We've all dealt with it: a patient wants esthetic changes without using braces. What's a dentist to do?Steve Ratcliff | 4 years ago ›
Dental Impression Problems: Why You Get Them and How to Avoid Them
Here are a couple of quick fixes for some common impression material issues that lead to weird models.Steve Ratcliff | 5 years ago ›
Implant Abutments: What Do I Choose?
This article will help you decide whether to choose a stock implant abutment or a custom implant abutment based on your case.Steve Ratcliff | 5 years ago ›
This article describes how using a facebow with a semi-adjustable articulator will save you time, money and help improve patient satisfaction.Steve Ratcliff | 5 years ago ›
When Should Dentists Do Diagnostic Wax-ups?
Do you create diagnostic wax-ups before or after treatment?Steve Ratcliff | 6 years ago ›
In Treatment Planning, Details Matter
Using a full upper-arch zirconia implant-supported hybrid prosthesis case, we show how even the smallest detail can negatively affect results.Steve Ratcliff | 6 years ago ›
A brief look at the causes of and how to treat gummy smiles.Steve Ratcliff | 7 years ago ›
How a Cone Beam CT Saved a Dental Patient's Life
Dr. Steve Ratcliff discusses dentists' duty to pay attention for and report other health issues found during the diagnostic process.Steve Ratcliff | 7 years ago ›
When Should I Worry About a Jaw Click?
Clicks in the jaw joints are a really common finding in our patients. The question we most often hear is 'how do I know it is ok to do the dentistry if...Steve Ratcliff | 8 years ago ›
This is a patient who after several years of procrastinating has decided to move forward with treatment. The deciding factor for her was recurrent decay...Steve Ratcliff | 8 years ago ›
I am not a dentist who chooses to use an in-office milling system. It just doesn't make sense for my small practice and low volume of patients. Yet, I...Steve Ratcliff | 8 years ago ›
Restorations: Do They Need to Be Redone?
I have distinct memories of hearing lectures on the rationale for redoing restorations that included marginal leakage and stain as an indication to redo...Steve Ratcliff | 8 years ago ›