So I had a unique opportunity this week to learn about learning. I was helping out with a construction project at my office. An unfortunate mistake on my part resulted in my breaking the windshield of the bobcat. A powerful reminder came when I told the owner of the bobcat what had happened. He reminded me when mistakes happen it means you are learning. So
Formulas a great way to figure things out, including the dynamics of how your team works together. E-R=C is a formula I use in my office to look at the interpersonal relationships. E stands for expectations. R stand for Reality. C stands for conflict. It's a basic human construct that when Reality does not meet expectations conflict or negative emotions is
Are there members of the team, maybe even a dentist, that aren't engaged? Have you ever wondered why some of the people on the team are highly engaged, and others seem to simply show up to work? Questions like this got me to start thinking about engagement and a book from the Gallup organization that looks at what are the ingredients of engagement and how
In this video my dental assistant Tara, will take a basic series of images that we take during our new patient exams. Being able to have team members capture the images with ease, while creating a pleasant experience for the patient is the key to implementation. So many of us understand the value of the images for patient communication and treatment
In this video Dr. Mark Kleive explains and demonstrates the crow's foot pattern created during excursive and protrusive movements of the mandible. Understanding this pattern is integral in adjusting the occlusion on an anatomic appliance.
Dr. Mark Kleive demonstrates fabrication of an acrylic shell for an anatomic (Tanner) appliance. In this video, the acrylic is now ready to remove from the former and be moved to the articulator. Once placed over the lower model, it is important to trim and shape the acrylic to minimize adjustment after it is set. It is also imperative to imprint the acrylic
Dr. Mark Kleive of Black Mountain, NC demonstrates setting up the models and articulator for fabrication of an anatomic bite splint ( Tanner Style Appliance) in this video.
In This video Dr. Mark Kleive demonstrates mixing acrylic to fabricate a hard upper or lower occlusal appliance. I find acrylic still is the most versatile material from which to make occlusal appliances.
In this segment Dr, Mark Kleive demonstrates trimming the acrylic shell using a Scotchbrite wheel on a lathe. The lathe is an efficient and effective way to not only remove the gross excess of acrylic, but as you will see also a great tool to great the initial shape of the posterior and anterior segments of the appliance.