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Is Group Function Really Bad?
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Is Group Function Really Bad?

Most of us have been taught that ideal occlusion means canine guidance, or mutually protected occlusion. In fact, that is the preferred occlusal scheme...

| 6 years ago
The Value of Stick Bites
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The Value of Stick Bites

  The stick 'bite' is a quick and easy reference for your ceramist. It's not really a bite registration; rather, it is a useful tool for the technician...

| 6 years ago
Believe it Or Not Dentistry [Part I]
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Believe it Or Not Dentistry [Part I]

There is no point to this article other than to share a most unusual clinical finding. This patient had her dentistry done in Eastern Europe many years...

| 6 years ago
The Trouble With Gingival Position
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The Trouble With Gingival Position

One of the foundations of an esthetic restoration is gingival position. It is always better to have that discussion with patients before we begin....

| 6 years ago
Provide Your Lab the Best Shade Possible
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Provide Your Lab the Best Shade Possible

If you want your lab to love you, give them this easy piece of information. Labs tell me all the time that they don't get enough data from dentists to...

| 6 years ago
The Truth About Crossover Interferences
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The Truth About Crossover Interferences

We talk about crossover in our occlusion courses. It is the lateral excursive position where the lower canine moves past the upper canine. If the anterior...

| 7 years ago
I Guess Occlusion Does Matter?
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I Guess Occlusion Does Matter?

This is a case from my failure file. These provisionals kept breaking in the same place. The lower lateral is a provisional on top of an implant temporary...

| 7 years ago
Pesky Screw Access for Implants
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Pesky Screw Access for Implants

Hate stuffing cotton pellets into implant screw access? Tired of squirting light bodied impression material into those same openings and then trying to...

| 7 years ago
Thoughts on Being a Volunteer
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Thoughts on Being a Volunteer

I just finished a week at Open Wide Foundation's clinic in Peronia, Guatemala. It was a chance for me to grow, yet again, in this life I love. I was not...

| 7 years ago
Question for the Day
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Question for the Day

Geek is my middle name. If something has buttons, red lights, shiny stuff and makes noise I'm pulled in like a moth to a flame. I realize that not everyone...

| 7 years ago
Ouch!
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Ouch!

This recent emergency patient just had the restoration on his molar placed about four days prior to seeing me. He was complaining of pain and throbbing...

| 7 years ago
Tell Me What You See
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Tell Me What You See

Here are a couple of photos from a patient who was referred to me for an upper implant supported restoration. She was not happy with the restorative...

| 7 years ago