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What Is the Best Type of Triple Tray Material?

Here's why you should consider what your triple trays are made out of just as much as your impression materials.

| 7 months ago
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A Primer on Locator Abutments for Implant Overdentures

Here's a quick look at the benefits and complications surrounding the use of a locator abutment.

| 10 months ago
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A Primer on Soft Denture Liners

We offer a comprehensive look at soft denture liners, from the categories of liners to adhesion research.

| 1 year ago
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Closing Endo Access Openings

Learn more about closing an endodontic access opening through a crown.

| 1 year ago
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Pontic Design Considerations: A Comprehensive Review

Pontic shape types, design principles, modifications - and communicating with your lab about all of this - is covered in this thorough review of pontic...

| 1 year ago
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Understanding Removable Partial Denture Materials

We look at iFlex by tcs, a biocompatible thermoplastic material.

| 1 year ago
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8 Considerations in Denture Relining

We present eight things to consider to help you successfully reline your patients' dentures.

| 1 year ago
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These 4 Questions Can Save Your Patient’s Life

Using the STOP-Bang Sleep Apnea Questionnaire in your dental practice could help you more easily diagnose obstructive sleep apnea in your patients.

| 1 year ago
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Applying a Pontic Barrier on a Surgical Site

Here's a quick and relatively easy way to apply a pontic barrier on a surgical site.

| 1 year ago
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Fabricating a Crown to an Existing Removable Partial Denture

Stop having issues with fabricating a crown for a tooth that is an abutment for an existing removable partial denture. Use this five-step technique instead.

| 1 year ago
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7 Steps to Using Retraction Cord When Making Impressions

While there are many techniques to achieve retraction of gingival tissue, retraction cord is the most effective and most commonly used. Here's seven steps...

| 2 years ago
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Etch vs. Ivoclean: Cleaning Up the Ceramic Confusion

Dr. Mary Anne Salcetti takes a look at ceramic restorations and their cleaning and etching.

| 2 years ago