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Simple Steps to Curb Postoperative Sensitivity
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Simple Steps to Curb Postoperative Sensitivity

Over the years many advances in knowledge and technology have decreased the incidence of postoperative sensitivity and pain. However, some of our best...

| 7 years ago
A Simple Tip to Evaluate and Adjust Interproximal Contacts
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A Simple Tip to Evaluate and Adjust Interproximal Contacts

Have you ever over adjusted an interproximal contact of direct restorations? Unfortunately this happens to all of us on occasion and in most cases (unless...

| 7 years ago
Failure to Communicate
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Failure to Communicate

I would like to share something that happened to me recently in hopes you can avoid it happening to you. Several years ago I saw a patient for evaluation...

| 7 years ago
Implant Planning With CBCT
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Implant Planning With CBCT

In a previous article I spoke about implant planning and the need for both proper placement and of course sufficient tissue surrounding any implants....

| 8 years ago
Triumph Over the Dark Side
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Triumph Over the Dark Side

I would like to share a particularly challenging case I had to deal with a few years ago, and how keeping an open mind along with some great teamwork...

| 8 years ago
What Lies in the Third Dimension [Part II]
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What Lies in the Third Dimension [Part II]

In a previous article I've discussed how using CBCT can help discover the source of a patient's pain. However, there are many other advantages to using...

| 8 years ago
Made in the Shade
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Made in the Shade

One of the common challenges I face daily as a restorative dentist is shade matching. Teeth have different layers of color that allow for variances not...

| 8 years ago
How to Prevent and Manage Bonded Contacts
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How to Prevent and Manage Bonded Contacts

With the increased use of bonded all-ceramic materials in dentistry today, particularly in the posterior, one frustration I hear repeatedly from my fellow...

| 8 years ago
Are You Standing in the Way of Treatment?
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Are You Standing in the Way of Treatment?

One thing I often hear is that most dentists would like to have the constraints and limitations they face with insurance to vanish. I also hear the same...

| 8 years ago
What Lies in the Third Dimension
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What Lies in the Third Dimension

Technology like CBCT scans can help dentists better treatment plan cases.

| 8 years ago