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UCLA School of Dentistry Fire

UCLA School of Dentistry Fire

Ceramics used in dentistry require heat to consolidate and structurally transform the material. Firing ceramic restorations at temperatures and durations...

| 6 years ago
Managing Batteries for Dental Photography

Managing Batteries for Dental Photography

Utilizing rechargeable batteries in the dental office can be a great idea- especially for the flash systems used with dental photography. One problem...

| 6 years ago
Dental Photography: Canon Battery Advisory

Dental Photography: Canon Battery Advisory

I use my clinical camera almost every day that I'm in clinical practice or working in the lab. Like many clinicians, the camera system I use is Canon....

| 6 years ago
Utilizing Dressing Stones

Utilizing Dressing Stones

Dressing stones may be used to alter or customize the shape of a variety of finishing and polishing points that are used routinely in the lab and in clinical...

| 6 years ago
Understanding Lab Putty
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Understanding Lab Putty

Lab putty is the dental material's version of baseball's utility player. In the lab, it can be used for a variety of applications like restorative space...

| 6 years ago
Bite Registration Material Setting Too FAST? Chillax…
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Bite Registration Material Setting Too FAST? Chillax…

When selecting bite registration materials to be used for interocclusal records, some characteristics that we'd like to see are: Accuracy No resistance...

| 6 years ago
Light-Curing Solution for Provisional Restorations

Light-Curing Solution for Provisional Restorations

During the fabrication of provisional restorations, it's not uncommon to use a visible light-curing oven, such as Triad or Procure from Great Lakes. These...

| 6 years ago
Three Tips for Improved Embrasures with Provisional Restorations
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Three Tips for Improved Embrasures with Provisional Restorations

The fabrication of a really nice provisional restoration is fundamental for indirect definitive restorations. Nice provisional restorations serve as a...

| 6 years ago
Sophisticated Simplicity: The SAM 3

Sophisticated Simplicity: The SAM 3

The SAM 3 is my go-to articulator system due to its reliability in calibration, clean design and the ability to tailor the scope of programming....

| 7 years ago
Need a Simple Technique for a Single Tooth Provisional?
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Need a Simple Technique for a Single Tooth Provisional?

​In a simple case where only one or two teeth are going to be restored indirectly and the tooth form is not badly broken down, I'll often fabricate the...

| 7 years ago
Drive Time: Why Implant Drivers Are So Important
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Drive Time: Why Implant Drivers Are So Important

In implant dentistry hand drivers are used to turn the attachment or abutment screws that secure different components to implant fixtures. Hand drivers...

| 7 years ago