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My Treatment Plan and Informed Consent Process
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My Treatment Plan and Informed Consent Process

Treatment plans must use simple terms with the options clearly outlined, should be presented in writing and be fully reviewed with the patient to mitigate...

| 1 year ago
The 'Got Milk' Approach to Patient Communication
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The 'Got Milk' Approach to Patient Communication

Re-thinking your approach to patient conversations could have a significant impact on their treatment and your case acceptance.

| 1 year ago
How to Ensure Successful Cross-Country 'ColLABoration'
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How to Ensure Successful Cross-Country 'ColLABoration'

Learn how to optimize collaboration with your referring technician for better treatment planning.

| 1 year ago
Why You Should Do a Diagnostic Wax-Up
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Why You Should Do a Diagnostic Wax-Up

Creating a diagnostic wax-up is a critical component of thorough, successful treatment planning - this article explains why.

| 2 years ago
Why Do I Need A Facebow?
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Why Do I Need A Facebow?

This article describes how using a facebow with a semi-adjustable articulator will save you time, money and help improve patient satisfaction.

| 2 years ago
The Examination Checklist
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The Examination Checklist

This free examination checklist will not only help you ensure you're offering the most comprehensive experience; it'll help your patients understand your...

| 2 years ago
Horizontal Root Fracture: Extract or Retain?
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Horizontal Root Fracture: Extract or Retain?

This article discusses options if a patient presents with a horizontal root fracture yet is asymptomatic.

| 2 years ago
Are Scuba Divers Really at Significant Increased Risk for Dental Symptoms?
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Are Scuba Divers Really at Significant Increased Risk for Dental Symptoms?

We review recent research on how scuba diving can affect dental health.

| 3 years ago
Build a Better Treatment Plan: Phasing Restorative Procedures Over Time
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Build a Better Treatment Plan: Phasing Restorative Procedures Over Time

Treatment planning is an essential component of clinical practice. While some cases can be completed in one or two visits, there are several reasons...

| 3 years ago
Implant-assisted Removable Partials: Highlighting the Advantages in 2 Cases
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Implant-assisted Removable Partials: Highlighting the Advantages in 2 Cases

We review two cases that highlight the advantages of implant-assisted partial dentures.

| 3 years ago
Diagnosing Dental Pain: The Phantom Menace
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Diagnosing Dental Pain: The Phantom Menace

When diagnosing dental pain, it can be frustrating when initial tests don't reveal much if anything. One dentist shares how he solved one such case.

| 3 years ago
A Tooth Wear Case
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A Tooth Wear Case

In this tooth wear case study, we look at overcoming the fear and frustration of treating worn dentition by using Facially Generated Treatment Planning.

| 4 years ago