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Managing the Midline Diastema Part 3: The Restoration

Managing the Midline Diastema Part 3: The Restoration

In the final article of this series on midline diastemas, Dr. Jason Smithson walks through the step-by-step process of doing the restoration with direct...

| 6 months ago
Managing the Midline Diastema Part 2: Challenges

Managing the Midline Diastema Part 2: Challenges

In the second of a 3-part series on midline diastemas, Dr. Jason Smithson discusses the special challenges you can encounter in providing treatment for...

| 6 months ago
Managing the Midline Diastema Part 1: Etiology

Managing the Midline Diastema Part 1: Etiology

In the first of a 3-part series on midline diastemas, Dr. Jason Smithson examines the etiology of the condition and what initial exams should include.

| 6 months ago
Finishing the Direct Posterior Composite Restoration:  A Visual Essay
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Finishing the Direct Posterior Composite Restoration: A Visual Essay

Dr. Jason Smithson writes about an under-examined part of doing composite restorations—the finishing protocol—and outlines three components of a successful process.

| 11 months ago
Management of Uncomplicated Crown Fractures in the Permanent Dentition

Management of Uncomplicated Crown Fractures in the Permanent Dentition

With crown fractures and luxation of the permanent dentition the most common injuries, a busy dental office must know how to manage uncomplicated crown...

| 1 year ago
Ultra-Conservative Management of the Discolored Tooth
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Ultra-Conservative Management of the Discolored Tooth

Explore a more modern, minimally invasive approach to the discolored non-vital teeth using the 'Modified Walking Bleach' approach.

| 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.

| 4 years ago
Form Follows Function: A Guide to Creating Highly Esthetic, Adjustment-Free Class 1 Restorations
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Form Follows Function: A Guide to Creating Highly Esthetic, Adjustment-Free Class 1 Restorations

What can dentists learn from architecture? Learn how the concept of form and function can be used to create esthetic restorations.

| 4 years ago