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Five Functional Tips for Any Restorative Dentist
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Five Functional Tips for Any Restorative Dentist

Learn why keeping balance in mind is key to accurate diagnosis, effective treatment and long-term patient satisfaction.

| 2 years ago
What Are Treatment Options for the Cracked Tooth?
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What Are Treatment Options for the Cracked Tooth?

Dr. Jeff Lineberry concludes his three-part series on cracked teeth with a look into best treatment methods for various cracked tooth and fractured cusp...

| 2 years ago
Communicating Predictable Incisal Edge Position
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Communicating Predictable Incisal Edge Position

Learn how to predictably create the ideal incisal edge position - and communicate it to both your team and patient.

| 2 years ago
Veneer Preparations: When to Break Interproximal Contact
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Veneer Preparations: When to Break Interproximal Contact

Here are three clinical situations in which it is necessary to break interproximal contact.

| 2 years ago
Technology Doesn’t Always Make for Better Dentistry
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Technology Doesn’t Always Make for Better Dentistry

Is it the tech or the detective work that makes for better restorative dentistry? Consider this case before answering.

| 2 years ago
Veneer Preparations: Advantages/Disadvantages of Breaking Interproximal Contact
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Veneer Preparations: Advantages/Disadvantages of Breaking Interproximal Contact

Should you or shouldn't you break interproximal contact? We examine that question in this article.

| 2 years ago
Success in Space With a Fixed Hybrid Prosthesis
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Success in Space With a Fixed Hybrid Prosthesis

Avoid not providing enough prosthetic space in fixed hybrid prosthesis cases by following these eight considerations.

| 2 years ago
Want Better Dental Restorations? Put Down Your Handpiece
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Want Better Dental Restorations? Put Down Your Handpiece

How can you get better at restorative dentistry? One dentist has a suggestion.

| 2 years ago
7 Key Steps to Improving Adult Orthodontic Case Acceptance
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7 Key Steps to Improving Adult Orthodontic Case Acceptance

With adult orthodontic treatment, patients may not accept treatment for myriad reasons. Here are a few steps to take to help them see the benefits to...

| 2 years ago
The ‘Customized’ Posterior Composite Matrix
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The ‘Customized’ Posterior Composite Matrix

Posterior Class II resin restorations can be difficult, but you can make it a little easier using this 6-step customized matrix technique.

| 2 years ago
Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part VIII
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Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part VIII

We look at soft-tissue grafting for dental patients who present with non-carious cervical lesions.

| 2 years ago
When Patients Present With Confusing Pain
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When Patients Present With Confusing Pain

Nine potential causes of pain for patients who doesn't have an obvious diagnosis.

| 2 years ago