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Saving for the Future: Part I

This 8-year-old patient presented to my office in late October of 2005, having fallen from her bicycle earlier in the day. In addition to the small lacerations and contusions, #8 and #9 had sustained fractures that made their restorative prognosis … Read more

132 days ago by 6 Comments

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Why Are Those Teeth Loose?

If you remember your occlusion course from dental school, you probably remember being taught that contacts should be cusp tip to marginal ridge or cusp tip to transverse or oblique ridge. So what happens when that isn’t possible? If you … Read more

138 days ago by 3 Comments


Trust the Process

During a recent FGTP workshop I was talking to a participant about how much of an impact the routine use of Facially Generated Treatment Planning, a concept that I learned from Frank in 2001, changed my career. So many dentists … Read more

139 days ago by 1 Comment

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To Graft or Not to Graft?

Even with advancements in modern dentistry, tooth extraction is still a common procedure that is completed. In some cases, it is the only choice that can be made when a tooth is deemed non-restorable. In the past, we often would … Read more

141 days ago by 0 Comments


Teachable Moments in Dentistry

I recently restored a 17-year-old female with congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisors that had recently completed her orthodontics. Her mother wanted a nice cosmetic result without looking at implants for her daughter just yet, and I found myself proposing Maryland … Read more

146 days ago by 4 Comments
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