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Implants, Overdentures and Hybrids: Rapidly Expanding Options for the Edentulous Patient!

Dr. Steve Ratcliff uses current literature to discuss the changing options for edentulous patients, including implants, hybrids and overdentures.

| 4 months ago
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What’s the Story on Ceramic Implants?

All-ceramic one-piece implants may be a controversial development, but there is evidence to show they may be a useful option.

| 8 months ago
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I Don't Want Braces

We've all dealt with it: a patient wants esthetic changes without using braces. What's a dentist to do?

| 8 months ago
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When Should Dentists Do Diagnostic Wax-ups?

Do you create diagnostic wax-ups before or after treatment?

| 10 months ago
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In Treatment Planning, Details Matter

Using a full upper-arch zirconia implant-supported hybrid prosthesis case, we show how even the smallest detail can negatively affect results.

| 10 months ago
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What Digital Smile Design Did for Me

Even a dentist can be nervous about restoring anterior teeth. But digital smile design might help.

| 11 months ago
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Dentists and Endodontics: The New Paradigm

Why should general dentists learn more about endodontics? We take a look at the research.

| 1 year ago
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Creating a Radiographic Template for Implant Planning Step-by-Step

Implant planning has become more sophisticated in recent years. Following these 10 steps will...

| 1 year ago
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What To Do With a Gummy Smile

A brief look at the causes of and how to treat gummy smiles.

| 1 year ago
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Where's the Overjet: Why Veneers Are Breaking Off

In this case presentation, we look at treatment options for a dental patient who's veneers keep breaking and popping off. What would you do?

| 1 year ago
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Dental Impression Problems: Why You Get Them and How to Avoid Them

Here are a couple of quick fixes for some common impression material issues that lead to weird models.

| 1 year ago
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Cemented vs. Screw-Retained Implant Restorations

We focus on cemented restorations - when and why to use it as well as best practices.

| 1 year ago