Dr. Richard Roblee is an airway-focused orthodontist that practices in Fayetteville, AR. Dr. Roblee is one of our featured speakers at the 2020 International Airway Symposium. He is also the author of Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy: A comprehensive Approach to Optimal Patient Care. Kelley Richardson, our Airway Curriculum Liaison, sat down with him to discuss his interdisciplinary approach and how Dr. Peter Dawson helped shape his overall philosophy.
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Cone beam CT technology is really starting to increase in its utilization within our profession, and it's been steadily increasing over the last decade as the ability to have a CT scan unit in our office is becoming more affordable and more predictable. One of the more common question we get is when should we be utilizing a CT scan?
What things do we look at in the initial exam to determine TMJ health and maybe what do we look at periodically to also assess joint health?
I think the beauty of this whole process is that the complete examination (taught by The Dawson Academy) and the way it is laid out gives us the ability to thoroughly examine our patients and to determine a couple of things.
So we get asked a lot about the importance of surgical guides in implant dentistry. One of the more common things I hear is they work with a surgeon or a periodontist, and they have never really liked surgical guides, and so they just work without them.
We use the evaluation of the "F" and "V" position to determine the ideal position of the upper incisal edge. Listening to the patients say their "F's" and "V's" can determine if we have the vertical just right.
The Golden Proportion of dentistry is a mathematical analysis tool for assessing the widths and the dominance of the maxillary anterior teeth. It is done from a frontal photographic view of the patient.
When we think about centric relation, there are a lot of facts and there's some fiction that we have to understand about this position. Probably the most fictitious thing that we think about today is that centric relation is the rearmost position and that patients don't utilize it.
Evaluating the E position is part of our 2D checklist when we're going through to really determine where the length of the incisor ledge is.
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