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Trauma 101

In my practice, it is a fairly routine event to have a young child present secondary to a traumatic injury to upper or lower anterior teeth. Many of these...

| 2 years ago
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Limitations: Know When to Fold 'Em

I got my pilot's license 42 years ago.  I learned to fly in an airplane that had only five basic instruments and no electrical system. It was one of...

| 2 years ago
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Endodontic Treatment: The Process Outcome

Jennifer presented to my office on January 30, 2012. She had consulted with and been treated by an endodontist on July 27, 2011....

| 2 years ago
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Endodontics: Advocating Smaller Canal Preps

In July of this year, I posted a Digest article in which I posited that removing tooth structure accidentally, or perhaps, needlessly, as some advocate...

| 2 years ago
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Cone Beam Imaging | Fallacies in Interpretation: Part 1

Advances in technology from the wheel to the computer, on which I am composing this article, have changed human life in profound and mostly beneficial...

| 2 years ago
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Tooth Reduction in Endodontics

To paraphrase one of my favorite people in dentistry, the late Dr. Bob Barkley, 'the best dentists help patients fail at the slowest possible speed.' Drilling...

| 3 years ago
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Saving for the Future: Part II

In my previous article, I introduced an 8-year-old female patient that sustained fractures to #8 and #9 after falling from her bicycle. In...

| 3 years ago
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Saving for the Future: Part I

This 8-year-old patient presented to my office in late October of 2005, having fallen from her bicycle earlier in the day. In addition to the small...

| 3 years ago
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Are Antibiotics Really Necessary?

Based on the wide variety of prescription antibiotics that have been given to patients presenting to my office for evaluation and possible treatment,...

| 3 years ago