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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

147 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

148 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

150 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

155 days ago by 4 Comments


Are Antibiotics Really Necessary?

Based on the wide variety of prescription antibiotics that have been given to patients presenting to my office for evaluation and possible treatment, there seems to be a significant misunderstanding and controversy around the topic. The confusion stems from being … Read more

162 days ago by 2 Comments
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