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Anterior Open Bites: Part II

In the first installment of this series, I covered the possible etiologies of anterior open bites, and how hand-articulated study models could be helpful in determining if the problem was related to an intra-arch issue of tooth position or was … Read more

91 days ago by 1 Comment


Challenge: Oral Pemphigus Vulgaris

A 44-year-old female presented with severe vestibulo-bullous lesions as a result of oral pemphigus vulgaris (PV). The patient had been under the care of a periodontist, an ear, nose and throat specialist and had been taking systemic steroids in order … Read more

94 days ago by 0 Comments

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Anterior Open Bites: Part I

Anterior open bites are often a misunderstood entity in dentistry – from what causes them, to when and how they should be treated. The purpose of this series of articles is to hopefully provide a better understanding of how to … Read more

98 days ago by 1 Comment


Tooth Reduction in Endodontics

To paraphrase one of my favorite people in dentistry, the late Dr. Bob Barkley, “the best dentists help patients fail at the slowest possible speed.” Drilling on a tooth never makes it stronger, wouldn’t you agree?  Would removing dentin ever … Read more

99 days ago by 2 Comments


Help Your Lab Help You!

We all know that providing our lab with images of shade tabs against adjacent teeth helps them to produce the best possible results for our patients. There are a couple of tips that will help your ceramist give you even … Read more

106 days ago by 0 Comments
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