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Increase Predictability With Your Lab

Would you like to make your communication with your lab more predictable? When it comes to increasing predictability, communication with our lab is the first and most critical step in achieving excellent results. No matter how good you and your … Read more

120 days ago by 0 Comments

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Papilla: Don’t Call it a Comeback

We have plenty of patients present to our offices desiring a nicer smile. Of course we want to transform our patient’s desires into the restorations that we create and give them the smile they’ve always wanted. However, after we get everything … Read more

124 days ago by 0 Comments


What is a Megapascal?

I have always loved science and numbers; putting the world around me into neat little boxes of information that can be classified, reviewed and studied. So when I told a group of dentists that lithium disilicate is strong, like 360 … Read more

130 days ago by 3 Comments


Can You Light Cure Too Much?

Light cure composite materials have produced a radical shift in dentistry over the past 40 years; it’s a shift I have lived in while graduating in 1980. One of the constants I believed in, like the speed of light, was … Read more

146 days ago by 2 Comments


Understanding the Bolton Ratio

I have had the privilege of being involved with several Facially-Generated Treatment Planning (FGTP) courses at Spear as the orthodontist consultant. While my role at these courses is to opine with regard to how orthodontic treatment may or may not … Read more

147 days ago by 2 Comments
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