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How Often Dentists Refer TMD Patients to Physical Therapists?

According to survey conducted by researchers at the physical therapy department, Florida International University, a large percentage of dentists was unaware of the benefits of physical therapy in treating tempromandibular disorder (TMD) pain. This survey was successful in increasing the awareness level of the surveyed dentists in Florida toward how important physical therapy is for …

Hossam Hamza Apr 29, 2018 Dental Education Orthodontics
Nanotechnology in Dentistry: Orthodontics

The orthodontic applications of nanotechnology are numerous. Nanotechnology can assist in manufacturing orthodontic wires, brackets, orthodontic aligners and mini-/microimplants. Orthodontic wires coated with nanoparticles exhibited well-controlled tooth movements and better anchorage, with less frictional forces, less root resorption and less bone/periodontal damage. Orthodontic nanorobots and nanoindented orthodontic wires both contributed directly to healthy periodontal tissues, …

Hossam Hamza Jan 15, 2018 Dental Education Orthodontics
3D-Printed Orthodontic Aligners

Getting teeth straight and enhancing smile with minimal intervention and pain is the trend of cosmetic dentistry, namely, orthodontics. Orthodontic aligners’ industry has evolved, thanks to the advances of 3D printing technology and CAD/CAM dentistry. Yet, it is difficult for many dental clinics to establish an office-based aligners’ manufacturing as in the case of dental …

Hossam Hamza Jan 03, 2018 Orthodontics