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Tissue Retraction: More than Just Cords
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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.

| 2 years ago
Guided Implant Surgery and the Blind Skier
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Guided Implant Surgery and the Blind Skier

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

| 3 years ago
Single Anterior Implants Made Easy As 1-2-3
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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...

| 3 years ago
Use Mock-Ups to Increase Case Acceptance
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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...

| 6 years ago
Preparation Reduction Guide
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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...

| 7 years ago
Helping Patients Understand Worn Incisal Edges
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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....

| 7 years ago
How Are Your Sick Sheep?
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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...

| 7 years ago