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3 Techniques to Remove Broken Abutment Screws

Learn the causes of broken implant abutment screws, as well as three ways to remove them.

| 2 months ago

Implant-assisted Removable Partials: Highlighting the Advantages in 2 Cases

We review two cases that highlight the advantages of implant-assisted partial dentures.

| 4 months ago

Three Techniques to Help Quick-trigger Gag Reflex Patients

As a dentist, it can be difficult to work with patients who suffer from severe gag reflexes, but these three techniques can help.

| 8 months ago

Dental Organizations Release Clinical Practice Guidelines for 2016

We break down the findings from the recently-published Clinical Practice Guidelines...

| 9 months ago

Do Patients Need Dental Implants?

In restoration cases, some prefer to maintain the natural teeth while others consider implants right away. Is there a correct answer? We discuss.

| 10 months ago

BULL Rule - Or Is It a Guideline?

According to the BULL rule, modification should be made to the buccal cusps of the upper posterior teeth and the lingual cusps of the lower posterior...

| 11 months ago

Anterior Guidance … Always, Never, Sometimes?

Dr. Douglas Benting discusses research surrounding working with anterior guidance.

| 11 months ago

The 3 Best Times to Use Sectional Impression Techniques

Here are three relatively common situations in which a sectional impression can be beneficial.

| 1 year ago

Defining Space for a CAD/CAM Structure

Dental implant supported prostheses were traditionally designed for mal-adaptive denture patients with significant alveolar bone loss in the mandibular...

| 1 year ago

A Step-by-Step Guide to Converting Denture to Interim Hybrid Prosthesis

In this comprehensive guide, we walk dentists through the process of constructing an interim dental implant-supported hybrid prosthesis.

| 1 year ago

How Many Implants in the Edentulous Maxilla?

When treatment planning implants in the edentulous maxilla, how many do you need? Dr. Doug Benting investigates.

| 1 year ago

Edentulous Jaw Flexure: Guidelines for the Mandible?

Flexure of the edentulous mandible has been connected to increased stress in splinted full-arch restorations that cross the midline. This may result in...

| 1 year ago