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Closing the Class 2 Restoration Box, Part 3:  Restoring the Proximal Box
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Closing the Class 2 Restoration Box, Part 3: Restoring the Proximal Box

In this final article of a three-part series on Class 2 restorations, Dr. Jason Smithson walks through the main strategies employed to restore the...

| 11 months ago
Closing the Class 2 Restoration Box, Part 2: Management of Direct Resin

Closing the Class 2 Restoration Box, Part 2: Management of Direct Resin

In the second of a three-part series on Class 2 restorations, Dr. Jason Smithson walks through the fundamentals of placing direct resin...

| 1 year ago
Closing the Class 2 Restoration Box, Part 1: Common Problems

Closing the Class 2 Restoration Box, Part 1: Common Problems

In the first of a three-part series on Class 2 restorations, Dr. Jason Smithson discusses the common issues that arise after placing direct...

| 1 year ago
Advantages of Direct Composite Resin Veneers When Masking Tooth Discoloration Restorations

Advantages of Direct Composite Resin Veneers When Masking Tooth Discoloration Restorations

Spear's Dr. Jason Smithson shares his technique for masking discolored single anterior restorations using a direct composite resin veneer over an indirect...

| 1 year ago
Planning the Class IV: Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry – Part 3

Planning the Class IV: Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry – Part 3

Learn Dr. Jason Smithson's go-to protocol for layering direct composite to achieve aesthetic success and functional durability.

| 2 years ago
Planning the Class IV: Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry – Part 2

Planning the Class IV: Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry – Part 2

In part two of Dr. Smithson's series, learn why particle abrasion improves bond strengths and longevity for Class IV direct composite restorations.

| 2 years ago
Old Tricks for New Dogs - Vertical Margin in Fixed Prosthodontics
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Old Tricks for New Dogs - Vertical Margin in Fixed Prosthodontics

Follow this visual essay from Dr. Jason Smithson for tips to address the vertical margin in fixed prosthodontics.

| 3 years ago
Restoration of the Peg Lateral: The Direct Resin Approach

Restoration of the Peg Lateral: The Direct Resin Approach

Using a direct resin, freehand approach to treat a peg lateral tooth can be professionally rewarding for dentists and well received by patients.

| 3 years ago
Lithium Disilicate Resin-Retained Adhesive Bridgework in Fixed Prosthodontics
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Lithium Disilicate Resin-Retained Adhesive Bridgework in Fixed Prosthodontics

Dr. Jason Smithson explains why lithium disilicate resin-retain adhesive bridgework leads to better clinical outcomes and is less expensive or time consuming...

| 3 years ago
Finishing Anterior Composite: How to Recreate Natural Enamel Morphology and Texture
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Finishing Anterior Composite: How to Recreate Natural Enamel Morphology and Texture

Learn step-by-step how to finish and polish anterior composite restorations to look like natural tooth enamel.

| 3 years ago