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Mastering TMJ Health with Dr. Jim McKee

In this episode of Jaw Talk, we are joined by Dr. Jim McKee, a distinguished expert in restorative dentistry and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Dr. McKee shares his extensive knowledge and experience spanning over 25 years in the field. He discusses the critical role of comprehensive imaging in TMJ diagnosis, explores the connections between orthodontics and TMJ health, and highlights how restorative dentistry can improve joint functionality. Dr. McKee also sheds light on functional appliances and their impact on mandibular growth, and the evolving role of general dentists in early TMJ diagnosis. Additionally, he debunks common myths about TMJ disorders. This episode is a must-listen for dental professionals and anyone interested in understanding the complexities of TMJ health.

  • [0:00] Intro
  • [02:43] Dr. McKee’s journey
  • [10:05] Importance of Comprehensive Imaging
  • [16:47] Orthodontics and TMJ
  • [20:24] Restorative Dentistry and Joint Health
  • [24:54] Functional Appliances and Mandibular Growth
  • [27:17] Neuromuscular Dentistry and TMJ Treatment
  • [33:17] Successful Appliance Treatment
  • [35:35] General Dentist as TMJ Diagnosis Leaders
  • [38:09] TMJ/D Myths
  • [43:17] What Dr. McKee is Excited For

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