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Utilizing Dressing Stones
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Utilizing Dressing Stones

Dressing stones may be used to alter or customize the shape of a variety of finishing and polishing points that are used routinely in the lab and in clinical...

| 4 years ago
Understanding Lab Putty
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Understanding Lab Putty

Lab putty is the dental material's version of baseball's utility player. In the lab, it can be used for a variety of applications like restorative space...

| 4 years ago
Bite Registration Material Setting Too FAST? Chillax…
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Bite Registration Material Setting Too FAST? Chillax…

When selecting bite registration materials to be used for interocclusal records, some characteristics that we'd like to see are: Accuracy No resistance...

| 5 years ago
Light-Curing Solution for Provisional Restorations
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Light-Curing Solution for Provisional Restorations

During the fabrication of provisional restorations, it's not uncommon to use a visible light-curing oven, such as Triad or Procure from Great Lakes. These...

| 5 years ago
Three Tips for Improved Embrasures with Provisional Restorations
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Three Tips for Improved Embrasures with Provisional Restorations

The fabrication of a really nice provisional restoration is fundamental for indirect definitive restorations. Nice provisional restorations serve as a...

| 5 years ago
Sophisticated Simplicity: The SAM 3
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Sophisticated Simplicity: The SAM 3

The SAM 3 is my go-to articulator system due to its reliability in calibration, clean design and the ability to tailor the scope of programming....

| 5 years ago
Need a Simple Technique for a Single Tooth Provisional?
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Need a Simple Technique for a Single Tooth Provisional?

​In a simple case where only one or two teeth are going to be restored indirectly and the tooth form is not badly broken down, I'll often fabricate the...

| 5 years ago
Drive Time: Why Implant Drivers Are So Important
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Drive Time: Why Implant Drivers Are So Important

In implant dentistry hand drivers are used to turn the attachment or abutment screws that secure different components to implant fixtures. Hand drivers...

| 5 years ago