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Periodontal Disease: Is It Just Bacteria vs. Host, Host vs. Bacteria or ...
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Periodontal Disease: Is It Just Bacteria vs. Host, Host vs. Bacteria or ...

Even after doing all of the right things, sometimes our periodontal patients do not get better and, in some cases, are getting worse. Is it their lack...

| 4 years ago
Selecting the Right Provisional Cement
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Selecting the Right Provisional Cement

We look at how to better select provisional cements by asking the right questions and understanding how each category works.

| 4 years ago
Quick Tips for Predictable Provisional Delivery and Retention
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Quick Tips for Predictable Provisional Delivery and Retention

Keep your provisional looking great and make delivery of your final restoration easier with these quick tips.

| 5 years ago
10 Steps to Posterior Crown Prep
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10 Steps to Posterior Crown Prep

These 10 steps can help any dentist make the process quick, predictable and...

| 5 years ago
Financial Planning for Dentists: The Other Team
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Financial Planning for Dentists: The Other Team

For a dentist to be financially successful, they must plan ahead. Dr. Jeff Lineberry shows you how to get started.

| 5 years ago
Implant Size: Does It Matter, and How Big IS Enough?
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Implant Size: Does It Matter, and How Big IS Enough?

The next time you see limited bone and think that there is not enough bone or that it won't work because the implants will be too small, you may want...

| 5 years ago
Class II Resin Restorations: Quick Tips to Help Manage the “Step Child” of Direct Restorations
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Class II Resin Restorations: Quick Tips to Help Manage the “Step Child” of Direct Restorations

Over the past decade, there has been a huge shift in dentistry going from using amalgam or 'mercury' fillings in posterior teeth to being 'metal free,'...

| 5 years ago
How Material Choices and Technology Can Impact Your Crown and Bridge Fit
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How Material Choices and Technology Can Impact Your Crown and Bridge Fit

If you are like me, one of the more satisfying things when delivering an indirect restoration is not only that it looks good, but it's a great day...

| 5 years ago
TMJ vs.TMD
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TMJ vs.TMD

If you have been in dentistry for any time at all, and even outside of dentistry, we have heard the term or acronym 'TMJ.'  When most people here it,...

| 5 years ago
Choosing Excellence for Your Life and Dental Practice
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Choosing Excellence for Your Life and Dental Practice

If you are like me and many dental professionals, then you are a perfectionist by nature. In other words, many of us are driven to deliver 'perfect' results...

| 5 years ago
Possible Risk Factor for Implant Placement
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Possible Risk Factor for Implant Placement

When it comes to looking at the possibility of implant placement, there are several things that we must consider, from the implant site itself to our...

| 5 years ago
Treatment Planning 101: Part III
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Treatment Planning 101: Part III

In Part I and Part II of this series, I discussed what research is showing us about periodontal disease; how it impacts the overall longevity of our patients'...

| 6 years ago