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The Importance of White Balance in Dental Photography
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The Importance of White Balance in Dental Photography

Spear's Dr. Andy Janiga shares the importance of white balance in dental photography and best practices in camera settings.

| 3 months ago
Dental Photography 101

Dental Photography 101

Dental photography is an integral part of the treatment planning process. Dr. Andy Janiga shares best practices for creating better photos to aid in case...

| 10 months ago
All About Articaine Hydrochloride and Dentistry
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All About Articaine Hydrochloride and Dentistry

Articaine hydrochloride has become a popular local anesthetic for dentistry due to its versatility and effectiveness passing through bone and the nerve...

| 1 year ago
An Introduction to Silver Diamine Fluoride

An Introduction to Silver Diamine Fluoride

Dr. Andy Janiga explains the history of using silver-based products for caries management and how silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is being utilized to prevent...

| 2 years ago
Using Caries Detection Dyes

Using Caries Detection Dyes

Caries detection dyes help dentists determine when to stop tooth preparations in conservative treatment.

| 2 years ago
Pulp Capping: Can We and Should We?
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Pulp Capping: Can We and Should We?

Learn why endodontic diagnosis on a tooth with deep carious lesions is essential in determining the need for pulp capping, which is divided in to two...

| 3 years ago
Simplifying the Rubber Dam
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Simplifying the Rubber Dam

With the rise in emergency care due to the new coronavirus, it's time for dentists to reconsider rubber dams and recognize their value to minimize saliva-...

| 3 years ago
Posts in the Age of Adhesive Dentistry
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Posts in the Age of Adhesive Dentistry

What is the most predictable option for restoring endodontically treated teeth? Discover when to use a post and core as part of the treatment plan.

| 3 years ago
Implant Crowns – Cement, Screw or Both?
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Implant Crowns – Cement, Screw or Both?

Discover when to use a screw- or cement-retained implant crown for dental restorations.

| 4 years ago
My Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Didn’t Work - Now What?
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My Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Didn’t Work - Now What?

Consider learning these alternatives to IANB for anesthetic techniques to help ensure patients are more comfortable.

| 4 years ago
Heated Composite for Efficient Restorations
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Heated Composite for Efficient Restorations

Many clinicians have heard of the concept of heating composite but just how beneficial and effective is it?

| 4 years ago
Modern Materials for Pulpal Protection
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Modern Materials for Pulpal Protection

Calcium hydroxide is a standard for maintaining pulp vitality in cases where the pulp is exposed, but it has limitations, and mineral trioxide aggregate...

| 4 years ago