We've all dealt with it: a patient wants esthetic changes without using braces. What's a dentist to do?Steve Ratcliff | 4 years ago ›
Screw-Retained Restorations With Off-Angle Implants
Check out these tips and techniques for ensuring esthetic screw-retained abutments.Steve Ratcliff | 4 years ago ›
Dental Impression Problems: Why You Get Them and How to Avoid Them
Here are a couple of quick fixes for some common impression material issues that lead to weird models.Steve Ratcliff | 5 years ago ›
Implant Abutments: What Do I Choose?
This article will help you decide whether to choose a stock implant abutment or a custom implant abutment based on your case.Steve Ratcliff | 5 years ago ›
This article describes how using a facebow with a semi-adjustable articulator will save you time, money and help improve patient satisfaction.Steve Ratcliff | 5 years ago ›
Implants, Overdentures and Hybrids: Rapidly Expanding Options for the Edentulous Patient!
Dr. Steve Ratcliff uses current literature to discuss the changing options for edentulous patients, including implants, hybrids and overdentures.Steve Ratcliff | 6 years ago ›
What’s the Story on Ceramic Implants?
All-ceramic one-piece implants may be a controversial development, but there is evidence to show they may be a useful option.Steve Ratcliff | 6 years ago ›
When Should Dentists Do Diagnostic Wax-ups?
Do you create diagnostic wax-ups before or after treatment?Steve Ratcliff | 6 years ago ›
In Treatment Planning, Details Matter
Using a full upper-arch zirconia implant-supported hybrid prosthesis case, we show how even the smallest detail can negatively affect results.Steve Ratcliff | 6 years ago ›
What Digital Smile Design Did for Me
Even a dentist can be nervous about restoring anterior teeth. But digital smile design might help.Steve Ratcliff | 6 years ago ›
Dentists and Endodontics: The New Paradigm
Why should general dentists learn more about endodontics? We take a look at the research.Steve Ratcliff | 7 years ago ›
Creating a Radiographic Template for Implant Planning Step-by-Step
Implant planning has become more sophisticated in recent years. Following these 10 steps will...Steve Ratcliff | 7 years ago ›