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How to Phase Treatment
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How to Phase Treatment

Dr. Gregg Kinzer provides a visual essay on how to phase a restorative dental treatment plan.

| 3 months ago
Finishing Anterior Composite: How to Recreate Natural Enamel Morphology and Texture
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Finishing Anterior Composite: How to Recreate Natural Enamel Morphology and Texture

Learn step-by-step how to finish and polish anterior composite restorations to look like natural tooth enamel.

| 3 months ago
Dental ‘Cloacopaprology’ — Minimal Invasive Tissue Retraction
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Dental ‘Cloacopaprology’ — Minimal Invasive Tissue Retraction

Learn a minimal invasive and cost-effective secret in obtaining predictable and efficient preparation margins that give adequate tissue retraction for...

| 4 months ago
Dental 'Cloacopapyrology' – Planning the Smile
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Dental 'Cloacopapyrology' – Planning the Smile

Discover the FGTP-related essentials of dental treatment planning with tooth outline templates.

| 4 months ago
Managing Open Interdental Spaces With Indirect Veneer Restorations: Provisional Fabrication (Part 3)
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Managing Open Interdental Spaces With Indirect Veneer Restorations: Provisional Fabrication (Part 3)

Learn how to manage open interdental spaces, diastemas, or black triangles, using a convex restorative form and how to fabricate provisional restorations...

| 5 months ago
Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations: Assessment and Identification of the Problem (Prologue)
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Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations: Assessment and Identification of the Problem (Prologue)

In this prologue to Dr. Winter's series, discover how to manage interdental spaces using a convex restorative form and the most common error in positioning...

| 5 months ago
The ‘Trial Smile’ Overlay Template
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The ‘Trial Smile’ Overlay Template

Discover the benefits and pitfalls of employing the 'Trial Smile' overlay template and how this simple, convenient, and non-invasive tool can provide...

| 5 months ago
Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations: The Interdental Finish Line Location (Part 2)
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Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations: The Interdental Finish Line Location (Part 2)

In Part 2 of Dr. Winter's series, discover how to manage interdental spaces using a convex restorative form and the most common error in positioning...

| 6 months ago
New Course – Direct Resin Artistry in the Posterior Dentition
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New Course – Direct Resin Artistry in the Posterior Dentition

Dr. Jason Smithson demonstrates how to place esthetic direct composite restorations using minimal shades of resin and common instruments found in most...

| 6 months ago
Form Follows Function: A Guide to Creating Highly Esthetic, Adjustment-Free Class 1 Restorations
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Form Follows Function: A Guide to Creating Highly Esthetic, Adjustment-Free Class 1 Restorations

What can dentists learn from architecture? Learn how the concept of form and function can be used to create esthetic restorations.

| 6 months ago
4 Burning Questions on Restorations with Ceramic or PFM Crowns
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4 Burning Questions on Restorations with Ceramic or PFM Crowns

Learn how to select between zirconia or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns — a common issue that's addressed in Spear's 'Restorative Design'...

| 7 months ago
Disruptive Innovation in the Dental Marketplace
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Disruptive Innovation in the Dental Marketplace

Positive disruption is occurring throughout the dental and health care industries. So, what's the impact on our patients? And how do we keep pace with...

| 7 months ago