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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
Loose Implant Restorations
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Loose Implant Restorations

As we know in the world of dentistry today implants are becoming increasingly prevalent. And while they are a great option for tooth replacement, they...

| 4 years ago
Getting The “Sharpness” Right on Your Restorations
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Getting The “Sharpness” Right on Your Restorations

Have you ever had a patient say they have a hard time chewing, yet their teeth are clearly making contact? Maybe they even said their teeth are not 'sharp'...

| 4 years ago
Working With Your Lab
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Working With Your Lab

In this article, I will go over some tips that may help improve your current relationship with your lab or get a relationship with a new lab off on the...

| 4 years ago
4 Tips to Decrease Occlusion Confusion
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4 Tips to Decrease Occlusion Confusion

We all know that occlusion plays a big role in the longevity of not only our patients' teeth but also any restorations that we provide for them.

| 4 years ago
Tips for More Comfortable Injections
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Tips for More Comfortable Injections

As we all know, it is rare for anyone to look forward to an injection. In fact, many folks dread or downright fear them.

| 4 years ago
A Tip to Increase Wear Time of an Anterior Appliance
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A Tip to Increase Wear Time of an Anterior Appliance

As it is taught in as taught in Spear's Occlusion workshop, partial coverage appliances like NTIs and anterior bite planes can be wonderful appliances...

| 4 years ago
Creating Models and Restorations Without Impressions
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Creating Models and Restorations Without Impressions

Wouldn't it be great if we could get all of our dentistry done without ever taking impressions? I think most of us are nodding yes right now.

| 4 years ago
Quick and Easy Tip to Keep the Bases on Your Models
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Quick and Easy Tip to Keep the Bases on Your Models

Have you ever had the bases come off your models? Chances are, your answer is yes – I know I have. And as we know, it is never convenient and the...

| 4 years ago
Three Easy Ways to Duplicate Models
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Three Easy Ways to Duplicate Models

As I alluded to in the previous article, my general preference is to have my lab do the duplication for me – especially when dealing with a...

| 4 years ago
Crown Lengthening Part II: Matrix Options
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Crown Lengthening Part II: Matrix Options

In this article I will discuss two options that help identify how far into the soft tissue the restorative dentist needs to go when doing their preparation...

| 4 years ago