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An Uncommon Pattern of Dental Erosion
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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 years ago
Muscle and TMJ Exam: Palpation and Evaluation
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Muscle and TMJ Exam: Palpation and Evaluation

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

| 3 years ago
Corticotomy-facilitated Orthodontics and Goal-oriented Treatment Planning
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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.

| 4 years ago
Where’s the Articular Disc and Why It Matters
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Where’s the Articular Disc and Why It Matters

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

| 4 years ago
Discussion Guidelines for Orthodontic Treatment Decisions
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Discussion Guidelines for Orthodontic Treatment Decisions

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

| 4 years ago
The Alphabet Soup of Occlusion
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The Alphabet Soup of Occlusion

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

| 4 years ago
Going Digital With the Anterior Bite Plane
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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?

| 4 years ago
Does Condylar Position Really Matter?
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Does Condylar Position Really Matter?

What is an optimal condylar position? Does it really matter? We look at a case to find out.

| 4 years ago
A 10-Step Occlusion Checklist for the Hygiene Room
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A 10-Step Occlusion Checklist for the Hygiene Room

By utilizing this 10-step checklist, dental teams can better track the developing occlusion of patients.

| 4 years ago
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.

| 4 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.

| 4 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...

| 4 years ago