TMJ and Bite Therapy

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!

September 25th, 2014 | Learning & Leadership, TMJ and Bite Therapy | Comments Off on 2014 Pankey Faculty Equilibration

2014 Pankey Faculty Equilibration

What an honor it is to share my learning with others – the passionate few in my profession who want nothing but the best for their patients.  There is a certain culture of excellence, humility, and drive embodied by both students and faculty at the Pankey Institute.  I have been...

September 25th, 2014 | TMJ and Bite Therapy | Comments Off on Facial “body building” related to tooth shifting

Facial “body building” related to tooth shifting

This patient was unconcerned with subtle changes in her bite until she noticed her smile in a photograph: a front tooth had drifted quite a bit, and her smile was no longer pleasing to her eye.  Comparison of photographs over a ten-year period reveal a change not only at the...

July 29th, 2014 | Advanced Dental Hygiene, TMJ and Bite Therapy | Comments Off on Managing gum recession and tooth mobility with T-scan and equilibration

Managing gum recession and tooth mobility with T-scan and equilibration

Periodontal disease affects approximately 80% of adults in the USA and can show up differently across the spectrum. This patient had very little active infection evident, yet a very high susceptibility to losing the tooth attachment to the jaw bone.   Visually, the teeth are very clean and the gums...

July 24th, 2014 | Cold Laser Therapy, TMJ and Bite Therapy | Comments Off on MLS Cold Laser resolved Jaw pain!

MLS Cold Laser resolved Jaw pain!

“While lying in the dentist’s chair having a crown put in, my right jaw starts throbbing. I’ve been under a lot of stress and opening my mouth wide has been rough lately, but this was excruciating. I told the Doctor that I couldn’t keep my mouth open because of the...

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