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How to Manage Dental Literature
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How to Manage Dental Literature

What do you read? Who do you trust? What journals should I subscribe to? I get asked these questions all the time. It's fairly common for many of the...

| 5 years ago
Occlusal Appliances: Why Use Them? [Part II]
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Occlusal Appliances: Why Use Them? [Part II]

The following is an continuation of the overview of the more common reasons for prescribing occlusal appliances. In , I discussed: 1....

| 6 years ago
Occlusal Appliances: Why Use Them? [Part I]
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Occlusal Appliances: Why Use Them? [Part I]

In the previous article in this series I outlined the more common occlusal appliance options available. In this article I'll provide an overview of the...

| 6 years ago
Dentin Adhesives for Direct Posterior Composite [Ed.]
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Dentin Adhesives for Direct Posterior Composite [Ed.]

This sensitivity can be caused by pulpal inflammation, but in most instances I believe it is from inadequate sealing of the dentin. Martin Branstrom...

| 6 years ago
When Cuspal Coverage is More Appropriate
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When Cuspal Coverage is More Appropriate

In a recent article, I went over the ideals for restoring teeth in the posterior with direct composite. However, there will be times when direct composite...

| 6 years ago
Four Guidelines for Direct Resin
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Four Guidelines for Direct Resin

There can be confusion for clinicians when trying to decide if direct composite is the adequate solution to treat patients, or if dong an indirect restoration...

| 6 years ago
Steps in the Veneer Seating Process: Part II
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Steps in the Veneer Seating Process: Part II

When you talk to dentists about the procedures they are fearful of, seating porcelain veneers comes up frequently as one of the most anxiety producing....

| 6 years ago
Tom Case Study: Fabricating Shell Provisionals
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Tom Case Study: Fabricating Shell Provisionals

In a recent article, I walked you through my treatment plan for retired dentist, Tom. In this article, I'm going to highlight the fabrication of the shell...

| 6 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Material Selection Part II
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Nancy Case Study: Material Selection Part II

As I stated in part I of this series, the Nancy case study was used as part of a three-day ceramic enhancement workshop. Each dentist who signed up for...

| 6 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Material Selection Part I
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Nancy Case Study: Material Selection Part I

  In my previous articles, I've gone over the treatment planning and lab communication techniques regarding Nancy's case. The case itself was used...

| 6 years ago
The Problem With Acidulated Fluoride
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The Problem With Acidulated Fluoride

I've done a lot of external coloring of my restorations throughout my career and I am frequently asked questions regarding the durability of external...

| 6 years ago
Anterior Temporaries: Adjusting Contour Intra-Orally
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Anterior Temporaries: Adjusting Contour Intra-Orally

In an earlier article, I went over the importance of creating beautiful anterior temporaries to help build your practice and inspire confidence in your...

| 6 years ago