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Neuromuscular Mythbusters: A Common Sense Evolution Of NM Dentistry

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While Neuromuscular Dentistry (NMD) has been in existence for over 40 years there are still forces within the dental profession who continue to spread rumors and half-truths. Many of these people are simply uninformed and therefore speak out of ignorance.

While most of the experienced NMD practitioners and dental teams have no problem dispelling these myths, the dentists who more recently were introduced to Neuromuscular Dentistry don’t always feel they have developed the tools to defend something they believe in their heart is true and the only way to practice dentistry.

This presentation will take a close look and ultimately dispel several of those negative myths directed towards NMD and the dentists who have successfully incorporated NMD into their practices.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the most common myths about Neuromuscular Dentistry;
  • Dispel these misconceptions in a way which will help the dentist and dental team member feel comfortable defending NMD;
  • Clearly demonstrate the science and success stories that have surrounded NMD for over 40 years.

Release date: Mon, November 28, 2011

Jim Harding, DDS

jim-harding-ddsDr. Jim Harding is a 1992 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. He attended dental school on the prestigious UNC Board of Governors Scholarship. Shortly after graduation Dr. Harding opened a successful fee for service based dental practice from scratch in Statesville, North Carolina. Since moving to the Vail, Colorado area in 1998 he has maintained a private, neuromuscular-based, restorative and implant based dental practice. Dr. Harding has spent countless hours on his post graduate dental education including more than 20 courses at LVI. He has been a Clinical Instructor at LVI for over 10 years teaching all of the Core Courses. He served as founding board member of the IACA where he was responsible for putting together the speakers for the first four annual IACA conferences later being elected President of the IACA. His presidency, from 2007-2008, culminated at the Orlando IACA conference.

Dr. Harding belongs to numerous dental organizations while still remaining very active in his Vail, Colorado community. He is one of only two dentist who serve the United States Ski and Snowboard Teams as their official dental provider. He is on the Board of Trustees for Ski and Snowboard Club Vail as well as serving on the Board of Advisors for the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy, a unique snow-sports academy which places many graduates on the US Ski and Snowboard teams and Division One college ski teams.  He currently resides in Edwards and Boulder Colorado with his wife and two daughters.


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