The words "Centric Relation" provoke emotions in all of us. It may be discomfort, skepticism or confusion. In this program we will look at what Centric Relation is by definition and why it can benefit us in some patients. The program will also debunk the challenges of recording Centric Relation so you have some new tools to work with in your clinical
There is a relationship between activity of the elevator muscles and vertical dimension of occlusion. In this video we will look at what the science tells us about that relationship and how it will impact our dentistry and as a tool to help patients.
I had a great reminder yesterday while I was working with a patient that listening to their intuitions and beliefs about their own dental health and care can be very valuable. Sometimes that value is clinical, and sometimes it is in increased patient understanding and relationship development.
When we discover a phonetics issue such as a lisp during restorative dental care it be very frustrating. However if you know the quick and easy technique I will share in this video, you'll be surprised how simple it is to correct it!
In a previous curator journal we discussed that one of the few challenges of changing vertical dimension of occlusion is altering the patient's phonetics. In this video we'll dive into how we say two particular sounds, "F" and "S" and the impact vertical plays on them.
Changing our dental patient's VDO is surrounded by myths, false information and various concern. We ask if the vertical is "collapsed" or "reduced" as a justification for increasing it. When we do decide to change it we then struggle with how much of a change to make. In this video we will look at the answer to the question: Can we change VDO? I will also
Understanding which technique for capturing a bite record will produce the greatest accuracy of mounted models can be challenging. Success hinges on the relationship between the facebow and the bite record. In this video we will look at that relationship and how it impacts your bite records.
The accuracy of our bite records correlates directly to the accuracy of the information available from a set of models. Small inaccuracies during the fabrication of restorations or dental appliances can lead to immense amounts of chair time and frustration. In this webinar we will look at the difference in how we take and use bite records depending on the
I will readily admit that I have been a skeptic about the value of CBD in dentistry, and my skepticism made me resist adding this to our options for our TMD patients. My patients however were ready to jump in and try it in hopes of getting some benefit. Their experiences have been a great motivator for my new learning.
I recently decided to review my new patient and health history forms. It shocked me how out of date they were, and then I realized it had been over a decade since I had reviewed them. This prompted questions about what other office systems might need a refresh.