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Caries Detection, Part I: What Do You See?
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Caries Detection, Part I: What Do You See?

We take a comprehensive look at dental caries, from the latest research to photographic and radiographic images showing a variety of examples.

| 4 days ago
Predictably Managing Deep Carious Lesions
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Predictably Managing Deep Carious Lesions

The decision of how to effectively manage deep carious lesions can easily feel overwhelming - here are some tips to do so smoothly and predictably.

| 5 days ago
Contingency, Priority and Risk Protocol For Treatment: Part II
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Contingency, Priority and Risk Protocol For Treatment: Part II

When planning and facilitating treatment, how do you know what to prioritize and what the potential risks are? This article will help you understand.

| 2 weeks ago
Diagnostic Wax-Up Fabrication: Periodontal and Implant Treatment
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Diagnostic Wax-Up Fabrication: Periodontal and Implant Treatment

This article will help you determine when to prescribe a wax-up in cases that necessitate restorative and periodontal or implant procedures.

| 3 weeks ago
Contingency, Priority and Risk Protocol: Part I
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Contingency, Priority and Risk Protocol: Part I

Complications with implants and prostheses can be more easily avoided and addressed with this methodology in mind.

| 3 weeks ago
Sequencing Soft Tissue Coverage Procedures With Restorative Treatment
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Sequencing Soft Tissue Coverage Procedures With Restorative Treatment

What comes first, grafting or restoring? This article will help you sequence your soft tissue coverage procedures for better outcomes.

| 1 month ago
How Much Do You Value Your Hearing?
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How Much Do You Value Your Hearing?

As you probably know well from firsthand experience, self-care is critical for providing better patient care. Are you caring for your hearing in your...

| 1 month ago
Steps For Denture Duplication - A Visual Essay
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Steps For Denture Duplication - A Visual Essay

This step-by-step visual essay details duplication of an existing denture for enabling better implant prosthetics.

| 1 month ago
Transferring Orthodontic Retention Plans Outside Your Referral Network
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Transferring Orthodontic Retention Plans Outside Your Referral Network

When one of your patients is treated by an orthodontist outside your referral network, ensuring a smooth transfer of their retention plan is critical...

| 1 month ago
Dental CSI: A Miscommunication Journey With a Patient With an Eating Disorder
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Dental CSI: A Miscommunication Journey With a Patient With an Eating Disorder

When you suspect a patient may be bulimic, how should you approach treatment with extra care and sensitivity?

| 1 month ago
A Protocol For Symptom-Free Direct Composites
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A Protocol For Symptom-Free Direct Composites

This article will help you analyze your protocol for placing composites and determine what you might need to change in order to minimize sensitivity and...

| 1 month ago
How To Cross-Mount a Case and Why It's Important To Do So
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How To Cross-Mount a Case and Why It's Important To Do So

Are you effectively using cross-mounting as a means of ensuring predictable restorations? Learn step-by-step instructions and better understand its value.

| 1 month ago