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Question for the Day
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Question for the Day

Geek is my middle name. If something has buttons, red lights, shiny stuff and makes noise I'm pulled in like a moth to a flame. I realize that not...

| 8 years ago
Ouch!
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Ouch!

This recent emergency patient just had the restoration on his molar placed about four days prior to seeing me. He was complaining of...

| 8 years ago
How CBCT Saved Our Keisters
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How CBCT Saved Our Keisters

We look at how cone beam CT helped better prepare a dentist and surgeon for implant placement surgery.

| 8 years ago
What Happened Here?
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What Happened Here?

A young lady came into my practice last week complaining of pain on the right side of her face. Her discomfort had been growing in intensity since she...

| 8 years ago
"My Teeth are Sore."
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"My Teeth are Sore."

This individual presented for a restorative evaluation and during the exam reported that his front teeth are sometimes sore. The two images below show...

| 9 years ago
Don't You Love a Challenge?
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Don't You Love a Challenge?

This young lady decided to try shooting a handgun that had considerable recoil. Without proper instruction, she pulled the trigger and the gun kicked...

| 9 years ago
Photo Tips
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Photo Tips

Those blasted buccal shots! Hard to see and hard to be sure that the correct alignment and framing are in the image. Most of the time, I believe that...

| 9 years ago
Weird Stuff I Get to See
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Weird Stuff I Get to See

This bridge has been in place for about 20 years. The patient is beginning a comprehensive course of treatment and we are getting ready for ortho so...

| 11 years ago
How Much Is .1mm?
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How Much Is .1mm?

I have a pet peeve. It has to do with prepping teeth. I still remember my operative instructor in junior clinic telling me to 'drop that proximal box...

| 11 years ago
Magic Hemostasis
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Magic Hemostasis

I try really hard not to touch tissue when I prep teeth or when I am delivering bonded ceramic restorations. Blood is the enemy and I don't like red margins....

| 11 years ago
Whose Teeth Are They Anyway?
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Whose Teeth Are They Anyway?

I recently completed a case for a young dentist. It had been a long haul for the two of us, and I was both excited and anxious on the day of delivery....

| 11 years ago
Belt and Suspenders
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Belt and Suspenders

Provisionals on veneer preparations can be challenging. The 'shrink to fit' or 'shrink-wrap' technique has gained popularity over the years. That is,...

| 11 years ago