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I Can See Clearly Now
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I Can See Clearly Now

If you are like me (read that as old, or rather, mature) you went all the way through dental school without magnification. I don't know how widespread...

| 8 years ago
Is Amalgam Dead?
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Is Amalgam Dead?

I'm getting ready to go down to our clinic in Guatemala and some of my questions for our team were about amalgam. Do we have it there, what kind is...

| 8 years ago
Over-Etching?
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Over-Etching?

How do you prepare your restorations for seating after try-in? When I act as my own technician by scanning and fabricating in the office, the porcelain...

| 8 years ago
Attack of the Collagen Eaters
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Attack of the Collagen Eaters

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

| 8 years ago
Seating and Adjusting: Why is Bigger Sometimes Easier?
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Seating and Adjusting: Why is Bigger Sometimes Easier?

Shortly after I seated the case shown here I was talking with a friend about the experience and marveling at how little occlusal adjustment I had to complete.

| 8 years ago
Templates Improved
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Templates Improved

The ingenius treatment planning template created by Frank Spear many years ago has been added to. The template gives the restorative dentist...

| 8 years ago
Easy Custom Fit Makes For Happy Patients
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Easy Custom Fit Makes For Happy Patients

Plastic dental trays are great time savers and they allow dental teams to make individual adjustments for better fit. When you have a tray...

| 8 years ago
Electronic Health Records: Mandate or No Mandate
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Electronic Health Records: Mandate or No Mandate

At some point during the past several years you might have heard that the federal government will soon be mandating that all dental practices, as well...

| 8 years ago
Benefits and Risks
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Benefits and Risks

This maxillary right central incisor is going away. The resorption evident on the root has left it little support, and it exhibits a 3+...

| 8 years ago
Composite
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Composite

Composite materials in dentistry have come of age during my career. When I was at Case Western Reserve Dental School in Cleveland we had Adaptic,...

| 8 years ago
A Good Day
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A Good Day

Anytime I get all the preps in my impression, I'm ecstatic – even more so when it's this many preps. Alas, I must confess that the distal margin on...

| 8 years ago
Digital Dentures
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Digital Dentures

I had an interesting visit to a company here in Scottsdale that is fabricating 'digital' dentures. The technique is based on impressions that are stitched...

| 8 years ago