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A Comparison of Orthodontic Retention Options
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A Comparison of Orthodontic Retention Options

In this in-depth look at orthodontic retainers, we show how each can be used and their advantages/disadvantages.

| 1 year ago
Cephalometrics and the Restorative Connection Part One: Soft Tissue Profile
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Cephalometrics and the Restorative Connection Part One: Soft Tissue Profile

When treatment planning restorative dentistry, ensure you consider the facial profile and these soft tissue cephalometrics.

| 1 year ago
A 10-Step Occlusion Checklist for the Hygiene Room
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A 10-Step Occlusion Checklist for the Hygiene Room

By utilizing this 10-step checklist, dental teams can better track the developing occlusion of patients.

| 2 years ago
Leaf Gauge and the Orthodontic Finish
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Leaf Gauge and the Orthodontic Finish

Orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning often includes using mounted casts to evaluate the occlusion and plan the mechanics for treatment. With mounted...

| 3 years ago
Missing Laterals and Esthetic Space Maintenance
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Missing Laterals and Esthetic Space Maintenance

Missing upper laterals can present with several challenges to the treating interdisciplinary team. At study club this topic brings up discussions that...

| 3 years ago
Expanding Your Thoughts on Airway
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Expanding Your Thoughts on Airway

An increasing number of studies are helping us to become more aware of the effects of airway issues on our adult patients. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA),...

| 3 years ago
Solving the Overjet Puzzle with Play-Doh: Part II
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Solving the Overjet Puzzle with Play-Doh: Part II

Once your double layer pour up is trimmed to the wax bite, use a lab saw cut through the distal contact of the teeth to be reset. In this case...

| 3 years ago
Solving the Overjet Puzzle with Play-Doh: Part I
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Solving the Overjet Puzzle with Play-Doh: Part I

Facially generated treatment planning guides us to establish the correct place for the anterior teeth in the face and the smile first.   What often...

| 3 years ago