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Composite vs. Ceramic

Imagine that this patient presented to your office for the treatment of the left central and lateral that were fractured in a biking accident. What would be your restorative material of choice – composite or ceramic? Would your decision change … Read more

155 days ago by 1 Comment

topical anesthetic

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

163 days ago by 3 Comments

group function

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

170 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

172 days ago by 2 Comments
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