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How to Phase Treatment
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How to Phase Treatment

Dr. Gregg Kinzer provides a visual essay on how to phase a restorative dental treatment plan.

| 2 months ago
The Concept of Phasing Treatment
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The Concept of Phasing Treatment

It is not uncommon for patients to delay treatment on complex cases. Discover how to help them understand how to best plan their treatment before their...

| 3 months ago
The 3 Accepts: Driving Case Acceptance in Urgent Times
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The 3 Accepts: Driving Case Acceptance in Urgent Times

Discover simple steps to help patients recognize the value of dentistry and accept treatment planning in a time of crisis.

| 3 months ago
Dental 'Cloacopapyrology' – Planning the Smile
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Dental 'Cloacopapyrology' – Planning the Smile

Discover the FGTP-related essentials of dental treatment planning with tooth outline templates.

| 3 months ago
Dental 'Cloacopapyrology' – Integrating Basic Photography
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Dental 'Cloacopapyrology' – Integrating Basic Photography

DSLR camera or smartphone? Dr. Jeff Bonk explains dental photography principles that align with FGTP.

| 3 months ago
Balancing Previous Patient Experience with Appropriate Diagnosis
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Balancing Previous Patient Experience with Appropriate Diagnosis

How do you decide when to comply with the patient's request to extract a tooth, and when does it make more sense to either refer them to an oral surgeon...

| 1 year ago
What Does Comprehensive Dental Care Mean?
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What Does Comprehensive Dental Care Mean?

Comprehensive dental care starts with developing a relationship and building trust with your patients.

| 1 year ago
My Treatment Plan and Informed Consent Process
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My Treatment Plan and Informed Consent Process

Treatment plans must use simple terms with the options clearly outlined, should be presented in writing and be fully reviewed with the patient to mitigate...

| 1 year ago
The 'Got Milk' Approach to Patient Communication
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The 'Got Milk' Approach to Patient Communication

Re-thinking your approach to patient conversations could have a significant impact on their treatment and your case acceptance.

| 1 year ago
How to Ensure Successful Cross-Country 'ColLABoration'
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How to Ensure Successful Cross-Country 'ColLABoration'

Learn how to optimize collaboration with your referring technician for better treatment planning.

| 2 years ago
Why You Should Do a Diagnostic Wax-Up
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Why You Should Do a Diagnostic Wax-Up

Creating a diagnostic wax-up is a critical component of thorough, successful treatment planning - this article explains why.

| 2 years ago
Why Do I Need A Facebow?
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Why Do I Need A Facebow?

This article describes how using a facebow with a semi-adjustable articulator will save you time, money and help improve patient satisfaction.

| 2 years ago