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Leo J. Malin, DDS

Dr. Malin received his D.D.S. degree from Marquette University in 1991. He maintains a private practice in Onalaska, Wisconsin. Dr. Malin’s dental practice is exclusively limited to the surgical and restorative phases of Implant Dentistry. Dr Malin is also the Director of the Implantology and Bone Grafting Courses at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced […]


Sahag Mahseredjian, DMD

Dr Sahag Mahseredjian obtained his doctor’s degree in Dentistry from the Université de Montréal in 1991. His interest in implant dentistry led him to pursue his formation in various prestigious institutes like the Branemark clinic in Sweden, UMDNJ and UCLA. Intrigued by neuromuscular dentistry and esthetics, Dr Mahseredjian completed many courses at the Las Vegas […]


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SURFACE ELECTROMYOGRAPHY

INTRODUCTION There are numerous studies that support the physiological basis for using quantitative electromyography in the diagnosis of temporomandibular disorders (Moyers, 1949; Perry, 1954; Jarabak, 1956; Perry, 1957; Porritt, 1960; Grossman, 1961; Moller, 1966; Yemm, 1976; Bakke et al., 1980; Riise et al., 1982; Sheikholeslam et al., 1983; Riise et al., 1984; Kydd et al. […]


Introduction to T.E.N.S.

INTRODUCTION T.E.N.S. modalities are designated into three distinct categories based on technical parameters and physiologic action. (Mannheimer, J. Clinical Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. F.A. Davis, Philad., 1986). A T.E.N.S. mode that uses high rate (50 to 100 Hz), asymmetrical biphasic wave (40-75 usec) is referred to as Conventional. High Frequency T.E.N.S. This mode is designed […]


LITERATURE REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC STUDIES SUPPORTING THE EFFICACY OF MANDIBULAR TRACKING IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF TMD

INTRODUCTION Progress in the field of mandibular tracking was limited by the capability of available instrumentation. As early as 1931 Hildebrand used cinematography of a moving reflective point to track mandibular movement (1). Cineflourography was used by Klatsky in 1941 (2) and was followed by Kurth‟s use of stroboscopic photography in 1942 (3). Mechanical tracking […]


Clinical Studies

INTRODUCTION The use of the Myo-monitor in clinical dentistry dates from 1969, the mandibular kinesiograph from 1975, and the clinical EMG-1 from 1980. The scientific literature documenting the rationale for use of these modalities has been outlined previously in this report. Additionally, clinical modalities that have been in use successfully for many years develop a […]


APPENDUM I

SCIENTIFIC STUDIES SUPPORTING SAFETY AND THE EFFICACY OF SURFACE ELECTROMYOGRAPHY IN DENTISTRY INTRODUCTION TO SURFACE ELECTROMYOGRAPHY FOR MUSCLE MONITORING OF MASTICATORY MUSCLES EMG AND ACTION POTENTIALS The conductive properties of the whole nerve and muscle allow measurement of electrical activity with extra-cellular (surface) electrodes. Typical monitoring sites for masticatory muscles include the masseter, anterior temporalis, […]


ADDENDUM II

A SELECTION OF PUBLISHED ARTICLES OF CLINICAL INTEREST IN NEUROMUSCULAR DENTISTRY 1987 – 2009 Boyd, C.S., Slagle, W.F., Boyd, C.M., Bryant, R.W., and Wiygul, J.P. The Effect of head position on electromyographic evaluations of representative mandibular positioning muscle Groups. Cranio. Vol. 5, No. 1, January 1987. The results of this investigation indicate that the electromyographic […]


Select Studies

SELECT STUDIES SUPPORTING THE EFFICACY OF NEUROMUSCULAR DENTISTRY AND NM OCCLUSION There is a vast body of literature supporting the science of neuromuscular dentistry and neuromuscular occlusion. The following is a partial list of studies that investigate patient population‟s response to NM treatment. These articles published in refereed journals document the efficacy of neuromuscular principles […]


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