Oral Health Group

March 2018

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March 1, 2018 Feature General DentistryOral Health

AIRWAY-kening™ Orthodontic Treatment for All Ages

by William M. Hang, DDS, MSD

Why Do We Have a Problem? The apparent epidemic of OSA which is occurring in all industrialized countries should not come as a surprise. Many in the sleep community routinely cite the increase in obesity rates over the last three

March 1, 2018 Feature General DentistryOral Health

An Understanding Of The Trigeminal/Vagus Nerve Relationship Can Help One Tune Out Pain And Fear Part 1: Changing the Face of Pain

by Sharik L. Peck, PT, MRC, CEAS; J. Brent Feland, MSPT, PhD; Clinical Contribution from Michael Bennett, DDS

Many people experience a deep fear of sitting in the dental chair even though dentistry can significantly improve their health. By understanding a few key basics about the nervous system (and how fear, pain, and anxiety work in the body),

March 1, 2018 Feature General DentistryOral Health

What is Beyond the Drill?

by Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc

Abstract The development of the dental drill was one of the most significant innovations in dentistry, occurring in the late 1800’s; 150 years later, it is still our “go-to” instrument for most procedures, whether for removal of decay, endodontic instrumentation

March 1, 2018 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Etiology of Malocclusion: Contributory Factors

by Gavin A. James, BDS, MDS, FDS (Eng) Dip. Orthodont (Tor)

Throughout history, successful treatment of a health condition has often preceded an understanding of what caused the problem. This is surely true of malocclusion. A malocclusion of any significance is not a disease but it does represent a failure of

March 1, 2018 Feature EditorialGeneral DentistryOral Health

Functional Dentistry

by Janice Goodman, DDS

What is functional dentistry and why is it worth talking about? I am curious if this is a movement or new direction in dentistry. Here are my thoughts. Functional medicine and dentistry are using your detective skills and sleuthing out

March 1, 2018 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Biomimicry, Neuroplasticity, and Sleep: Introducing Myofunctional-Assisted Maxillomandibular Advancement Surgery (MAMMA)

by Elysa Kliman; Stanley Liu

Before you were born, there were countless forces shaping your growth and development. You had your own set of prenatal conditions and a unique path to birth before your very first taste of oxygen. This inaugural breath was then shaped

March 1, 2018 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Does Dentistry Hold The Missing Link to Multiple Schlerosis, Alzheimers and Others?

by Dr. David Edmund Williams

The search for the cause of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) by mainstream medicine has followed a profound predilection for autoimmune conjecture, in spite of the absence of evidence for any “mechanism by which the immune system is tricked into seeing myelin

March 1, 2018 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

by Catherine Wilson

They say a lady always knows when it’s time to leave and so it is with mixed emotions I tell you that I am retiring from the dental group and Newcom Media as of March 29th, 2018. I’ve only worked