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4 Burning Questions on Restorations with Ceramic or PFM Crowns
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4 Burning Questions on Restorations with Ceramic or PFM Crowns

Learn how to select between zirconia or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns — a common issue that's addressed in Spear's 'Restorative Design'...

| 6 days ago
The Power and Influence of Dental Study Clubs
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The Power and Influence of Dental Study Clubs

Ready to start a study club? Or perhaps your club needs to refocus? Learn more about what makes clubs successful and beneficial to the interdisciplinary...

| 1 month ago
Managing Your Best Self – Pilot, Co-Pilot and Autopilot
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Managing Your Best Self – Pilot, Co-Pilot and Autopilot

Discover how to 'pilot' yourself toward Great Dentistry using methods from philosopher Brian Johnson.

| 2 months ago
Predictable Ceramic Veneer Margins - Eliminate Unsupported Enamel with ‘Tornado Technique’
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Predictable Ceramic Veneer Margins - Eliminate Unsupported Enamel with ‘Tornado Technique’

The 'Tornado Technique' provides a solid visual image for clinically preparing interproximal veneer margins in a strategic and effective manner.

| 4 months ago
12 Tips for Healthy Sleep
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12 Tips for Healthy Sleep

With an added focus on airway in restorative dentistry, these steps are ideal to share with patients struggling to achieve healthy sleep.

| 5 months ago
A Technique for Evaluating the Continuity of Implant Hex Connections
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A Technique for Evaluating the Continuity of Implant Hex Connections

Dr. Bonk describes an implant impression technique that provides for definitive observation of the integrity of the hex.

| 6 months ago
Dual-Arch Impressions: ‘Triple-Tray’ Technique – the Good, Bad and Ugly
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Dual-Arch Impressions: ‘Triple-Tray’ Technique – the Good, Bad and Ugly

Learn the 'triple-tray' impression technique and 9 tips on how to apply it in your...

| 7 months ago
The Ideal ‘Reduction Sauce’ for Restorative Success with Posterior Ceramic Onlays
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The Ideal ‘Reduction Sauce’ for Restorative Success with Posterior Ceramic Onlays

Whether it's ceramic onlays or great food, success stems from proper planning — and a great 'reduction' is all in the...

| 8 months ago
Functional Incisal Edges: Managing the Incisal Guidance
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Functional Incisal Edges: Managing the Incisal Guidance

Calibrating and adjusting the new veneers with the existing opposing teeth is a necessity for their functional relationship.

| 8 months ago
Try Before You Buy: Evaluating Indirect Restorative Impression Materials
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Try Before You Buy: Evaluating Indirect Restorative Impression Materials

Your guide to evaluating and selecting restorative impression materials that provide accuracy and predictability.

| 9 months ago
Taking the ‘Voodoo’ Out of Vertical Dimension of Occlusion 
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Taking the ‘Voodoo’ Out of Vertical Dimension of Occlusion 

Learn the definition of VDO and specific criteria for evaluation, decision-making and action for a change of vertical to address excessive tooth wear.

| 10 months ago
How to Recognize the 5 Types of Tooth Cracks
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How to Recognize the 5 Types of Tooth Cracks

This article gives an in-depth look at the 5 different types of cracked teeth and how to plan and execute most effective...

| 1 year ago