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Simplifying Open Tray Impressions [Part II]
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Simplifying Open Tray Impressions [Part II]

In Part I of this series I discussed how 'guide cones' can help with open tray implant impressions. In this article I'll discuss forming your tray and...

| 6 years ago
Simplifying Open Tray Impressions [Part I]
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Simplifying Open Tray Impressions [Part I]

When it comes to implant impressions do you prefer open or closed tray impressions? For me, the biggest reason I prefer closed tray is I hate trying to...

| 6 years ago
Materials and Your Margins
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Materials and Your Margins

When specifying the materials your lab technician uses in the fabrication of your restorations, how specific do you get? Do you and your technician...

| 6 years ago
Can a Reduction Coping Help?
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Can a Reduction Coping Help?

Have you ever had to retake an impression because you did not create enough room for your lab technician? While it should be a rare occurrence, when it...

| 6 years ago
Reduction Guides and Provisional Matrices
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Reduction Guides and Provisional Matrices

In a previous article I discussed the difference between reduction and room when it comes your preparations. In this article I'll go into more depth when...

| 6 years ago
Can We Be Too Accurate With Bite Records?
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Can We Be Too Accurate With Bite Records?

Over the years the accuracy we are able to achieve in dentistry has greatly increased. While in most cases the more accurate we can be the better, there...

| 6 years ago
Reduction Versus Room
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Reduction Versus Room

Have you ever received a call from your lab telling you that they need more room to complete a case ideally? While it's a call we as restorative dentists...

| 6 years ago
Snake Killers: Are You Using Them?
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Snake Killers: Are You Using Them?

In a previous article I talked about tips for consistent models. While good models are of critical importance so is putting them in an articulator...

| 7 years ago
Three Steps to Consistent Stone Models
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Three Steps to Consistent Stone Models

When was the last time you thought about the models in your office? If you use a system such as CEREC the number of models you have may be somewhat reduced....

| 7 years ago
Undersized Teeth and Orthodontics
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Undersized Teeth and Orthodontics

In this article I'll discuss a simple yet effective way to make your cases that involve teeth of reduced size and orthodontics much more predictable....

| 7 years ago
Do You Measure Up?
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Do You Measure Up?

Would you like your preparations to be more efficient and predictable? As dentists we can have the tendency to under reduce when we cut our preparations....

| 7 years ago
The Importance of Texture
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The Importance of Texture

When was the last time you thought about the texture of your restorations? While we often think of getting the right shade or color when we're trying...

| 7 years ago