EVOLVING DIGITAL PATTERNS

[video width="1280" height="736" mp4="http://www.digitalocclusion.com/wp-content/uploads/converted.mp4-Evolution-of-Scans.mp4"][/video] The patient in this example is a 42 year-old female who clenched her jaw and presented with bilateral TM ligament pain, left...

DEPROGRAMMING and REPROGRAMMING (Part II)

A deprogrammer is a diagnostic tool for clinicians, but it is often perceived as a treatment device by patients. Altering the habitual relationship between the mandible and the occlusal plane during sleep provides differential diagnostic information that can be...

DEPROGRAMMING AND REPROGRAMMING

  “It is very important with today’s challenges to various dental techniques to know where you are, […] where you are going, and how you can accomplish getting there before you initiate an irreversible procedure.” — Dr. Peter A. Neff, D.D.S. [Cranio. 1993 Apr;...

Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome

The brain requires oxygen every few seconds and any individual who does not breathe efficiently or whose breathing is limited by a nasal obstruction has a form of UARS. Compromised nasal breathing leads to an increase in mouth breathing and the development of an...

A Force Distribution Cycle

A force distribution cycle is a digital recording taken during the three phases of an occlusal cycle, i.e. during "occlusion", "occluded", and "disocclusion". It is displayed on a computer screen the moment sensels are activated as patients bite down on a sensor,...

A Force Distribution Cycle with a Force vs. Time Graph

To make the most of this video, please view in full screen and use the Play/Pause button. The force distribution cycle is subdivided into the occluding (between A1 and B1), occluded (B1 to C1), and disoccluding (C1 to D1) segments. The maximum force position (MFP)...

Occlusion Matters!

Occlusion Matters!

Dr. Kois presents a valid reality: Dentists seem to have no other choice but to arrive at their own definition of “occlusion.” Awareness, experience, and passion teach us when a mandible’s functional pathways are not in harmony with the stomatognathic system. How...

Digital Occlusion

HOW DOES SOMEBODY KNOW WHAT THEY WANT WHEN THEY HAVEN'T SEEN IT YET? -- STEVE JOBS In the same way that new realities were uncovered by microscopes and telescopes, occlusal force scans bring dentistry into the age of Digital Occlusion™. Placing a sensor between teeth...

Changing Paradigms

Changing Paradigms

While the original gnathic replicator took hours to assemble and calibrate in order to accurately collect jaw movement and occlusal pressure data, most of this information can now be quickly recorded by the T-Scan and instantly displayed on a computer screen for...