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No, Bite on Your BACK Teeth - Part One
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No, Bite on Your BACK Teeth - Part One

Don't get mad at the patient; in this case he can't bite on his back teeth. (The images are not underexposed; his teeth are really this dark). This...

| 9 years ago
Centric Relation Bite Record Tips
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Centric Relation Bite Record Tips

As a follow-up to the Protrusive Record Technique blog, Lee shares tips and techniques for obtaining stable bite registrations. Your browser doesn't...

| 9 years ago
Weird Stuff I Get to See
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Weird Stuff I Get to See

This bridge has been in place for about 20 years. The patient is beginning a comprehensive course of treatment and we are getting ready for ortho so...

| 9 years ago
Protrusive Record Technique
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Protrusive Record Technique

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| 9 years ago
Perimo-what?
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Perimo-what?

See the little cupped out area in the mesiobuccal cusp of the molar? Until very recently, I didn't know why it was there. As I write this I am sitting...

| 9 years ago
What Do I Do with This?
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What Do I Do with This?

Have you ever looked into a patient's mouth and been confronted with dentition that invoked awe, puzzlement, confusion, intimidation, perhaps even despair?...

| 9 years ago
A Reminder About the Process
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A Reminder About the Process

I was speaking to a patient recently and I asked if she wanted to do something about her 'gummy smile.' 'What gummy smile?' she responded, and then asked for...

| 9 years ago
Living on the Edge
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Living on the Edge

I love occlusion. Crazy, huh? I may be one of only a dozen people on the planet who truly enjoys thinking about where the dots and stripes go, but hey,...

| 9 years ago
Treatment Planning Paul - Part 4
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Treatment Planning Paul - Part 4

Functional Concerns A discussion of what to plan for and think about to ensure functionality: exams, wear patterns, patient history, functional occlusion,...

| 9 years ago
Treatment Planning Paul - Part 2
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Treatment Planning Paul - Part 2

Involving the Patient Using dialogue to engage the patient and create curiosity and a feeling of investment in the process. Your browser doesn't...

| 9 years ago
How Much Is .1mm?
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How Much Is .1mm?

I have a pet peeve. It has to do with prepping teeth. I still remember my operative instructor in junior clinic telling me to 'drop that proximal box...

| 9 years ago
Retention Form or Adhesion?
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Retention Form or Adhesion?

How about both? The question of whether or not to include retention and resistance form came up again during a Posterior Partial Coverage Bonded Restorations...

| 9 years ago