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Why Do I Need A Facebow?
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Why Do I Need A Facebow?

This article describes how using a facebow with a semi-adjustable articulator will save you time, money and help improve patient satisfaction.

| 1 year 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...

| 4 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...

| 4 years ago
Lip Service: How to Evaluate a Crooked Smile
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Lip Service: How to Evaluate a Crooked Smile

A person's smile is a work of art. Think about it, the lips function as the frame and the teeth are the picture. As with actual pieces of art, we look...

| 7 years ago
What’s the best course?
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What’s the best course?

This 50-year-old woman presented with hopeless teeth from the upper right central through the upper left second molar. Her one remaining molar on the...

| 7 years ago
Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 2
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Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 2

You saw this 55-year-old patient in my last blog, so you know that she has a deteriorating joint on the left side as well as severely periodontally involved...

| 7 years ago
Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 1
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Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 1

It has been said that there are no easy cases, and I think that I believe it after the run of new patients I've had the past six months. So, once again,...

| 7 years ago
It is always a question of values
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It is always a question of values

I have a good friend who recently had a very challenging experience with her longtime dentist. She has been in the practice since she was a child and...

| 7 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...

| 8 years ago