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Referring Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy for a More Complete Treatment Plan

Referring Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy for a More Complete Treatment Plan

Orofacial myofunctional therapy may be the modality that mitigates the intersection of prevention strategies and referrals, providing your patients a...

| 3 weeks ago
Integrating Myofunctional Therapy Training into Your Dental Practice with BROOM Screening

Integrating Myofunctional Therapy Training into Your Dental Practice with BROOM Screening

Conducting myofunctional therapy training for dental staff using the screening tool ‘BROOM', provides details about your patient's health. Before your...

| 1 month ago
Maxilla Is Key in Comprehensive Treatment Planning

Maxilla Is Key in Comprehensive Treatment Planning

Dr. Jeffrey Rouse builds the case for dentists to keep the maxilla in mind when planning comprehensive treatment.

| 4 months ago
Increasing Comprehensive “Airway” Exams: Getting Patients Out of the Hygiene Operatory

Increasing Comprehensive “Airway” Exams: Getting Patients Out of the Hygiene Operatory

Getting patients to agree to more comprehensive treatment requires getting them out of the hygiene chair and to start talking about their health.

| 6 months ago
Understanding and Recognizing Mouth Breathing
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Understanding and Recognizing Mouth Breathing

How can you explain to your patients the need to breath through the nose, not the mouth? This article offers research-based information to help clinicians...

| 7 months ago
Advanced FGTP – The Inclusion of Airway Prosthodontics

Advanced FGTP – The Inclusion of Airway Prosthodontics

Today, airway has become part of what I refer to as advanced FGTP. Our cases need to start with an awareness of anatomic issues that could be related...

| 7 months ago
Distraction Osteogenesis Maxillary Expansion (DOME): Fixing the Deficient Maxillary Wax Rim
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Distraction Osteogenesis Maxillary Expansion (DOME): Fixing the Deficient Maxillary Wax Rim

With airway in mind, Dr. Jeff Rouse explains how DOME uses bone-borne expansion advantages of a MARPE paired with a reduced surgical intervention.

| 1 year ago
Orthodontic Therapy and the Airway – An AAO White Paper Review (Part 2)

Orthodontic Therapy and the Airway – An AAO White Paper Review (Part 2)

Airway management expert Dr. Jeff Rouse explains adult and childhood management of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by orthodontists.

| 1 year ago
Airway Aware: The Next Step in Treatment Planning
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Airway Aware: The Next Step in Treatment Planning

Dr. Jeff Rouse says the beauty of the Airway Aware strategy is it can be done by any dentist in any practice setting without investing in screening devices.

| 1 year ago
'Adult Restricted Airway' and 'Mouth Breathing' Videos Added to Patient Education Platform
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'Adult Restricted Airway' and 'Mouth Breathing' Videos Added to Patient Education Platform

Spear's latest Patient Education releases include two new condition videos to set patients up for airway discussions.

| 1 year ago
A Business Model for TMD and Airway Dentistry

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...

| 2 years ago
Orthodontic Therapy and the Airway – An AAO White Paper Review

Orthodontic Therapy and the Airway – An AAO White Paper Review

Airway management expert Dr. Jeff Rouse weighs in on the AAO's white paper, 'Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Orthodontics.'

| 2 years ago