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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
New Spear Course: Understanding Impression Copings for Straumann Implants

New Spear Course: Understanding Impression Copings for Straumann Implants

The newest Spear course, Understanding Impression Copings for Straumann Implants, is now available! Dr. Darin Dichter leads this course which identifies...

| 6 years ago
UCLA School of Dentistry Fire

UCLA School of Dentistry Fire

Ceramics used in dentistry require heat to consolidate and structurally transform the material. Firing ceramic restorations at temperatures and durations...

| 6 years ago