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How to Take a Protrusive Bite Record
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How to Take a Protrusive Bite Record

A protrusive bite record is taken with Master wax with the mandible pushed forward into a protrusive movement so that the condyle has moved down the eminence....

| 7 years ago
The Job Isn't Done Until the Images are Taken
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The Job Isn't Done Until the Images are Taken

  This patient is sporting a full set of original provisionals that I fabricated directly using copyplast formers. These photos will help Winter...

| 7 years ago
What Do You Mean I Under-Prepped?
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What Do You Mean I Under-Prepped?

Have I created enough space for the restorative material that is planned? One way to test that is to take a well fitting copyplast, line it with a...

| 7 years ago
When the Unthinkable Happens [Special Journal Review]
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When the Unthinkable Happens [Special Journal Review]

  Two years ago one of our Visiting Faculty experienced the unthinkable, the loss of a child, a young adult of infinite potential in her second year...

| 7 years ago
I Can See Clearly Now
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I Can See Clearly Now

If you are like me (read that as old, or rather, mature) you went all the way through dental school without magnification. I don't know how widespread...

| 7 years ago
Segmental Appliances and Risk
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Segmental Appliances and Risk

In the past few weeks I've had correspondence with three dentists asking about the use of an anterior bite plane appliance like the one pictured here....

| 7 years ago
Is Amalgam Dead?
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Is Amalgam Dead?

I'm getting ready to go down to our clinic in Guatemala and some of my questions for our team were about amalgam. Do we have it there, what kind is it?...

| 7 years ago
Over-Etching?
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Over-Etching?

How do you prepare your restorations for seating after try-in? When I act as my own technician by scanning and fabricating in the office, the porcelain...

| 7 years ago
Attack of the Collagen Eaters
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Attack of the Collagen Eaters

The COLLAGEN EATERS have been released! When you prep a tooth, actually, when you create injury to any bodily tissue, some stuff called matrix metalloproteinases...

| 7 years ago
Seating and Adjusting: Why is Bigger Sometimes Easier?
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Seating and Adjusting: Why is Bigger Sometimes Easier?

Shortly after I seated the case shown here I was talking with a friend about the experience and marveling at how little occlusal adjustment I had to complete.

| 7 years ago
Templates Improved
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Templates Improved

The ingenius treatment planning template created by Frank Spear many years ago has been added to. The template gives the restorative dentist a visual...

| 7 years ago
The World Seeks Great Dentistry
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The World Seeks Great Dentistry

This week at the Spear campus I am reminded that dental health professionals of all ages and experience levels from all around the world are seeking the...

| 7 years ago