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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.

| 4 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.

| 4 years ago
An Insidious Yet Often Missed Dental Wear Pattern
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An Insidious Yet Often Missed Dental Wear Pattern

Dr. John Carson discusses pathway wear and considerations for treatment.

| 4 years ago
New Spear Online Course: “Airway vs. Occlusion: The Role of the Dental Profession” Part 1
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New Spear Online Course: “Airway vs. Occlusion: The Role of the Dental Profession” Part 1

Dr. Kevin Kwiecien addresses the dilemma of protecting teeth versus opening the airway.

| 4 years ago
Where, Oh Where, Did That Tooth Wear Come From? Part 2
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Where, Oh Where, Did That Tooth Wear Come From? Part 2

In this article, Dr. Frank Spear discusses erosion, which in contrast to attrition can have an excellent long-term prognosis if managed well.

| 4 years ago
Best Practices for Re-establishing Occlusal Anatomy
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Best Practices for Re-establishing Occlusal Anatomy

Dr. Bob Winter shares tips and best practices for re-establishing occlusal anatomy after intra-oral occlusal adjustment.

| 4 years ago
As If the Debate About Centric Relation Wasn’t Enough: Part II
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As If the Debate About Centric Relation Wasn’t Enough: Part II

Dr. Kevin Kwiecien discusses successful occlusal therapy and for patients with sleep disorders.

| 4 years ago
Muscle Deprogramming: A Source of Confusion
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Muscle Deprogramming: A Source of Confusion

Dr. Frank Spear discusses muscle deprogramming, which is simple in concept but may be confusing in execution.

| 4 years ago
Power of Sour: Dietary Acids and Oral Hygiene
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Power of Sour: Dietary Acids and Oral Hygiene

How can you better help your patients who love their dietary acids? Dr. Donna Stenberg shares resources and things to keep in mind.

| 4 years ago
Where, Oh Where, Did That Tooth Wear Come From? Part 1
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Where, Oh Where, Did That Tooth Wear Come From? Part 1

Tooth wear presents as a significant challenge for many reasons, not the least of which is attempting to identify the etiology of the wear, which in turn...

| 4 years ago
OK, Maybe I DO Grind My Teeth
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OK, Maybe I DO Grind My Teeth

In another article I described how to modify a patient's nightguard into a useful diagnostic tool. The patient had an existing anterior bite plane, which...

| 4 years ago
Edentulous Jaw Flexure: Guidelines for the Mandible?
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Edentulous Jaw Flexure: Guidelines for the Mandible?

Flexure of the edentulous mandible has been connected to increased stress in splinted full-arch restorations that cross the midline. This may result in...

| 4 years ago