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OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA

I have seen quite a few adults recently with severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea. So, I just wanted a quick review of common symptoms in patients with OSA. You can see on the x-ray below how airway narrows in a maxillary [...]

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Phase I or Early Orthodontic Treatment

I get a lot of questions about Phase I or early treatment and thought a quick review might be good. I BELIEVE in early treatment. I also believe it is overdone. There are certain things that should be treated early. [...]

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Airway Deficiency and Facial Growth

I thought since the last two local dental meetings addressed sleep apnea it may be a good time to discuss airway deficiency and facial growth. Not everyone with decreased nasal airway has a growth problem, but those children who have [...]

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Does Insurance Cover Braces?

One of the MOST complicated conversations we have with new patients in our office is often not about their orthodontic treatment plan, but rather about how their insurance applies to helping pay for the costs of orthodontic treatment.  Indeed, insurance [...]

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Invisalign and Clear Correct Pearls
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Invisalign and Clear Correct Pearls

1.Use attachments to your advantage- I place attachments on any rotated tooth and almost all lateral incisors. The upper lateral incisors are one of the hardest teeth to track so I add an attachment to most upper laterals. 2.When presenting [...]

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Turners Syndrome
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Turners Syndrome

Turners syndrome is only found in females and in a mild form may not be recognized until the teenage years when the patient does not start menarche. There are varying degrees but one constant is short stature. As dentists, we [...]

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Herbst Appliance
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Herbst Appliance

What is a Herbst appliance? A herbst appliance is a Class II corrector for mandibular retrusions. It has been studied more than any other class II corrector. It has evolved over the years and I have used almost all variations. [...]

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South Carolina Continuing Education Requirements
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South Carolina Continuing Education Requirements

All dentists shall complete a minimum of fourteen (14) continuing education hours per year or twenty-eight (28) continuing education hours over two (2) years; dental hygienists shall complete a minimum of seven (7) continuing education hours per year or fourteen [...]

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