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The Role the First Point of Contact Plays in the Restorative Process
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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.

| 1 month ago
Is Flexural Strength a Keystone Property of Restorative Dental Materials?

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...

| 4 months ago
The Impact of Handwork and Coloring Agents on Monolithic Zirconia

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...

| 10 months ago
Lingualized Occlusion and the Edentulous Patient

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.

| 11 months ago
Novaloc Overdenture System: A New Approach To Low-Profile Attachments

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...

| 1 year ago
Restorative Space for Locators – How Much is Enough?

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.

| 1 year ago
Advantages of Mandibular Locator Overdentures

Advantages of Mandibular Locator Overdentures

Dr. Benting reviews advantages of removable mandibular Locator overdentures and restorative treatments with existing prothesis.

| 2 years ago
Where Is the Line with Locators?
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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.

| 2 years ago
Connections Between Tooth Loss and Systemic Disease
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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...

| 2 years ago
Surface Disinfection & Operatory Turnover – What Do We Know Now?
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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...

| 2 years ago
Digital Dentistry in 2020

Digital Dentistry in 2020

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...

| 2 years ago
Personal Protective Equipment – What is a Surgical N-95 Mask?
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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.

| 3 years ago