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Options for Determining Vertical Dimension with Edentulous Patients (Part 2)

Options for Determining Vertical Dimension with Edentulous Patients (Part 2)

Learn approaches to determining occlusal vertical dimension with the goal of building confidence in managing edentulous patients.

| 1 year ago
Modifying an Anterior Bite Plane with DURASPLINT LC

Modifying an Anterior Bite Plane with DURASPLINT LC

We offer a 3-step technique for adding material to an existing anterior bite plane.

| 4 years ago
Replacing Triad Provisional Material
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Replacing Triad Provisional Material

Triad provisional material is no longer available. Here's what you can use instead.

| 4 years ago
Indexing the Facebow

Indexing the Facebow

We look at two diferent techniques and materials for facebow transfers: silicone bite records and compound stickers.

| 4 years ago
Avoiding Inaccuracy With Closed-tray Implant Impressions

Avoiding Inaccuracy With Closed-tray Implant Impressions

Learn how to create accurate implant impressions and avoid unnecessary complications.

| 4 years ago
Tips for Utilizing Tape With Implant Impressions
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Tips for Utilizing Tape With Implant Impressions

How do you keep impression material from 'falling out' of the tray? Tape!

| 4 years ago
Does Using Vacuum Mixer Make a Difference?
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Does Using Vacuum Mixer Make a Difference?

We experiment with different methods of mixing to create sample casts in order to see if using a vacuum mixer makes any difference.

| 5 years ago
Reusing Titanium Healing Abutments

Reusing Titanium Healing Abutments

You can reuse healing abutments, but should you? We look at the research surrounding contamination commercially available titanium healing abutments.

| 5 years ago
The Implant Working Cast: 4 Steps for Fabricating a Stone Cast

The Implant Working Cast: 4 Steps for Fabricating a Stone Cast

We break down fabricating a stone working cast into four easy-to-follow steps and compare the technique with soft-tissue casts.

| 5 years ago
Accidental Ingestion of Dental Materials: Treatment and Prevention

Accidental Ingestion of Dental Materials: Treatment and Prevention

The accidental ingestion or aspiration of dental materials during treatment can be particularly troublesome. These tips will help walk you through treatment...

| 5 years ago
Conventional Complete Denture Fabrication in 9 Steps
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Conventional Complete Denture Fabrication in 9 Steps

These nine essential steps will aid clinicians with predictable conventional denture fabrication.

| 5 years ago
Managing Batteries for Dental Photography

Managing Batteries for Dental Photography

Utilizing rechargeable batteries in the dental office can be a great idea- especially for the flash systems used with dental photography. One problem...

| 6 years ago