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Sub-Pontic Osseous Hyperplasia
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Sub-Pontic Osseous Hyperplasia

I had the pleasure of meeting a great patient for the first time earlier this year. She had been to her hygienist who identified an area of decay around...

| 7 years ago
Are You Protecting Your Online Reputation?

Are You Protecting Your Online Reputation?

It's no secret that many small businesses, including dental practices, have discovered the value of online reviews. It is a great way for patients to...

| 7 years ago
Modification of Existing Restoration to Screw Retained Provisional

Modification of Existing Restoration to Screw Retained Provisional

This patient was referred by her dentist for restoration of the dental implant in the central incisor position. She was expecting an experience similar...

| 7 years ago
Should Molar Implant Restorations be Cemented?
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Should Molar Implant Restorations be Cemented?

A patient presents for an evaluation with the primary concern that the 'bite' has never felt right following insertion of dental implant supported restorations...

| 7 years ago
Implant Supported Restoration Following Severe Trauma [Part III]
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Implant Supported Restoration Following Severe Trauma [Part III]

In the final part of this series (see Part I and Part II) on this specific case involving severe trauma, I'll discuss how prosthetic re-creation of...

| 7 years ago
Implant Supported Restoration Following Severe Trauma [Part II]

Implant Supported Restoration Following Severe Trauma [Part II]

In Part I of this series, I introduced a 21-year-old patient that was missing teeth 8-11 and 21-27 due to a life-threatening car accident. I demonstrated...

| 7 years ago
Implant Supported Restoration Following Severe Trauma [Part I]

Implant Supported Restoration Following Severe Trauma [Part I]

Patients that have endured injury as a result of trauma present unique challenges in restorative treatment planning. The goals of the patient are...

| 8 years ago
Maxillary Implant Surgical Guide Using the MiniSTAR
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Maxillary Implant Surgical Guide Using the MiniSTAR

Practical communication is helpful in creating an optimal treatment result when removal of supporting bone is coordinated with the surgical placement...

| 8 years ago
Vacuum Formed Record Base Using the MiniSTAR

Vacuum Formed Record Base Using the MiniSTAR

A well-fitting record base is critical for the evaluation of the vertical dimension of occlusion, the centric relation position of the mandible...

| 8 years ago
Desired Outcomes and Meeting Expectations
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Desired Outcomes and Meeting Expectations

The contrast between the upper and lower arch has been fascinating to me since I have known this patient. Ten years ago she was given (by her periodontist)...

| 8 years ago