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What To Do With a Gummy Smile
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What To Do With a Gummy Smile

A brief look at the causes of and how to treat gummy smiles.

| 4 years ago
Where's the Overjet: Why Veneers Are Breaking Off
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Where's the Overjet: Why Veneers Are Breaking Off

In this case presentation, we look at treatment options for a dental patient who's veneers keep breaking and popping off. What would you do?

| 4 years ago
Cemented vs. Screw-Retained Implant Restorations
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Cemented vs. Screw-Retained Implant Restorations

We focus on cemented restorations - when and why to use it as well as best practices.

| 4 years ago
Implant Maintenance for Long-Term Success
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Implant Maintenance for Long-Term Success

Dr. Steve Ratcliff shares how ongoing implant maintenance is the key to long-term implant success.

| 5 years ago
How a Cone Beam CT Saved a Dental Patient's Life
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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.

| 5 years ago
Who gets to decide where the implants go?
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Who gets to decide where the implants go?

In today's article, Dr. Steve Ratcliff answers the question, 'Who decides where dental implants go – specialists, GPs or both?'

| 5 years ago
Pictures: They Don't Always Tell the Whole Story
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Pictures: They Don't Always Tell the Whole Story

Dentistry is never static, however, the principles of diagnosis and treatment planning are timeless. What changes is not the principle but the understanding...

| 5 years ago
I'll Keep That Case, Thank You!
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I'll Keep That Case, Thank You!

Many years ago when I was new to my own practice I had a hard conversation with one of the periodontists with whom I was working. I told him that I was...

| 5 years ago
When I Should Have Said No!
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When I Should Have Said No!

You would think after 36 years in dentistry that I would know better. The patient seems great, the story sounds plausible, the exam is promising...

| 5 years ago
When Should I Worry About a Jaw Click?
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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...

| 5 years ago
TADs to the Rescue!
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TADs to the Rescue!

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...

| 5 years ago
CAD/CAM and Planning
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CAD/CAM and Planning

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...

| 5 years ago