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A Culture of Giving in Dentistry: Strengthen Your Team and Community

A Culture of Giving in Dentistry: Strengthen Your Team and Community

To build a broader culture of giving in dentistry, Dr. Jeffrey Bonk shares ways to make #givingtuesday even more impactful for your team and your community.

| 3 months ago
Enamel Rods: The Key to Successful Restorative Adhesion

Enamel Rods: The Key to Successful Restorative Adhesion

Dr. Jefferey Bonk outlines the importance of the role enamel rods play in ensuring optimal adhesion and ideal longevity of restorations.

| 3 months ago
Connecting the Dots: Tips for Communicating with Your Dental Lab
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Connecting the Dots: Tips for Communicating with Your Dental Lab

Dr. Jeffrey Bonk provides practical tips for communicating with your dental lab to ensure the best treatment planning outcomes.

| 5 months ago
Benefits of Chlorhexidine in the Adhesion Process

Benefits of Chlorhexidine in the Adhesion Process

Dr. Jeffrey Bonk discusses the role and benefits of chlorhexidine in achieving ideal adhesion outcomes.

| 8 months ago
The Significance of Centric Relation When Preparing Posterior Crowns

The Significance of Centric Relation When Preparing Posterior Crowns

Dr. Bonk shares a discussion with a resident about the significance of centric relation when preparing posterior crowns to avoid the sudden loss of vertical...

| 1 year ago
Three Keys to Ceramic Dental Adhesion: Enamel, Dentin, and Cementum Variations

Three Keys to Ceramic Dental Adhesion: Enamel, Dentin, and Cementum Variations

Longevity and retention of direct composite restorations or indirect ceramic veneers depend on adequate adhesion to the tooth surface, making ceramic...

| 1 year ago
A Quick Tooth Shade Matching Technique to Simplify the Chairside Process

A Quick Tooth Shade Matching Technique to Simplify the Chairside Process

Using this tooth shade matching technique makes selecting a reference tooth shade simple, efficient, and predictable for restorative dentists to do chairside.

| 1 year ago
Using Golden Percentage in Dentistry for Ideal Tooth Proportions

Using Golden Percentage in Dentistry for Ideal Tooth Proportions

One of the critical aspects of esthetic dentistry is creating geometric or mathematical proportions for esthetic outcomes. Applying the concept of golden...

| 1 year ago
Communicating a Facebow Transfer Procedure: A Case Study

Communicating a Facebow Transfer Procedure: A Case Study

A successful facebow transfer procedure requires accurate images and concise communication with the dental lab. This case study outlines the best way...

| 1 year ago
Managing Diastemas With Veneers

Managing Diastemas With Veneers

Check out this FGTP-based approach to managing the challenging issue of diastemas with veneers.

| 1 year ago
Fabrication and Use of an Incisal Edge Guide

Fabrication and Use of an Incisal Edge Guide

A clinical case study of the fabrication and use of the incisal edge guide and how it can improve communication with a dental laboratory technician and...

| 1 year ago
PFM or Zirconia Crown? A Patient’s Question and Concerns

PFM or Zirconia Crown? A Patient’s Question and Concerns

Today's patients are very much aware of dentistry and its benefits to oral health. This greater engagement has led to our patients asking more questions...

| 2 years ago