Protrusive Dental Podcast #40 – Michigan splints are overrated

Posted on 22 October 2020
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In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Jaz Gulati discusses Michigan splints.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of Michigan splints, taking into consideration:

  • What is a Michigan splint/Tanner splint: compliance, minimal stress dentition
  • What records you need for a Michigan splint: impressions/digital scan, models, centric relation bite
  • Do you really need a Facebow: accuracy
  • How the Michigan splint works: minimal stress dentition, ideal occlusion, anterior guidance in all excursions
  • Why do you want even contacts: muscle contraction, load absorption, condyle pressure, posterior disclusion
  • Lateral pterygoid muscle: protrusion, excursion, deprogramming
  • Drawbacks of the Michigan splint: chair time, cost, compliance
  • Why you should be careful prescribing Michigan splints to primary clenchers

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