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When to Complete a Diagnostic Wax-Up

When to Complete a Diagnostic Wax-Up

A diagnostic wax-up is clearly an important tool for better diagnosis and treatment planning, but when exactly should you put it into practice?

| 4 years ago
Surgical Guide Classification for Full Arch Prosthesis (Part 2)

Surgical Guide Classification for Full Arch Prosthesis (Part 2)

This article continues Dr. Mitrani's discussion of full-arch prostheses by explaining the use of analog- and CAD/CAM generated guides.

| 4 years ago
How to Provisionalize an Entire Arch

How to Provisionalize an Entire Arch

Utilizing the FGTP planning process throughout the process of provisionalizing a full arch will ensure greater case success.

| 4 years ago
What Do Dental Consultants Know That I Don’t?

What Do Dental Consultants Know That I Don’t?

Imtiaz Manji offers insight into the benefits dental consultants offer practices.

| 4 years ago
Is Your Toothpaste Being Too Hard on You?
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Is Your Toothpaste Being Too Hard on You?

This article will give you a solid understanding of the abrasiveness of certain toothpastes and their impact on tooth structure.

| 4 years ago
Improving the Esthetics of Your Ceramic Restorations

Improving the Esthetics of Your Ceramic Restorations

Surface texture and luster and two of the most difficult things to match with the natural teeth. This article reviews several ways to make the process...

| 4 years ago
Radiographs and Cement: You Can't Handle the Truth!
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Radiographs and Cement: You Can't Handle the Truth!

This case is an important example of the fact that radiographs only tell some of the story when it comes to restorations.

| 4 years ago
Implant Abutments: What Do I Choose?

Implant Abutments: What Do I Choose?

This article will help you decide whether to choose a stock implant abutment or a custom implant abutment based on your case.

| 4 years ago
Are Staff Meetings in the Dental Practice Overrated?

Are Staff Meetings in the Dental Practice Overrated?

Dental team meetings can be one of the most valuable practice management techniques when used appropriately.

| 4 years ago
Why You Should Do a Diagnostic Wax-Up

Why You Should Do a Diagnostic Wax-Up

Creating a diagnostic wax-up is a critical component of thorough, successful treatment planning - this article explains why.

| 4 years ago
How to Uncover an Implant 101

How to Uncover an Implant 101

This article discusses multiple methods of uncovering an implant during second stage surgery for ideal tissue esthetics.

| 4 years ago
Should You Probe Dental Implants?
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Should You Probe Dental Implants?

Proper evaluation of dental implants, with baseline information that includes probing, is necessary when making a determination of health or disease.

| 4 years ago