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Troubleshooting Improperly Aligned Photographs of the Dental Patient

Troubleshooting Improperly Aligned Photographs of the Dental Patient

Angles and perspective are everything when it comes to taking the best clinical photos for accurate and efficient treatment planning.

| 4 years ago
Composing Photographs: Capturing the Correct Perspective
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Composing Photographs: Capturing the Correct Perspective

This article offers a detailed guide to capturing the clearest and most effective perspectives when composing patient photographs.

| 4 years ago
My Favorite Photograph: It Tells the Whole Story (Almost)
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My Favorite Photograph: It Tells the Whole Story (Almost)

This article discusses characteristics of great clinical patient photography that will increase case success, improve treatment planning and aid in diagnosis.

| 4 years ago
Demanding Dental Patients Versus Those with a Psychiatric Disorder: Part I

Demanding Dental Patients Versus Those with a Psychiatric Disorder: Part I

It can be tricky to tell whether a challenging patient is simply demanding or has a psychiatric disorder. In part 1, Dr. Bob Winter discusses how to...

| 4 years ago
Alter the Esthetic Appearance of Incisal Thirds in 6 Steps

Alter the Esthetic Appearance of Incisal Thirds in 6 Steps

These six steps will help you more easily increase the value or decrease the translucency in the incisal third.

| 4 years ago
How to Fix Bridge Pontics that Don't Match the Value of the Abutments
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How to Fix Bridge Pontics that Don't Match the Value of the Abutments

Seven steps to problem solving esthetic dilemmas with provisional pontics.

| 4 years ago
The Pieces of the Puzzle: Technical Steps to Produce a Diagnostic Wax-Up
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The Pieces of the Puzzle: Technical Steps to Produce a Diagnostic Wax-Up

Know how a dental lab technician produces a diagnostic wax-up so you can better treatment plan.

| 4 years ago
A Simplified Process for Bonding e.max and Other Glass Ceramic Restorations
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A Simplified Process for Bonding e.max and Other Glass Ceramic Restorations

Here's an easy four-step process to achieve an optimal bond to your e.max.

| 4 years ago
Build a Better Treatment Plan: Phasing Restorative Procedures Over Time

Build a Better Treatment Plan: Phasing Restorative Procedures Over Time

Treatment planning is an essential component of clinical practice. While some cases can be completed in one or two visits, there are several reasons...

| 5 years ago
Posterior Full-contour Zirconia Crowns: Preparation Design
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Posterior Full-contour Zirconia Crowns: Preparation Design

One significant advantage of this restoration is that the preparation can be more conservative than other all-ceramic or even metal-ceramic restorations,...

| 5 years ago
Triple-tray Impressions: How to Save Time and Improve Outcomes

Triple-tray Impressions: How to Save Time and Improve Outcomes

Follow these eight guidelines, and you'll improve the outcomes of your triple-tray impressions.

| 5 years ago
Glass Ceramic Bonding: 3 Commonly Asked Questions
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Glass Ceramic Bonding: 3 Commonly Asked Questions

We offer tips on how to clean glass ceramic restorations as well as etch and condition them.

| 5 years ago