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Communicating Predictable Incisal Edge Position

Learn how to predictably create the ideal incisal edge position - and communicate it to both your team and patient.

| 1 week ago

Simple Implant Surgical Guides and Implant Mapping

Even in the age of digital dentistry, analog concepts like implant surgical guides and mapping are necessary. Here's how they'll help you succeed.

| 1 month ago

Tissue Retraction: More than Just Cords

Retraction cords are the usual go-to for tissue retraction in restorative dentistry. But here's another technique you may want to try.

| 3 months ago

Guided Implant Surgery and the Blind Skier

We focus on two important aspects of guided implant surgery: trust and vision.

| 11 months ago

Single Anterior Implants Made Easy As 1-2-3

While single anterior implant restorations are a mainstay, varying situations create challenges for dentists. However, following this 1-2-3 sequence can help...

| 1 year ago

Use Mock-Ups to Increase Case Acceptance

Using a mock-up is a great way to create value for esthetic dentistry. They help to visualize the desired end result in the patient's mouth; it helps...

| 4 years ago

Preparation Reduction Guide

Using mock-ups for ideal crown and veneer preparation is a great way to minimize preparation depth and unnecessary tooth structure loss. The same index...

| 4 years ago

Helping Patients Understand Worn Incisal Edges

As dentists, we see many patients with worn incisal edges. Before restoring these teeth, we need to understand the type or pattern of the tooth wear....

| 4 years ago

How Are Your Sick Sheep?

Dr. Gary DeWood once told the story of the 20 (sick) sheep. If one dies, how many are left? Depending upon how or what is heard, the answer often...

| 4 years ago