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Predictable Ceramic Veneer Margins - Eliminate Unsupported Enamel with ‘Tornado Technique’
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Predictable Ceramic Veneer Margins - Eliminate Unsupported Enamel with ‘Tornado Technique’

The 'Tornado Technique' provides a solid visual image for clinically preparing interproximal veneer margins in a strategic and effective manner.

| 2 years ago
12 Tips for Healthy Sleep
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12 Tips for Healthy Sleep

With an added focus on airway in restorative dentistry, these steps are ideal to share with patients struggling to achieve healthy sleep.

| 2 years ago
A Technique for Evaluating the Continuity of Implant Hex Connections

A Technique for Evaluating the Continuity of Implant Hex Connections

Dr. Bonk describes an implant impression technique that provides for definitive observation of the integrity of the hex.

| 2 years ago
Dual-Arch Impressions: ‘Triple-Tray’ Technique – the Good, Bad and Ugly

Dual-Arch Impressions: ‘Triple-Tray’ Technique – the Good, Bad and Ugly

Learn the 'triple-tray' impression technique and 9 tips on how to apply it in your...

| 2 years ago
The Ideal ‘Reduction Sauce’ for Restorative Success with Posterior Ceramic Onlays

The Ideal ‘Reduction Sauce’ for Restorative Success with Posterior Ceramic Onlays

Whether it's ceramic onlays or great food, success stems from proper planning — and a great 'reduction' is all in the...

| 2 years ago
Functional Incisal Edges: Managing the Incisal Guidance

Functional Incisal Edges: Managing the Incisal Guidance

Calibrating and adjusting the new veneers with the existing opposing teeth is a necessity for their functional relationship.

| 2 years ago
Try Before You Buy: Evaluating Indirect Restorative Impression Materials

Try Before You Buy: Evaluating Indirect Restorative Impression Materials

Your guide to evaluating and selecting restorative impression materials that provide accuracy and predictability.

| 2 years ago
Taking the ‘Voodoo’ Out of Vertical Dimension of Occlusion 
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Taking the ‘Voodoo’ Out of Vertical Dimension of Occlusion 

Learn the definition of VDO and specific criteria for evaluation, decision-making and action for a change of vertical to address excessive tooth wear.

| 2 years ago
How to Recognize the 5 Types of Tooth Cracks
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How to Recognize the 5 Types of Tooth Cracks

This article gives an in-depth look at the 5 different types of cracked teeth and how to plan and execute most effective...

| 2 years ago
Restorative Design and the Sterile Pencil
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Restorative Design and the Sterile Pencil

How can the use of red pencil lines help you improve your tooth reduction planning?

| 2 years ago
PPO - The Ideal Equation for a Successful Dental Practice

PPO - The Ideal Equation for a Successful Dental Practice

For some, the idea of a 'PPO' practice may seem too intimidating to approach - but what if those three letters mean more than you think they do?

| 2 years ago
2 Critical Steps To Avoid Restoration Errors

2 Critical Steps To Avoid Restoration Errors

Cementing final restorations can be stressful - here's how to ensure everything goes smoothly.

| 2 years ago