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Topical Anesthetics

Topical anesthetics are designed to make the use of local anesthesia as comfortable as possible, something that is appreciated by patients and dentists alike. As a youngster I hated the “shots” I got from my “doctor”. I would recoil in … Read more

143 days ago by 3 Comments

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Group Function Isn’t a Dirty Word

Bilateral canine guidance is great when it is appropriate, but sometimes it just isn’t possible. So what happens in these cases? Do the teeth break down? TM joints become dysfunctional? Or do the muscles become sore without the canines separating … Read more

150 days ago by 1 Comment


Ankylosis Part V: Autotransplantation

Typically when managing ankylosed teeth in children it is advisable to remove the ankylosed tooth prior to significant growth cycles so growth and subsequent eruption of teeth don’t create significant hard and soft tissue defects.  However, the difficulty in managing … Read more

153 days ago by 2 Comments


Three Points About Perfectionism

I often hear dentists describe themselves as perfectionists, and it’s easy to see why. It is a profession where skill is measured in microscopic margins, a profession that tends to attract those who proudly sweat the details. In that respect … Read more

156 days ago by 2 Comments
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