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Indexing the Facebow

Indexing the Facebow

We look at two diferent techniques and materials for facebow transfers: silicone bite records and compound stickers.

| 5 years ago
Avoiding Inaccuracy With Closed-tray Implant Impressions

Avoiding Inaccuracy With Closed-tray Implant Impressions

Learn how to create accurate implant impressions and avoid unnecessary complications.

| 5 years ago
Tips for Utilizing Tape With Implant Impressions
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Tips for Utilizing Tape With Implant Impressions

How do you keep impression material from 'falling out' of the tray? Tape!

| 5 years ago
Does Using Vacuum Mixer Make a Difference?
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Does Using Vacuum Mixer Make a Difference?

We experiment with different methods of mixing to create sample casts in order to see if using a vacuum mixer makes any difference.

| 5 years ago
Reusing Titanium Healing Abutments

Reusing Titanium Healing Abutments

You can reuse healing abutments, but should you? We look at the research surrounding contamination commercially available titanium healing abutments.

| 5 years ago
The Implant Working Cast: 4 Steps for Fabricating a Stone Cast

The Implant Working Cast: 4 Steps for Fabricating a Stone Cast

We break down fabricating a stone working cast into four easy-to-follow steps and compare the technique with soft-tissue casts.

| 5 years ago
The Implant Working Cast: 4 Steps for Fabricating a Soft Tissue Cast

The Implant Working Cast: 4 Steps for Fabricating a Soft Tissue Cast

We break down the four necessary steps for fabricating a soft-tissue cast.

| 5 years ago
The Biologic Fundamentals of Osseointegration

The Biologic Fundamentals of Osseointegration

This article breaks down the basic biology of implant osseointegration.

| 5 years ago
Accidental Ingestion of Dental Materials: Treatment and Prevention

Accidental Ingestion of Dental Materials: Treatment and Prevention

The accidental ingestion or aspiration of dental materials during treatment can be particularly troublesome. These tips will help walk you through treatment...

| 6 years ago
Conventional Complete Denture Fabrication in 9 Steps
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Conventional Complete Denture Fabrication in 9 Steps

These nine essential steps will aid clinicians with predictable conventional denture fabrication.

| 6 years ago
OK, Maybe I DO Grind My Teeth

OK, Maybe I DO Grind My Teeth

In another article I described how to modify a patient's nightguard into a useful diagnostic tool. The patient had an existing anterior bite plane, which...

| 6 years ago
I Don't Grind My Teeth

I Don't Grind My Teeth

Helping patients manage bruxism can be difficult when they don't believe they're at risk. Here's how to help them understand what's happening.

| 6 years ago