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Ankylosis Part I: Etiology and Considerations

This article discusses potential etiologies and diagnostic practices for ankylosed teeth.

| 3 days ago

Demystifying Manipulation for Obtaining Centric Relation

This article will help you understand how and why to use the manipulation technique to obtain centric relation.

| 1 month ago

Lab Communication: Shade and Surface Texture

Learn why photography is the most effective way of communicating shade and surface texture to your lab technicians.

| 2 months ago

Implants: Screw-Retained vs. Cement-Retained

Dr. Gregg Kinzer compares both screw-retained and cement-retained implant options.

| 2 months ago

Veneer Preparations: When to Break Interproximal Contact

Here are three clinical situations in which it is necessary to break interproximal contact.

| 4 months ago

Milled vs. Waxed-and-Pressed Restorations: Which Is Better?

Do milled or waxed-and-pressed restorations fit better? We look at the evidence.

| 6 months ago

Veneer Preparations: Advantages/Disadvantages of Breaking Interproximal Contact

Should you or shouldn't you break interproximal contact? We examine that question in this article.

| 7 months ago

'Closed Tray' vs. ‘Open Tray' Implant Impressions

We compare and contrast closed tray and open tray implant impressions.

| 7 months ago

Why You Should be Using Glycerin on Your Composite Restorations

Dr. Gregg Kinzer discusses composite restorations and the use of glycerin to get a harder composite surface.

| 9 months ago

Ankylosis Part II: Treating Adults With an Ankylosed Tooth

Learn treatment considerations for adults who present with an ankylosed tooth through these two dental cases.

| 9 months ago

The ‘Customized’ Posterior Composite Matrix

Posterior Class II resin restorations can be difficult, but you can make it a little easier using this 6-step customized matrix technique.

| 10 months ago

5 Reasons Why Dentists Should Be Using a Microscope

While magnification has revolutionized dentistry, many dentists are not using microscopes. Here's why they should.

| 11 months ago