Learning & Leadership

April 23rd, 2017 | Learning & Leadership, TMJ and Bite Therapy | Comments Off on PRI Lecture: Splints effect on Necks

PRI Lecture: Splints effect on Necks

It was a complete honor to be asked to lecture about the effect of a splint on a neck at the 2017 PRI annual symposium. While I have been practicing and teaching splint therapy at the Pankey Institute for 10+ years, the exact effect that these dental bite splints has on...

August 2nd, 2016 | Learning & Leadership | Comments Off on Lucky lady teaches Splint Therapy

Lucky lady teaches Splint Therapy

How lucky am I? My journey learning about dental bite splints began 14 years ago at the Pankey Institute, and I have been honored to teach all about bite splints to other dentists for the past 8 years. In a matter of a few short days, our participants increased their...

December 11th, 2015 | Learning & Leadership | Comments Off on Dr.C aka Hermey the Elf

Dr.C aka Hermey the Elf

At the Pankey Institute, one of our key tenets we teach is work-life balance. I like to Walk the Talk in my life, and live by the principles I teach. While I love dentistry, my greatest joy in life is spending time with my little boy. One day I organized...

August 26th, 2015 | Learning & Leadership | Comments Off on Visiting Faculty Pankey Institute

Visiting Faculty Pankey Institute

Since 2002 I have engrossed myself in higher learning at the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, and since 2004 have served in a Facilitator-In-Training and later, Visiting Faculty to Pankey Institute role for other dentists. As an Atlanta Dentist, I was well supported in my learning, as there are...

July 28th, 2015 | Learning & Leadership | Comments Off on Teaching Bite Splint Therapy

Teaching Bite Splint Therapy

My learning journey with bite splint therapy started in 2002 when I took the second level course at the Pankey Institute. . . this is a class that really tied some concepts together for me and gave me both a rationale and a method for helping patients with occlusal trauma...

March 25th, 2015 | Botox, Learning & Leadership | Comments Off on Botox for Managing Muscle Pain

Botox for Managing Muscle Pain

Holding tension in the facial and jaw muscles is such a common pattern in our society that we coined phrases out of it: “Stiff upper lip.”  “Bite your tongue.”  “Grin and bear it.” Chronic tooth clenching can lead to muscle hypertrophy and pain, and can result in damage to the...

November 20th, 2014 | Learning & Leadership, TMJ and Bite Therapy | Comments Off on Dr. Caughey lectures and demonstrates TMJ assessment to physical therapists in Atlanta

Dr. Caughey lectures and demonstrates TMJ assessment to physical therapists in Atlanta

The room was filled with 38 physical therapists, 4 dentists, 3 massage therapist, a craniosacral therapist, a Rolfer, and a vocal activation coach. The event was held on Wednesday November 12, 2014, at BenchMark East Cobb in Marietta. Dr. Caughey led a presentation and demonstration demonstrating the relationship of the...

September 27th, 2014 | Learning & Leadership, TMJ and Bite Therapy | Comments Off on Acorn TMD Study group 2014 Seattle

Acorn TMD Study group 2014 Seattle

I am so pleased to participate in and advanced study group with other dentists, focused on TMJ and TMD treatment. Kathy Johnson is the sole physical therapist in the group, and I have a debt of gratitude to her for my learning “outside-the-box!” Thanks, Kathy!

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