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TMJ and Treatment Planning: Treating Joint Issues for More Predictable Results

TMJ and Treatment Planning: Treating Joint Issues for More Predictable Results

TMJ and treatment planning are interconnected. If a TMJ issue is discovered, having a predictable workflow for joint-based treatment planning can help....

| 4 days ago
Dental Lab Outsourcing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Dental Lab Outsourcing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The cost of dental materials and shortage of dental lab technicians in the U.S. has increased significantly, leading many labs to outsource. Learn what this...

| 1 week ago
Why Full Coverage Restorations Are Common for Second Molars
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Why Full Coverage Restorations Are Common for Second Molars

In most cases, tooth wear and tooth fracture result from mechanical overload at the tooth level because of uneven occlusal force distribution. So why...

| 2 weeks ago
Complex Dentistry: Overcoming Hurdles to Make Cases Less Stressful
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Complex Dentistry: Overcoming Hurdles to Make Cases Less Stressful

Do your goals include taking on more complex dentistry cases? If so, you're not alone! Dr. Carson shares tips on how to overcome common hurdles and reduce...

| 3 weeks ago
Creating Esthetic Success with Full Arch Implant Supported Prosthesis

Creating Esthetic Success with Full Arch Implant Supported Prosthesis

This Visual technique guide shows you how to transfer pontic site gingival topography to your lab for esthetic success with full arch implant supported...

| 1 month ago
Non-Carious Cervical Lesions (NCCL): Causes and Contributing Factors

Non-Carious Cervical Lesions (NCCL): Causes and Contributing Factors

This write up from Dr. Melissa Seibert challenges the abfraction theory and reviews the many contributing factors to non-carious cervical lesions.

| 1 month ago
Autogenous Fat: Preferred Material for TMJ Disk Replacement

Autogenous Fat: Preferred Material for TMJ Disk Replacement

While disk repairs are the preferred option to restore normal joint anatomy, it may not be possible with the amount of soft- or hard-tissue deformation....

| 1 month ago
Maxilla Is Key in Comprehensive Treatment Planning

Maxilla Is Key in Comprehensive Treatment Planning

Dr. Jeffrey Rouse builds the case for dentists to keep the maxilla in mind when planning comprehensive treatment.

| 1 month ago
Spear Refreshes Chairside Patient Education Videos

Spear Refreshes Chairside Patient Education Videos

Spear Education chairside PE videos and accompanying handouts were refreshed and released onto Spear Online and customer playlists with improved and enhanced...

| 1 month ago
Managing Diastemas With Veneers

Managing Diastemas With Veneers

Check out this FGTP-based approach to managing the challenging issue of diastemas with veneers.

| 2 months ago
Building Psychological Safety: The Question Formulation Technique

Building Psychological Safety: The Question Formulation Technique

Promote a space for your team to openly share mistakes and lessons learned from failure through encouraging expression and the free flow of questions....

| 2 months ago
Fabrication and Use of an Incisal Edge Guide

Fabrication and Use of an Incisal Edge Guide

A clinical case study of the fabrication and use of the incisal edge guide and how it can improve communication with a dental laboratory technician and...

| 2 months ago

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