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Full Arch Reconstruction:  The Strategic Management of Remaining Teeth in Arch Distribution

Full Arch Reconstruction: The Strategic Management of Remaining Teeth in Arch Distribution

In this article, Dr. Ricardo Mitrani presents the case for strategically retaining healthy teeth rather than extracting all teeth in a full arch reconstruction.

| 11 months ago
Evaluating Occlusal Cant Problems During the Restoration Try In

Evaluating Occlusal Cant Problems During the Restoration Try In

Dr. Robert Winter discusses how to identify a cant problem in a restoration—and what to do about it.

| 1 year ago
Sequential Extraction Protocol for Full Arch Implant Therapy

Sequential Extraction Protocol for Full Arch Implant Therapy

In this fully illustrated article, Dr. Ricardo Mitrani show how the Sequential Extraction Protocol can be a preferred alternative in full arch cases.

| 1 year ago
Does an Acid Insult Alone Cause Cupping or Cratering on Exposed Dentin?

Does an Acid Insult Alone Cause Cupping or Cratering on Exposed Dentin?

Spear Resident Faculty member Dr. Robert Winter reveals other factors, beyond acid insult, that can contribute to cupping and cratering on exposed dentin.

| 1 year ago
The Advantages of Implant-Assisted Removable Partial Dentures (RPDs)
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The Advantages of Implant-Assisted Removable Partial Dentures (RPDs)

Dr. Ricardo Mitrani outlines the benefits of implant-assisted RPDs and explains why they can be an ideal 'transitional' treatment option for many patients.

| 1 year ago
The Significance of Centric Relation When Preparing Posterior Crowns

The Significance of Centric Relation When Preparing Posterior Crowns

Dr. Bonk shares a discussion with a resident about the significance of centric relation when preparing posterior crowns to avoid the sudden loss of vertical...

| 1 year ago
How Pulp Testing Can Benefit Restorative Dentistry
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How Pulp Testing Can Benefit Restorative Dentistry

Spear's Dr. Andy Janiga explains how restorative dentists can benefit from the use of pulp testing before starting treatment on a patient.

| 1 year ago
Three Keys to Ceramic Dental Adhesion: Enamel, Dentin, and Cementum Variations

Three Keys to Ceramic Dental Adhesion: Enamel, Dentin, and Cementum Variations

Longevity and retention of direct composite restorations or indirect ceramic veneers depend on adequate adhesion to the tooth surface, making ceramic...

| 1 year ago
Management of Uncomplicated Crown Fractures in the Permanent Dentition

Management of Uncomplicated Crown Fractures in the Permanent Dentition

With crown fractures and luxation of the permanent dentition the most common injuries, a busy dental office must know how to manage uncomplicated crown...

| 1 year ago
Communicating a Facebow Transfer Procedure: A Case Study

Communicating a Facebow Transfer Procedure: A Case Study

A successful facebow transfer procedure requires accurate images and concise communication with the dental lab. This case study outlines the best way...

| 2 years ago
TMJ and Treatment Planning: Treating Joint Issues for More Predictable Results
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TMJ and Treatment Planning: Treating Joint Issues for More Predictable Results

TMJ and treatment planning are interconnected. If a TMJ issue is discovered, having a predictable workflow for joint-based treatment planning can help....

| 2 years ago
Managing Diastemas With Veneers

Managing Diastemas With Veneers

Check out this FGTP-based approach to managing the challenging issue of diastemas with veneers.

| 2 years ago