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Why Are Those Teeth Loose?
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Why Are Those Teeth Loose?

If you remember your occlusion course from dental school, you probably remember being taught that contacts should be cusp tip to marginal ridge or cusp...

| 5 years ago
Does Your Team Have Occlusion Confusion?
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Does Your Team Have Occlusion Confusion?

The term occlusion is often associated with confusion, ambiguity and varying philosophies. Being equipped with a dental team that has an understanding...

| 5 years ago
What Your Team Should Know About the TMJ
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What Your Team Should Know About the TMJ

The term occlusion can be a tricky concept for even the most seasoned dental team member. In order to completely grasp the topic of occlusion, it helps...

| 5 years ago
Get Your Team Up to Speed on Occlusion
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Get Your Team Up to Speed on Occlusion

An understanding of the general concepts of occlusion within a practice can create a foundation that brings more predicable long-lasting dentistry, while...

| 5 years ago
Can Treating Worn Dentition Be This Easy?
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Can Treating Worn Dentition Be This Easy?

              Over the years I've had my share of patients who came in with destroyed dentitions that I had no idea how to treat....

| 5 years ago
Managing Patients With Multiple Bites
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Managing Patients With Multiple Bites

Have you ever had a patient ask you which one of their bites you want when you ask them to close? If so, you know that if there is any restorative work...

| 5 years ago
If You Think You Thought of Everything, Ask Your Patient
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If You Think You Thought of Everything, Ask Your Patient

Edges of anterior teeth are chipped and broken on a regular basis. They are broken during playground accidents, chipped while drinking from a glass...

| 5 years ago
Occlusal Reduction for Indirect Restorations: Is 1.5 mm Enough?
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Occlusal Reduction for Indirect Restorations: Is 1.5 mm Enough?

Are the posterior indirect restorations you receive back from your laboratory, relatively flat compared to your expectations? Is it your laboratory's...

| 5 years ago
Why 'Watching' Might Be Negligent
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Why 'Watching' Might Be Negligent

The image on the left is of a 28-year-old patient I saw for a routine exam. She was unaware that she had any wear on her teeth and also didn't realize...

| 5 years ago
Occlusal Appliances: The Anterior-only Appliance for Treating Muscle Pain (Part II)
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Occlusal Appliances: The Anterior-only Appliance for Treating Muscle Pain (Part II)

As expressed in Part I of this article, an anterior-only appliance is an excellent choice for patients with muscle pain because it reduces muscle activity...

| 5 years ago
Occlusal Appliances: The Anterior-only Appliance for Treating Muscle Pain (Part I)
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Occlusal Appliances: The Anterior-only Appliance for Treating Muscle Pain (Part I)

As I described in a previous article, an anterior-only appliance is an excellent choice for patients with muscle pain because it reduces muscle activity...

| 5 years ago
Occlusal Appliances: Diagnosing Muscle and Joint Pain
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Occlusal Appliances: Diagnosing Muscle and Joint Pain

In this series I have discussed what appliance options exist, why we typically use occlusal appliances and the potential theory of how they impact muscles...

| 5 years ago