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Easy custom fit makes for happy patients
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Easy custom fit makes for happy patients

Plastic dental trays are great time savers and they allow dental teams to make individual adjustments for better fit. When you have a tray that doesn't...

| 7 years ago
Electronic Health Records: Mandate or No Mandate
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Electronic Health Records: Mandate or No Mandate

At some point during the past several years you might have heard that the federal government will soon be mandating that all dental practices, as well...

| 7 years ago
LOOK UP AND SEE WHAT YOU MIGHT BE MISSING
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LOOK UP AND SEE WHAT YOU MIGHT BE MISSING

You are looking at the most viewed surfaces in your dental practice – the light and the ceiling in the operatory. When was the last time you sat...

| 7 years ago
BENEFITS and RISKS
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BENEFITS and RISKS

This maxillary right central incisor is going away. The resorption evident on the root has left it little support, and it exhibits a 3+ mobility....

| 7 years ago
COMPOSITE
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COMPOSITE

Composite materials in dentistry have come of age during my career. When I was at Case Western Reserve Dental School in Cleveland we had Adaptic, a...

| 7 years ago
HELP THEM ASK
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HELP THEM ASK

Yesterday, Cheryl's Buick told her to pull over and turn off the engine. She did. Cheryl has always listened to those with more information than her...

| 7 years ago
A GOOD DAY
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A GOOD DAY

Anytime I get all the preps in my impression, I'm ecstatic – even more so when it's this many preps. Alas, I must confess that the distal margin on...

| 7 years ago
Digital Dentures
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Digital Dentures

I had an interesting visit to a company here in Scottsdale that is fabricating 'digital' dentures. The technique is based on impressions that are stitched...

| 7 years ago
CHECKLISTS
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CHECKLISTS

I'm planning for a patient appointment shortly after New Year's, and part of my preparation is putting together the appropriate checklist. Do you...

| 7 years ago
CUSTOM STAINING RESTORATIONS
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CUSTOM STAINING RESTORATIONS

'OK Mrs. Jones, I'm just going to run in the back and stain that restoration we tried in. It will only take a minute, and then we can cement it and get...

| 7 years ago
Custom Styled and Fabricated by Hand
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Custom Styled and Fabricated by Hand

When my glasses suffered a unilateral fatality yesterday I anticipated several days of 'imbalance' as we complete 10 days packed with four workshops...

| 8 years ago