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Customizing a Custom Abutment: When a Custom Abutment Is Not Custom Enough
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Customizing a Custom Abutment: When a Custom Abutment Is Not Custom Enough

Dr. John Carson walks through a case where a custom abutment needs to be further customized.

| 1 week ago
Intraoral Scanning Techniques:  Minimizing Errors

Intraoral Scanning Techniques: Minimizing Errors

As with any clinical procedure, minimizing errors will result in the best outcomes. Dr. John Carson shares best intraoral scanning techniques to minimize...

| 4 months ago
The Pros and Cons of Dental Cements

The Pros and Cons of Dental Cements

Dr. John Carson examines the pros and cons of the three main types of dental cements.

| 10 months ago
Accurate Bite Records and Mounting Models Made Easy

Accurate Bite Records and Mounting Models Made Easy

Dr. John Carson reveals simple tips and techniques to make more accurate bite records and mounting models.

| 1 year ago
Three Shell Provisional Techniques and a Relining Case Study
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Three Shell Provisional Techniques and a Relining Case Study

Dr. John Carson summarizes the three main shell provisional techniques, emphasizing shell relining in a detailed case study.

| 1 year ago
Tips to Remove a Damaged Straumann Solid Abutment

Tips to Remove a Damaged Straumann Solid Abutment

Spear's Dr. John Carson shares a few tips that may make things a little easier should you ever need to remove a damaged Straumann solid abutment.

| 1 year ago
Complex Dentistry: Overcoming Hurdles to Make Cases Less Stressful
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Complex Dentistry: Overcoming Hurdles to Make Cases Less Stressful

Do your goals include taking on more complex dentistry cases? If so, you're not alone! Dr. Carson shares tips on how to overcome common hurdles and reduce...

| 1 year ago
Why Service in the Dental Practice Matters Now More Than Ever
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Why Service in the Dental Practice Matters Now More Than Ever

Some dental practices have allowed their customer service to falter because of the pandemic. But, as Dr. Carson explains, now is the time for teams to...

| 2 years ago
Nothing Lasts Forever: Case Planning for Easier Future Retreatments
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Nothing Lasts Forever: Case Planning for Easier Future Retreatments

Learn treatment planning that prevents unnecessary future challenges after things break, to make things easier on you, your patient, and your colleagues.

| 2 years ago
Replacing Teeth and Tissue Using a Mini Bar
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Replacing Teeth and Tissue Using a Mini Bar

Dr. John Carson uses an implant-supported fixed-removable partial denture to successfully treat a patient with six missing maxillary anterior teeth and...

| 3 years ago
What Do You Want to Break?
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What Do You Want to Break?

When the clinician and the dental patient share the same mindset it takes the sting of disappointment out of any breakage or failure that may occur with...

| 3 years ago
When to Use Zirconia Abutments

When to Use Zirconia Abutments

How do you decide when to use zirconia abutments? Learn about two conditions to consider for selection.

| 3 years ago