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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

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

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

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

Flat or Wrap When Preparing Anterior Teeth?

Learn more about preparing teeth for ceramic veneers.

| 3 months ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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