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Class II Resin Restorations: Quick Tips to Help Manage the “Step Child” of Direct Restorations
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Class II Resin Restorations: Quick Tips to Help Manage the “Step Child” of Direct Restorations

Over the past decade, there has been a huge shift in dentistry going from using amalgam or 'mercury' fillings in posterior teeth to being 'metal free,'...

| 4 years ago
How Material Choices and Technology Can Impact Your Crown and Bridge Fit
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How Material Choices and Technology Can Impact Your Crown and Bridge Fit

If you are like me, one of the more satisfying things when delivering an indirect restoration is not only that it looks good, but it's a great day...

| 4 years ago
TMJ vs.TMD
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TMJ vs.TMD

If you have been in dentistry for any time at all, and even outside of dentistry, we have heard the term or acronym 'TMJ.'  When most people here it,...

| 4 years ago
Choosing Excellence for Your Life and Dental Practice
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Choosing Excellence for Your Life and Dental Practice

If you are like me and many dental professionals, then you are a perfectionist by nature. In other words, many of us are driven to deliver 'perfect' results...

| 4 years ago
Possible Risk Factor for Implant Placement
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Possible Risk Factor for Implant Placement

When it comes to looking at the possibility of implant placement, there are several things that we must consider, from the implant site itself to our...

| 4 years ago
Treatment Planning 101: Part III
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Treatment Planning 101: Part III

In Part I and Part II of this series, I discussed what research is showing us about periodontal disease; how it impacts the overall longevity of our patients'...

| 5 years ago
Treatment Planning 101: Part II
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Treatment Planning 101: Part II

In the first article of this series, I began to discuss treatment planning and the importance of knowing how research can and should impact our treatment...

| 5 years ago
Treatment Planning 101: Part I
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Treatment Planning 101: Part I

As our overall population ages and their desire to maintain their oral health increases, they present to our practices with more and more complex...

| 5 years ago
It’s Just a Temporary… Right?
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It’s Just a Temporary… Right?

Sometimes, we think of our temporaries or provisionals as just that – temporary. Poorly-fitted temporaries can lead to issues including food...

| 5 years ago
To Graft or Not to Graft?
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To Graft or Not to Graft?

Even with advancements in modern dentistry, tooth extraction is still a common procedure that is completed. In some cases, it is the only choice that...

| 5 years ago
Is Food Wreaking Havoc on Your Implants?
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Is Food Wreaking Havoc on Your Implants?

Over the years I have noticed sometimes after placing and restoring implants—especially on lower posterior areas—that the proximal contacts seemed to open up...

| 5 years ago
Papilla: Don't Call it a Comeback
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Papilla: Don't Call it a Comeback

We have plenty of patients present to our offices desiring a nicer smile. Of course we want to transform our patient's desires into the restorations...

| 5 years ago