Category Archives: Orthodontics

Early Intervention Orthodontics: A Case Study

In my clinical opinion, the value of early intervention in cases of orthodontic crowding cannot be overstated. By taking advantage of a child’s natural oral growth and development between the ages of 7 and 12, functional appliances can course-correct, as … Continue reading

OAGD Study Club Announced for 2014

I’m thrilled to announce a new study club that I will be offering in partnership with the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry beginning in October 2014. Early Orthodontic Intervention with Functional Appliances will offer hands-on instruction in the use of … Continue reading

The Preventive Nature of Interceptive Orthodontics

When I started taking courses to learn about TMD treatment almost 30 years ago, I also began my studies in early childhood growth and development. This is when I first became exposed to the multiple factors that can influence and … Continue reading

  • About Dr. Rich

  • Dr. Martha Rich

    Dr. Martha Rich has been teaching and lecturing internationally on the diagnostic relationships between masticatory muscle function, craniofacial pain, and malocclusion for almost 30 years. She spent seven years on the faculty at OHSU, teaching, studying, and treating decreased vertical dimension cases in partnership with Dr. Hiroshi Ueno, and is currently an IAO Senior Certified Instructor.

    Dr. Rich also holds fellowships with the AGD and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, as well as a fellowship and a mastership with the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics.

    Recent publications include her peer-reviewed study of 'Masseter Muscle Bite Force in First Bicuspid and Collapsed Occlusion Cases' featured in the Summer 2012 issue of the International Journal of Orthodontics.

    Dr. Rich is available for teaching and speaking engagements both locally and internationally, and may be contacted through the Contact link on this website.


  • ANNOUNCEMENTS

    OAGD Study Club announced for 2015

    Back by popular request, Dr. Rich will be teaching Early Orthodontic Intervention with Functional Appliances in association with the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry beginning in October 2015. read more →

    Dr. Martha Rich Publishes in the IJO

    Dr. Rich's clinical studies on the relationship between masticatory muscle function and occlusion was recently featured in the Summer 2012 issue of the International Journal of Orthodontics. read more →


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