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A Puzzle About Intermittent Swelling
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A Puzzle About Intermittent Swelling

So I don't have a definitive answer here, although I think I know what might be happening. This patient described intermittent swelling on the left side...

| 6 years ago
What Do I Need to Know If I Replace This Bridge?
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What Do I Need to Know If I Replace This Bridge?

This bridge is 32 years old and pretty darn good if you ask me. It is by no means a failure. However, the time has come for it to be replaced;...

| 6 years ago
Treat or Extract? [Part II]
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Treat or Extract? [Part II]

In Part 1 of this series, I asked if you would treat #14 or extract it. We saw both sides of the fence in this discussion. As usual, there...

| 6 years ago
Treat or Extract? [Part I]
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Treat or Extract? [Part I]

We are often faced with the question of having to decide on whether to extract or treat a tooth with endodontic or periodontal issues. This is a film...

| 6 years ago
Pathway Wear
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Pathway Wear

The wear this patient has on her lower anteriors is something I know you all have seen before. I bet if you look at the palatal surface of the upper front...

| 6 years ago
Pesky Screw Access for Implants [Ed.]
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Pesky Screw Access for Implants [Ed.]

This article, originally published 2/5/13, is one of our most widely read regarding tips about implants. Hate stuffing cotton pellets into...

| 7 years ago
Surgical Scans Made Easy
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Surgical Scans Made Easy

One of the challenges of creating surgical guides for full arch restorations is making a scan with a radio-opaque material. Typically, an interim prosthesis...

| 7 years ago
Black Triangles and Diastemas With Veneers
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Black Triangles and Diastemas With Veneers

Seems like a simple concept, doesn't it? Do a nice porcelain veneer and close those ugly black triangles or diastemas? Here's a quick tip that...

| 7 years ago
The Value of Stick Bites
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The Value of Stick Bites

  The stick 'bite' is a quick and easy reference for your ceramist. It's not really a bite registration; rather, it is a useful tool for the technician...

| 7 years ago
Believe it Or Not Dentistry [Part I]
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Believe it Or Not Dentistry [Part I]

There is no point to this article other than to share a most unusual clinical finding. This patient had her dentistry done in Eastern Europe many years...

| 7 years ago
Provide Your Lab the Best Shade Possible
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Provide Your Lab the Best Shade Possible

If you want your lab to love you, give them this easy piece of information. Labs tell me all the time that they don't get enough data from dentists to...

| 7 years ago
Pesky Screw Access for Implants
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Pesky Screw Access for Implants

Hate stuffing cotton pellets into implant screw access? Tired of squirting light bodied impression material into those same openings and then trying to...

| 7 years ago