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What Is the Best Camera for Dental Photography?
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What Is the Best Camera for Dental Photography?

Dental photography is important for both treatment planning and case acceptance. But what is the best camera for the job?

| 3 years ago
An Insidious Yet Often Missed Dental Wear Pattern
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An Insidious Yet Often Missed Dental Wear Pattern

Dr. John Carson discusses pathway wear and considerations for treatment.

| 3 years ago
Three Tips to Virtually Eliminate Composite Sensitivity
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Three Tips to Virtually Eliminate Composite Sensitivity

Dr. John Carson shares his top three tips on how to virtually eliminate composite sensitivity.

| 3 years ago
What Implant Is That?
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What Implant Is That?

Have your ever inherited a case with an unknown implant type that you need to identify in order to treat?  If it's not happened to you yet count your...

| 4 years ago
Dental Implants: Modifying Provisionals
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Dental Implants: Modifying Provisionals

Figure 1 If you are like me, then implants are becoming a bigger and bigger part of your practice. As we know, managing soft tissue around...

| 4 years ago
Tips for Great Communication With Your Interdisciplinary Team
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Tips for Great Communication With Your Interdisciplinary Team

Do many of your cases involve working with other offices?  If you are a specialist then the answer is certainly yes. However, I suspect it is also...

| 4 years ago
Cone Beam CTs:  You Don't Know What You Don't Know
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Cone Beam CTs: You Don't Know What You Don't Know

Do you remember the days back in dental school when we would look at a radiographs and say something like, 'Well, we can't tell for sure but that looks...

| 4 years ago
Improving Case Acceptance: Part Three - Taking it Further
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Improving Case Acceptance: Part Three - Taking it Further

Previously I shared some tips for improving case acceptance (click here for Part 1 and Part 2) and I wrote that I do not always review all...

| 4 years ago
There is Enough Bone!
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There is Enough Bone!

As we all know, bone is needed in areas that we plan to place implants. And we also know that sometimes it looks like we have plenty of bone to place...

| 4 years ago
Improving Case Acceptance: Part 2 - Treatment Discussions
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Improving Case Acceptance: Part 2 - Treatment Discussions

In my previous article  I discussed how critical it is to uncover our patient's goals and some tips for doing this. Want to know what to do next? In this...

| 4 years ago
Improving Case Acceptance - Part 1
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Improving Case Acceptance - Part 1

As we know, case acceptance is critical. We can't treat our patients without it, and we can't help them if we can't treat them. For me the key to case...

| 4 years ago
Why Gingivectomies Fail
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Why Gingivectomies Fail

At one time or another, we all want or need to move gingival tissues. While our patients may need us to do that in order to reach their goals, it is a...

| 4 years ago