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How to Give a Painless Injection

What can you do to help ease one of the most unpleasant parts of dentistry? Here are some ideas.

| 6 months ago
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How Many Implants are Needed for Mandibular Overdenture? [Ed.]

The old joke in dental school regarding dentures was you should charge $4,000 dollars for the upper one and don't charge them for the lower....

| 3 years ago
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Listen Closely Or Your Patients Won't Return [Ed.]

If a patient feels that you're not listening to them, they will leave your practice. Recently I had a patient come in who told me she left her previous...

| 4 years ago
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Shade Selection in the Anterior

Shade selection in the anterior can be tricky. Too many factors can change the shade or color of the teeth. The operatory lights, window light and the...

| 4 years ago
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The Importance of Prosthetic Driven Implant Placement

Nothing frustrates me more than having an implant show up in my office that's in the wrong place. Here is a case that showed up on my doorstep the other...

| 4 years ago
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How to Give a Painless Injection [Part IV]

We all have 'difficult' patients in our schedule. They're not bad patients; they're just hard to get numb and we feel bad that we can't figure out a way...

| 4 years ago
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How Many Implants Are Needed for a Mandibular Overdenture?

The old joke in dental school regarding dentures was you should charge $4,000 dollars for the upper one and don't charge them for the lower. That...

| 4 years ago
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An Unlikely Material That Can Save Your Practice Money

So I went into my local hardware store and asked for plumber's tape, commonly known as the brand name Teflon. The guy behind the counter says to me, 'So...

| 5 years ago
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Listen Closely Or Your Patients Won't Return

If a patient feels that you're not listening to them, they will leave your practice. Recently I had a patient come in who told me she left her previous...

| 5 years ago
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Patients Respond to Genuine Communication

Patients leave our practice; we don't like it but it happens. Sometimes the reasons they leave are beyond our control. If they're moving out of the area...

| 5 years ago
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Staging Comprehensive Care

If you asked most of your patients if they would fix their teeth if money were no object, the vast majority would say yes. We all have patients in our...

| 5 years ago
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Ovate Pontic Maryland Bridges for Implant Temporaries

Anterior implants are the most challenging implant to restore. Everything must be spot on for it to be considered a success. With the advent of cone beam...

| 5 years ago