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December 2013 BiteFX Updates - Buccal Cusp Fracture + Photos

Posted by Doug Brown on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 @ 19:12 PM

Animation - Buccal Cusp Fracture 

Some of our most popular animations are the ones that show things breaking, as these are good motivators for patients to act before their teeth break or good demonstrations of your expertise when you can explain to them how their teeth came to be in their current state.

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November 2013 BiteFX Update - PDL Flex with Implant

Posted by Doug Brown on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 @ 18:12 PM

PDL Flex with Implant 

When I introduced last month's update animation that showed how teeth are supported by periodontal ligaments I asked "Why do you need to be careful about crowns on implants?" Ever vigilant, Dr. Milos Boskovic asked: "Why didn't you show an implant in that animation?"

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October 2013 BiteFX Update - PDL Flex

Posted by Doug Brown on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 @ 18:12 PM

PDL Flex 

Why do you need to be careful about the exact height of crowns placed on implants?

Why does mastication not result in tooth-on-bone wear?

This month's animation will help you explain those questions by showing how teeth are supported by periodontal ligaments (PDL) and how they provide slight cushioning when the teeth come together.

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September 2013 BiteFX Update

Posted by Doug Brown on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 @ 18:12 PM

Sleep Apnea 

Many of you have expressed an interest in having an animation added to BiteFX that will help you explain how you can help those suffering from sleep apnea.

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August 2013 BiteFX Updates

Posted by Doug Brown on Tue, Aug 20, 2013 @ 15:08 PM

We're working on something bigger for next month, so this month is a small addition to the Fremitus from Closure animations we released a couple of months ago.

The animations add a finger that comes in to feel the fremitus in the front teeth.

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July 2013 BiteFX Updates

Posted by Doug Brown on Thu, Jul 11, 2013 @ 14:07 PM

This article covers updates released (or intended to be released) in June as well as those released in July. Updates include new lower splint animations and some software fixes.

Lower Splint

Over the years a number of dentists have expressed to us that they use a lower splint, rather than the upper splint we show in our animations. Sometimes the

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May 2013 BiteFX Updates

Posted by Doug Brown on Fri, May 31, 2013 @ 18:05 PM

May's updates include new animations, software enhancements and, for those who need it, a roll-up build.

Fremitus from Closure 

Dr. Milos Boskovic strongly recommended that we add these two animations to our Fremitus series. “Fremitus is our friend” he told me - a statement I struggled to grasp at first. Dr. Boskovic’s point is that  Fremitus is a sign of occlusal disease

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April 2013 BiteFX Updates

Posted by Doug Brown on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 @ 09:04 AM

April's updates include an enhanced animation and a software update.

Detailed Splint Animation with Trace Lines

To help everyone visualize how the anterior teeth track over the splint we have produced a version that leaves trace lines when the lateral and anterior guidance are demonstrated.

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March 2013 BiteFX Updates

Posted by Doug Brown on Thu, Mar 21, 2013 @ 18:03 PM

This month, in Update 9, we are providing three new animations and three updated (slowed down) animations:

Tongue Thrust - Separate Views

March's animation updates complete the tongue thrust set of animations by giving individual animations for each of the three views: from underneath, from the front and from the side.

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February 2013 BiteFX Updates

Posted by Doug Brown on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 @ 14:02 PM

This month we are providing one new animation and two updated (slowed down) animations:

Tongue Thrust

Following-up on the neutral zone animations, this month gives you a demonstration of the effects of a tongue thrust.

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