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Managing Patients With Multiple Bites
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Managing Patients With Multiple Bites

Have you ever had a patient ask you which one of their bites you want when you ask them to close? If so, you know that if there is any restorative work...

| 5 years ago
How to Deal With an Over-Adjusted Contact
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How to Deal With an Over-Adjusted Contact

Most restorative dentists, myself included, have over adjusted a contact on a porcelain crown when trying it in. While this doesn't happen often, when...

| 5 years ago
Complete and Accurate Periodontal Charting
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Complete and Accurate Periodontal Charting

Helping patients retain their natural teeth and maintain overall health is vital. It's important to closely monitor their periodontal health and recommend...

| 5 years ago
The Icing on the Cake: Finish on Provisionals
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The Icing on the Cake: Finish on Provisionals

We all know how important it is to provide excellent temporaries or provisionals for our patients. From testing proposed changes to impressing excellent...

| 5 years ago
Simplifying Open Tray Impressions [Part II]
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Simplifying Open Tray Impressions [Part II]

In Part I of this series I discussed how 'guide cones' can help with open tray implant impressions. In this article I'll discuss forming your tray and...

| 5 years ago
Simplifying Open Tray Impressions [Part I]
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Simplifying Open Tray Impressions [Part I]

When it comes to implant impressions do you prefer open or closed tray impressions? For me, the biggest reason I prefer closed tray is I hate trying to...

| 5 years ago
Materials and Your Margins
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Materials and Your Margins

When specifying the materials your lab technician uses in the fabrication of your restorations, how specific do you get? Do you and your technician...

| 5 years ago
Can a Reduction Coping Help?
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Can a Reduction Coping Help?

Have you ever had to retake an impression because you did not create enough room for your lab technician? While it should be a rare occurrence, when it...

| 5 years ago
Reduction Guides and Provisional Matrices
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Reduction Guides and Provisional Matrices

In a previous article I discussed the difference between reduction and room when it comes your preparations. In this article I'll go into more depth when...

| 5 years ago
Can We Be Too Accurate With Bite Records?
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Can We Be Too Accurate With Bite Records?

Over the years the accuracy we are able to achieve in dentistry has greatly increased. While in most cases the more accurate we can be the better, there...

| 5 years ago
Reduction Versus Room
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Reduction Versus Room

Have you ever received a call from your lab telling you that they need more room to complete a case ideally? While it's a call we as restorative dentists...

| 5 years ago
Snake Killers: Are You Using Them?
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Snake Killers: Are You Using Them?

In a previous article I talked about tips for consistent models. While good models are of critical importance so is putting them in an articulator...

| 5 years ago