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Increase Predictability With Your Lab
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Increase Predictability With Your Lab

Would you like to make your communication with your lab more predictable? When it comes to increasing predictability, communication with our lab is the...

| 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...

| 7 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
Making Occlusal Adjustments Easier
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Making Occlusal Adjustments Easier

Years ago I was introduced to a bur that I've found to be fantastic for occlusal adjustment. The bur I'm referring to is an 8909, also sometimes...

| 7 years ago
Improve Your Bitewings With a Cotton Tip Applicator
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Improve Your Bitewings With a Cotton Tip Applicator

If you're like me, you or your team has trouble getting the contacts on bitewings open at times. I would like to share a simple tip to help you get those...

| 7 years ago
Pulpal Fiction?
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Pulpal Fiction?

Do you see anything that catches your eye on the periapical radiograph (above left) taken recently in my office? Perhaps the title here...

| 7 years ago
An Investment in Patient Comfort and Safety
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An Investment in Patient Comfort and Safety

We all know we use bright lights when treating our patients. We work very close to our patients and it's quite easy to shine our lights in their eyes....

| 7 years ago
A Scalpel for Resin?
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A Scalpel for Resin?

Does using a rotary instrument to remove excess resin cement or composite ever make you nervous? Personally I find it particularly troubling around a...

| 7 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