Marina Balbo

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The population of the United States is aging rapidly. By the year 2000, approximately 36 million Americans will be 65 years of age or older. With respect to dentistry, the oral health status of older adults is improving. In addition to retaining more of their teeth, the demand for dental care is increasing amongst the geriatric population. Because total(More)
Although occlusal splints are useful in the treatment of MPD and internal derangements, they must be used in a rational manner. Two basic appliances are employed in Phase I palliative therapy: a maxillary full coverage (MAR) and a mandibular orthopedic repositioning appliance (MORA). The MAR is used in MPD patients primarily to disengage the occlusion and(More)