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Finishing the Direct Posterior Composite Restoration:  A Visual Essay
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Finishing the Direct Posterior Composite Restoration: A Visual Essay

Dr. Jason Smithson writes about an under-examined part of doing composite restorations—the finishing protocol—and outlines three components of a successful process.

| 2 months ago
Full Arch Reconstruction:  The Strategic Management of Remaining Teeth in Arch Distribution

Full Arch Reconstruction: The Strategic Management of Remaining Teeth in Arch Distribution

In this article, Dr. Ricardo Mitrani presents the case for strategically retaining healthy teeth rather than extracting all teeth in a full arch reconstruction.

| 3 months ago
Evaluating Occlusal Cant Problems During the Restoration Try In

Evaluating Occlusal Cant Problems During the Restoration Try In

Dr. Robert Winter discusses how to identify a cant problem in a restoration—and what to do about it.

| 3 months ago
Sequential Extraction Protocol for Full Arch Implant Therapy

Sequential Extraction Protocol for Full Arch Implant Therapy

In this fully illustrated article, Dr. Ricardo Mitrani show how the Sequential Extraction Protocol can be a preferred alternative in full arch cases.

| 4 months ago
Does an Acid Insult Alone Cause Cupping or Cratering on Exposed Dentin?

Does an Acid Insult Alone Cause Cupping or Cratering on Exposed Dentin?

Spear Resident Faculty member Dr. Robert Winter reveals other factors, beyond acid insult, that can contribute to cupping and cratering on exposed dentin.

| 5 months ago
The Advantages of Implant-Assisted Removable Partial Dentures (RPDs)
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The Advantages of Implant-Assisted Removable Partial Dentures (RPDs)

Dr. Ricardo Mitrani outlines the benefits of implant-assisted RPDs and explains why they can be an ideal 'transitional' treatment option for many patients.

| 5 months ago
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...

| 11 months ago