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Replacing Teeth and Tissue Using a Mini Bar
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Replacing Teeth and Tissue Using a Mini Bar

Dr. John Carson uses an implant-supported fixed-removable partial denture to successfully treat a patient with six missing maxillary anterior teeth and...

| 1 year ago
What Do You Want to Break?
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What Do You Want to Break?

When the clinician and the dental patient share the same mindset it takes the sting of disappointment out of any breakage or failure that may occur with...

| 1 year ago
How to Phase Treatment

How to Phase Treatment

Dr. Gregg Kinzer provides a visual essay on how to phase a restorative dental treatment plan.

| 1 year ago
The Concept of Phasing Treatment
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The Concept of Phasing Treatment

It is not uncommon for patients to delay treatment on complex cases. Discover how to help them understand how to best plan their treatment before their...

| 1 year ago
The 3 Accepts: Driving Case Acceptance in Urgent Times

The 3 Accepts: Driving Case Acceptance in Urgent Times

Discover simple steps to help patients recognize the value of dentistry and accept treatment planning in a time of crisis.

| 1 year ago
Dental 'Cloacopapyrology' – Planning the Smile

Dental 'Cloacopapyrology' – Planning the Smile

Discover the FGTP-related essentials of dental treatment planning with tooth outline templates.

| 1 year ago
Dental 'Cloacopapyrology' – Integrating Basic Photography

Dental 'Cloacopapyrology' – Integrating Basic Photography

DSLR camera or smartphone? Dr. Jeff Bonk explains dental photography principles that align with FGTP.

| 1 year ago
Balancing Previous Patient Experience with Appropriate Diagnosis
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Balancing Previous Patient Experience with Appropriate Diagnosis

How do you decide when to comply with the patient's request to extract a tooth, and when does it make more sense to either refer them to an oral surgeon...

| 2 years ago
What Does Comprehensive Dental Care Mean?
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What Does Comprehensive Dental Care Mean?

Comprehensive dental care starts with developing a relationship and building trust with your patients.

| 2 years ago
My Treatment Plan and Informed Consent Process
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My Treatment Plan and Informed Consent Process

Treatment plans must use simple terms with the options clearly outlined, should be presented in writing and be fully reviewed with the patient to mitigate...

| 2 years ago
The 'Got Milk' Approach to Patient Communication

The 'Got Milk' Approach to Patient Communication

Re-thinking your approach to patient conversations could have a significant impact on their treatment and your case acceptance.

| 3 years ago
How to Ensure Successful Cross-Country 'ColLABoration'
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How to Ensure Successful Cross-Country 'ColLABoration'

Learn how to optimize collaboration with your referring technician for better treatment planning.

| 3 years ago