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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.

| 1 month ago
Old Tricks for New Dogs - Vertical Margin in Fixed Prosthodontics
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Old Tricks for New Dogs - Vertical Margin in Fixed Prosthodontics

Follow this visual essay from Dr. Jason Smithson for tips to address the vertical margin in fixed prosthodontics.

| 1 month ago
A Guide to Pre-Prep Diagnostic Mock-Ups
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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...

| 4 months ago
Restoration of the Peg Lateral: The Direct Resin Approach
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Restoration of the Peg Lateral: The Direct Resin Approach

Using a direct resin, freehand approach to treat a peg lateral tooth can be professionally rewarding for dentists and well received by patients.

| 5 months ago
7 Common Problems with Layering Anterior Composites and How to Fix Them
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7 Common Problems with Layering Anterior Composites and How to Fix Them

Dr. Dawn Wehking shares her solutions to common problems faced in layering composites in the esthetic zone.

| 5 months ago
How to Make a Provisional Vanity Denture in Your Dental Practice
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How to Make a Provisional Vanity Denture in Your Dental Practice

The psychological impact of going without dentures can be significant for a patient. Learn how to make a quick, in-house vanity prosthesis by duplicating...

| 5 months ago
Lithium Disilicate Resin-Retained Adhesive Bridgework in Fixed Prosthodontics
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Lithium Disilicate Resin-Retained Adhesive Bridgework in Fixed Prosthodontics

Dr. Jason Smithson explains why lithium disilicate resin-retain adhesive bridgework leads to better clinical outcomes and is less expensive or time consuming...

| 6 months ago
4 Insights from CBCT Imaging
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4 Insights from CBCT Imaging

Dentists who want to increase predictability in restorative treatment planning can incorporate a TMJ anatomy assessment using CBCT imaging.

| 6 months ago
Using the Matrix Technique for Repairing Debonded Denture Teeth
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Using the Matrix Technique for Repairing Debonded Denture Teeth

Dr. Darin Dichter reveals a step-by-step technique for repairing debonded denture teeth.

| 7 months ago
3 Dental Lab Perspectives on Industry Trends
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3 Dental Lab Perspectives on Industry Trends

In this Q&A, Spear Visiting Faculty member and lab owner Dr. Ed Roman speaks with three different lab leaders for their take on the latest in dental technology and...

| 7 months ago
Digital Dentistry in 2020
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Digital Dentistry in 2020

Read about five areas in which digital dentistry excels in 2020 and what to make sure your practice is learning about in continuing dental education...

| 7 months ago
New White Paper: ‘Evolution and Innovation’ of Zirconia Restorations
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New White Paper: ‘Evolution and Innovation’ of Zirconia Restorations

Dr. Dennis Fasbinder addresses the history and evolution of zirconia materials, the latest of which improve translucency and esthetic outcomes. But he...

| 7 months ago