The Role the First Point of Contact Plays in the Restorative Process
Dr. Douglas Benting talks about identifying the first point of contact in occlusion, and the role it plays in the restorative process.Doug Benting | 1 month ago ›
Is Flexural Strength a Keystone Property of Restorative Dental Materials?
Spear Resident Faculty member, Dr. Doug Benting, discusses restorative dental materials such as high-performance polymers—their relative flexural strengths, their...Doug Benting | 4 months ago ›
The Impact of Handwork and Coloring Agents on Monolithic Zirconia
Monolithic zirconia restorations have benefits relative to material strength and tooth color, but handwork and coloring agents can alter zirconia's physical...Doug Benting | 10 months ago ›
Lingualized Occlusion and the Edentulous Patient
Dr. Doug Benting explains the goals and key features of lingualized occlusion, an occlusal design option for edentulous patients wanting complete dentures.Doug Benting | 11 months ago ›
Novaloc Overdenture System: A New Approach To Low-Profile Attachments
While creating a new upper and lower overdenture definitive restoration, I identified many scenarios where a Straumann Novaloc attachment system could...Doug Benting | 1 year ago ›
Restorative Space for Locators – How Much is Enough?
Dr. Doug Benting explores the vertical and horizontal space considerations for Locator assisted or supported removable prostheses.Doug Benting | 1 year ago ›
Advantages of Mandibular Locator Overdentures
Dr. Benting reviews advantages of removable mandibular Locator overdentures and restorative treatments with existing prothesis.Doug Benting | 2 years ago ›
Where Is the Line with Locators?
Dr. Benting walks through the essentials of the Locator Implant Attachment System, locator abutments, and techniques for more complex implant cases.Doug Benting | 2 years ago ›
Connections Between Tooth Loss and Systemic Disease
Dr. Doug Benting highlights the consequences of tooth loss and how dental patients should consider more viable treatment options to keep their natural...Doug Benting | 2 years ago ›
Surface Disinfection & Operatory Turnover – What Do We Know Now?
Infection control in the dental practice is nothing new, but in the age of COVID-19 dentists and their teams have a lot to consider when it comes to surface...Doug Benting | 2 years ago ›
Read about five areas in which digital dentistry excels in 2020 and what to make sure your practice is learning about in continuing dental education...Doug Benting | 2 years ago ›
Personal Protective Equipment – What is a Surgical N-95 Mask?
Choosing the right mask can help protect you and your team from airborne contaminants like aerosols that carry coronavirus.Doug Benting | 3 years ago ›