Oral Health Group

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March 2017

March 9, 2017 Feature EditorialGeneral DentistryOral Health

At the Root: Best Advice From Some the Oral Health Editorial Advisory Board

by Oral Health Editorial Advisory Board

Jordan Soll If you look up the word experience in the dictionary it says “see Mistakes.”     Janice Goodman My dad gave me the best advice I’ve ever received the day I graduated in Dentistry. The most valuable asset

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral HealthSleep apnea

Pre-orthodontic Intervention for Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing: A (R)evolutionary Solution to a Modern Problem

by Kevin Boyd; Marianna Evans

Malocclusion (HM) is a rising public health epidemic that is seen mainly within industrialized/industrializing cultures. To date, there is no published evidence that malocclusion had ever been a significantly observed human trait prior to the Industrial Revolution in Europe and

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Airway Centric® Dentistry: Past, Present and Future – A Paradigm Shift

by Howard Hindin, DDS, Michael Gelb, DDS

There is an Airway Centric paradigm shift in dentistry. We are excited that this edition of Oral Health is being devoted to Airway Health and Airway in Dentistry. The term AirwayCentric® was created to give healthcare practitioners and consumers and

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Growth Guidance

by Douglas Musseau

As parents, we absolutely want what is best for our children in every way. Many parents are well aware of the specific milestones that our children should reach during the first 18-months of life, however, there are several important growth

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Three Weeks, Days and Minutes; Airway Trumps Everything

by Mark T. Murphy, DDS, FAGD

Ten years ago, I took a weeklong survival class in the SE Utah high desert with my son. No food, water, tent, sleeping bag or phone, just you, your clothes, a knife and a compass. There were two guides and

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral HealthRestorative Dentistry

Physiological Dentistry and Heart Rate Variability

by Howard Hindin, DDS

The future of dentistry involves evaluation of the patient providing collaborative optimal care alongside other healthcare practitioners. The increased interest and involvement with sleep, pain and airway requires the dentist to view their patient with new and expanded vision and

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Airway Centered Dentistry: (The A, B, C’s of Treatment for Chronic Face Pain/OSA and Closing Anterior Openbite Without Ortho)

by Steven Olmos, DDS, DABCP, DABCDSM, DABDSM, DAAPM, FAAOP, FAACP, FICCMO, FADI, FIAO

Bullet points: 1. Definition-orthopedic/functional breathing 2. Comorbidity of orthopedic and facial pain and breathing 3. Answers to our questions 4. Method or technique-paradigm shift 5. Integrating myofunctional techniques This article defines “Airway Centered Dentistry”, explains the mechanism of chronic face/jaw

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral HealthSleep apnea

The Next Step in Sleep Dentistry: Is There Anything We Can Do for the Ones Who Don’t Have Apnea?

by Stasha Gominak, MD

Dentists have become involved in the treatment of sleep apnea for several reasons. An oral appliance is usually less uncomfortable than sleeping with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask, so dentists offer a welcome alternative for CPAP intolerant patients.

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral HealthOrthodontics

Airway Orthodontics: An Argument for Early Orthodontic Treatment

by Dr. Barry Raphael

This article is not about the “how” of airway orthodontics. It’s about the “why”. But it does suggest that a regard for the rationale of airway orthodontics will spur a change in the way we do things in orthodontics altogether.

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Mouth Breathing: Physical, Mental and Emotional Consequences

by P. McKeown; M. Macaluso

Breathing is one of the most vital functions of the human body. Every breath we take can have a positive or negative impact on our bodies depending on how it is performed; and it has been well established that normal

March 9, 2017 Feature EditorialGeneral DentistryOral Health

Editorial: Don’t Get Left Behind

by Janice Goodman

The FDIC has a new definition of the term “oral health”; it “includes the ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow and convey a range of emotions through facial expressions with confidence and without pain, discomfort and disease

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Book Review: GASP! Airway Health – The Hidden Path to Wellness

by Janice Goodman

The Book GASP Is A Game Changer I was in dire need of a tool to help me explain to patients that some dental symptoms can be tracked back to an underlying airway issue and that there were solutions to