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The Impact of Handwork and Coloring Agents on Monolithic Zirconia

The Impact of Handwork and Coloring Agents on Monolithic Zirconia

Monolithic zirconia restorations have benefits relative to material strength and tooth color, but handwork and coloring agents can alter zirconia's physical...

| 2 months ago
Lingualized Occlusion and the Edentulous Patient

Lingualized Occlusion and the Edentulous Patient

Dr. Doug Benting explains the goals and key features of lingualized occlusion, an occlusal design option for edentulous patients wanting complete dentures.

| 3 months ago
Novaloc Overdenture System: A New Approach To Low-Profile Attachments

Novaloc Overdenture System: A New Approach To Low-Profile Attachments

While creating a new upper and lower overdenture definitive restoration, I identified many scenarios where a Straumann Novaloc attachment system could...

| 8 months ago
Restorative Space for Locators – How Much is Enough?

Restorative Space for Locators – How Much is Enough?

Dr. Doug Benting explores the vertical and horizontal space considerations for Locator assisted or supported removable prostheses.

| 10 months ago
Advantages of Mandibular Locator Overdentures

Advantages of Mandibular Locator Overdentures

Dr. Benting reviews advantages of removable mandibular Locator overdentures and restorative treatments with existing prothesis.

| 1 year ago
Where Is the Line with Locators?
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Where Is the Line with Locators?

Dr. Benting walks through the essentials of the Locator Implant Attachment System, locator abutments, and techniques for more complex implant cases.

| 1 year ago
Connections Between Tooth Loss and Systemic Disease
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Connections Between Tooth Loss and Systemic Disease

Dr. Doug Benting highlights the consequences of tooth loss and how dental patients should consider more viable treatment options to keep their natural...

| 1 year ago
Surface Disinfection & Operatory Turnover – What Do We Know Now?
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Surface Disinfection & Operatory Turnover – What Do We Know Now?

Infection control in the dental practice is nothing new, but in the age of COVID-19 dentists and their teams have a lot to consider when it comes to surface...

| 1 year ago
Digital Dentistry in 2020

Digital Dentistry in 2020

Read about five areas in which digital dentistry excels in 2020 and what to make sure your practice is learning about in continuing dental education...

| 2 years ago
Personal Protective Equipment – What is a Surgical N-95 Mask?
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Personal Protective Equipment – What is a Surgical N-95 Mask?

Choosing the right mask can help protect you and your team from airborne contaminants like aerosols that carry coronavirus.

| 2 years ago
Implant Supported Fixed Bridge for Maxillary Incisors
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Implant Supported Fixed Bridge for Maxillary Incisors

When there are several options available, it is really our responsibility to help the patient make the decisions on the options available based on their...

| 3 years ago
Anterior Guidance … Always, Never, Sometimes?

Anterior Guidance … Always, Never, Sometimes?

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

| 3 years ago