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Options for Determining Vertical Dimension: Part I
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Options for Determining Vertical Dimension: Part I

What are the best techniques and methods for determining vertical dimension in dentate patients?

| 1 year ago
Demystifying Manipulation for Obtaining Centric Relation
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Demystifying Manipulation for Obtaining Centric Relation

This article will help you understand how and why to use the manipulation technique to obtain centric relation.

| 2 years ago
The Occlusal Plane Guide
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The Occlusal Plane Guide

When communicating the desired tooth position to the dental technician for a diagnostic wax-up, the more accurate and detailed the information provided...

| 4 years ago
Composite for Managing Wear and Altering VDO
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Composite for Managing Wear and Altering VDO

In general, the use of composite is significantly more common in Europe than the United States.  Let me clarify that by saying that although composite...

| 4 years ago
Managing Failures Due to Pathway Wear: Part II
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Managing Failures Due to Pathway Wear: Part II

This is a continuation of the discussion about the patient from Part I that was referred to the office in need of new restorations. As a reminder, at...

| 6 years ago
Managing Failures Due to Pathway Wear: Part I
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Managing Failures Due to Pathway Wear: Part I

To continue with my series of articles discussing pathway wear, I'd like to introduce a patient that was referred to the office in need of new restorations....

| 6 years ago
The Beauty of the Custom Incisal Guide Table
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The Beauty of the Custom Incisal Guide Table

In my most recent articles, I've been going over how to treat patients with failed dentition due to pathway wear. As clinicians it's important to...

| 6 years ago
What is the Envelope of Function?
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What is the Envelope of Function?

In recent articles, I've been going over the proper treatment for patients with failed dentition due to pathway wear. As clinicians, it's very important...

| 6 years ago
Options for Determining Vertical Dimension: Part II
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Options for Determining Vertical Dimension: Part II

This a continuation of the discussion in part I of some of the philosophies that can be used to determine correct VDO. The foregoing reviews of different...

| 6 years ago
Determinants of Vertical Dimension
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Determinants of Vertical Dimension

A lesson on vertical dimension. Vertical dimension is the distance between any point on the maxilla and any point on the mandible when the teeth...

| 6 years ago
Three Steps to Accurately Mounting Models
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Three Steps to Accurately Mounting Models

In previous articles I've covered the topic of mounted models and their importance in treating clinical cases accurately and efficiently. Once you have...

| 6 years ago
When to Do a Functional Analysis
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When to Do a Functional Analysis

We have all had patients in our practice that present with very complicated cases including broken teeth, excessive wear, and gingival discrepancies,...

| 6 years ago