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Technology Doesn’t Always Make for Better Dentistry

Is it the tech or the detective work that makes for better restorative dentistry? Consider this case before answering.

| 1 month ago
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Milled vs. Waxed-and-Pressed Restorations: Which Is Better?

Do milled or waxed-and-pressed restorations fit better? We look at the evidence.

| 1 month ago
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Veneer Preparations: Advantages/Disadvantages of Breaking Interproximal Contact

Should you or shouldn't you break interproximal contact? We examine that question in this article.

| 2 months ago
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Success in Space With a Fixed Hybrid Prosthesis

Avoid not providing enough prosthetic space in fixed hybrid prosthesis cases by following these eight considerations.

| 3 months ago
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Want Better Dental Restorations? Put Down Your Handpiece

How can you get better at restorative dentistry? One dentist has a suggestion.

| 3 months ago
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Why You Should be Using Glycerin on Your Composite Restorations

Dr. Gregg Kinzer discusses composite restorations and the use of glycerin to get a harder composite surface.

| 4 months ago
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7 Key Steps to Improving Adult Orthodontic Case Acceptance

With adult orthodontic treatment, patients may not accept treatment for myriad reasons. Here are a few steps to take to help them see the benefits to...

| 4 months ago
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The ‘Customized’ Posterior Composite Matrix

Posterior Class II resin restorations can be difficult, but you can make it a little easier using this 6-step customized matrix technique.

| 5 months ago
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Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part VIII

We look at soft-tissue grafting for dental patients who present with non-carious cervical lesions.

| 5 months ago
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5 Types of Tooth Fractures: The Silent Epidemic Part II

Discover the five types of cracks in teeth in this second article on the silent epidemic of cracked teeth.

| 6 months ago
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Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part VII

We look at facial margin placement considerations for a patient who has several different dental problems.

| 6 months ago
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How to Develop a Successful Fixed Hybrid Treatment Model

If you want to better achieve cohesive interdisciplinary treatment planning for fixed hybrid prosthesis patients, this article will get you on the right...

| 7 months ago