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Implants: How Cool is That?
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Implants: How Cool is That?

I've been working on a case with my world-class ceramist, Matt Roberts, for the past month. It is a case that will require some pink porcelain or composite...

| 5 years ago
Group Function Isn't a Dirty Word
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Group Function Isn't a Dirty Word

Bilateral canine guidance is great when it is appropriate, but sometimes it just isn't possible. So what happens in these cases? Do the teeth break...

| 5 years ago
Impression Materials: Pesky Air-inhibited Layer!
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Impression Materials: Pesky Air-inhibited Layer!

Here's a tip I learned the hard way—twice! Before I used preparation guides and reduction guides for veneer and crown preparations I would make my provisionals...

| 5 years ago
Short Roots
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Short Roots

This is a follow-up to Frank's article entitled, Oh Wow, That is BAD! This patient had orthodontic treatment at the age of 35. Since I didn't...

| 5 years ago
Help Your Lab Help You!
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Help Your Lab Help You!

We all know that providing our lab with images of shade tabs against adjacent teeth helps them to produce the best possible results for our patients....

| 5 years ago
Why Are Those Teeth Loose?
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Why Are Those Teeth Loose?

If you remember your occlusion course from dental school, you probably remember being taught that contacts should be cusp tip to marginal ridge or cusp...

| 5 years ago
Can Treating Worn Dentition Be This Easy?
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Can Treating Worn Dentition Be This Easy?

              Over the years I've had my share of patients who came in with destroyed dentitions that I had no idea how to treat....

| 5 years ago
So You Hated Setting Denture Teeth?
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So You Hated Setting Denture Teeth?

For many of us, removable pros lab was a pain in the elbow. Yet everything we need to know about esthetics can be demonstrated in a denture setup....

| 5 years ago
Photos Are Great for Diagnosis, But Don't Get Faked Out
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Photos Are Great for Diagnosis, But Don't Get Faked Out

I rely heavily on photography to help me get to a correct diagnosis and to enable my ability to treatment plan. I like to look at a photo with lips in...

| 5 years ago
Follow the Case: Fixed Bridge [Part II]
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Follow the Case: Fixed Bridge [Part II]

In Part I of this series I showed the lower anterior bridge removed and provisionalized in preparation for root coverage procedures and grafting in the...

| 5 years ago
Follow the Case: Fixed Bridge [Part I]
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Follow the Case: Fixed Bridge [Part I]

In this series of articles I'll be discussing a specific case as I complete it. This patient is congenitally missing her lower centrals and it's time...

| 5 years ago
Conventional Orthodontics Versus Invisalign
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Conventional Orthodontics Versus Invisalign

  Okay, I'm starting with the disclaimer that I know next to nothing about orthodontics, other than I would rather have my orthodontist move teeth...

| 6 years ago