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The Significance of Centric Relation When Preparing Posterior Crowns

The Significance of Centric Relation When Preparing Posterior Crowns

Dr. Bonk shares a discussion with a resident about the significance of centric relation when preparing posterior crowns to avoid the sudden loss of vertical...

| 2 months ago
How Pulp Testing Can Benefit Restorative Dentistry
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How Pulp Testing Can Benefit Restorative Dentistry

Spear's Dr. Andy Janiga explains how restorative dentists can benefit from the use of pulp testing before starting treatment on a patient.

| 2 months ago
Three Keys to Ceramic Dental Adhesion: Enamel, Dentin, and Cementum Variations

Three Keys to Ceramic Dental Adhesion: Enamel, Dentin, and Cementum Variations

Longevity and retention of direct composite restorations or indirect ceramic veneers depend on adequate adhesion to the tooth surface, making ceramic...

| 3 months ago
Management of Uncomplicated Crown Fractures in the Permanent Dentition

Management of Uncomplicated Crown Fractures in the Permanent Dentition

With crown fractures and luxation of the permanent dentition the most common injuries, a busy dental office must know how to manage uncomplicated crown...

| 4 months ago
Communicating a Facebow Transfer Procedure: A Case Study

Communicating a Facebow Transfer Procedure: A Case Study

A successful facebow transfer procedure requires accurate images and concise communication with the dental lab. This case study outlines the best way...

| 6 months ago
TMJ and Treatment Planning: Treating Joint Issues for More Predictable Results
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TMJ and Treatment Planning: Treating Joint Issues for More Predictable Results

TMJ and treatment planning are interconnected. If a TMJ issue is discovered, having a predictable workflow for joint-based treatment planning can help....

| 6 months ago
Managing Diastemas With Veneers

Managing Diastemas With Veneers

Check out this FGTP-based approach to managing the challenging issue of diastemas with veneers.

| 8 months ago
Dr. Robert Winter Reports Antioxidant Updates

Dr. Robert Winter Reports Antioxidant Updates

Dr. Robert Winter brings dentists up to date with the latest antioxidant research to fight systemic inflammation in patients.

| 11 months ago
Radiographic Assessment Before Cementation—Detecting the “Misfit” of Indirect Restorations
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Radiographic Assessment Before Cementation—Detecting the “Misfit” of Indirect Restorations

Dr. Bob Winter highlights why radiographic assessment before cementation for indirect restorations is unreliable and therefore, not recommended.

| 1 year ago
Post-Pandemic Dentistry: Why Dental Caries are On the Rise

Post-Pandemic Dentistry: Why Dental Caries are On the Rise

Why are dental caries on the rise? Visiting faculty Dr. Jeff Lineberry discusses the causes behind the increase in decay.

| 1 year ago
Facilitating Treatment Utilizing Pre-Existing Implant Components
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Facilitating Treatment Utilizing Pre-Existing Implant Components

In this case review, Dr. Ricardo Mitrani explores how his team expedited provisionalization and mitigated cost involving pre-existing implant components.

| 1 year ago
Learning “Superfood” – How One Question Makes Campus Learning Stick

Learning “Superfood” – How One Question Makes Campus Learning Stick

Resident faculty instructor Dr. Jeff Bonk reflects on how he has made the transition from campus learning to practice reality.

| 1 year ago