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Facebows … Optimizing the Data
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Facebows … Optimizing the Data

It is nearly impossible to find a textbook related to prosthodontics or restorative dentistry that does not mention the facebow as a technique to orient...

| 5 years ago
Shortened Dental Arch
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Shortened Dental Arch

A phased restorative treatment strategy can provide the opportunity for many of our patients to proceed with a plan requiring a significant financial...

| 5 years ago
Denture to Interim Hybrid Using the Ministar
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Denture to Interim Hybrid Using the Ministar

Fixed hybrid prostheses were traditionally designed for mal-adaptive denture patients with significant alveolar bone loss in the mandibular arch.  This...

| 6 years ago
Outcome Analysis for Fixed Hybrid Prostheses
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Outcome Analysis for Fixed Hybrid Prostheses

Have you thought about your technique to achieve a reasonable understanding of a patient's expectations for dental treatment? Certainly, as we learn and...

| 6 years ago
Incisal Edge Position: Planning for an Overdenture
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Incisal Edge Position: Planning for an Overdenture

Have you been through the experience of constructing an immediate denture where the patient returned from surgery with an overly prominent display of...

| 6 years ago
Individual Dental Implant Supported Restorations for Maxillary Incisors
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Individual Dental Implant Supported Restorations for Maxillary Incisors

This patient has decided to have his upper maxillary incisors removed following a significant dental history that includes endodontic treatment, clinical...

| 6 years ago
Tooth Supported Fixed Bridge for Missing Maxillary Incisors
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Tooth Supported Fixed Bridge for Missing Maxillary Incisors

This patient has decided to have his upper maxillary incisors removed following a significant dental history that includes endodontic treatment, clinical...

| 6 years ago
Temporary Restoration Options for Extraction Sockets
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Temporary Restoration Options for Extraction Sockets

This patient has decided to have his upper maxillary incisors removed following a significant dental history that includes endodontic treatment, clinical...

| 6 years ago
Challenge: Oral Pemphigus Vulgaris
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Challenge: Oral Pemphigus Vulgaris

A 44-year-old female presented with severe vestibulo-bullous lesions as a result of oral pemphigus vulgaris (PV). The patient had been under the care...

| 6 years ago
Sub-Pontic Osseous Hyperplasia
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Sub-Pontic Osseous Hyperplasia

I had the pleasure of meeting a great patient for the first time earlier this year. She had been to her hygienist who identified an area of decay around...

| 6 years ago
Implant Supported Restoration Following Severe Trauma [Part I]
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Implant Supported Restoration Following Severe Trauma [Part I]

Patients that have endured injury as a result of trauma present unique challenges in restorative treatment planning. The goals of the patient are combined...

| 7 years ago
Maxillary Implant Surgical Guide Using the MiniSTAR
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Maxillary Implant Surgical Guide Using the MiniSTAR

Practical communication is helpful in creating an optimal treatment result when removal of supporting bone is coordinated with the surgical placement...

| 7 years ago