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Steps in the Veneer Seating Process: Part II
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Steps in the Veneer Seating Process: Part II

When you talk to dentists about the procedures they are fearful of, seating porcelain veneers comes up frequently as one of the most anxiety producing....

| 7 years ago
Tom Case Study: Fabricating Shell Provisionals
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Tom Case Study: Fabricating Shell Provisionals

In a recent article, I walked you through my treatment plan for retired dentist, Tom. In this article, I'm going to highlight the fabrication of the shell...

| 7 years ago
Tom Case Study: Treatment Planning Part II
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Tom Case Study: Treatment Planning Part II

This is a continuation of Part I discussing the treatment planning involved with the case study of retired dentist, Tom. Regarding the actual tooth...

| 7 years ago
Tom Case Study: Treatment Planning Part I
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Tom Case Study: Treatment Planning Part I

In this series of articles, I'm going to start on a new case study for a retired dentist named Tom. His desire was to replace a posterior reconstruction...

| 7 years ago
Treatment Planning and Sequencing in Patients With Severe Wear [Ed.]
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Treatment Planning and Sequencing in Patients With Severe Wear [Ed.]

Almost every restorative dentist I know has a set of models sitting on their desk they have looked at multiple times and yet...

| 7 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Final Restoration
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Nancy Case Study: Final Restoration

As the closing article in Nancy Case Study (Part I) series, I'll be discussing Nancy's final restorations. I ended up going with a...

| 7 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Material Selection Part II
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Nancy Case Study: Material Selection Part II

As I stated in part I of this series, the Nancy case study was used as part of a three-day ceramic enhancement workshop. Each dentist who signed up for...

| 7 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Material Selection Part I
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Nancy Case Study: Material Selection Part I

In my previous articles, I've gone over the treatment planning and lab communication techniques regarding Nancy's case. The case itself was used...

| 7 years ago
The Problem With Acidulated Fluoride
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The Problem With Acidulated Fluoride

I've done a lot of external coloring of my restorations throughout my career and I am frequently asked questions regarding the durability of external...

| 7 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Communicating With the Lab [Part II]
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Nancy Case Study: Communicating With the Lab [Part II]

Continuing the discussion on the Nancy Case Study, this article will highlight the lab communication phase that began in Part I. A critical part...

| 7 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Communicating with the Lab [Part I]
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Nancy Case Study: Communicating with the Lab [Part I]

In a previous article, I went over the treatment planning process of Nancy's two central incisors that had old restorations and the completion of...

| 7 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Malalignment [Part II]
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Nancy Case Study: Malalignment [Part II]

Continuing the series on the Nancy Case Study on malalignment, once the mock-up is approved, depth cuts and tooth preparation can begin. Whenever you're...

| 7 years ago