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Diagnostic Wax-Up Fabrication: Pre-Restorative Treatment and Ortho

Dr. Bob Winter continues his diagnostic wax-up series with a discussion of fabrication before, after and during orthodontic treatment as well as pre-restorative...

| 1 week ago
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Your Patient's Parents Are Not (Totally) To Blame For Their Poor Oral Health

This article will help you understand the role of genetics in determining biomarkers that could impact a patient's oral health.

| 1 month ago
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When to Complete a Diagnostic Wax-Up

A diagnostic wax-up is clearly an important tool for better diagnosis and treatment planning, but when exactly should you put it into practice?

| 1 month ago
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Why You Should Do a Diagnostic Wax-Up

Creating a diagnostic wax-up is a critical component of thorough, successful treatment planning - this article explains why.

| 1 month ago
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Flat or Wrap When Preparing Anterior Teeth?

Learn more about preparing teeth for ceramic veneers.

| 3 months ago
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5 Steps To Modifying Shade For Provisional Restorations

Inadequate shade is a common esthetic dilemma when it comes to provisional restorations. Dr. Bob Winter explains how to adjust that with proper glazing...

| 4 months ago
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Troubleshooting Improperly Aligned Photographs of the Dental Patient

Angles and perspective are everything when it comes to taking the best clinical photos for accurate and efficient treatment planning.

| 4 months ago
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Composing Photographs: Capturing the Correct Perspective

This article offers a detailed guide to capturing the clearest and most effective perspectives when composing patient photographs.

| 6 months ago
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My Favorite Photograph: It Tells the Whole Story (Almost)

This article discusses characteristics of great clinical patient photography that will increase case success, improve treatment planning and aid in diagnosis.

| 9 months ago
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Demanding Dental Patients Versus Those with a Psychiatric Disorder: Part I

It can be tricky to tell whether a challenging patient is simply demanding or has a psychiatric disorder. In part 1, Dr. Bob Winter discusses how to...

| 10 months ago
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Alter the Esthetic Appearance of Incisal Thirds in 6 Steps

These six steps will help you more easily increase the value or decrease the translucency in the incisal third.

| 11 months ago
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How to Fix Bridge Pontics that Don't Match the Value of the Abutments

Seven steps to problem solving esthetic dilemmas with provisional pontics.

| 1 year ago