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What Can We Learn?
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What Can We Learn?

I wander into The Winter Lab periodically to see what Bob Winter's incredible ceramists are doing and to see what I can learn. Specifically, I look at...

| 10 years ago
Browne Part 1
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Browne Part 1

This patient presented in the office of Dr. Kevin Browne, one of our Spear Faculty Club mentors. The patient's chief complaint was that her previous...

| 10 years ago
Powers of Observation Part 2
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Powers of Observation Part 2

SPOILER ALERT! I'm going to reveal the answer to the premolar wear facet question from Part One of this blog, so if you want to take a guess before you...

| 10 years ago
Weird Stuff I Get to See
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Weird Stuff I Get to See

This bridge has been in place for about 20 years. The patient is beginning a comprehensive course of treatment and we are getting ready for ortho so...

| 10 years ago
How Much Is .1mm?
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How Much Is .1mm?

I have a pet peeve. It has to do with prepping teeth. I still remember my operative instructor in junior clinic telling me to 'drop that proximal box...

| 10 years ago
Magic Hemostasis
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Magic Hemostasis

I try really hard not to touch tissue when I prep teeth or when I am delivering bonded ceramic restorations. Blood is the enemy and I don't like red margins....

| 10 years ago
Whose Teeth Are They Anyway?
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Whose Teeth Are They Anyway?

I recently completed a case for a young dentist. It had been a long haul for the two of us, and I was both excited and anxious on the day of delivery....

| 10 years ago
Veneer Prep Tip
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Veneer Prep Tip

Ask your ceramist how he or she would like you to finish your preparations for all ceramic restorations. You might be surprised to hear that the preference...

| 10 years ago
Belt and Suspenders
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Belt and Suspenders

  Provisionals on veneer preparations can be challenging. The 'shrink to fit' or 'shrink-wrap' technique has gained popularity over the years. That is,...

| 11 years ago