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Materials and Your Margins

When specifying the materials your lab technician uses in the fabrication of your restorations, how specific do you get? Do you and your technician have an understanding about what materials are to be used at the margins of your restorations? … Read more

206 days ago by 3 Comments


Can a Reduction Coping Help?

Have you ever had to retake an impression because you did not create enough room for your lab technician? While it should be a rare occurrence, when it does happen, and sooner or later it will, it’s a huge inconvenience … Read more

211 days ago by 0 Comments


Those Pesky Mirrors

Using the mirrors necessary to gather intraoral images for Facially Generated Treatment Planning is, for most of us, the most difficult aspect of the photography. The buccal mirrors can be very difficult to position and hold, the occlusal mirrors are … Read more

214 days ago by 3 Comments


Tale of the Tape

[Editor’s Note: This topic keeps coming up on the Spear Review and is consistently one of the most popular.] One of my dental colleagues recently asked me about Teflon Tape and its use in adhesive dentistry. I’ve used it almost … Read more

225 days ago by 7 Comments
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