As part of our Consultant Spotlight this week, learn how our POS Consultant and Instructor, Dr. Shockley Wier, treats 9 year old Steve in Saint Paris, Ohio.
As part of our Consultant Spotlight this month, learn how POS Consultant and Instructor, Dr. Kaushal Kishore, treats a young man afraid to smile.
As part of our Consultant Spotlight this month, learn how our POS Consultant and Instructor, Dr. Brian Liao, helps treat a freshman in college gain her ideal smile.
As part of our Consultant Spotlight this week, learn how our POS Consultant and Instructor, Dr. Sam Channo, treats his own patient in Rochester Hills, Michigan.
Dr. Suzie Bergman serves as a Tenured Instructor for McGann Postgraduate School of Dentistry and Progressive Orthodontic Seminars.
What is TMJ?
TMJ is an abbreviation for Temporomandibular Joint. When people say, “I have TMJ” this is similar to saying “I have knee”. We actually have two of them! The TMJ is the articulation of the movable lower jaw (mandible) and the base of the skull (temporal bone) that make it possible to open and close the mouth. Located on each side of the head, the TMJ is a ball and socket joint, with an intervening disc, that works together along with supporting jaw muscles and ligaments to allow chewing, speaking, and swallowing.
As the demand for aligners grows, so does the chance for misdiagnosis. Relying solely on a lab tech to treatment plan your patients isn’t ideal. We asked our Aligner+ Instructor and Consultant, Dr. Collins Harrell, to identify the most common issues that arise from improper diagnosis and treatment planning of aligner cases, and this is what he said:
Learning orthodontics and treating orthodontic cases might sound simple, but it's not always a seamless process for everyone. Getting those first few cases, worrying about the investment and lacking confidence can be disheartening when starting an ortho practice. In this blog we go over one of the obstacles students encounter when starting cases and some helpful tips to overcome them.
Read more to learn about common causes of patients' band brackets breaking. Here's a couple of tips on how to minimize breakage!
Progressive Dental Supply (PDS) is there for you in your time of need. We like to support our POS family and help supply them with their needs during cases.