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Using Golden Percentage in Dentistry for Ideal Tooth Proportions

Using Golden Percentage in Dentistry for Ideal Tooth Proportions

One of the critical aspects of esthetic dentistry is creating geometric or mathematical proportions for esthetic outcomes. Applying the concept of golden...

| 3 months ago
The Fourth Solution:  Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisor Implant Photo Essay
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The Fourth Solution: Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisor Implant Photo Essay

A lateral incisor implant has proven to be a predictable and viable interdisciplinary protocol for patients with congenitally missing maxillary incisors.

| 3 months ago
Three Solutions for Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisors: A Photo Essay
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Three Solutions for Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisors: A Photo Essay

Addressing congenitally missing lateral incisors is a common condition that justifies an interdisciplinary solution, such as canine substitution, resin-bonded...

| 3 months ago
Maxilla Is Key in Comprehensive Treatment Planning

Maxilla Is Key in Comprehensive Treatment Planning

Dr. Jeffrey Rouse builds the case for dentists to keep the maxilla in mind when planning comprehensive treatment.

| 6 months ago
Planning the Class IV: Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry – Part 3

Planning the Class IV: Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry – Part 3

Learn Dr. Jason Smithson's go-to protocol for layering direct composite to achieve aesthetic success and functional durability.

| 1 year ago
Planning the Class IV: Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry – Part 2

Planning the Class IV: Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry – Part 2

In part two of Dr. Smithson's series, learn why particle abrasion improves bond strengths and longevity for Class IV direct composite restorations.

| 1 year ago
Planning the Class IV: The Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry — Part 1

Planning the Class IV: The Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry — Part 1

With proper planning and a command for Class IV restorations, Dr. Jason Smithson believes dentists can confidently approach any anterior situation with...

| 1 year ago
A Comprehensive Guide To Biologic Width
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A Comprehensive Guide To Biologic Width

Don't violate the biologic width. Learn more about this term, its significance to the clinician and what happens if you don't take it into consideration.

| 1 year ago
Replacement of Old Veneers
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Replacement of Old Veneers

A visual essay that demonstrates the steps for replacing existing ceramic veneers.

| 2 years ago
Simple Bounce Flash Portraits - How to Go Beyond Taking Mugshots
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Simple Bounce Flash Portraits - How to Go Beyond Taking Mugshots

Spending too much time and space on flashes, softboxes and beauty dishes? Learn to bounce flash using a speedlight for beautiful portraits with uniform...

| 2 years ago
5 Elements of the ‘Less is More’ Approach in Interdisciplinary Treatment
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5 Elements of the ‘Less is More’ Approach in Interdisciplinary Treatment

Like architecture and design, sometimes the simplest option is most effective in dentistry.

| 3 years ago
Color and Shade Selection for Anterior Composites
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Color and Shade Selection for Anterior Composites

Dr. James H. Peyton addresses custom shade selection to find the best match for esthetics cases.

| 3 years ago