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Award Winning Dentistry

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It is with great honor that we would like to announce that Dr. Logan and his team received two 1st place awards at the 2012 International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics (IACA) annual meeting.

 

 

The first case was a complex neuromuscular rejuvenation for a TMJ patient who suffered for decades with headaches, neck issues, and joint dysfunction.  This case was treated non-surgically and was awarded Best in Show.

The second case was a restoration of a severely compromised bite condition that had destroyed all of the functional tooth structure.  This case was awarded First Place Anterior Aesthetics.

About the International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics (IACA)

 

 

 

At the forefront of dentistry is a new and emerging paradigm that is a major shift away from the deeply held traditions of conventional dental medicine.  Conventional dentistry has focused on disease within individual teeth, and the immediately adjacent supporting soft tissues.  Undoubtedly, great strides in progress have been made in these areas.  The new paradigm, however, takes these reliable and well developed methods to replace and restore teeth and maintain periodontal health, and expands it to account for the entire physiologic and aesthetic health of the masticatory system.  The IACA is the only dental organization that fully integrates the most beautiful and state-of-the-art materials with cutting edge technology for smile creation and rejuvenation, along with how to achieve optimal physiologic and occlusal harmony.  Total physiologic health and balance in the masticatory system has many added benefits of enhancing facial soft tissue balance, along with increased health of the airway, and total improvement of the body posture.  Health and beauty now merge in a synergistic concord never before seen in dentistry.  Total life change for patients is a common and deeply rewarding outcome for those clinicians who believe and operate in this new paradigm that is supported by the IACA’s mission.

The IACA supports scientific and clinical training for management of the airway, temporomandibular joints, muscles of mastication, posture of the cranium in relation to the upper cervical complex, teeth and periodontium, and increased neurological health.  The IACA believes that all dental diagnosis should start with assessment of the neuromuscular condition of all patients as foundational to all other dental diagnosis and treatment planning.  No other dental organization has such an integrative position within dentistry.  The future of dentistry is inevitably going to be much more heavily centered on longevity and quality of life treatments, as an aging and sophisticated population will demand this.  The IACA fulfills this ever-increasing desire on the part of our patients through its dissemination of scientific and clinical information to dentists on the leading edge of this evolution in dentistry.

To learn more about the IACA please visit their website by clicking here.

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