Implants
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Occlusion: Teeth vs. Implants

Whether we're talking about teeth or implants, occlusion can be a tricky thing. So in this article we highlight their key differences in regards to occlusion...

| 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
A Comparison of Orthodontic Retention Options
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A Comparison of Orthodontic Retention Options

In this in-depth look at orthodontic retainers, we show how each can be used and their advantages/disadvantages.

| 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
Demystifying Manipulation for Obtaining Centric Relation
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Demystifying Manipulation for Obtaining Centric Relation

This article will help you understand how and why to use the manipulation technique to obtain centric relation.

| 2 years ago
Link Between Medications and Bruxism?
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Link Between Medications and Bruxism?

Studies show that there is evidence to support the theory that using SSRI medications can lead to sleep bruxism.

| 2 years ago