In this video Dr. Michael Smith demonstrates a technique taught in Ultimate Occlusion One: Mastering Functional Dentistry. Using a QuickSplint to deprogram muscles, he then captures an accurate centric relation bite record using composite to fabricate an anterior stop. The composite ball technique has a unique advantage when opening VDO, as you
In this video Dr. Lee Ann Brady demonstrates fabrication of a QuickSplint for deprogramming. QuickSplint is an ingenious plastic shell that allows a custom temporary anterior only appliance to be fabricated in less than 5 minutes. QuickSplint's can be used for muscle deprogramming, or to temporarily treat TMD. In this video we demonstrate
In this video Dr. Lee Ann Brady demonstrates fabricating a custom incisal guide table with composite. A custom incisal guide table is used to capture the patient's excursive pathways and functional occlusal patterns on a set of mounted models. This record is then used to maintain or alter the occlusal pattern with intention during the fabrication of
Over a decade ago I first became aware of the concept of patient centered or relationship based dentistry. Having become disenchanted with the way I was practicing dentistry I was attracted to this model. A fundamental premise is to partner with our patients to help them make healthy choices. Out of this partnership we can find greater trust, appreciation
Dr. Chris Catalano shares his technique for sealing bisacryl provisionals with Palaseal to ensure color stability, reduce plaque accumulation and increase patient approval.