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Dawson Quick Tip: Making a Temporary Custom Fit Nightguard

I'm going to talk about QuickSplint. It's the easy quick way to make a temporary custom fit bite guard in five minutes, chair-side.

I use it when I need to provide immediate pain relief for muscle related facial pain, especially when you have a limited opening and can't fit in an impression tray.

Quick splint is a flat plain, plastic stint that fits cuspid to cuspid. You re-line it with a polyvinyl siloxane, trim, adjust the bite and, voilà, you have a bite guard.

Its advantage over an Aqualizer is it's stable and it can be used for four to six weeks.


When to Use an Anterior Deprogramming Device

Dr. Steve Miller resides in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina with Barbara, his wife of 36 years Steve grew up in Cincinnati and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1980. Following graduation, he opened his practice in Asheville, North Carolina and was fortunate to meet his mentors Drs. Bill Cave and Kent Rogers, who introduced Steve to Dr Dawson and The Concept of Complete Dentistry. Dr Miller has always been a CE junkie having participated at the Dawson Center, Pankey Institute, Kois Center, Esthetic Epitome and received his Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. Steve has been active in leadership roles. having served as President of the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration, as well as the Buncombe County dental society. The “play” arm of the Cross of Life is fulfilled by hiking in the mountains and competitive road cycling.