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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 everyone...

| 7 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 pain and throbbing...

| 7 years ago
How CBCT Saved Our Keisters
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How CBCT Saved Our Keisters

We look at how cone beam CT helped better prepare a dentist and surgeon for implant placement surgery.

| 8 years ago
What happened here?
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What happened here?

A young lady came into my practice last week complaining of pain on the right side of her face. Her discomfort had been growing in intensity since she...

| 8 years ago
"My teeth are sore."
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"My teeth are sore."

This individual presented for a restorative evaluation and during the exam reported that his front teeth are sometimes sore. The two images below show...

| 8 years ago
Don't You Love a Challenge?
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Don't You Love a Challenge?

This young lady decided to try shooting a handgun that had considerable recoil. Without proper instruction, she pulled the trigger and the gun kicked...

| 8 years ago
Photo Tips
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Photo Tips

Those blasted buccal shots! Hard to see and hard to be sure that the correct alignment and framing are in the image. Most of the time, I believe that...

| 9 years ago
More What's up with This?
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More What's up with This?

An image of a patient who asked for an occlusal guard because his masseters were sore. What do you see? How did it get this way? What else would you like...

| 9 years ago
Waxup Woes
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Waxup Woes

Dr. Steve Ratcliff shares photos of his failed waxup attempt and wonders what could have gone wrong.

| 9 years ago
More What's Up with This?
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More What's Up with This?

This is a model from an impression I made a few years back. My ceramist asked for a new impression. What happened here?

| 9 years ago
Oh, Shoot! Now What?
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Oh, Shoot! Now What?

Okay, gang, need your help on this one. Implant uncovered and provisionalized, comes back a few weeks later and this is what we see. What...

| 10 years ago
You Only Treat What You See - Answer Revealed
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You Only Treat What You See - Answer Revealed

Here it is, what you've all been waiting for - the answer to the perplexing case of our patient with the changing bite. This is a cut from the patient's...

| 10 years ago