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Fitting an Anterior Bite Plane

Part of the fabrication of an anterior bite plane appliance is assuring the fit. I hear lots of feedback that people struggle with them being too tight...

| 5 years ago
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Post Restorative Home Care Protocol

In the last few months I have been rethinking our home care recommendations for patients who have completed restorative dentistry. I am a big believer...

| 5 years ago
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CE Credits for Volunteer Hours

Just today I received an e-mail from the AGD that reported that the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry is looking at allowing licensed dentists to...

| 5 years ago
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Closing Black Triangles

A very common clinical scenario is the patient who wants to have restorative dentistry done to close black triangles in the esthetic zone. This can be...

| 5 years ago
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Gluma PowerGel

So, just when I thought there was nothing better in dentistry than Gluma, they bring out Gluma PowerGel. I have to say one of the things I find super...

| 5 years ago
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Reduction Matrices

One of the most commonly used terms in dentistry is conservative. As a profession, we are intent on preserving as much of the natural tooth structure...

| 5 years ago
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Porcelain Debonding

A common scenario dentists share with me is the debonding of a porcelain veneer; they are baffled by how it happens. In the situation I am thinking of,...

| 5 years ago
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Verifying Diagnostic Mountings - First Point of Contact

One of the things about mounted models that always used to worry me is, 'Are they mounted accurately enough?' I have a procedure in my office for verifying the...

| 6 years ago
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Diamond Polishing Paste

Lee Ann Brady suggests using diamond polishing paste as the final step when finishing porcelain, composite and even natural tooth surfaces after they...

| 6 years ago
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Lithium Disilicate in Five Minutes

Lee's quick, yet thorough, take on this hot topic in materials. Hear new uses, bonding versus cementing, and info on the crystalization cycle.

| 6 years ago
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Veneer Preps: Part 5 of 5

'Measure twice, cut once.' Borrowing a favorite phrase of her father's, Lee highlights the importance of verifying incisal reduction.

| 6 years ago
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Veneer Preps: Part 4 of 5

Incisal reduction tools and techniques.

| 6 years ago