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Predictable Ceramic Veneer Margins - Eliminate Unsupported Enamel with ‘Tornado Technique’
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Predictable Ceramic Veneer Margins - Eliminate Unsupported Enamel with ‘Tornado Technique’

The 'Tornado Technique' provides a solid visual image for clinically preparing interproximal veneer margins in a strategic and effective manner.

| 2 weeks ago
12 Tips for Healthy Sleep
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12 Tips for Healthy Sleep

With an added focus on airway in restorative dentistry, these steps are ideal to share with patients struggling to achieve healthy sleep.

| 1 month ago
A Technique for Evaluating the Continuity of Implant Hex Connections
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A Technique for Evaluating the Continuity of Implant Hex Connections

Dr. Bonk describes an implant impression technique that provides for definitive observation of the integrity of the hex.

| 2 months 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...

| 3 months 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...

| 4 months ago
Functional Incisal Edges: Managing the Incisal Guidance
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Functional Incisal Edges: Managing the Incisal Guidance

Calibrating and adjusting the new veneers with the existing opposing teeth is a necessity for their functional relationship.

| 5 months ago
Try Before You Buy: Evaluating Indirect Restorative Impression Materials
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Try Before You Buy: Evaluating Indirect Restorative Impression Materials

Your guide to evaluating and selecting restorative impression materials that provide accuracy and predictability.

| 6 months ago
Taking the ‘Voodoo’ Out of Vertical Dimension of Occlusion 
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Taking the ‘Voodoo’ Out of Vertical Dimension of Occlusion 

Learn the definition of VDO and specific criteria for evaluation, decision-making and action for a change of vertical to address excessive tooth wear.

| 6 months ago
How to Recognize the 5 Types of Tooth Cracks
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How to Recognize the 5 Types of Tooth Cracks

This article gives an in-depth look at the 5 different types of cracked teeth and how to plan and execute most effective...

| 9 months ago
Restorative Design and the Sterile Pencil
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Restorative Design and the Sterile Pencil

How can the use of red pencil lines help you improve your tooth reduction planning?

| 9 months ago
PPO - The Ideal Equation for a Successful Dental Practice
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PPO - The Ideal Equation for a Successful Dental Practice

For some, the idea of a 'PPO' practice may seem too intimidating to approach - but what if those three letters mean more than you think they do?

| 11 months ago
2 Critical Steps To Avoid Restoration Errors
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2 Critical Steps To Avoid Restoration Errors

Cementing final restorations can be stressful - here's how to ensure everything goes smoothly.

| 11 months ago