The Very Dental Podcast Network

Dr. Michael Gunson is an oral surgeon who does just one thing. Orthognathic surgery. He joins Jason and Alan to talk about his understanding or the TM joint, occlusion and how that's changed over the years. Some of our topics include:

  • Treating the TMJ is complicated. No two joints are the same. No two patients are the same.
  • What is temporomandibular dysfunction?
  • Does the literature measure what we think it's measuring?
  • How is treating TMJ troubles like understanding schizophrenia?
  • How does communication, listening and empathy relate to treating pain and dysfunction patients?
  • Nose breathing and pattern recognition
  • Pathology isn't in the thing, the pathology is in the relationships of the things
  • Adaptation and asking the wrong question
  • Hormone imbalances and classic presentations of TM dysfunction/facial development
  • The checklist gets longer and longer (like a CVS receipt)
  • What is interdisciplinary treatment?
  • Where do dentists fit in facial esthetics?
  • Mike will be teaching in a new, updated interdisciplinary treatment planning course from Spear Educastion with rock stars like Dr. Rebecca Bockow, Dr. Gregg Kinzer and Dr. Jim Janakievski!
  • What's the best way to create an interdisciplinary team?

Some links from the show:

Sternal Rub

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Go Hack Yourself

Jason: The Crown, The Invisalign GP Meeting, The Mysterious Mr. Epstein

Alan: The Mandalorian, Disney+

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