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Simple In-Office Technique for Closing Open Molar Contacts

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...

| 23 hours ago
‘Frank Phrases:’ Educate Patients on What Is Possible

‘Frank Phrases:’ Educate Patients on What Is Possible

Dentists should always show patients all the exam findings and know how to transition their mindset to seeing possibilities, according to Dr. Frank Spear....

| 2 days ago
Restorative Movement of Mal-aligned Teeth: A Collaborative Approach
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Restorative Movement of Mal-aligned Teeth: A Collaborative Approach

Learn a step-by-step approach – for both the dentist and ceramist – to make the restorative movement of teeth...

| 5 days ago
The Pros and Cons of Thermoplastic Partial Dentures
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The Pros and Cons of Thermoplastic Partial Dentures

Dr. Mary Ann Salcetti discusses the advances in thermoplastic materials and their use in prosthetic dentistry.

| 1 week ago
When Patients Present With Confusing Pain
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When Patients Present With Confusing Pain

Nine potential causes of pain for patients who don't have an obvious diagnosis.

| 1 week ago
How Dentists Can Support the LGBTQ+ Community
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How Dentists Can Support the LGBTQ+ Community

Dr. Alex Barrera helps to advance equality for queer dental professionals in their work and learning environments, while also fostering awareness and...

| 2 weeks ago
Use a 212 Modified Clamp To Restore Cervical Carious & NCCLs on Adjacent Teeth

Use a 212 Modified Clamp To Restore Cervical Carious & NCCLs on Adjacent Teeth

Learn a technique to restore cervical carious and NCCLs using a modified 212 clamp alternately between teeth that will be restored to reduce the...

| 3 weeks ago
Creating Space and How That Can Help You in Your Practice and at Home

Creating Space and How That Can Help You in Your Practice and at Home

These tips will help you find ways to create space in your life to be better dentists, spouses and parents.

| 3 weeks ago
Oh Snap! Managing a Fractured Denture Base

Oh Snap! Managing a Fractured Denture Base

In many cases, a damaged prosthesis can be sent to the dental laboratory for repair, but what if the lab isn't available? Here's what to do.

| 4 weeks ago
Which Joint Classification System Should I Use?
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Which Joint Classification System Should I Use?

Learn how to determine when the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorder (RDC/TMD), the Wilkes Classification System and the Piper Classification...

| 4 weeks ago
8 Considerations in Denture Relining
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8 Considerations in Denture Relining

Improve your denture relining techniques with these 8 steps to...

| 1 month ago
How to Transition a Removable Implant-Supported Solution to a Fixed Prosthesis (Part 2)

How to Transition a Removable Implant-Supported Solution to a Fixed Prosthesis (Part 2)

In the final part of his series, Dr. Ricardo Mitrani explains more about helping patients avoid misjudging the value of preexisting dental implants.

| 1 month ago