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Tips to Overcome Common Mistakes in Conversion Protocol for Fixed Hybrids
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Tips to Overcome Common Mistakes in Conversion Protocol for Fixed Hybrids

Get tips on fixed hybrid techniques, including an immediate loading protocol that includes converting an immediate denture to a fixed provisional, implant-supported...

| 1 month ago
5 Elements of the ‘Less is More’ Approach in Interdisciplinary Treatment
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5 Elements of the ‘Less is More’ Approach in Interdisciplinary Treatment

Like architecture and design, sometimes the simplest option is most effective in dentistry.

| 2 months ago
Immediate Implant Placement in a Maxillary Molar Site with a Personalized Healing Abutment
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Immediate Implant Placement in a Maxillary Molar Site with a Personalized Healing Abutment

Learn a step-by-step technique for more confidence in your placement of a Straumann BLX implant with a personalized healing abutment fabricated with flowable...

| 3 months ago
The Use of a Plaster Verification Jig to Ensure Accuracy of the Master Cast Jig
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The Use of a Plaster Verification Jig to Ensure Accuracy of the Master Cast Jig

Dr. Mitrani's visual essay outlines steps to understand materials and techniques to fabricate a plaster verification jig.

| 4 months ago
The Power of Anticipation
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The Power of Anticipation

Anticipating the unexpected is essential to aligning your team to delight your patients with greater consistency.

| 4 months ago
Terminal Dentition: Where Do We Draw the Line?
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Terminal Dentition: Where Do We Draw the Line?

When should you extract? When should you preserve? Learning to perform a thorough terminal dentition evaluation will help you better decide the fate of...

| 6 months ago
My Tooth Broke as I Was Eating Soft Bread
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My Tooth Broke as I Was Eating Soft Bread

There is no reason for a dental restoration to have an expiration date, though the longevity or prognosis of any dental restoration is directly influenced...

| 6 months ago
5 Elements to Consider when Selecting a Full Arch Implant Prosthetic Solution
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5 Elements to Consider when Selecting a Full Arch Implant Prosthetic Solution

As baby boomers age, clinicians need to be prepared to help by considering five essential aspects for the best course of treatment using full arch, implant-supported...

| 7 months ago
Utilizing Laser to Remove Ceramic Veneers
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Utilizing Laser to Remove Ceramic Veneers

Utilizing laser to remove ceramic veneers degrades the bonding interface with hydrolysis of the water in the resin cement, leading to easy removal.

| 8 months ago
Patient Communication in the Age of Information
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Patient Communication in the Age of Information

The evolution of technology and accessibility in today's modern age has had a huge impact on human behavior - so how does this change how we interact...

| 9 months ago
Optimal Smile Design Utilizing the Most Conservative Approach - a Visual Essay
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Optimal Smile Design Utilizing the Most Conservative Approach - a Visual Essay

In this detailed visual essay, learn how to design a beautiful smile using the most conservative possible methods.

| 10 months ago
4 Ways to Use Plumber's Tape in Your Dental Practice
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4 Ways to Use Plumber's Tape in Your Dental Practice

Call it plumber's tape, PTFE tape or thread seal tape, dentists should keep this in their armamentarium.

| 1 year ago