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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...

| 4 months 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.

| 5 months 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...

| 5 months 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.

| 1 year 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.

| 1 year 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
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...

| 2 years 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.

| 2 years 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.

| 2 years 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...

| 2 years 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.

| 3 years ago