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Demanding Patients Versus Those with a Psychiatric Disorder: Part I

It can be tricky to tell whether a challenging patient is simply demanding or has a psychiatric disorder. In part 1, Dr. Bob Winter discusses how to...

| 2 weeks ago
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Alter the Esthetic Appearance of Incisal Thirds in 6 Steps

These six steps will help you more easily increase the value or decrease the translucency in the incisal third.

| 1 month ago
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How to Fix Bridge Pontics that Don't Match the Value of the Abutments

Seven steps to problem solving esthetic dilemmas with provisional pontics.

| 2 months ago
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The Pieces of the Puzzle: Technical Steps to Produce a Diagnostic Wax-Up

Know how a dental lab technician produces a diagnostic wax-up so you can better treatment plan.

| 4 months ago
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A Simplified Process for Bonding e.max and Other Glass Ceramic Restorations

Here's an easy four-step process to achieve an optimal bond to your e.max.

| 4 months ago
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Build a Better Treatment Plan: Phasing Restorative Procedures Over Time

Treatment planning is an essential component of clinical practice. While some cases can be completed in one or two visits, there are several reasons...

| 5 months ago
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Posterior Full-contour Zirconia Crowns: Preparation Design

One significant advantage of this restoration is that the preparation can be more conservative than other all-ceramic or even metal-ceramic restorations,...

| 5 months ago
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Triple-tray Impressions: How to Save Time and Improve Outcomes

Follow these eight guidelines, and you'll improve the outcomes of your triple-tray impressions.

| 6 months ago
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Glass Ceramic Bonding: 3 Commonly Asked Questions

We offer tips on how to clean glass ceramic restorations as well as etch and condition them.

| 7 months ago
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Recommendations for Monolithic Translucent Zirconia Restorations

We break down the recommended preparations and thicknesses for monolithic translucent zirconia restorations.

| 10 months ago
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How to Minimize Peri-implant Abutment Complications

Here's a step-by-step guide to minimizing complications with implant abutments.

| 11 months ago
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Outcome-Based Preparation Design: Part IV

In this article we discuss three depths of anterior crown preparation to see which is best suited to accomplish the different esthetic goals of treatment.

| 1 year ago