Beaufort Dentist, CHRIS MOHLER, DDS
Dr. Chris Mohler received his dental degree from Loyola University in 1986. Following three years of practice he entered the United States Navy dental corps where he rotated through all dental departments gaining valuable experience in comprehensive dentistry. He settled in the oral surgery department where he spent two years providing surgical service to active duty Marines and recruits. He was honorably discharged in 1994 and entered private practice and became a solo practitioner.
He started his practice in Beaufort in 1994. He attended the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Learning completing all seven of the core courses in addition to the neuromuscular approach to treating TMD. Upon completing these courses, he became a fully accredited Fellow of LVI.
Dr. Mohler has been providing non-invasive, conservative TMD treatment for 20 years. He has continued training extensively in the neuromuscular approach to TMJ disorders studying under Dr. Clayton Chan. He studied further under Dr. Mariano Rocabado, expanding his knowledge into Craniocervical Dynamics. He is also a member of the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics.
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Dr. Mohler’s experience in the field of TMJ disorders led him to develop a concussion mitigating orthotic, or concussion mouth guard. After eight years of research, development and testing, Dr. Mohler was awarded a patent in 2018 for the device, which he named M8. This concussion guard places a person’s jaw in a specific neuromuscular position unique to that person, avoiding the type of concussion that afflicts 70% of those injured. The device shows great promise. In addition to fitting a number of military units with the M8 concussion guard, Dr. Mohler also fit athletes on the University of South Carolina football team. The M8 is sure to play a role in the movement to prevent concussions in athletics such as football with participants of all ages.
Dr. Mohler has spent the last five years studying all aspects of implant surgery and restoration. He completed a three-month mini-residency at UNC. This led to his joining the International Congress of Implantology. He is a fully accredited Fellow of the ICOI.
Dr. Mohler has spent the last three years as a member of Dental XP, the most advanced online training available for periodontal cosmetic surgery and advanced techniques in placement of dental implants. He completed the year long online residency through NYU. This curriculum required 178 hours study. He is continuing his studies to fulfill Dental XP’s requirements to become an accredited Master of implant surgery. This training requires six rigorous weekends of coursework and hands on surgical procedures. Dr. Mohler will complete this coursework in January 2020.
He has been involved in CAD/CAM dentistry for 20 years and has been a Level C trainer for Patterson Dental for the last 10 years, training many colleagues in advanced techniques of CEREC over the years. His greatest interest in CAD/CAM dentistry is in the development of protocols for virtually designed guided surgical procedures.
He has been involved in the development of several fully guided surgical implant stents for complete arch revision. Dr. Mohler is currently Clinical Advisor for the Ritter Dental Implant Company and is working with the newly released Ritter guided surgery system.
Dental Office Team
Team is a powerful word. What does it mean for you?
In our office, it means that every team member works as part of a cohesive unit, with the goal of making your time with us the best dental experience of your life.
It means that everyone holds your comfort, concerns, and quality of treatment to the highest standards.
It means that everyone – from Dr. Mohler, to the team member that greets you at your initial telephone call – works to make every visit exceptional. It’s our promise to you.