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The Wax Rim is as Important as Ever!
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The Wax Rim is as Important as Ever!

The wax rim remains as important as ever in dentistry, even as a concept. It's a fundamental that will carry into new digital workflows.

| 3 days ago
The Cooling Rate and Its Impact on Zirconia Strength

The Cooling Rate and Its Impact on Zirconia Strength

Dr. Doug Benting discusses the cooling rate that occurs after the sintering process and how it affects the flexural strength of zirconia restorations.

| 3 weeks ago
Optimizing Digital Workflows: A Comprehensive Approach for Pathway Wear

Optimizing Digital Workflows: A Comprehensive Approach for Pathway Wear

Dr. Douglas Benting shares the benefits of optimizing digital workflows through analog, digital, and hybrid approaches to pathway wear.

| 4 months ago
Innovative Applications of the MiniSTAR S Thermoforming Machine
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Innovative Applications of the MiniSTAR S Thermoforming Machine

Discover the game changing MiniSTAR S thermoforming machine for your dental practice. Explore innovative applications and techniques to enhance patient...

| 6 months ago
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 year 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...

| 1 year 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...

| 1 year 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.

| 1 year 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...

| 2 years 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.

| 2 years 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.

| 3 years ago