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New Materials: They're Here and More Are Coming

New Materials: They're Here and More Are Coming

As we all know, change is always happening and dentistry is no exception – particularly when it comes to dental materials. Recently there has been a...

| 7 years ago
Two Methods for a Clean and Clear Tongue Space
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Two Methods for a Clean and Clear Tongue Space

I don't know about you, but I really hate it when I get excess stone in the tongue space on a lower model. Not only does it look terrible, this excess...

| 7 years ago
Does That Tooth Really Need to Be Extracted?

Does That Tooth Really Need to Be Extracted?

As we all know, sometimes we just can't see the cause of a problem with radiographs. This is particularly true when dealing with 2-D radiographs like...

| 7 years ago
Three Steps to Simplifying Direct Bonding
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Three Steps to Simplifying Direct Bonding

When I am restoring excessively worn teeth for a patient, I like to start with direct provisional bonding. While this can be a tremendously beneficial...

| 7 years ago
Dealing with Nervous Patients [Part II]

Dealing with Nervous Patients [Part II]

In a previous article I discussed managing patients with mild to moderate anxiety. While the methods discussed previously will allow you successfully...

| 7 years ago
Dealing with Nervous Patients [Part I]
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Dealing with Nervous Patients [Part I]

As we all know the thought of visiting a dental office can cause anxiety for many of our patients. This anxiety can range from mild nervousness to extreme...

| 7 years ago
Increase Predictability With Your Lab

Increase Predictability With Your Lab

Would you like to make your communication with your lab more predictable? When it comes to increasing predictability, communication with our lab is the...

| 7 years ago
How to Deal With an Over-Adjusted Contact

How to Deal With an Over-Adjusted Contact

Most restorative dentists, myself included, have over adjusted a contact on a porcelain crown when trying it in. While this doesn't happen often, when...

| 7 years ago
Complete and Accurate Periodontal Charting

Complete and Accurate Periodontal Charting

Helping patients retain their natural teeth and maintain overall health is vital. It's important to closely monitor their periodontal health and recommend...

| 7 years ago
The Icing on the Cake: Finish on Provisionals

The Icing on the Cake: Finish on Provisionals

We all know how important it is to provide excellent temporaries or provisionals for our patients. From testing proposed changes to impressing excellent...

| 7 years ago
Simplifying Open Tray Impressions [Part II]
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Simplifying Open Tray Impressions [Part II]

In Part I of this series I discussed how 'guide cones' can help with open tray implant impressions. In this article I'll discuss forming your tray and...

| 7 years ago
Materials and Your Margins
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Materials and Your Margins

When specifying the materials your lab technician uses in the fabrication of your restorations, how specific do you get? Do you and your technician...

| 7 years ago