February 16th, 2016
More than one-third of patients are ideal candidates for occlusal splints due to bruxism, clenching or post-operative situations. In this video, Dr. Michael DiTolla discusses the ways in which the uncomfortable splints of the past have been replaced with patient-friendly, comfortable soft/hard occlusal splints. Also discussed is how to take impressions for splints, bite splint fabrication and bite splint delivery. Plus, Dr. DiTolla stresses the importance of early diagnosis of bruxing and clenching, one night of which Dr. Gordon Christensen equates to 100 days of normal wear.
January 21st, 2016
On this episode, Dr. DiTolla sits down with dental sleep medicine expert Dr. Louis Malcmacher to discuss the connection between bruxism and obstructive sleep apnea. Tune in to see which techniques these clinicians use to quantify how much a patient may or may not be bruxing. In this episode’s Case of the Week, Dr. DiTolla shows how BruxZir® Solid Zirconia can be used to cover up tetracycline-stained teeth.
December 9th, 2015
Glidewell Laboratories proudly offers a variety of brand-name preventive devices, including bite splints for your bruxing and grinding patients, orthodontic appliances for your patients who have undergone orthodontic treatment, and sports mouthguards for your patients who participate in sports activities and wish to protect their dentition. When choosing these devices, ask about our new “scan […]