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Rubber Dam Benefits Part 2: Advocating for Cofferdam Integration

Rubber Dam Benefits Part 2: Advocating for Cofferdam Integration

In this follow-up to his last article on the cofferdam, Dr. Jason Smithson offers some tips for overcoming common objections and advocating for its use.

| 1 week ago
The Introduction of the Rubber Dam in Operative Dentistry

The Introduction of the Rubber Dam in Operative Dentistry

Dr. Jason Smithson explores the rubber dam in dentistry, its origins, benefits, and practical tips for placement. Learn why it's crucial for clinical...

| 1 week ago
Managing the Midline Diastema Part 3: The Restoration

Managing the Midline Diastema Part 3: The Restoration

In the final article of this series on midline diastemas, Dr. Jason Smithson walks through the step-by-step process of doing the restoration with direct...

| 5 months ago
Managing the Midline Diastema Part 2: Challenges

Managing the Midline Diastema Part 2: Challenges

In the second of a 3-part series on midline diastemas, Dr. Jason Smithson discusses the special challenges you can encounter in providing treatment for...

| 6 months ago
Managing the Midline Diastema Part 1: Etiology

Managing the Midline Diastema Part 1: Etiology

In the first of a 3-part series on midline diastemas, Dr. Jason Smithson examines the etiology of the condition and what initial exams should include.

| 6 months ago
Finishing the Direct Posterior Composite Restoration:  A Visual Essay
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Finishing the Direct Posterior Composite Restoration: A Visual Essay

Dr. Jason Smithson writes about an under-examined part of doing composite restorations—the finishing protocol—and outlines three components of a successful process.

| 11 months ago