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MMF Monthly Newsletter Issue 15 September 2022


JOMS Article in Press

In the Articles In Press section of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery website (, a paper posted on July 12, 2022, by A. Jenzer et al. analyzes the value of Dental Occlusion Ties (DOTs, Minne Ties®) in Temporomandibular Joint Replacement Surgery. Over the past 2 years, the authors completed over 65 TMJ TJR cases utilizing DOTs to achieve MMF. Their paper includes an analysis of the history of maxillomandibular fixation, the advantages of DOTs over other forms of MMF, the significance of these advantages, the limitations of DOTs, and a small survey of TMJ surgeons.

The authors conclude that dental occlusion ties are a "safe, time-saving, and effective alternative to IMF screws, Erich arch bars, and hybrid arch bar devices in achieving MMF during total temporomandibular joint replacement in patients with normal or near-normal occlusion. DOTs seem as fast as or faster to apply than all other approaches described, with the added benefits of reduced trauma to the patient’s gingiva and oral mucosa, decreased risk to the surgeon and operating team by eliminating the use of wires, and reduced risk of cross-contamination from the oral cavity to the prosthesis."

Figure 7A

JOMS. 2022; Jenzer et Al.

Available online 14 July 2022.


In Case You Missed the August 31st Zoom Lecture

Click the image below to view the recording of the virtual lecture titled "Optimal Management of Mandible Fractures in the Office Setting - The Clinical Impact of Innovations in MMF". We especially want to thank speakers Alan Johnson, M.D., Wayne Roccia, D.M.D., and Blake Ballenger, D.D.S. for all of their time and insights.


Minne Ties Tip of the Month: Green Means Go

After the suture has been passed through both the upper and the lower embrasures create a loop by inserting the blunt tipped introducer through the GREEN side of the clasp head. It can be helpful to think of the clasp head like a traffic light (Green Means Go). The Minne Tie will not function if the introducer is inserted through the incorrect side of the clasp head.


Minne Ties Tip of the Month: Green Means Go

Invisian Medical was honored to exhibit at The 2022 AAOMS Annual Meeting and is grateful for the opportunity to be a sponsor of the ROAAOMS Resident Reception. Thank you to those who were able to visit us at our booth. We enjoyed connecting with everyone and listening to the presentations!

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As with most surgical procedures, there are risks associated with maxillomandibular fixation (MMF), including with Minne Ties. For complete information regarding indications for use, additional application and removal instructions, risks, contraindications, warnings, precautions and adverse events, please review the device’s Instructions for Use (IFU) included in the package and at

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