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How to Take a Bite
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How to Take a Bite

Taking bite records is fundamental to laboratory communication. When you're prepping a case, it's helpful to keep the basic principles in mind to ensure...

| 7 years ago
Do You Have a Backup Plan?
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Do You Have a Backup Plan?

Have you ever wanted to throw your computer out of an open window? We've all been there: the frozen screen, lost files, or worse—the crashed hard drive. When...

| 7 years ago
Top Five Reasons Patients Are Afraid of You
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Top Five Reasons Patients Are Afraid of You

Many people have at least some fear of going to a dentist for treatment. As we all know some even suffer from an anxiety so strong they forego treatment...

| 7 years ago
Committee Finds No Link Between Periodontal Disease and Heart Disease
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Committee Finds No Link Between Periodontal Disease and Heart Disease

Many of you may have received the e-mail Issue Alert from the ADA about the link between gum disease and heart disease. According to a recent scientific...

| 7 years ago
Three Ways to Ruin the Relationship With Your Dental Technician
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Three Ways to Ruin the Relationship With Your Dental Technician

One of the areas not often talked about in dentistry is the communication between dentists and lab technicians. This connection is vital not only for...

| 7 years ago
Dental x-rays linked to brain tumors?
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Dental x-rays linked to brain tumors?

A recent study published in an early electronic version of Cancer, a publication of The American Cancer Society, links dental x-ray exposure to brain...

| 7 years ago
The Top 10 Problems With Shade Selection
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The Top 10 Problems With Shade Selection

Poor lighting, mixed materials, old shade guides ... these are just some of the top issues dentists face with shade...

| 7 years ago
Tooth Brushing? There’s an App for That!
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Tooth Brushing? There’s an App for That!

While in Chicago, I happened upon the Beam toothbrush, a Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush that connects to an Android app. It has a timer to increase the...

| 7 years ago
Another Chicago Come and Gone
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Another Chicago Come and Gone

I just returned from the CDS Midwinter meeting. As always, it was a great experience to see old friends and make new ones. We have a great profession...

| 7 years ago
The first piece to the puzzle in shade taking: The Light
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The first piece to the puzzle in shade taking: The Light

In my last blog we discussed the four pieces to the shade-taking puzzle. Let's take the first piece: The light. There are two aspects to this variable...

| 7 years ago
How Old is Your Shade Guide?
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How Old is Your Shade Guide?

Most dentists receive or purchase their shade guides in dental school and continue to use them throughout their careers. How old is your shade guide?...

| 7 years ago
How Do You Know that You Are Making a Difference?
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How Do You Know that You Are Making a Difference?

Many of us get wrapped up in our day-to-day routine of practice and sometimes we forget what an impact we have on our patients' lives. We all remember...

| 7 years ago