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Tom Case Study: Treatment Planning Part I

Tom Case Study: Treatment Planning Part I

In this series of articles, I'm going to start on a new case study for a retired dentist named Tom. His desire was to replace a posterior reconstruction...

| 8 years ago
Treatment Planning and Sequencing in Patients With Severe Wear [Ed.]

Treatment Planning and Sequencing in Patients With Severe Wear [Ed.]

Almost every restorative dentist I know has a set of models sitting on their desk they have looked at multiple times and yet...

| 8 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Final Restoration

Nancy Case Study: Final Restoration

As the closing article in Nancy Case Study (Part I) series, I'll be discussing Nancy's final restorations. I ended up going with a...

| 8 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Material Selection Part II
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Nancy Case Study: Material Selection Part II

As I stated in part I of this series, the Nancy case study was used as part of a three-day ceramic enhancement workshop. Each dentist who signed up for...

| 8 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Material Selection Part I
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Nancy Case Study: Material Selection Part I

In my previous articles, I've gone over the treatment planning and lab communication techniques regarding Nancy's case. The case itself was used...

| 8 years ago
The Problem With Acidulated Fluoride

The Problem With Acidulated Fluoride

I've done a lot of external coloring of my restorations throughout my career and I am frequently asked questions regarding the durability of external...

| 8 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Communicating With the Lab [Part II]
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Nancy Case Study: Communicating With the Lab [Part II]

Continuing the discussion on the Nancy Case Study, this article will highlight the lab communication phase that began in Part I. A critical part...

| 8 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Communicating with the Lab [Part I]

Nancy Case Study: Communicating with the Lab [Part I]

In a previous article, I went over the treatment planning process of Nancy's two central incisors that had old restorations and the completion of...

| 8 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Malalignment [Part II]

Nancy Case Study: Malalignment [Part II]

Continuing the series on the Nancy Case Study on malalignment, once the mock-up is approved, depth cuts and tooth preparation can begin. Whenever you're...

| 8 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Malalignment [Part I]

Nancy Case Study: Malalignment [Part I]

In this series of articles, I'll be going over the treatment process of Nancy. At the time of treatment she was 79 years old, had no chief...

| 8 years ago
Anterior Temporaries: Adjusting Contour Intra-Orally
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Anterior Temporaries: Adjusting Contour Intra-Orally

In an earlier article, I went over the importance of creating beautiful anterior temporaries to help build your practice and inspire confidence in your...

| 8 years ago
Risks of Excess Overjet

Risks of Excess Overjet

For most patients the outcome of excess overjet is some occlusal variation from what might be considered normal or ideal. The specific variation is...

| 8 years ago