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Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations: The Interdental Finish Line Location (Part 2)
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Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations: The Interdental Finish Line Location (Part 2)

In Part 2 of Dr. Winter's series, discover how to manage interdental spaces using a convex restorative form and the most common error in positioning...

| 1 year ago
New Course – Direct Resin Artistry in the Posterior Dentition
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New Course – Direct Resin Artistry in the Posterior Dentition

Dr. Jason Smithson demonstrates how to place esthetic direct composite restorations using minimal shades of resin and common instruments found in most...

| 1 year ago
Form Follows Function: A Guide to Creating Highly Esthetic, Adjustment-Free Class 1 Restorations
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Form Follows Function: A Guide to Creating Highly Esthetic, Adjustment-Free Class 1 Restorations

What can dentists learn from architecture? Learn how the concept of form and function can be used to create esthetic restorations.

| 1 year ago
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'...

| 1 year ago
Disruptive Innovation in the Dental Marketplace
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Disruptive Innovation in the Dental Marketplace

Positive disruption is occurring throughout the dental and health care industries. So, what's the impact on our patients? And how do we keep pace with...

| 1 year ago
Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations – The Interdental Finish Line (Part 1)
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Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations – The Interdental Finish Line (Part 1)

Learn how to properly manage open interdental spaces and the two aspects of preparation design, provisional fabrication, communication with your technician...

| 1 year ago
3 Tips to Get Started with Intraoral Scanning
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3 Tips to Get Started with Intraoral Scanning

Discover the pros and cons of intraoral scanning and tips for correct use in your practice.

| 1 year ago
Occlusal Vertical Dimension and the Edentulous Patient: Methods for Recording OVD
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Occlusal Vertical Dimension and the Edentulous Patient: Methods for Recording OVD

Measuring occlusal vertical dimension accurately is necessary to evaluate the prosthetic space and ensure a predictable outcome.

| 1 year ago
Single Central Incisors: Setting Dentist and Patient Expectations
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Single Central Incisors: Setting Dentist and Patient Expectations

By setting realistic expectations for cost, chair time and esthetic result, the frustration associated with restoring and matching a single indirect central...

| 1 year ago
Restoring the Edentulous Arch - Are Fixed Hybrids Always the Best Answer?
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Restoring the Edentulous Arch - Are Fixed Hybrids Always the Best Answer?

Learn why to consider alternatives for popular fixed hybrids in some edentulous arch cases.

| 1 year ago
Simple Bounce Flash Portraits - How to Go Beyond Taking Mugshots
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Simple Bounce Flash Portraits - How to Go Beyond Taking Mugshots

Spending too much time and space on flashes, softboxes and beauty dishes? Learn to bounce flash using a speedlight for beautiful portraits with uniform...

| 1 year ago
Vertical Root Fractures - The Diagnostic Dilemma and Hidden Menace
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Vertical Root Fractures - The Diagnostic Dilemma and Hidden Menace

Discover why early recognition of root fractures is necessary for the success of endodontic treatment.

| 1 year ago