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Tom Case Study: Treatment Planning Part II
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Tom Case Study: Treatment Planning Part II

This is a continuation of Part I discussing the treatment planning involved with the case study of retired dentist, Tom. Regarding the actual tooth preparation,...

| 5 years ago
Tom Case Study: Treatment Planning Part I
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Tom Case Study: Treatment Planning Part I

In this series of articles, I'm going to start on a new case study for a retired dentist named Tom. His desire was to replace a posterior reconstruction...

| 5 years ago
Treatment Planning and Sequencing in Patients With Severe Wear [Ed.]
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Treatment Planning and Sequencing in Patients With Severe Wear [Ed.]

Almost every restorative dentist I know has a set of models sitting on their desk they have looked at multiple times and yet they still don't...

| 5 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Final Restoration
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Nancy Case Study: Final Restoration

  As the closing article in the Nancy Case Study series, I'll be discussing Nancy's final restorations. I ended up going with a set of crowns made...

| 5 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Material Selection Part II
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Nancy Case Study: Material Selection Part II

As I stated in part I of this series, the Nancy case study was used as part of a three-day ceramic enhancement workshop. Each dentist who signed up for...

| 5 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Material Selection Part I
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Nancy Case Study: Material Selection Part I

  In my previous articles, I've gone over the treatment planning and lab communication techniques regarding Nancy's case. The case itself was used...

| 5 years ago
The Problem With Acidulated Fluoride
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The Problem With Acidulated Fluoride

I've done a lot of external coloring of my restorations throughout my career and I am frequently asked questions regarding the durability of external...

| 5 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Communicating With the Lab [Part II]
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Nancy Case Study: Communicating With the Lab [Part II]

Continuing the discussion on the Nancy Case Study, this article will highlight the lab communication phase that began in Part I. A critical part in...

| 5 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Communicating with the Lab [Part I]
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Nancy Case Study: Communicating with the Lab [Part I]

In a previous article I went over the treatment planning process of Nancy's two central incisors that had old restorations and the completion of the full...

| 5 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Malalignment [Part II]
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Nancy Case Study: Malalignment [Part II]

Continuing the series on the Nancy Case Study on malalignment, once the mock-up is approved, depth cuts and tooth preparation can begin. Whenever you're...

| 5 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Malalignment [Part I]
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Nancy Case Study: Malalignment [Part I]

In this series of articles, I'll be going over the treatment process of Nancy. At the time of treatment she was 79 years old, had no chief...

| 5 years ago
Anterior Temporaries: Adjusting Contour Intra-Orally
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Anterior Temporaries: Adjusting Contour Intra-Orally

In an earlier article, I went over the importance of creating beautiful anterior temporaries to help build your practice and inspire confidence in your...

| 5 years ago