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OMG, What’s OMT?

bruxism, teeth clenching, parafunction, OMT

Over the last century, genetic changes have occurred affecting the entire face. It’s getting smaller. Studies from titans like Drs. Westin A. Price and Frances Pottenger have given us a framework of questions to ask today. Drs. Kevin Boyd and Marianna Evens are digging deep to see exactly what happened since then. The basic thesis…

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The Next Big Movement in Dentistry

dentistry & dental oncology

In the 60s it was Bob Barkley and the emphasis was, for the first time, on the fact the gums were as important, if not more so than the teeth dentists treated. In the 70s the big excitement was composites verses amalgams especially posterior composites. Also on the forefront were composite buildups versus crowns for…

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Webinar: Oral-Systemic Clinical Care

Douglas Chase, DDS, FICCMO

Course Description Come join our exploration on how the oral cavity provide a foundation for systemic pathology. Course will discuss the inflammatory Pathophysiology, particularly biofilm, and the new thinking on its impact on the body…not just the teeth. We cover and provide resources, screening techniques, and treatment modalities. We will also touch on Obstructive Sleep…

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Parafunction or Protective Function?

bruxism, teeth clenching, parafunction, OMT

For years we have searched for answers regarding why some of our patients clench and/or grind their teeth. We have blamed this parafunctional activity on everything from premature occlusal contacts, dysfunctional mandibular position (too far forward, too far backward, too much vertical, too little vertical, in “CR,” not in “CR”), and of course emotional and psychological stress. We often…

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Identifying Health Conditions at Dental Visits; Interview with Dr. Shiela Strauss

AAOSH editor Dr. Lee Ostler recently interviewed Dr. Shiela Strauss, associate professor at New York University’s Colleges of Dentistry and Nursing, to discuss the recently published article in the American Journal of Public health which demonstrated the fact that dental practices can serve as valuable sites to identify systemic health concerns among a significant segment…

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Mastering the Professional Referral, Part Four – The Law of Reciprocity

Last month in part three of this marketing series, I introduced the fact that every physician has a referral network. This is a “fact” that exists across all businesses which have mutual interests, mutual clients/patients, and which are linked together with common business purposes. Accountants, attorneys, insurance agents, financial planners, and others are all referring…

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