[/caption] It is common for patients to present with what dental professionals would call a "gummy" smile. This appearance of excessive gingiva above the cervical of the maxillary anterior teeth in Read More
Treatment Planning Begins With Incisal Edge Position
[/caption] I had the pleasure of joining in for an evening Seattle Study Club meeting last week in Woodinville, WA. The evening was a great opportunity to connect and learn. The focus of the Read More
Joint Pain On Movement
[/caption] Getting to the bottom of jaw or muscle pain is about putting together the pieces of a puzzle, which is made of the signs, symptoms and diagnostic findings. During a pre-clinical Read More
Comprehensive Exams For Teens?
I have had three cases in the last week that have made me look again at the idea of completing a comprehensive exam on my teenage patients. The cases that have brought this to the front of my thinking Read More
What’s Under The Old Crown?
One of the most complex pieces of treatment planning occurs when I have to replace old restorative dentistry. The challenge comes from the uncertainty around the actual condition of the tooth. Knowing Read More
Using Extrusion to Save Teeth
It can be a very distressing scenario when a patient is seen in the office after fracturing off an incisor. The thought of losing a tooth is tough in any situation, but it is more devastating when the Read More
Horizontal Root Fractures in Kids
One of the most distressing situations is when young patients show up in my office after a traumatic injury with fractured upper anterior teeth. The balance between reassuring parents, managing the Read More