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4 Tips to Decrease Occlusion Confusion

4 Tips to Decrease Occlusion Confusion

We all know that occlusion plays a big role in the longevity of not only our patients' teeth but also any restorations that we provide for them.

| 6 years ago
Tips for More Comfortable Injections
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Tips for More Comfortable Injections

As we all know, it is rare for anyone to look forward to an injection. In fact, many folks dread or downright fear them.

| 6 years ago
A Tip to Increase Wear Time of an Anterior Appliance
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A Tip to Increase Wear Time of an Anterior Appliance

As it is taught in as taught in Spear's Occlusion workshop, partial coverage appliances like NTIs and anterior bite planes can be wonderful appliances...

| 6 years ago
Creating Models and Restorations Without Impressions

Creating Models and Restorations Without Impressions

Wouldn't it be great if we could get all of our dentistry done without ever taking impressions? I think most of us are nodding yes right now.

| 6 years ago
Quick and Easy Tip to Keep the Bases on Your Models
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Quick and Easy Tip to Keep the Bases on Your Models

Have you ever had the bases come off your models? Chances are, your answer is yes – I know I have. And as we know, it is never convenient and the...

| 6 years ago
Three Easy Ways to Duplicate Models
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Three Easy Ways to Duplicate Models

As I alluded to in the previous article, my general preference is to have my lab do the duplication for me – especially when dealing with a...

| 6 years ago
Crown Lengthening Part II: Matrix Options

Crown Lengthening Part II: Matrix Options

In this article I will discuss two options that help identify how far into the soft tissue the restorative dentist needs to go when doing their preparation...

| 6 years ago
But Doc, Can’t You Just Fix My Broken Tooth?
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But Doc, Can’t You Just Fix My Broken Tooth?

While we all want to help patients in this situation as quickly as possible, it is important to ask ourselves what caused the broken tooth. In this particular...

| 6 years ago
PFMs: They Are Not Dead Yet!
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PFMs: They Are Not Dead Yet!

As we all know, we have a lot of new materials to pick from – and yet sometimes 'old friends' are the best thing for us to remember. Two of those...

| 6 years ago
Segmenting a Full Mouth Diagnostic Wax-Up
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Segmenting a Full Mouth Diagnostic Wax-Up

Generally for me, all complex cases start with a diagnostic wax-up. Once this wax-up is done, I can base my preparations and provisionals off of this...

| 6 years ago
Crown Lengthening, Part I
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Crown Lengthening, Part I

We all know it's a fact that crown lengthening is often beneficial, if not downright required, to achieve an optimal restorative result for our patients.

| 7 years ago
Implants: Custom Abutment Choices
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Implants: Custom Abutment Choices

Have you ever struggled with removing the cement around implant restorations as discussed in my previous article? Or perhaps you have struggled with proper...

| 7 years ago