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What Causes Sleep Bruxism?

Bruxism has long been an actively discussed topic in dentistry, but the observations and definitions created for dentistry may not be adequate for diagnosing...

| 2 days ago

How to Fix a Deep Overbite in Wear Patients

Learn how to determine the best method of correcting deep overbite in wear patients.

| 1 week ago

Centric Relation To Maximum Intercuspation Slide Part 1

Dr. Puneet Sandhu discusses methods for determining slide from central relation to maximum intercuspation and what that says about overall system health.

| 1 week ago

Occlusal (Bite) Disease

Among all oral diseases, occlusal disease is one of the least frequently discussed. Find out how to recognize it and why it matters.

| 1 month ago

Airway Prosthodontics: Taking Dentistry Beyond Sleep Apnea and Advancement Appliances

Sleep dentistry asks 'how,' while airway prosthodontics asks 'why.' Learn why this difference is important and how understanding it can help you better treat patients.

| 2 months ago

An Uncommon Pattern of Dental Erosion

A dentist began seeing deep erosion on #8 and #9 on many of her patients' teeth. Here's what...

| 3 months ago

Muscle and TMJ Exam: Palpation and Evaluation

Discover the 8 muscles you must check during a TMJ...

| 3 months ago

Corticotomy-facilitated Orthodontics and Goal-oriented Treatment Planning

Learn more about interdisciplinary treatment planning for corticotomy-facilitated orthodontics and read about a real-world case.

| 6 months ago

Where’s the Articular Disc and Why It Matters

Continue learning about occlusion with this article on recording the fully seated joint position.

| 9 months ago

Discussion Guidelines for Orthodontic Treatment Decisions

This orthodontic treatment FAQ list will help dentists better cover common orthodontic issues with their patients.

| 10 months ago

The Alphabet Soup of Occlusion

Occlusion terminology can get confusing ... CR, MIP, OMD, etc. This article attempts to clear up some of these...

| 10 months ago

Going Digital With the Anterior Bite Plane

Anterior bite planes are part of digital dentistry now, but is going digital actually easier and faster for dentists?

| 10 months ago