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Just Blame It on Your Dental Assistant
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Just Blame It on Your Dental Assistant

Remember the last time you were preparing a tooth for a crown and couldn't see at all because your mirror was soaked?  And your patient's head was turned...

| 5 years ago
TMJ Demonstrator: New Team Meeting Module
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TMJ Demonstrator: New Team Meeting Module

Helping our patients understand the intricacies of the masticatory system is always a challenge. Often, even the best dental teams struggle to deliver...

| 5 years ago
New Restorative Course: Setting Teeth for Our Edentulous Patients
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New Restorative Course: Setting Teeth for Our Edentulous Patients

Setting teeth for edentulous patients – those without teeth or soon-to-be without teeth – can be quite overwhelming for some clinicians....

| 5 years ago
The Infamous Monday After CE
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The Infamous Monday After CE

How many times have we heard the phrase, this course will change the way you do dentistry on Monday – or when you go back to the office on Monday…...

| 5 years ago
New From Frank Spear: Treatment Planning for Complex Patients
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New From Frank Spear: Treatment Planning for Complex Patients

One of the greatest challenges in practice is when you are treating a new patient for the first time and you are shocked by the condition of their mouth....

| 5 years ago
Condylar Inclination? I'm Just Restoring the Front Teeth...
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Condylar Inclination? I'm Just Restoring the Front Teeth...

Most of us are doing diagnostic wax-ups before restoring front teeth – we might even be using the wax-up to make a stent for our provisional...

| 5 years ago
TMJ Is Not a Disease
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TMJ Is Not a Disease

Every practice has patients who present saying 'I have TMJ'. The temporomandibular joint is the most complex joint in the human body and can be affected...

| 5 years ago
Why Are Those Teeth Loose?
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Why Are Those Teeth Loose?

If you remember your occlusion course from dental school, you probably remember being taught that contacts should be cusp tip to marginal ridge or cusp...

| 5 years ago
Does Your Team Have Occlusion Confusion?
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Does Your Team Have Occlusion Confusion?

The term occlusion is often associated with confusion, ambiguity and varying philosophies. Being equipped with a dental team that has an understanding...

| 5 years ago
What Your Team Should Know About the TMJ
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What Your Team Should Know About the TMJ

The term occlusion can be a tricky concept for even the most seasoned dental team member. In order to completely grasp the topic of occlusion, it helps...

| 5 years ago
Get Your Team Up to Speed on Occlusion
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Get Your Team Up to Speed on Occlusion

An understanding of the general concepts of occlusion within a practice can create a foundation that brings more predicable long-lasting dentistry, while...

| 5 years ago
Can Treating Worn Dentition Be This Easy?
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Can Treating Worn Dentition Be This Easy?

              Over the years I've had my share of patients who came in with destroyed dentitions that I had no idea how to treat....

| 5 years ago