This last week I lost one of my mentors in dentistry and in life. These occasions are always times of sadness, but also joy as we reflect back on the life of the person we just lost. Lou inspired me to be a dentist, but more then that he inspired me to give back and reach for all I can do.
Chris Catalano DDS
Angular Cheilitis is caused by a fungus, and can be very frustrating for dental patients and for us. Sometimes it can be isolated as red patches at the corners of the mouth, but other times it can spread down onto the chin and even onto the neck. Dealing with it in a quick and efficient way is important. We'll look at what not to recommend and the Rx that
I recently attended a conference on the use of CBCT in orthodontic diagnosis and therapy. I was blown away by the change that assessing airway is having on orthodontic recommendations and therapy in children. Inadequate airway is linked with narrow palates, tooth crowding and other ortho challenges. CBCT allows for airway diagnosis and for more
To conclude our series on the tongue this video will look at the role it plays in TMD. When I first learned this I was a bit skeptical, but then the facts began to line up. For example when a patient tongue thrusts the joint pressure increases. If someone does this chronically it can contribute to breakdown in the joint space. The tongue also plays a role