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The Three Phases of Joint Evaluation
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The Three Phases of Joint Evaluation

Joint examination and evaluation is one of the three systems that must be evaluated prior to treatment. This article is a continuation of my previous...

| 6 years ago
Eight Steps to Facially Generated Treatment Planning [Part II]
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Eight Steps to Facially Generated Treatment Planning [Part II]

As I discussed in Part I of this article, planning treatment for wear patients can be difficult because of all the different possibilities that can occur...

| 6 years ago
Eight Steps to Facially Generated Treatment Planning [Part I]
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Eight Steps to Facially Generated Treatment Planning [Part I]

Planning treatment for wear patients can be difficult because of all the different possibilities that can occur as teeth wear. In some patients the wear...

| 6 years ago
Treatment Planning and Sequencing in Patients with Severe Wear
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Treatment Planning and Sequencing in Patients with Severe Wear

Almost every restorative dentist I know has a set of models sitting on their desk they have looked at multiple times and yet they still don't know...

| 7 years ago
Tooth Wear Appliances: Full Arch Maxillary and Full Arch Mandibular
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Tooth Wear Appliances: Full Arch Maxillary and Full Arch Mandibular

Conceptually, full coverage appliances decrease elevator muscle activity in excursive movements if they are designed with anterior guidance, but do...

| 7 years ago
Tooth Wear Appliances: Posterior Pivots
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Tooth Wear Appliances: Posterior Pivots

To pick up where I left off in the previous article about tooth wear appliances, a posterior pivot is the opposite of an anterior bite plane. This appliance...

| 7 years ago
Anterior Temporaries, Part 2
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Anterior Temporaries, Part 2

In Part 2 of an eight-part series, Dr. Frank Spear discusses methods of...

| 7 years ago
Anterior Temporaries, Part 1
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Anterior Temporaries, Part 1

In the first of a multi-part series, Dr. Frank Spear addresses how to create beautiful anterior temporaries.

| 7 years ago