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Color Science: Shade Guides and Shade Selection
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Color Science: Shade Guides and Shade Selection

Better understand color science in dentistry with this review of shade guides, shade taking and shade selection.

| 2 years ago
Feldspathic Vs. Pressable Ceramic Veneers
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Feldspathic Vs. Pressable Ceramic Veneers

I often say there is no one size fits all solution in dental material selection. Of course there are certain materials that have multiple uses based...

| 6 years ago
Light Savers: Understanding Variables in Shade Selection
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Light Savers: Understanding Variables in Shade Selection

Color is experienced through our eyes. An understanding of our physiology is basic to the application of the principles of color science and shade selection...

| 6 years ago
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...

| 6 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...

| 6 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...

| 6 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...

| 6 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...

| 6 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...

| 6 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?...

| 6 years ago