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Managing Open Interdental Spaces With Indirect Veneer Restorations: Provisional Fabrication (Part 3)
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Managing Open Interdental Spaces With Indirect Veneer Restorations: Provisional Fabrication (Part 3)

Learn how to manage open interdental spaces, diastemas, or black triangles, using a convex restorative form and how to fabricate provisional restorations...

| 1 week ago
Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations: Assessment and Identification of the Problem (Prologue)
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Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations: Assessment and Identification of the Problem (Prologue)

In this prologue to Dr. Winter's series, discover how to manage interdental spaces using a convex restorative form and the most common error in positioning...

| 1 week ago
The ‘Trial Smile’ Overlay Template
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The ‘Trial Smile’ Overlay Template

Discover the benefits and pitfalls of employing the 'Trial Smile' overlay template and how this simple, convenient, and non-invasive tool can provide...

| 2 weeks ago
Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations: The Interdental Finish Line Location (Part 2)
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Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations: The Interdental Finish Line Location (Part 2)

In Part 2 of Dr. Winter's series, discover how to manage interdental spaces using a convex restorative form and the most common error in positioning...

| 1 month ago
New Course – Direct Resin Artistry in the Posterior Dentition
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New Course – Direct Resin Artistry in the Posterior Dentition

Dr. Jason Smithson demonstrates how to place esthetic direct composite restorations using minimal shades of resin and common instruments found in most...

| 1 month ago
Form Follows Function: A Guide to Creating Highly Esthetic, Adjustment-Free Class 1 Restorations
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Form Follows Function: A Guide to Creating Highly Esthetic, Adjustment-Free Class 1 Restorations

What can dentists learn from architecture? Learn how the concept of form and function can be used to create esthetic restorations.

| 1 month ago
4 Burning Questions on Restorations with Ceramic or PFM Crowns
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4 Burning Questions on Restorations with Ceramic or PFM Crowns

Learn how to select between zirconia or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns — a common issue that's addressed in Spear's 'Restorative Design'...

| 2 months ago
Disruptive Innovation in the Dental Marketplace (Part 1)
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Disruptive Innovation in the Dental Marketplace (Part 1)

Positive disruption is occurring throughout the dental and health care industries. So, what's the impact on our patients? And how do we keep pace with...

| 2 months ago
Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations – The Interdental Finish Line (Part 1)
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Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations – The Interdental Finish Line (Part 1)

Learn how to properly manage open interdental spaces and the two aspects of preparation design, provisional fabrication, communication with your technician...

| 2 months ago
3 Tips to Get Started with Intraoral Scanning
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3 Tips to Get Started with Intraoral Scanning

Discover the pros and cons of intraoral scanning and tips for correct use in your practice.

| 3 months ago
Occlusal Vertical Dimension and the Edentulous Patient: Methods for Recording OVD
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Occlusal Vertical Dimension and the Edentulous Patient: Methods for Recording OVD

Measuring occlusal vertical dimension accurately is necessary to evaluate the prosthetic space and ensure a predictable outcome.

| 3 months ago
Single Central Incisors: Setting Dentist and Patient Expectations
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Single Central Incisors: Setting Dentist and Patient Expectations

By setting realistic expectations for cost, chair time and esthetic result, the frustration associated with restoring and matching a single indirect central...

| 4 months ago