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Orthodontics and Occlusion

2011-12-12 14:29:42

May 20, 2011
by ken

From Dentinal Tubules – Ian Hutchinson – Ortho Expert

This article is not intended to give advice or guidance on occlusion
but to merely raise a few points that would be worthy of debate.  I make
no bones about the fact that my knowledge on occlusion is limited
compared to that of the Restorative brigade, hey I ‘m just an
Orthodontist and we use our elbows as articulators! 

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So where to start?  For many Orthodontists, their training has seen
them complete Oral Surgery positions and then go straight into
Specialist training as an Orthodontist.  Unless they have undertaken
some Restorative positions first, or currently work alongside a
Restorative Specialist, then the importance of occlusion is often
overlooked.  As long as the plaster on the table looks good and there is
good inter-cuspation then what’s the problem?

Many GDP/Restorative clinicians complain about the final orthodontic
result so why is there a problem?  Here are a few of the possible

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2 Comments » for Orthodontics and Occlusion
  1. Dhru says:

    Thank you for the mention Ken
    Most appreciated
    Dhru from dentinaltubules.com

  2. Ken Serota says:

    You”re most welcome. I sincerely believe that in a vertical like dentistry, it”s inherently illogical for folks in the blogosphere to remain isolated and insulated behind their particular title. This is health care, it”s not the era of the investigation takes 18 months to get published and is no longer relevant, or if it”s produced in Timbuktu, it takes FDA approval and a whole lotta 501K to get it to Poughkeepsie.
    It”s the Internet and information flows 24/7/365. Education should be free and pervasive. What you do to support the educational platform, well, that”s a business..but the content if shared simply makes the pie get bigger, a concept that for the most part remains misunderstood. Share and care is far more relevant than, “it is what it is”………Keep the faith dentinaltubules.com.

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