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Why Dental Workshops Work: The Crucial Role in Continuing Education

Why Dental Workshops Work: The Crucial Role in Continuing Education

Taking time to attend a dental workshop may seem tough but Dr. Darin Dichter explains why dental workshops work and why they are worth the time away from...

| 2 months ago
Evaluating the Worn Dentition from a Digital File

Evaluating the Worn Dentition from a Digital File

In this article, supported by several photo examples, Dr. Darin Dichter shows how the use of intraoral scanners can help facilitate occlusal analysis...

| 10 months ago
A Digital Approach to Occlusal Appliance Fabrication

A Digital Approach to Occlusal Appliance Fabrication

Using a case study example, Dr. Darin Dichter walks through the three main components of a digital approach to occlusal appliance fabrication.

| 1 year ago
The Essential Elements of Occlusal Appliance Fabrication
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The Essential Elements of Occlusal Appliance Fabrication

Spear's Dr. Darin Ditcher explains the essential elements of occlusal appliance fabrication and the analog options for transferring information to the...

| 1 year ago
Clinical Remount Procedure: A Visual Guide

Clinical Remount Procedure: A Visual Guide

This visual guide of clinical remount procedures provides clinicians with options for efficiently fabricating these casts in the office, thereby preserving...

| 1 year ago
The Importance of Occlusal Analysis in Condylar Seating

The Importance of Occlusal Analysis in Condylar Seating

An occlusal analysis is a comprehensive way to determine if the proposed treatment plan may destabilize the existing maximum intercuspation and a new...

| 1 year ago
Loading Protocols for Implant Overdentures – To Wait or Not to Wait?

Loading Protocols for Implant Overdentures – To Wait or Not to Wait?

Follow Dr. Darin Dichter as he outlines current loading protocols and recommendations for implant overdentures, based on current literature.

| 2 years 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.

| 2 years ago
Using the Matrix Technique for Repairing Debonded Denture Teeth
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Using the Matrix Technique for Repairing Debonded Denture Teeth

Dr. Darin Dichter reveals a step-by-step technique for repairing debonded denture teeth.

| 3 years ago
Occlusal Vertical Dimension and the Edentulous Patient: Methods for Recording OVD
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Occlusal Vertical Dimension and the Edentulous Patient: Methods for Recording OVD

Measuring occlusal vertical dimension accurately is necessary to evaluate the prosthetic space and ensure a predictable outcome.

| 4 years ago
Options for Improving Clinical Efficiency When Fabricating New Removable Complete Dentures

Options for Improving Clinical Efficiency When Fabricating New Removable Complete Dentures

Learn alternatives to the classic five-step approach to fabricating conventional complete removable dentures to potentially shorten treatment time.

| 4 years ago
Options for Determining Vertical Dimension with Edentulous Patients (Part 2)

Options for Determining Vertical Dimension with Edentulous Patients (Part 2)

Learn approaches to determining occlusal vertical dimension with the goal of building confidence in managing edentulous patients.

| 4 years ago