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The Single Central Checklist in Anterior Tooth Restoration

The Single Central Checklist in Anterior Tooth Restoration

Meeting patient expectations with anterior tooth restoration is indeed a significant challenge. After all, these procedures involve not just restoring...

| 2 weeks ago
Dental Zirconia: What Type Do I Use?
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Dental Zirconia: What Type Do I Use?

Dental zirconia, widely used but often misunderstood, poses challenges due to varying types. Dr. Bonk offers clarity and guidance for optimal outcomes.

| 1 month ago
Connecting the Dots: Tips for Communicating with Your Dental Lab
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Connecting the Dots: Tips for Communicating with Your Dental Lab

Dr. Jeffrey Bonk provides practical tips for communicating with your dental lab to ensure the best treatment planning outcomes.

| 10 months ago
Benefits of Chlorhexidine in the Adhesion Process

Benefits of Chlorhexidine in the Adhesion Process

Dr. Jeffrey Bonk discusses the role and benefits of chlorhexidine in achieving ideal adhesion outcomes.

| 1 year ago
A Quick Tooth Shade Matching Technique to Simplify the Chairside Process

A Quick Tooth Shade Matching Technique to Simplify the Chairside Process

Using this tooth shade matching technique makes selecting a reference tooth shade simple, efficient, and predictable for restorative dentists to do chairside.

| 2 years ago
Fabrication and Use of an Incisal Edge Guide

Fabrication and Use of an Incisal Edge Guide

A clinical case study of the fabrication and use of the incisal edge guide and how it can improve communication with a dental laboratory technician and...

| 2 years ago
PFM or Zirconia Crown? A Patient’s Question and Concerns

PFM or Zirconia Crown? A Patient’s Question and Concerns

Today's patients are very much aware of dentistry and its benefits to oral health. This greater engagement has led to our patients asking more questions...

| 2 years ago
The Importance and Strategy Behind Custom Incisal Guide Tables

The Importance and Strategy Behind Custom Incisal Guide Tables

Custom anterior guide tables are the key to achieving more predictability for indirect restorations. Dr. Jeff Bonk explains why and how to use them.

| 2 years ago
Simple In-Office Technique for Closing Open Molar Contacts
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Simple In-Office Technique for Closing Open Molar Contacts

A simple aligner tray closure technique is a game-changer for managing open posterior contacts. Learn how to resolve a common patient complaint in a practical...

| 3 years ago
Technique for 'Cementing' and Retaining Conservative Ceramic Onlay Provisionals
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Technique for 'Cementing' and Retaining Conservative Ceramic Onlay Provisionals

Learn more about how indirect partial coverage ceramic restorations are becoming a mainstay of conservative restorative dental procedures.

| 3 years ago
Impression Pearls: Obtaining Successful and Predictable Indirect Restorative Outcomes
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Impression Pearls: Obtaining Successful and Predictable Indirect Restorative Outcomes

Dr. Jeff Bonk shares three impression techniques to obtain clear preparation margins for predictable and successful indirect restorative outcomes.

| 3 years ago
A Guide to Pre-Prep Diagnostic Mock-Ups

A Guide to Pre-Prep Diagnostic Mock-Ups

A guide to help dentists incorporate pre-preparation recontouring prior to mock-up placement when the diagnostic wax-up requires reduction and addition...

| 3 years ago