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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.

| 4 months 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.

| 6 months ago
Biologic Width Part VII: Diagnosing a Biologic Width Violation
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Biologic Width Part VII: Diagnosing a Biologic Width Violation

In Part Seven of this series, Dr. Spear discusses the procedure to diagnose a biologic width violation.

| 7 months ago
The Examination Checklist
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The Examination Checklist

This free examination checklist will not only help you ensure you're offering the most comprehensive experience; it'll help your patients understand your...

| 8 months ago
Horizontal Root Fracture: Extract or Retain?
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Horizontal Root Fracture: Extract or Retain?

This article discusses options if a patient presents with a horizontal root fracture yet is asymptomatic.

| 8 months ago
Are Scuba Divers Really at Significant Increased Risk for Dental Symptoms?
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Are Scuba Divers Really at Significant Increased Risk for Dental Symptoms?

We review recent research on how scuba diving can affect dental health.

| 1 year ago
Build a Better Treatment Plan: Phasing Restorative Procedures Over Time
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Build a Better Treatment Plan: Phasing Restorative Procedures Over Time

Treatment planning is an essential component of clinical practice. While some cases can be completed in one or two visits, there are several reasons...

| 1 year ago
Implant-assisted Removable Partials: Highlighting the Advantages in 2 Cases
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Implant-assisted Removable Partials: Highlighting the Advantages in 2 Cases

We review two cases that highlight the advantages of implant-assisted partial dentures.

| 1 year ago
Diagnosing Dental Pain: The Phantom Menace
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Diagnosing Dental Pain: The Phantom Menace

When diagnosing dental pain, it can be frustrating when initial tests don't reveal much if anything. One dentist shares how he solved one such case.

| 1 year ago
A Tooth Wear Case
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A Tooth Wear Case

In this tooth wear case study, we look at overcoming the fear and frustration of treating worn dentition by using Facially Generated Treatment Planning.

| 2 years ago
What's the Right Option for Increasing Overjet?
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What's the Right Option for Increasing Overjet?

in this case study, Dr. Donna Stenberg discusses finding the right option for increasing overjet.

| 2 years ago
Interdisciplinary Management of Traumatic Fractures
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Interdisciplinary Management of Traumatic Fractures

Using a case presentation, Dr. Gregg Kinzer breaks down the steps of proper treatment planning.

| 2 years ago