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Managing the Problem Versus Curing It: Part II
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Managing the Problem Versus Curing It: Part II

In my last article, I mentioned that the average life span continues to increase over time and because of this fact, the treatment we provide for our...

| 7 years ago
Managing the Problem Versus Curing It: Part I

Managing the Problem Versus Curing It: Part I

Removing a tooth is a decision that clinicians make on a routine basis. This is often an easy decision, like when a tooth has a vertical root fracture....

| 7 years ago
Restoring Discolored Endodontically Treated Teeth: Case 7
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Restoring Discolored Endodontically Treated Teeth: Case 7

In the previous article in this series, I showed an example of masking a cast metal post and core with a metal ceramic crown. In this final article we...

| 7 years ago
Restoring Discolored Endodontically Treated Teeth: Case 6
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Restoring Discolored Endodontically Treated Teeth: Case 6

In the previous article in this series I showed an example of masking a discolored crown prep by bonding an opaque masking agent and opacious composite...

| 7 years ago
Restoring Discolored Endodontically Treated Teeth: Case 4

Restoring Discolored Endodontically Treated Teeth: Case 4

In the previous article in this series I showed an example of masking isolated discoloration with composite and using a translucent porcelain veneer and...

| 7 years ago
Restoring Discolored Endodontically Treated Teeth: Case 3
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Restoring Discolored Endodontically Treated Teeth: Case 3

In the previous article in this series I showed an example of isolated discoloration in the cervical of two central incisors that should have been masked...

| 7 years ago
How to Manage Dental Literature

How to Manage Dental Literature

What do you read? Who do you trust? What journals should I subscribe to? I get asked these questions all the time. It's fairly common for many of the...

| 7 years ago
Occlusal Appliances: The Anterior-only Appliance for Treating Muscle Pain (Part II)
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Occlusal Appliances: The Anterior-only Appliance for Treating Muscle Pain (Part II)

As expressed in Part I of this article, an anterior-only appliance is an excellent choice for patients with muscle pain because it reduces muscle activity...

| 7 years ago
Occlusal Appliances: The Anterior-only Appliance for Treating Muscle Pain (Part I)

Occlusal Appliances: The Anterior-only Appliance for Treating Muscle Pain (Part I)

As I described in a previous article, an anterior-only appliance is an excellent choice for patients with muscle pain because it reduces muscle activity...

| 7 years ago
Occlusal Appliances: Diagnosing Muscle and Joint Pain
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Occlusal Appliances: Diagnosing Muscle and Joint Pain

In this series I have discussed what appliance options exist, why we typically use occlusal appliances and the potential theory of how they impact muscles...

| 7 years ago
Occlusal Appliances: How Do They Impact Joints?

Occlusal Appliances: How Do They Impact Joints?

Pain in the area surrounding the TMJ can be referred from several sources, particularly muscles. This is especially true of pain in front of the ear,...

| 7 years ago
Occlusal Appliances: How Do They Impact Muscles? [Part II]

Occlusal Appliances: How Do They Impact Muscles? [Part II]

As I mentioned in Part I of this article, it is critical that clinicians realize that different patients may respond differently to the same occlusal...

| 7 years ago