The success of anterior implant dentistry depends on both replicating the tooth structure and replicating the biology. In this video I will explain PES/WES scores and we will look at some of the challenges in creating exquisite outcomes.
I will readily admit that years ago I would have thought that recommending exercises to dental patients with TMD was a "fringe" therapy, or at least not very useful. Today they are the norm in my practice and can create incredible benefits for the patient. In this video I will talk through how I use them and why I think they work so well. I include a short
I and a number of other dentists are reporting an uptick in symptomatic TMD patients over the last few months. Whatever the cause we need to be prepared to help. In this video I will walk through some easy ways to help address acute TMD symptoms. Referenced in the video: QuickSplint Website Jaw Rx-Ercises: https://quicksplint.com/pages/downloads
It is hard to believe it has been almost six months since most of our practices started the shutdown due to COVID19. It doesn't take long in a dental practice to learn that life occurs in six month cycles that follow hygiene visits. In this video I share some of the ways we will be using the "openings" to grow and develop our practice moving forward.
I know most dentists have mixed feelings about cantilever pontics and their success rates. As with all treatment plans, we need to balance the risks and benefits in a given clinical situation. In this video I discuss a specific clinical presentation where a cantilever pontic can be a viable treatment option.
Tooth wear is incredibly common, but is not always normal. One of the challenges is determining when the wear you observe is normal versus pathologic. Tooth wear that is progressing at faster than normal rates can be caused by multiple different etiologies, and management depends on identifying the cause. We will look closely at the unique patterns
I often recommend orthodontic treatment as part of my treatment plans. One of the first questions always asked is "How long will I have to wear braces?" Surprisingly, this can seem like a somewhat risky questions to answer. In this video I talk about how I approach this, and some norms about tooth movement that can help us ballpark the timeline.
The more complex the dental treatment plan gets, the more challenging the process becomes. Adding in interdisciplinary care with multiple specialists adds another layer of complexity. We need to clearly plan our sections, and clearly communicate the outcomes we hope for from the other providers. In this video I will talk through a process I use when planning
We have learned a lot in the last two months as we started taking the temperature of every dental patient. One of the things that became quickly apparent is that it is more complicated than it first appears. In this video I will discuss all that we have learned about thermometers and the risk of false positives when you live someplace warm.
This may strike you as a silly or facetious question, but I am being completely serious. How long does a dental crown last? If you are thinking there is no set answer, then you are correct, yet this is the basis for so much confusion and frustration in dentistry. In this video I will look at this issue and how I manage it for my own peace of mind and to