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Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations: Communication with the Dental Technician (Part 4)
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Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations: Communication with the Dental Technician (Part 4)

Learn how to manage open interdental spaces, diastemas, or black triangles, with consideration to stronger communication with the dental technician.

| 4 months ago
Finishing Anterior Composite: How to Recreate Natural Enamel Morphology and Texture
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Finishing Anterior Composite: How to Recreate Natural Enamel Morphology and Texture

Learn step-by-step how to finish and polish anterior composite restorations to look like natural tooth enamel.

| 5 months ago
Beyond Titanium: The Revolution of Zirconia Dental Implants
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Beyond Titanium: The Revolution of Zirconia Dental Implants

Dental patient demand for metal-free alternative to titanium has increased, and zirconia implants are now expected to capture about 10% of the...

| 5 months ago
Dental ‘Cloacopaprology’ — Minimal Invasive Tissue Retraction
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Dental ‘Cloacopaprology’ — Minimal Invasive Tissue Retraction

Learn a minimal invasive and cost-effective secret in obtaining predictable and efficient preparation margins that give adequate tissue retraction for...

| 5 months ago
Managing Open Interdental Spaces With Indirect Veneer Restorations: Provisional Fabrication (Part 3)
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Managing Open Interdental Spaces With Indirect Veneer Restorations: Provisional Fabrication (Part 3)

Learn how to manage open interdental spaces, diastemas, or black triangles, using a convex restorative form and how to fabricate provisional restorations...

| 6 months ago
Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations: Assessment and Identification of the Problem (Prologue)
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Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations: Assessment and Identification of the Problem (Prologue)

In this prologue to Dr. Winter's series, discover how to manage interdental spaces using a convex restorative form and the most common error in positioning...

| 6 months ago
The ‘Trial Smile’ Overlay Template
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The ‘Trial Smile’ Overlay Template

Discover the benefits and pitfalls of employing the 'Trial Smile' overlay template and how this simple, convenient, and non-invasive tool can provide...

| 6 months ago
Simplifying the Rubber Dam
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Simplifying the Rubber Dam

With the rise in emergency care due to the new coronavirus, it's time for dentists to reconsider rubber dams and recognize their value to minimize saliva-...

| 7 months ago
Personal Protective Equipment – What is a Surgical N-95 Mask?
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Personal Protective Equipment – What is a Surgical N-95 Mask?

Choosing the right mask can help protect you and your team from airborne contaminants like aerosols that carry coronavirus.

| 7 months ago
4 Burning Questions on Restorations with Ceramic or PFM Crowns
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4 Burning Questions on Restorations with Ceramic or PFM Crowns

Learn how to select between zirconia or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns — a common issue that's addressed in Spear's 'Restorative Design'...

| 8 months ago
How 'CBD' Can Change Surgical Treatment Planning
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How 'CBD' Can Change Surgical Treatment Planning

Discussing surgical treatment planning with your patients does not have to be frightening. Discover how to improve your treatment conversations using...

| 8 months ago
Posts in the Age of Adhesive Dentistry
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Posts in the Age of Adhesive Dentistry

What is the most predictable option for restoring endodontically treated teeth? Discover when to use a post and core as part of the treatment plan.

| 8 months ago