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Can You Light Cure Too Much?
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Can You Light Cure Too Much?

Light cure composite materials have produced a radical shift in dentistry over the past 40 years; it's a shift I have lived in while graduating...

| 6 years ago
Those Pesky Mirrors
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Those Pesky Mirrors

Using the mirrors necessary to gather intraoral images for Facially Generated Treatment Planning is, for most of us, the most difficult aspect of the...

| 6 years ago
Always Use Two Hands to Syringe the Impression Material
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Always Use Two Hands to Syringe the Impression Material

The problem with final impressions is that they are so … final. This is truly one time when 'good enough' really isn't. This is one time when the...

| 7 years ago
Why Does That Crown Look Like That?
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Why Does That Crown Look Like That?

This picture illustrates a bad day for the restorative dentist. A ceramic crown crack – BUMMER. Having lived through the birth and growth of...

| 7 years ago
How to Take a Protrusive Bite Record [Ed.]
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How to Take a Protrusive Bite Record [Ed.]

A protrusive bite record is taken with Master wax with the mandible pushed forward into a protrusive movement so that the condyle has moved down the...

| 7 years ago
Made for Each Other
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Made for Each Other

Scotchbond Universal (and several other excellent self-etching / silanating / desensitizing bonding resins) are wonderful tools in...

| 7 years ago
You've Got to Move It, Move It!
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You've Got to Move It, Move It!

A recent article about curing lights appreared in Inside Dentistry and since that is topic that I cover for our participants in two workshops, Anterior...

| 7 years ago
Create a Master Program for Easier Patient Image Loading Into PowerPoint
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Create a Master Program for Easier Patient Image Loading Into PowerPoint

I hope you are having fun with the templates. If you want to make their use easier and more convenient you can create a master patient presentation...

| 7 years ago
Attack of the Collagen Eaters [Ed.]
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Attack of the Collagen Eaters [Ed.]

The COLLAGEN EATERS have been released! When you prep a tooth, actually, when you create injury to any bodily tissue, some stuff called matrix...

| 8 years ago
How to Take a Protrusive Bite Record
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How to Take a Protrusive Bite Record

A protrusive bite record is taken with Master wax with the mandible pushed forward into a protrusive movement so that the condyle has moved down the...

| 8 years ago
The Job Isn't Done Until the Images are Taken
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The Job Isn't Done Until the Images are Taken

This patient is sporting a full set of original provisionals that I fabricated directly using copyplast formers. These photos will help Winter...

| 8 years ago
What Do You Mean I Under-Prepped?
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What Do You Mean I Under-Prepped?

Have I created enough space for the restorative material that is planned? One way to test that is to take a well fitting copyplast, line it with...

| 8 years ago