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Bonding a Titanium Base to an Implant Abutment or Crown: Is There an Optimal Material and Technique
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Bonding a Titanium Base to an Implant Abutment or Crown: Is There an Optimal Material and Technique

It is critical to follow the manufacturers recommendations for implant abutments and crowns, but also to be aware of independent research.

| 1 week ago
Immediate Implant Placement in a Maxillary Molar site with a Personalized Healing Abutment
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Immediate Implant Placement in a Maxillary Molar site with a Personalized Healing Abutment

Learn a step-by-step technique for more confidence in your placement of a Straumann BLX implant with a personalized healing abutment fabricated with flowable...

| 2 weeks ago
Is TMD Too Minimally Diagnosed?
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Is TMD Too Minimally Diagnosed?

With a better understanding of temporomandibular disorders, clinicians can serve more patients and refer less patients out of their practice.

| 3 weeks ago
White Balance – the Unsung Hero in Dental Photography
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White Balance – the Unsung Hero in Dental Photography

Learn simple steps to master dental photography that accurately showcases esthetics.

| 3 weeks ago
Printing an Occlusal Guard
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Printing an Occlusal Guard

Follow these 10 steps to understand how to make occlusal appliances in your...

| 1 month ago
The Use of a Plaster Verification Jig to Ensure Accuracy of the Master Cast Jig
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The Use of a Plaster Verification Jig to Ensure Accuracy of the Master Cast Jig

Dr. Mitrani's visual essay outlines steps to understand materials and techniques to fabricate a plaster verification jig.

| 1 month ago
Dual-Arch Impressions: ‘Triple-Tray’ Technique – the Good, Bad and Ugly
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Dual-Arch Impressions: ‘Triple-Tray’ Technique – the Good, Bad and Ugly

Learn the 'triple-tray' impression technique and 9 tips on how to apply it in your...

| 1 month ago
My Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Didn’t Work - Now What?
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My Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Didn’t Work - Now What?

Consider learning these alternatives to IANB for anesthetic techniques to help ensure patients are more comfortable.

| 1 month ago
Is It Time to Rethink TMJ Surgery?
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Is It Time to Rethink TMJ Surgery?

While TMJ problems were assumed to affect adults, recent literature shows that the TMJ is injured earlier in life than previously suspected, and earlier...

| 1 month ago
Managing Access Openings in Existing Crowns with Bonded Resin Restorations
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Managing Access Openings in Existing Crowns with Bonded Resin Restorations

Learn steps to address access opening restorations with greater precision, including when a previously crowned tooth requires endodontic therapy.

| 1 month ago
The Ideal ‘Reduction Sauce’ for Restorative Success with Posterior Ceramic Onlays
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The Ideal ‘Reduction Sauce’ for Restorative Success with Posterior Ceramic Onlays

Whether it's ceramic onlays or great food, success stems from proper planning — and a great 'reduction' is all in the...

| 1 month ago
5 Helpful Tips for All-Ceramic Restorations
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5 Helpful Tips for All-Ceramic Restorations

Learn how best to address etching, temporary cementation, shade evaluation and other issues key to producing more effective all-ceramic restorations.

| 1 month ago