At Keller Professional Group, we work hand in hand with physical therapists that help with the muscle compensation that goes along with TMJ dysfunction.

Almost all patients with compromised jaw joints will have some type of head and neck pain. This could be headaches, facial pain, jaw pain, neck pain, and sometimes even ear pain or ringing.

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After 40 years, some of the things regarding head and neck function have become clearer. There has been a misunderstanding regarding the importance of the way the head and the neck relate and how compromises affect structural and functional interrelationships. Dentists have learned about the importance of dental function, and how the teeth only meet about 10 minutes each day. We did not appreciate the relationship of the jaw to the head and neck the other 23 hours and 50 minutes. It is important for stability of the upper quadrant that form and function coincide during all 24 hours.

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Alongside Dr. Keller’s recognition in Denistry Today, Dr. Robert J. Van Dyke, DDS wrote this letter about his experience with Perio Protect and Dr. Keller:

My first introduction to Dr. Duane Keller was at his Perio Protect Certification meeting in Las Vegas. My good friend and consultant, Bob Maccario said it was a meeting I just had to go to. As I sat in the seminar, I was mesmerized by the science I was hearing from a dentist. Then I realized that Dr. Duane Keller is no ordinary dentist.

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(PRLEAP.COM) June 15, 2016 – For years the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been warning about the rise in antibiotic resistant bacteria and the challenges those bacteria pose to our health. In a recent publication on the website Perio-Implant Advisory, Dr. Duane Keller explains how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics and points a way to a non-antibiotic therapy for gum disease that follows the guidelines for chronic wound care and relies on oxidative and oxygenating agents.

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The joint surgery corrects the damage to the joint structures, but it does not determine how the other structures can or should relate. An orthotic was used in Phase I treatment (as seen to the left). Physical therapy was also used during the initial treatment to help determine the functional bite position. In this patient’s…

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