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Novaloc Overdenture System: A New Approach To Low-Profile Attachments

Novaloc Overdenture System: A New Approach To Low-Profile Attachments

While creating a new upper and lower overdenture definitive restoration, I identified many scenarios where a Straumann Novaloc attachment system could...

| 3 weeks ago
Top 6 Methods for Managing Gagging Patients

Top 6 Methods for Managing Gagging Patients

Dr. Jeff Lineberry lists his top 6 methods for managing patients who have a hyperactive gag...

| 1 month ago
10 Steps to Posterior Crown Prep
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10 Steps to Posterior Crown Prep

Dr. Lineberry teaches 10 essential steps to preparing posterior crowns that can help any dentist make the process quick, predictable, and...

| 1 month ago
A Guide to Anterior Open Bites
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A Guide to Anterior Open Bites

Dr. Frank Spear discusses the causes of anterior open bites and how to diagnose them.

| 1 month 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.

| 1 month ago
Restorative Space for Locators – How Much is Enough?

Restorative Space for Locators – How Much is Enough?

Dr. Doug Benting explores the vertical and horizontal space considerations for Locator assisted or supported removable prostheses.

| 2 months ago
Planning the Class IV: Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry – Part 3

Planning the Class IV: Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry – Part 3

Learn Dr. Jason Smithson's go-to protocol for layering direct composite to achieve aesthetic success and functional durability.

| 5 months ago
Planning the Class IV: Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry – Part 2

Planning the Class IV: Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry – Part 2

In part two of Dr. Smithson's series, learn why particle abrasion improves bond strengths and longevity for Class IV direct composite restorations.

| 5 months ago
A Comprehensive Guide To Biologic Width
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A Comprehensive Guide To Biologic Width

Don't violate the biologic width. Learn more about this term, its significance to the clinician and what happens if you don't take it into consideration.

| 6 months 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...

| 7 months 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.

| 7 months 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...

| 7 months ago