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Managing Cement Retained Implants
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Managing Cement Retained Implants

While cement retained implants are widely popular, cement sepsis is one issue when it comes to cement retained implants.

| 6 years ago
New Materials: They're Here and More Are Coming
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New Materials: They're Here and More Are Coming

As we all know, change is always happening and dentistry is no exception – particularly when it comes to dental materials. Recently there has been a...

| 6 years ago
Two Methods for a Clean and Clear Tongue Space
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Two Methods for a Clean and Clear Tongue Space

I don't know about you, but I really hate it when I get excess stone in the tongue space on a lower model. Not only does it look terrible, this excess...

| 6 years ago
Does That Tooth Really Need to Be Extracted?
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Does That Tooth Really Need to Be Extracted?

As we all know, sometimes we just can't see the cause of a problem with radiographs. This is particularly true when dealing with 2-D radiographs like...

| 6 years ago
Three Steps to Simplifying Direct Bonding
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Three Steps to Simplifying Direct Bonding

When I am restoring excessively worn teeth for a patient, I like to start with direct provisional bonding. While this can be a tremendously beneficial...

| 6 years ago
Dealing with Nervous Patients [Part II]
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Dealing with Nervous Patients [Part II]

In a previous article I discussed managing patients with mild to moderate anxiety. While the methods discussed previously will allow you successfully...

| 6 years ago
Dealing with Nervous Patients [Part I]
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Dealing with Nervous Patients [Part I]

As we all know the thought of visiting a dental office can cause anxiety for many of our patients. This anxiety can range from mild nervousness to extreme...

| 6 years ago
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
Managing Patients With Multiple Bites
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Managing Patients With Multiple Bites

Have you ever had a patient ask you which one of their bites you want when you ask them to close? If so, you know that if there is any restorative work...

| 6 years ago
How to Deal With an Over-Adjusted Contact
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How to Deal With an Over-Adjusted Contact

Most restorative dentists, myself included, have over adjusted a contact on a porcelain crown when trying it in. While this doesn't happen often, when...

| 6 years ago
Complete and Accurate Periodontal Charting
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Complete and Accurate Periodontal Charting

Helping patients retain their natural teeth and maintain overall health is vital. It's important to closely monitor their periodontal health and recommend...

| 6 years ago
The Icing on the Cake: Finish on Provisionals
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The Icing on the Cake: Finish on Provisionals

We all know how important it is to provide excellent temporaries or provisionals for our patients. From testing proposed changes to impressing excellent...

| 6 years ago