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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...

| 10 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...

| 10 years ago
Protrusive Record Technique
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Protrusive Record Technique

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| 10 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?...

| 10 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...

| 10 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...

| 10 years ago
Get a Grip!
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Get a Grip!

Do you struggle with trying to hold those little teeny-weeny-eeny inlays and onlays? I sure do. Coating them with porcelain etch and silane and bonding...

| 10 years ago
Diamond Burs: What's Your System?
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Diamond Burs: What's Your System?

How many burs do you use to prep a veneer or a crown? Do you have a set system that you follow each time? Is the system arranged in order on a bur block? ...

| 10 years ago
What is Good?
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What is Good?

If you are like me (and most other dentists), nothing is ever exactly what I want. The second molars in the picture above have occlusal milled composite...

| 10 years ago
Magic Hemostasis
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Magic Hemostasis

I try really hard not to touch tissue when I prep teeth or when I am delivering bonded ceramic restorations. Blood is the enemy and I don't like red margins....

| 10 years ago
Whose Teeth Are They Anyway?
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Whose Teeth Are They Anyway?

I recently completed a case for a young dentist. It had been a long haul for the two of us, and I was both excited and anxious on the day of delivery....

| 10 years ago