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Overlays to Open VDO and Test a Muscle Mediated Position
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Overlays to Open VDO and Test a Muscle Mediated Position

This patient presented with a concern about his bite. A first look at the top image would not alert the observer to the fact that he was incredibly...

| 6 years ago
Always Use Two Hands to Syringe the Impression Material
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Always Use Two Hands to Syringe the Impression Material

The problem with final impressions is that they are so … final. This is truly one time when 'good enough' really isn't. This is one time when the...

| 6 years ago
Requirements of a Stable Designed Occlusion
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Requirements of a Stable Designed Occlusion

Natural occlusions come in all arrangements, and they all work—unless they don't. I have seen many patients for whom 'maximum intercuspation' means a...

| 6 years ago
Why Does That Crown Look Like That?
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Why Does That Crown Look Like That?

This picture illustrates a bad day for the restorative dentist. A ceramic crown crack – BUMMER. Having lived through the birth and growth of...

| 6 years ago
How to Take a Protrusive Bite Record [Ed.]
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How to Take a Protrusive Bite Record [Ed.]

A protrusive bite record is taken with Master wax with the mandible pushed forward into a protrusive movement so that the condyle has moved down the...

| 6 years ago
Evaluating 'At Risk' Occlusions
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Evaluating 'At Risk' Occlusions

One of the most critical components of the examination is evaluating for 'at risk' occlusal conditions. These risks can take even the most seemingly simple...

| 6 years ago
Made for Each Other
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Made for Each Other

Scotchbond Universal (and several other excellent self-etching / silanating / desensitizing bonding resins) are wonderful tools in...

| 6 years ago
You've Got to Move It, Move It!
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You've Got to Move It, Move It!

A recent article about curing lights appreared in Inside Dentistry and since that is topic that I cover for our participants in two workshops, Anterior...

| 6 years ago
Create a Master Program for Easier Patient Image Loading Into PowerPoint
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Create a Master Program for Easier Patient Image Loading Into PowerPoint

I hope you are having fun with the templates. If you want to make their use easier and more convenient you can create a master patient presentation program...

| 7 years ago
Doppler Auscultation at the Examination
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Doppler Auscultation at the Examination

You know that ANYTHING you can do to make your patients' visits to your office different from their visits to their last dentist will help them realize...

| 7 years ago
Attack of the Collagen Eaters [Ed.]
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Attack of the Collagen Eaters [Ed.]

The COLLAGEN EATERS have been released! When you prep a tooth, actually, when you create injury to any bodily tissue, some stuff called matrix metalloproteinases...

| 7 years ago
How to Take a Protrusive Bite Record
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How to Take a Protrusive Bite Record

A protrusive bite record is taken with Master wax with the mandible pushed forward into a protrusive movement so that the condyle has moved down the eminence....

| 7 years ago