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Is Botox-A effective for TMD pain relief?
November 21, 2017 -- Up to 10% of your adult patients may have pain from temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), including refractory masticatory muscle pain. If conservative therapies are not effective, is botulinum toxin type A (Botox-A) an option?  Discuss
Study: Corrective surgery may benefit TMD patients
October 20, 2017 -- Do you have patients with dentofacial deformities who also have a pre-existing temporomandibular disorder (TMD)? If you are concerned about finding the best way to help these patients with both their pain and their jaw function, the researchers of a new study suggest corrective, or orthognathic, surgery may be the ticket.  Discuss
IADR 2017: How to predict development of chronic TMD
March 27, 2017 -- How can you tell if a patient diagnosed with a temporomandibular disorder (TMD) will develop chronic pain? Researchers examined the relationship between various factors at onset and the likelihood of ongoing problems, and they presented their results at the recent International Association for Dental Research (IADR) annual meeting.  Discuss
Are splints beneficial for TMDs? It depends
February 14, 2017 -- Despite the common use of stabilization splints to treat temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), strong evidence of their effectiveness has been lacking. Splints appear to be beneficial in the short term, but they are no better than other treatments over the long term, according to a new study.  Discuss
How can you help patients who bite their nails?
January 3, 2017 -- As dentists, we are all too familiar with particular oral health problems that could have been avoided with better dental hygiene, writes Dr. Pooria Shahin. One common habit that leads to preventable dental health problems is nail biting, and in Dr. Shahin's first column for DrBicuspid.com, he offers a thorough overview of the condition along with three helpful treatment suggestions.  Discuss
Does imaging lead to overdiagnosis of TMDs?
December 8, 2016 -- While it is established that temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are mostly prevalent among women of child-bearing age, are these disorders overdiagnosed when imaging is used? Researchers from Switzerland sought to report on the value of imaging when a practitioner is confronted by this issue  Discuss
New product: Proove Biosciences launches genetic test for TMD
December 8, 2016 -- Genetic testing company Proove Biosciences has introduced a new genetic test to help determine personalized treatment recommendations for patients with a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).  Discuss
8 possible causes of your patient's jaw pain
November 16, 2016 -- A patient calls your practice and makes an appointment citing jaw pain. As periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg notes, sometimes reducing a patient's pain is a matter of using your communication skills, training, and expertise. In other instances, he advocates considering causes beyond a patient's mouth.  Discuss
J&J enters orofacial 3D printing market
July 22, 2016 -- Johnson & Johnson has made a deal with Materialise, a Belgium-based 3D printing company, to enter the craniofacial implants market.  Discuss
QuickSplint launches new website
June 1, 2016 -- Medical device company QuickSplint has launched a new website.  Discuss
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Special Feature
Data trends: Are U.S. practices taking more images?

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when taking radiographs as part of a dental examination was commonplace. However, with fears about radiation and changing insurance policies, U.S. practices took fewer images in 2016 than in any recent year. Why? Alitta Boechler of Sikka Software looks at the data. Read more.