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Patient History 101 (Lesson 4): Jaw Joint Pain
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Patient History 101 (Lesson 4): Jaw Joint Pain

Having an accurate history of a patient's jaw joint pain is invaluable, Dr. Jim McKee explains in his series of articles on patient history.

| 1 week ago
Patient History 101 (Lesson 3): Previous Treatment
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Patient History 101 (Lesson 3): Previous Treatment

Having an accurate history of a patient's previous dental treatment is invaluable for accurate treatment planning and predictable outcomes.

| 2 weeks ago
Patient History 101 (Lesson 2): Joint Injuries
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Patient History 101 (Lesson 2): Joint Injuries

The restorative dentist has an invaluable tool with accurate patient history of jaw joint injuries. Dr. Jim McKee reveals key questions to ask during...

| 3 weeks ago
Patient History 101 (Lesson 1): Jaw Joints
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Patient History 101 (Lesson 1): Jaw Joints

Having an accurate history of patient jaw joints is invaluable, Dr. Jim McKee explains in this first in a series of articles.

| 1 month ago
TMD: Could It Be More Than Muscle?
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TMD: Could It Be More Than Muscle?

TMD pain can be attributed to muscle or a combo of muscle, herniated disks, bone disorders, upper cervical misalignment, and other factors.

| 2 months ago
The TMJ Disk — The Forgotten Tissue
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The TMJ Disk — The Forgotten Tissue

The TMJ disk plays a crucial role in dentistry and understanding it makes it easier to order MRIs to assess its condition and position.

| 2 months ago
TMJ and Airway: Are We Treating the Same Patient?
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TMJ and Airway: Are We Treating the Same Patient?

Recognizing TMJ and airway issues are integral to a dental practice seeking to offer patients predictable treatment options.

| 3 months ago
4 Insights from TMJ Imaging
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4 Insights from TMJ Imaging

Dentists who want to increase predictability in restorative treatment planning can incorporate a TMJ anatomy assessment using MRI.

| 4 months ago
Red Flag-Maxillary First Premolar Extraction for Orthodontics
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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...

| 5 months ago
Evidence-Based Dentistry: How Good is the Evidence?
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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,...

| 6 months ago
4 Insights from CBCT Imaging
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4 Insights from CBCT Imaging

Dentists who want to increase predictability in restorative treatment planning can incorporate a TMJ anatomy assessment using CBCT imaging.

| 6 months ago
A Business Model for TMD and Airway Dentistry
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A Business Model for TMD and Airway Dentistry

While 3D imaging is vital to understand many dental problems, dentists are often challenged when it comes to developing a practice model that allows for...

| 7 months ago