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Enamel Rods: The Key to Successful Restorative Adhesion

Enamel Rods: The Key to Successful Restorative Adhesion

Dr. Jefferey Bonk outlines the importance of the role enamel rods play in ensuring optimal adhesion and ideal longevity of restorations.

| 3 months ago
The Importance of Perspective in Incisal and Occlusal Assessments
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The Importance of Perspective in Incisal and Occlusal Assessments

Dr. Robert Winter explains how perspective can make a significant difference when determining what is 'level' in incisal and occlusal assessments.

| 10 months ago
Four Key Elements of Esthetic Dentistry and the Importance of the Prototype

Four Key Elements of Esthetic Dentistry and the Importance of the Prototype

Spear's Dr. Ricardo Mitrani outlines the four key elements of communicating esthetic considerations and the importance of utilizing a prototype.

| 1 year ago
Using Golden Percentage in Dentistry for Ideal Tooth Proportions

Using Golden Percentage in Dentistry for Ideal Tooth Proportions

One of the critical aspects of esthetic dentistry is creating geometric or mathematical proportions for esthetic outcomes. Applying the concept of golden...

| 1 year ago
The Fourth Solution:  Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisor Implant Photo Essay
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The Fourth Solution: Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisor Implant Photo Essay

A lateral incisor implant has proven to be a predictable and viable interdisciplinary protocol for patients with congenitally missing maxillary incisors.

| 1 year ago
Three Solutions for Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisors: A Photo Essay
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Three Solutions for Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisors: A Photo Essay

Addressing congenitally missing lateral incisors is a common condition that justifies an interdisciplinary solution, such as canine substitution, resin-bonded...

| 1 year ago
Maxilla Is Key in Comprehensive Treatment Planning

Maxilla Is Key in Comprehensive Treatment Planning

Dr. Jeffrey Rouse builds the case for dentists to keep the maxilla in mind when planning comprehensive treatment.

| 1 year ago
Planning the Class IV: Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry – Part 3

Planning the Class IV: Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry – Part 3

Learn Dr. Jason Smithson's go-to protocol for layering direct composite to achieve aesthetic success and functional durability.

| 2 years ago
Planning the Class IV: Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry – Part 2

Planning the Class IV: Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry – Part 2

In part two of Dr. Smithson's series, learn why particle abrasion improves bond strengths and longevity for Class IV direct composite restorations.

| 2 years ago
Planning the Class IV: The Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry — Part 1

Planning the Class IV: The Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry — Part 1

With proper planning and a command for Class IV restorations, Dr. Jason Smithson believes dentists can confidently approach any anterior situation with...

| 2 years ago
A Comprehensive Guide To Biologic Width
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A Comprehensive Guide To Biologic Width

Don't violate the biologic width. Learn more about this term, its significance to the clinician and what happens if you don't take it into consideration.

| 2 years ago
Replacement of Old Veneers
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Replacement of Old Veneers

A visual essay that demonstrates the steps for replacing existing ceramic veneers.

| 4 years ago