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Steps in the Veneer Seating Process: Part I
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Steps in the Veneer Seating Process: Part I

In this article, Frank Spear breaks down the first steps to successfully seating porcelain veneers.

| 1 year ago
The Pros and Cons of Bonding or Cementing Restorations
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The Pros and Cons of Bonding or Cementing Restorations

Before you even begin your restorative treatment, weigh these pros and cons of cementing vs. bonding.

| 1 year ago
Why You Should Be 'Micro-Etching' Prior To Bonding
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Why You Should Be 'Micro-Etching' Prior To Bonding

This article explains how and why microetching is a crucial step in preparing to bond.

| 1 year ago
e.max: Bond or Cement?
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e.max: Bond or Cement?

The question of cementing or bonding e.max restorations is not always easy to answer. Here we break down various e.max products to see if there is one right answer.

| 1 year ago
Troubleshooting Improperly Aligned Photographs of the Dental Patient
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Troubleshooting Improperly Aligned Photographs of the Dental Patient

Angles and perspective are everything when it comes to taking the best clinical photos for accurate and efficient treatment planning.

| 1 year ago
Tools of the Trade: Electric Handpieces For Optimal Precision
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Tools of the Trade: Electric Handpieces For Optimal Precision

While many dentists remain loyal to their air-driven handpieces, investing in electric handpieces may be a key to more efficient treatment - here's why.

| 1 year ago
Resin-Bonded Fixed Partial Dentures to Replace Missing Lateral Incisors
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Resin-Bonded Fixed Partial Dentures to Replace Missing Lateral Incisors

This article discusses the benefits and considerations to keep in mind when replacing maxillary lateral incisors using resin-bonded fixed partial dentures.

| 1 year ago
Lip, Tooth, Ridge Classification Part 3: Space and Tissue Deficiencies
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Lip, Tooth, Ridge Classification Part 3: Space and Tissue Deficiencies

This article discusses horizontal and combined defects that must be considered when evaluating and treating the edentulous maxilla.

| 1 year ago
Ankylosis Part III: Treating Children With Ankylosed Permanent Teeth
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Ankylosis Part III: Treating Children With Ankylosed Permanent Teeth

When ankylosis is diagnosed in a child, certain factors are even more important to evaluate prior to making the treatment decision.

| 1 year ago
That's a Lot Of Soft Tissue To Look At, But It's Our Responsibility
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That's a Lot Of Soft Tissue To Look At, But It's Our Responsibility

Classifying and evaluating soft tissue structures can be a key component in identifying potential airway issues and overall oral health.

| 1 year ago
Composing Photographs: Capturing the Correct Perspective
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Composing Photographs: Capturing the Correct Perspective

This article offers a detailed guide to capturing the clearest and most effective perspectives when composing patient photographs.

| 1 year ago
When Virtual Impressions Beat Physical Impressions, Hands Down
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When Virtual Impressions Beat Physical Impressions, Hands Down

What's the benefit of choosing virtual impression methods over physical ones? Dr. John Carson outlines the tools and technology behind the technique.

| 1 year ago