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Neuromuscular and Cosmetic Boulder Dentist to Present at Conference in Japan

Nationally recognized Boulder Colorado based cosmetic and neuromuscular dentist Dr. Michael Adler makes contribution to the advancement of science by presenting at convention of medical and dental professionals in Japan.

Boulder, Colorado, July 24, 2009 – Dr. Michael J. Adler of Adler Cosmetic & Family Dentistry will be presenting two papers at the prestigious ICCMO (International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics) conference on November 14 – 15, 2009 in Fukuoka, Japan. Dr. Adler will be discussing the importance a millimeter can make in the treatment of neuromuscular dentistry and present a case study of his father to highlight this point. He will also present his research on the connection between neuromuscular dentistry and cadmium induced lesions of the Gasserian ganglia and dorsal root of the trigeminal nerve. Dr. Adler believes that continuing education is an important part of keeping up with the latest in dental and medical advancements and enjoys sharing his own knowledge and expertise to help others in the field.

Adler Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is open weekdays by appointment. Additional information about the practice and services offered is available at www.adlerdentistry.com.

About Adler Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
The cosmetic and family dental practice of Dr. Michael Adler is based in the Colorado community of Boulder, a convenient and scenic drive from most locations in the Denver and Front Range areas. Boulder, Colorado is also an inviting destination location for visiting out-of-state patients seeking Dr. Adler’s specialized attention. Dr. Adler is nationally recognized for his work and is committed to providing his patients with the highest level of care in both cosmetic and family dentistry. The practice maintains a website at www.adlerdentistry.com and regularly publishes information on its blog at www.adlerdentistry.com/blog.  

Contact
Name:  Heather Ramsey
Email:  [email protected]
Phone:  (303) 449-1119

Adler Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
1810 30th Street
Boulder, CO 80301

Boulder Cosmetic Dentist Michael Adler DDS Helps Make Cosmetic Dentistry More Widely Available

Nationally recognized Boulder Colorado based cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Adler makes the latest advances in cosmetic dentistry services available to a broad base of patients.

Boulder, Colorado, July 23, 2009 –  Boulder, Colorado-based cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Adler today announced a list of primary services offered by his practice in the category of cosmetic dentistry. While the benefits of cosmetic dentistry may in the past have been considered mainly for Hollywood movie stars and the rich and famous, modern advances in the field have opened up cosmetic dentistry much more to the general population.

Among the primary cosmetic dentistry services offered by Dr. Adler are:

1) Veneers – Veneers can be used to change the color of teeth, close gaps between teeth, and change the shape, size and alignment of teeth. This is done quickly and painlessly, altering crooked teeth so they look like they’ve had two years of straightening.
2) White Fillings – The biggest reason many of Dr. Adler’s restorative dentistry patients are choosing white bonded fillings has to do with the way they look. Many people just don’t want an ugly black plug in their teeth.
3) Restorative Dentistry – This is accomplished with the use of veneers, crowns, fillings and even implants. A dental restoration does look and functions just like the original. 
4) Smile Makeover – Smiles can be seen beyond 300 feet and are valuable in professional and social human interaction. Going to the dentist used to be about cavities, drills and other less-than-pleasant subjects. Today dentistry is giving people what they want … to look good.

Adler Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is open weekdays by appointment. Additional information about the practice and services offered is available at www.adlerdentistry.com.

About Adler Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
The cosmetic and family dental practice of Dr. Michael Adler is based in the Colorado community of Boulder, a convenient and scenic drive from most locations in the Denver and Front Range areas. Boulder, Colorado is also an inviting destination location for visiting out-of-state patients seeking Dr. Adler’s specialized attention. Dr. Adler is nationally recognized for his work and is committed to providing his patients with the highest level of care in both cosmetic and family dentistry. The practice maintains a website at www.adlerdentistry.com and regularly publishes information on its blog at www.adlerdentistry.com/blog.  

Contact
Name:  Heather Ramsey
Email:  [email protected]
Phone:  (303) 449-1119

Adler Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
1810 30th Street
Boulder, CO 80301

Cosmetic Dentistry | Complete Makeover | Sarah Part 2

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Sarah underwent a very dramatic change the day she came in and had all of her teeth prepared for restoration. Every tooth was fitted for all porcelain crowns. The procedure was completed in a single day, thereby reducing the number of visits the patient needed to make and insuring the correct bite. Due to the extensive nature of the case, the crowns were sent to a lab for fabrication. The lab was then able to custom craft the entire mouth instead of trying to piece together and match the teeth had they been done separately over a period of time. The lab insured that her smile was not only aesthetically beautiful but also functional and in the proper bite. While waiting for the porcelain crowns to be custom fabricated, Sarah was had temporary crowns placed that looked almost as good as the real thing and kept her in the correct bite. Once the case was returned from the lab, Sarah had all of her temporary crowns removed and had the new permanent crowns chemically bonded to her teeth with a strong clear cement. Now Sarah is pain free and has a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.

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Cosmetic Dentistry | Complete Makeover | Sarah Part 1

Sarah before face.

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Before smile.

Sarah came to our office in need of a complete mouth makeover. She was having muscle spasms on her right side, felt like her bite was off, and had TMJ pain. In addition, she was complaining of jaw pain and pain when chewing. Sarah was concerned about having healthy teeth and gums and a comfortable bite.

Dr. Adler saw that Sarah had several problems that needed to be addressed. Her upper arch had crowding, wear, and large silver fillings that needed to be replaced to avoid fracturing the teeth. Her lower arch had cavities, wear, and crowding. She also had alignment issues, variations in gum height and tooth shade, a deep bite, and her midline was off center. The wear, deep bite, alignment issues, and off center midline concerned Dr. Adler because these along with her symptoms of neck and jaw pain are often signs of TMD (temporal mandibular disorder).

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Fixed appliance.

Fixed appliance.

Sarah’s treatment began by doing a K7 evaluation. This involves taking diagnostic cast so we have an accurate model of her mouth and bite. The K7 produces scans that measure the muscles, range of motion, and joint noise among other things. EMG or electromyography measures the muscles at rest and during function-clench. CMS (computerized mandibular scan) measures joint function, habitual freeway space, swallowing, and range of motion. Sonography measures joint sounds. TENS or Transcutaneous Neural Stimulation relaxes the muscles in the face and neck to find their true resting state and establish the occlusion at that position.  Material is then placed in the patient’s mouth to capture that ideal position, known as the bite registration. Sarah’s scans showed dramatic improvement when preformed with the bite in place. The bite registration was used in Dr. Adler’s study of her bite and was used by the laboratory to fabricate a fixed orthotic that was bonded to her lower teeth to establish that ideal position. The orthotic was worn and adjusted for several months and gave Sarah a good trial run for how her bite would feel after permanent restoration was completed. The orthotic temporarily alleviated pain symptoms associated with TMD and ensured that her neuromuscular occlusion was correct before undergoing more advanced treatment.

See Sarah Part 2

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