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Class II Correction: 3 Evaluations for Optimal Referral Timing
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Class II Correction: 3 Evaluations for Optimal Referral Timing

We look at the research and offer advice on the optimal time to refer a malocclusion patient for orthodontic treatment.

| 3 years ago
4 Steps to Simplifying TMD Diagnosis
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4 Steps to Simplifying TMD Diagnosis

Diagnosing TMD can be intimidating, but using these steps helps create a repeatable, less stressful process.

| 3 years ago
BULL Rule - Or Is It a Guideline?
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BULL Rule - Or Is It a Guideline?

According to the BULL rule, modification should be made to the buccal cusps of the upper posterior teeth and the lingual cusps of the lower posterior...

| 3 years ago
Tooth Wear Appliances: Anterior Bite Planes
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Tooth Wear Appliances: Anterior Bite Planes

Selecting an occlusal appliance is an extremely confusing concept in dentistry. A common reason for this confusion is that dentists don't always think...

| 3 years ago
A Tooth Wear Case
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A Tooth Wear Case

In this tooth wear case study, we look at overcoming the fear and frustration of treating worn dentition by using Facially Generated Treatment Planning.

| 3 years ago
Troubleshooting Limited Orthodontic Options
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Troubleshooting Limited Orthodontic Options

Though limited orthodontic treatment with limited appliances can be a benefit to the patient, it can also mean unexpected tooth movements. Here are some...

| 3 years ago
Managing Over-eruption Following Tooth Wear
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Managing Over-eruption Following Tooth Wear

In this comprehensive article, we go over treating isolated wear on segments of teeth, which can be a confusing problem for dental clinicians.

| 3 years ago
Where's the Overjet: Why Veneers Are Breaking Off
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Where's the Overjet: Why Veneers Are Breaking Off

In this case presentation, we look at treatment options for a dental patient who's veneers keep breaking and popping off. What would you do?

| 3 years ago
As If the Debate About Centric Relation Wasn't Enough: Part III
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As If the Debate About Centric Relation Wasn't Enough: Part III

When treating your bruxing patients, could you be contributing to sleep apnea? Here are some questions to ask yourself and your patients.

| 3 years ago
New Spear Online Course: “Common Patterns of Tooth Wear and Their Treatment”
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New Spear Online Course: “Common Patterns of Tooth Wear and Their Treatment”

Dr. Frank Spear teaches teams the three most common patterns of tooth wear and how to apply these concepts to a clinical case.

| 3 years ago
Why You Should Be Excited About Digital Occlusion
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Why You Should Be Excited About Digital Occlusion

As digital dentistry continues to evolve, dentists can apply occlusal principles to better diagnose and treat patients.

| 3 years ago
Selecting the Best Temporary Occlusal Appliances
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Selecting the Best Temporary Occlusal Appliances

Dr. Gary DeWood compares and contrasts anterior and posterior temporary occlusal appliances.

| 3 years ago