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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...

| 6 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....

| 6 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....

| 6 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....

| 6 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...

| 6 years ago
Three Universal Steps to Better Bonding
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Three Universal Steps to Better Bonding

As we know, bonding has become increasingly prevalent in today's dentistry. While bonding is indeed here to stay it's undeniably technique sensitive....

| 6 years ago
When the Restoration Fits the Model But Not the Patient
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When the Restoration Fits the Model But Not the Patient

Have you ever had a restoration that fit the model it was made on but not your patient's tooth? While this should be a rare occurance, this has or will...

| 6 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...

| 6 years ago
Two Fundamental Steps for Implant Planning [Ed.]
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Two Fundamental Steps for Implant Planning [Ed.]

Whether you're a specialist or restorative dentist, we are all faced with challenges; however, sometimes these challenges are avoidable with proper...

| 6 years ago