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Using a Leaf Gauge With Intention: Part I
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Using a Leaf Gauge With Intention: Part I

Isn't it amazing how a bunch of skinny pieces of plastic that provide so much useful, if not critical, information in everyday practice, can also...

| 4 years ago
Flipping the Triangle for Dental Patients: Part II
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Flipping the Triangle for Dental Patients: Part II

You can access Part I of this series by clicking on the link. A 2010 article by Margolius and Bodenheimer notes that, 'Somehow, there must be...

| 4 years ago
Flipping the Triangle for Dental Patients: Part I
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Flipping the Triangle for Dental Patients: Part I

In a recent post, I shared an article that resonates with me regarding dentists shifting the paradigm from tooth fixers to a business of giving patients...

| 4 years ago
Dental Patients: Another Identity Crisis?!
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Dental Patients: Another Identity Crisis?!

Is your livelihood based on your income from doing dentistry for your work?  In other words, are you dependent on money that you make from restoring teeth...

| 4 years ago
Implementation: Is it Reality?
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Implementation: Is it Reality?

In a previous article, we looked at the common dilemma of implementation of concepts, techniques and philosophies after a quality learning experience....

| 5 years ago
The Infamous Mandibular Block
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The Infamous Mandibular Block

At a recent Facially Generated Treatment Planning workshop, I was having lunch with a group of dentists with a wide range of experience and age–from one year...

| 5 years ago
The Appliance as a Diagnostic Tool
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The Appliance as a Diagnostic Tool

The oral orthotic appliance has almost as many uses as a diagnostic aid and for treatment as it has names – splint, bite splint, guard, night guard,...

| 5 years ago
Just Blame It on Your Dental Assistant
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Just Blame It on Your Dental Assistant

Remember the last time you were preparing a tooth for a crown and couldn't see at all because your mirror was soaked?  And your patient's head was turned...

| 5 years ago
The Infamous Monday After CE
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The Infamous Monday After CE

How many times have we heard the phrase, this course will change the way you do dentistry on Monday – or when you go back to the office on Monday…...

| 5 years ago
Condylar Inclination? I'm Just Restoring the Front Teeth...
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Condylar Inclination? I'm Just Restoring the Front Teeth...

Most of us are doing diagnostic wax-ups before restoring front teeth – we might even be using the wax-up to make a stent for our provisional...

| 5 years ago
Trust the Process
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Trust the Process

During a recent Facially Generated Treatment Planning workshop I was talking to a participant about how much of an impact the routine use of Facially...

| 5 years ago
Is the Staining 'Triple-Threat' Working Against You?
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Is the Staining 'Triple-Threat' Working Against You?

Would you be open to the possibility that most conditions that we see in dentistry are multi-factorial and ambiguous? I thought so.

| 5 years ago