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You Only Treat What You See - Again

Here we go again… This 68-year-old gentleman recently entered my practice – he came in because he wanted his teeth bleached. He is retired, of...

| 5 years ago
13

Whaz up with this?

What would you do differently? These are photos from a patient I recently saw. His upper prosthesis is breaking down and the teeth keep breaking...

| 4 years ago
11

Name that Lesion!

I just saw this patient last week, and the exam revealed the cervical lesions on 8, 9 and 10. These are the only lesions of this kind...

| 5 years ago
11

Now, this is interesting!

This patient was referred to me by a local periodontist for a restorative consultation. He had recently moved to Scottsdale from another city. He...

| 4 years ago
10

Four Keys to Implementing Digital Photography in Your Practice

For a long time I used to naively reason that I don't take clinical pictures as often as I should because I need to invest in product 'X.' I thought when I...

| 2 years ago
8

The 'Smart Practice' Solution

You can always spot the dentists who have truly internalized a modern approach to dentistry. They're the ones who use technology in an integrated way...

| 3 years ago
7

Photo Tips

Those blasted buccal shots! Hard to see and hard to be sure that the correct alignment and framing are in the image. Most of the time, I believe that...

| 4 years ago
7

The Problem With Being a Really Good Dentist

You get a new patient in the chair (always an exciting time) and you provide a comprehensive examination and diagnosis to the best of your abilities—skills you...

| 3 years ago
6

CHECKLISTS

I'm planning for a patient appointment shortly after New Year's, and part of my preparation is putting together the appropriate checklist. Do you...

| 4 years ago
6

What is the differential diagnosis?

This young patient asked for veneers because she wanted 'longer teeth'. She obviously has a gummy smile. Based on these three images what is your differential...

| 4 years ago
6

Setting Fees Based on Your Expertise

A high-tech, high-volume power plant suffers a breakdown that grinds everything to a halt. All the engineers and maintenance people on the team do everything...

| 3 years ago