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Provisionals with Ease and Accuracy
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Provisionals with Ease and Accuracy

At the 2014 Spear Summit, a dentist asked me what was the most predictable, easy and accurate way to make provisionals for single units or 3-4 unit...

| 5 years ago
Teachable Moments in Dentistry
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Teachable Moments in Dentistry

I recently restored a 17-year-old female with congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisors that had recently completed her orthodontics. Her mother...

| 5 years ago
Tale of the Tape
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Tale of the Tape

One of my dental colleagues recently asked me about Teflon Tape and its use in adhesive dentistry. I've used it almost every day when bonding...

| 5 years ago
Maintain Tissue Shape on Implant Site
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Maintain Tissue Shape on Implant Site

The following technique is for maintaining the tissue shape on an implant site when lab work is being done to customize the impression abutment....

| 5 years ago
Seating the Crown and Placing the RPD
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Seating the Crown and Placing the RPD

In a previous article I described a technique to allow the lab to fabricate a PFM crown to the clasping and rest seat of an existing removable partial...

| 5 years ago
Make Sure to Have Clean Preps Before Impressing
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Make Sure to Have Clean Preps Before Impressing

Many of us have a routine of making the provisional prior to taking the final impression. It's a sequencing zone of comfort for some, while others...

| 5 years ago
Preparing and Impressing a Terminal Abutment for a Removable Partial Denture
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Preparing and Impressing a Terminal Abutment for a Removable Partial Denture

I was recently faced with a prosthetic challenge of preparing and impressing a tooth that is a terminal abutment for a removable partial denture (RPD)...

| 6 years ago
Are You Complying With the New OSHA Regulations?
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Are You Complying With the New OSHA Regulations?

It's so easy to ignore the small yet onerous details that our government requires through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). And...

| 6 years ago
A Technique for Restoring Abfraction Lesions
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A Technique for Restoring Abfraction Lesions

I recently attended the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry meeting and listened to Dr. Newton Fahl speak about a new composite technique for restoring...

| 6 years ago
Using the Open Tray Technique When Impressing Implant Sites
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Using the Open Tray Technique When Impressing Implant Sites

Sometimes it's the little things that save time and aggravation and you wonder what took you so long to think of it. I always use the open tray technique...

| 6 years ago
Creating Gingival Harmony
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Creating Gingival Harmony

Many patients who have changed their smiles by restoring their teeth are quick to notice a discrepancy in the tooth length/gingival margin on even a single tooth....

| 6 years ago
Easy Tip for Removing Resin
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Easy Tip for Removing Resin

We all occasionally have had resin cemented or bonded crowns come off the prepared tooth. It's easy to prepare the tooth for rebonding or cementation...

| 6 years ago