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Avoiding Post-Op Sensitivity After Restorations
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Avoiding Post-Op Sensitivity After Restorations

A recent article by Dr. Gary DeWood, 'Attack of the Collagen Eaters,' created a very interesting discussion and led me to revisit my bonding checklist. As...

| 8 years ago
Question for the Day
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Question for the Day

Geek is my middle name. If something has buttons, red lights, shiny stuff and makes noise I'm pulled in like a moth to a flame. I realize that not...

| 8 years ago
Predictably Marking Tight Restorative Interdental Contacts
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Predictably Marking Tight Restorative Interdental Contacts

When trying in an indirect restoration, a tight interdental contact may need to be marked and adjusted. Using the traditional technique of using articulating...

| 8 years ago
An Easy Provisional Technique
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An Easy Provisional Technique

We have provisional materials available like Fermit or EasyTemp or even bisacryl materials to plug the inlay/onlay preps. The down side of Fermit-like materials...

| 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
Monthly Spotlight June/July
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Monthly Spotlight June/July

With all of the great content offered by the Spear Faculty and guest writers each month, we want to make certain that you don't miss any of it. The following...

| 8 years ago
Alignment Showdown: Orthodontics Vs. Restorative Dentistry
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Alignment Showdown: Orthodontics Vs. Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentists have been conflicted for quite some time over when to use orthodontics or restorative dentistry when esthetically treating their...

| 8 years ago
Three Uses For Red Rope Wax
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Three Uses For Red Rope Wax

In my practice, there are times when I don't need impression material to go into certain places. I have found red rope wax to be a quick, cheap and easy...

| 8 years ago
Why Single Tooth Restorations Need More Adjustments
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Why Single Tooth Restorations Need More Adjustments

I am frequently asked why occlusal and interproximal contacts of single tooth restorations commonly need more adjusting than multiple tooth restorations....

| 8 years ago
Ouch!
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Ouch!

This recent emergency patient just had the restoration on his molar placed about four days prior to seeing me. He was complaining of...

| 8 years ago
Light Savers: Understanding Variables in Shade Selection
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Light Savers: Understanding Variables in Shade Selection

Color is experienced through our eyes. An understanding of our physiology is basic to the application of the principles of color science and shade selection...

| 8 years ago
An Unlikely Material That Can Save Your Practice Money
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An Unlikely Material That Can Save Your Practice Money

So I went into my local hardware store and asked for plumber's tape, commonly known as the brand name Teflon. The guy behind the counter says to me, 'So...

| 8 years ago