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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.

| 1 day ago
Planning the Class IV: The Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry — Part 1

Planning the Class IV: The Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry — Part 1

With proper planning and a command for Class IV restorations, Dr. Jason Smithson believes dentists can confidently approach any anterior situation with...

| 1 week ago
A Comprehensive Guide To Biologic Width
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A Comprehensive Guide To Biologic Width

Don't violate the biologic width. Learn more about this term, its significance to the clinician and what happens if you don't take it into consideration.

| 1 month ago
Replacement of Old Veneers
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Replacement of Old Veneers

A visual essay that demonstrates the steps for replacing existing ceramic veneers.

| 1 year ago
Simple Bounce Flash Portraits - How to Go Beyond Taking Mugshots
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Simple Bounce Flash Portraits - How to Go Beyond Taking Mugshots

Spending too much time and space on flashes, softboxes and beauty dishes? Learn to bounce flash using a speedlight for beautiful portraits with uniform...

| 1 year ago
5 Elements of the ‘Less is More’ Approach in Interdisciplinary Treatment
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5 Elements of the ‘Less is More’ Approach in Interdisciplinary Treatment

Like architecture and design, sometimes the simplest option is most effective in dentistry.

| 1 year ago
Color and Shade Selection for Anterior Composites

Color and Shade Selection for Anterior Composites

Dr. James H. Peyton addresses custom shade selection to find the best match for esthetics cases.

| 2 years ago
A Novel Concept for Masking Dark Preps
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A Novel Concept for Masking Dark Preps

Bleaching a tooth internally can significantly help change the prep color and make the restoration more typical. However, oftentimes this is not an...

| 2 years ago
Dr. Michael Gunson joins Spear Resident Faculty, 'Esthetics’ Seminar

Dr. Michael Gunson joins Spear Resident Faculty, 'Esthetics’ Seminar

Oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Michael Gunson brings a unique clinical perspective to Resident Faculty and the 'Interdisciplinary Management of Esthetic...

| 2 years ago
How to Recognize the 5 Types of Tooth Cracks
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How to Recognize the 5 Types of Tooth Cracks

This article gives an in-depth look at the 5 different types of cracked teeth and how to plan and execute most effective...

| 2 years ago
The Four Possible Causes for Lack of Tooth Display

The Four Possible Causes for Lack of Tooth Display

Next time a patient presents with minimal tooth display, refer to this article for four potential causes.

| 2 years ago
6 Steps For Creating an Ovate Pontic
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6 Steps For Creating an Ovate Pontic

The goal of an ovate pontic treatment is to create a natural appearance. The following steps will guide you to an ideal result.

| 2 years ago