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A New Generation of Zirconia
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A New Generation of Zirconia

A new zirconia called IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime, which uses a new gradient manufacturing technology, produces a restoration that is more esthetic than previous zirconia...

| 1 day ago
Modern Materials for Pulpal Protection
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Modern Materials for Pulpal Protection

Calcium hydroxide is a standard for maintaining pulp vitality in cases where the pulp is exposed, but it has limitations, and mineral trioxide aggregate...

| 1 week ago
Try Before You Buy: Evaluating Indirect Restorative Impression Materials
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Try Before You Buy: Evaluating Indirect Restorative Impression Materials

Your guide to evaluating and selecting restorative impression materials that provide accuracy and predictability.

| 2 weeks ago
Managing ‘Kissing Contacts’
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Managing ‘Kissing Contacts’

Explore ways to predictably deliver tight and well-contoured contacts from composite and what some clinicians refer to as 'kissing contacts.'

| 1 month ago
Study Club Module: Treatment Options for Long-Term Provisionalization
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Study Club Module: Treatment Options for Long-Term Provisionalization

This new study club module address treatment alternatives and provides several case studies to demonstrate how to use resin-bonded bridges for fixed long-term...

| 1 month ago
Why Photography is Essential in Your Practice
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Why Photography is Essential in Your Practice

Learn why stronger clinical photography is such an important tool to improve communication and facilitate improved patient outcomes.

| 2 months ago
Utilizing Laser to Remove Ceramic Veneers
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Utilizing Laser to Remove Ceramic Veneers

Utilizing laser to remove ceramic veneers degrades the bonding interface with hydrolysis of the water in the resin cement, leading to easy removal.

| 2 months ago
The Pros and Cons of Thermoplastic Partial Dentures
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The Pros and Cons of Thermoplastic Partial Dentures

Dr. Mary Ann Salcetti discusses the advances in thermoplastic materials and their use in prosthetic dentistry.

| 3 months ago
Restorative Design and the Sterile Pencil
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Restorative Design and the Sterile Pencil

How can the use of red pencil lines help you improve your tooth reduction planning?

| 3 months ago
Root Banking in 3 Steps
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Root Banking in 3 Steps

Root banking can be a great treatment option. Find out why and how to do it successfully in just three steps.

| 3 months ago
Spear Talk Highlight - 'Should I Invest In an Intraoral Scanner?'
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Spear Talk Highlight - 'Should I Invest In an Intraoral Scanner?'

Still on the fence about whether or not to invest in an intraoral scanner? Not sure how to decide on the right one? Check out this Spear TALK thread for...

| 4 months ago
Do You Still Use Traditional Cement?
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Do You Still Use Traditional Cement?

What type of cement do you use for restorations? Dr. Gregg Kinzer details when he uses traditional cement or when he bonds restorations.

| 4 months ago