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Dentist or Technician: Who Chooses the Implant Abutment?
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Dentist or Technician: Who Chooses the Implant Abutment?

The decision on the definitive implant abutment selection should be a collaboration between the dentist and the dental lab technician.

| 3 weeks ago
How to Phase Treatment
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How to Phase Treatment

Dr. Gregg Kinzer provides a visual essay on how to phase a restorative dental treatment plan.

| 2 months ago
The Concept of Phasing Treatment
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The Concept of Phasing Treatment

It is not uncommon for patients to delay treatment on complex cases. Discover how to help them understand how to best plan their treatment before their...

| 3 months ago
Material Selection for the Worn Dentition: Posterior Restorations
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Material Selection for the Worn Dentition: Posterior Restorations

Discover how to select the optimal material for worn dentition restorations.

| 7 months ago
‘Screw-Mentable’ Implant Restoration
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‘Screw-Mentable’ Implant Restoration

The restorative challenges associated with screw-retained restorations can be solved by designing the implant in two pieces.

| 10 months ago
Internal Bleaching of the Dark Tooth
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Internal Bleaching of the Dark Tooth

With updates to dental materials and recent technique changes, restoring dark teeth in the esthetic zone is more low-risk than you might think.

| 11 months 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...

| 1 year ago
Do You Still Use Traditional Cement?
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Do You Still Use Traditional Cement?

What type of cement do you use for restorations? Dr. Gregg Kinzer details when he uses traditional cement or when he bonds restorations.

| 1 year ago
Why You Should be Using Glycerin on Your Composite Restorations
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Why You Should be Using Glycerin on Your Composite Restorations

Dr. Gregg Kinzer discusses composite restorations and the use of glycerin to get a harder composite surface.

| 1 year ago
The Four Possible Causes for Lack of Tooth Display
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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.

| 1 year ago
Implant Dilemma: What's Going on With Open Contacts?
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Implant Dilemma: What's Going on With Open Contacts?

Dr. Greggory Kinzer discusses a study on implant open contacts and the importance of patient monitoring.

| 2 years ago
Options for Determining Vertical Dimension: Part I
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Options for Determining Vertical Dimension: Part I

What are the best techniques and methods for determining vertical dimension in dentate patients?

| 2 years ago