Sleep in the Country

Author: Mayoor Patel, DDS Forbes recently reported on a study conducted by the Tuck Sleep Foundation. In this study, 150 U.S. cities were ranked from best to worst places for sleep. What cities were listed at the top of the list for worst places for sleep? Atlanta was...

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Medical Insurance Reimbursement for All-on-4 Cases

Medical insurance reimbursement for All-on-4 cases has increased at record speed in the last few years.  If you’re placing bone grafts and implants or performing other surgeries, you may be wondering if it’s possible to get your patients' medical insurance to cover...

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Exercise and TMD Improvements

Author: Mayoor Patel, DDS With temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD), oral appliance therapy or splints can help improve patients’ symptoms. And while it is common to recommend an oral appliance for treatment, are we missing out on another important aspect of...

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Stress Can Lead to Distress: How to Help Your Patients

Author: Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS We’ve all experienced stress in our lives. Whether it is frequent or infrequent, it is important to understand how to overcome stress before it leads to distress. It is even more pertinent to find out if your patients are suffering from...

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Facial Presentation of Primary Headaches

Author: Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS When a patient comes into your office with craniofacial pain, how are they diagnosed? In a study, it was found that many patients with mid-or lower-face craniofacial pain are diagnosed based on accompanying signs, symptoms, and features...

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Stress, Anxiety, and Teeth Grinding: What is the Connection?

Author: Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS We’ve all been there before, just as our patients have too. Stress and anxiety is a common occurrence in today’s society, but what does that have to do with dentists? Well, interesting enough, stress and anxiety can lead to patients...

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