Dr. Brett E. Gilbert and Sue Jeffries discuss the importance of providing a safe space in support of dentists’ mental health “When we are looking for compassion, we need someone who is deeply rooted, able to bend, and, most of all, we need someone who embraces us for our strengths and struggles. We need to …Read Clinical Study
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Drs. Chadwick Augusty, Shadbeh Taghizadeh, Vincent Graves, John Stockstill, and Courtney McCracken (biostatistics) study the perceived association between orthodontics and TMD Abstract Background Orthodontics as a possible causative, contributory, or curative factor in temporomandibular disorders (TMD) has been the subject of numerous studies in the past. Little evidence has been found to link the two; …Read Clinical Study
Drs. Francesca Scilla Smith and Larry W. White discuss centric occlusion, centric relation, and the role of canines Canines Prior to 1958, when Dr. Angelo D’Amico1-6 published his six articles on the role of canines in functional occlusion, most dental restorative practitioners ascribed to the group function theory that arranged the teeth in a balanced …Read Clinical Study
Dr. Maria L. Geisinger discusses likely modes of transmission for the virus that causes COVID-19 Aerosols created during dental procedures have been suggested as a risk for disease transmission for patients and practitioners in the dental office. The current worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 caused by the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 represents a novel disease and presents …Read Clinical Study
Editor’s intro: Using combination treatment plans allows Dr. Adam Schulhof to approach appliances like menu options — let him whet your appetite for this approach that can result in more predictable results for your patients’ treatment, as well as setting your practice apart. Dr. Adam Schulhof discusses how combination treatment plans can yield greater efficacy for patients …Read Clinical Study
Editor’s Intro: Even Tom Cruise flashes an imperfect smile. Model wide-raging smile esthetics with celebrity photos. Dr. Donald J. Rinchuse discusses showing famous smiles to illustrate orthodontic variations The great Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi said, “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” This author has been in …Read Clinical Study
Dr. James J. Jasper discusses the efficacy of the Jasper Vektor® Appliance Introduction From the beginning of the modern ortho-dontic era, which began in the early 1900s to the present, orthodontic clinicians have had the perception that the etiology of Class II malocclusions resided in the maxillary arch. Clinicians can imagine how that appreciation began …Read Clinical Study
Dr. Daniel Klauer uses MFT for his patients on a daily basis for malocclusion and OSA The TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Northern Indiana (my practice) is limited to treating craniofacial pain, TMD, headaches, and sleep-disordered breathing for both children and adults. What started as a TMJ and Sleep Therapy practice for adults …Read Clinical Study