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Diamond Polishing Paste
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Diamond Polishing Paste

Lee Ann Brady suggests using diamond polishing paste as the final step when finishing porcelain, composite and even natural tooth surfaces after they...

| 9 years ago
Why Most Resolutions Fail…And How You Can Beat the Odds
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Why Most Resolutions Fail…And How You Can Beat the Odds

Imtiaz explains the importance of dedicating 'away' time for yourself. He also states that resolutions can be achieved when there is a real plan, with...

| 9 years ago
What to Do When it’s a Team Member Who Doesn’t Value Care
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What to Do When it’s a Team Member Who Doesn’t Value Care

Imtiaz Manji discusses the importance of team-based continuing education and inspiring passion in team members who do an inferior job.

| 9 years ago
An Ethical Discussion
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An Ethical Discussion

Here's one for you all to debate. This 20-year-old is a new patient in my practice and I have not yet worked up the case. She had 10 upper and eight...

| 10 years ago
What Makes You Think You’ll Have More Time Tomorrow?
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What Makes You Think You’ll Have More Time Tomorrow?

You can fool some of the people all of the time, the saying goes, and I suppose that's true. But what really interests me is how often we can fool ourselves...

| 10 years ago
Off the Pedestal
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Off the Pedestal

Not too long ago, in one of my blogs, I was chastised by a responder for not doing what he thought I should have done. This was followed by the comment,...

| 10 years ago
Behind Every Great Dentist Are Other Great Dentists
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Behind Every Great Dentist Are Other Great Dentists

It's often said that you are known by the company you keep. But it's not just a matter of appearances – in many ways the trajectory of your life...

| 10 years ago
Undercover Dentist
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Undercover Dentist

The TV show, Undercover Boss, has become something of a phenomenon lately. If you haven't seen it, it's about CEOs posing as front-line workers in their...

| 10 years ago
No, Bite on your BACK Teeth - Part Four
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No, Bite on your BACK Teeth - Part Four

OK, I have learned a bunch about mandibular repositioning appliances since I showed this image the first time. I didn't know what I didn't know!!...

| 10 years ago
No, Bite on Your BACK Teeth - Part Three
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No, Bite on Your BACK Teeth - Part Three

OK, it is now official. I didn't know what I was talking about when I wrote about the complications of the snore guard (see Parts One and Two of this...

| 10 years ago
Weird Stuff I Get to See
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Weird Stuff I Get to See

This bridge has been in place for about 20 years. The patient is beginning a comprehensive course of treatment and we are getting ready for ortho so...

| 10 years ago
A Reminder About the Process
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A Reminder About the Process

I was speaking to a patient recently and I asked if she wanted to do something about her 'gummy smile.' 'What gummy smile?' she responded, and then asked for a...

| 10 years ago