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5 Types of Tooth Fractures: The Silent Epidemic Part II
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5 Types of Tooth Fractures: The Silent Epidemic Part II

Discover the five types of cracks in teeth in this second article on the silent epidemic of cracked teeth.

| 5 days ago
Solving the Silent Epidemic of Cracked Teeth
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Solving the Silent Epidemic of Cracked Teeth

Cracked teeth may be an epidemic, but it can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Here are some tips on helping your patients with cracked teeth.

| 4 months ago
What Are Treatment Options for the Cracked Tooth?
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What Are Treatment Options for the Cracked Tooth?

Dr. Jeff Lineberry concludes his three-part series on cracked teeth with a look into best treatment methods for various cracked tooth and fractured cusp...

| 1 year ago
When Patients Present With Confusing Pain
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When Patients Present With Confusing Pain

Nine potential causes of pain for patients who doesn't have an obvious diagnosis.

| 2 years ago
Periodontal Disease: Is It Just Bacteria vs. Host, Host vs. Bacteria or ...
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Periodontal Disease: Is It Just Bacteria vs. Host, Host vs. Bacteria or ...

Even after doing all of the right things, sometimes our periodontal patients do not get better and, in some cases, are getting worse. Is it their lack...

| 2 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,...

| 3 years ago
What is the Universal Dental Language?
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What is the Universal Dental Language?

Every day in our practices and with each one of our patients, our ability to communicate impacts our success immensely. Not only are we able to do what...

| 4 years ago
Using a 'Liquid Dam' in Your Restorative Practice
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Using a 'Liquid Dam' in Your Restorative Practice

The first time I used a 'liquid dam' in dentistry was when I started doing in-office whitening. A liquid dam is a flowable, light cured material that...

| 4 years ago
Completing Class IV Restorations: Finishing and Polishing
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Completing Class IV Restorations: Finishing and Polishing

Once you have your resin/composite in place, it's time to begin finishing your Class IV restoration. It begins with doing your gross contours and using your...

| 4 years ago
I Finally Saw the Light
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I Finally Saw the Light

Let's face it, as dentists we work in a small, confined and dark environment doing very detailed work. In order to do so, it's important to clearly see...

| 6 years ago