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Dental Articles on Occlusion, Centric Relation, Restorative Dentistry & More

Webinar | TMD for the Restorative Dentist: An Introduction to a Systematic Process

An estimated 10 million Americans suffer from TMD related symptoms per year and are in our practice patient populations.  How does this effect a Restorative practice? Do you have a way to identify and diagnose the TMD patient?

Dr. Dawson said that if you have a symptomatic TMD patient you cannot proceed with restorative care until the patient is stable and asymptomatic. Once the concepts are understood, the Restorative dentist can diagnose and treat a large percentage of TMD patients predictably. This webinar will preview a systematic process to care for the TMD patient.
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Webinar: Communicating with Complete Care Patients

Understanding the full scope of Complete Dentistry from a patient’s perspective can be challenging.

This can lead to poor acceptance of diagnostic records, treatment, and frustration for the Dentist and team. To avoid this, a Complete Dentist must understand how to “talk the talk” and “walk the walk”. We will cover methods of improving your communication skills during the complete examination, diagnostic records, and treatment presentations. In addition, we will cover skills in handling patient objections during each of these areas. This will help you gain confidence as a complete dentist.

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Webinar: The Role of Repositioning in Complete Dentistry

Learn lessons you can immediately implement for complete dentistry repositioning and increased practice revenue.

Orthodontics is one of four treatment options available in complete dentistry. Why then are so many patients needing this being referred out? Are there workflows that enable general dentists to take on orthodontic cases with confidence?  Can we find more cases that would benefit from these tools, and can we work more constructively with our orthodontist colleagues? Fortunately, we can, and this program will explore how Invisalign has solved all these repositioning questions positively.  

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Describe how Invisalign’s ClinCheck® Pro Tool is essential in treatment planning for General Practice Dentists at all levels of orthodontic experience.
  2. Acquire win-win relationships with orthodontists.
  3. Measure increased profitability from rendering efficient Invisalign protocols.
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Webinar | Orthodontic Pearls in Restorative Cases

When the functional matrix of the anterior teeth are combined with the key components of anterior guidance and neutral zone, tooth position is critical to our success. Because of this, orthodontic tooth movement has become more and more important as a treatment step to solve many of the difficult functional and esthetic cases we are faced with.

Moving the teeth, especially the anterior teeth, to their ideal position, or to a better treatment position, is critical to our centric stops, our incisal edge position, our smooth lateral and protrusive function. There is a reason that orthodontics is #2 in our functional treatment options: Reshape teeth, Reposition teeth, Restore teeth and Reposition bone.

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Webinar | Salivary Testing: Dramatically Impact Your Patient & Practice Health

Tooth wear is one of the most obvious manifestations of underlying functional issues. 

Surgeons request dentists' verification of a patient's dental health before performing open heart surgery or a hip replacement. How is that health confidently verified? Periodontal disease treatment decisions should be guided by the eradication of specific elevated oral pathogens. How are those pathogens identified?

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Webinar: Joints or Muscles - What is your Complete Exam telling you?

As Dr. Dawson said “Every great treatment plan comes from well organized examination and records appointments."

Dr. Johnson will discuss the key aspects of an occlusal muscle exam, what load testing is revealing, and why our seven screening questions are so important to help uncover the issues beneath the surface of patient problems.

During this webinar we will:

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Webinar: Why Dentistry Fails

Avoid clinical failures and create a pathway to treatment predictability.

Wonder why some crowns break while others don't? Why a patient is experiencing pain, but it's difficult to pinpoint the source? Why some patients exhibit excessive wear? During this webinar, Dr. Leonard Hess will uncover surprising (but common) reasons for clinical failures and a pathway to treatment predictability and patient satisfaction.

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