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Can You Light Cure Too Much?
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Can You Light Cure Too Much?

Light cure composite materials have produced a radical shift in dentistry over the past 40 years; it's a shift I have lived in while graduating...

| 7 years ago
Those Pesky Mirrors
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Those Pesky Mirrors

Using the mirrors necessary to gather intraoral images for Facially Generated Treatment Planning is, for most of us, the most difficult aspect of the...

| 7 years ago
Always Use Two Hands to Syringe the Impression Material
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Always Use Two Hands to Syringe the Impression Material

The problem with final impressions is that they are so ... final. This is truly one time when 'good enough' really isn't. This is one time when the...

| 8 years ago
Why Does That Crown Look Like That?
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Why Does That Crown Look Like That?

This picture illustrates a bad day for the restorative dentist. A ceramic crown crack – BUMMER. Having lived through the birth and growth of...

| 8 years ago
How to Take a Protrusive Bite Record [Ed.]
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How to Take a Protrusive Bite Record [Ed.]

A protrusive bite record is taken with Master wax with the mandible pushed forward into a protrusive movement so that the condyle has moved down...

| 8 years ago
Made for Each Other
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Made for Each Other

Scotchbond Universal (and several other excellent self-etching / silanating / desensitizing bonding resins) are wonderful tools in...

| 8 years ago
You've Got to Move It, Move It!
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You've Got to Move It, Move It!

A recent article about curing lights appreared in Inside Dentistry and since that is topic that I cover for our participants in two workshops, Anterior...

| 8 years ago
Create a Master Program for Easier Patient Image Loading Into PowerPoint
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Create a Master Program for Easier Patient Image Loading Into PowerPoint

I hope you are having fun with the templates. If you want to make their use easier and more convenient you can create a master patient presentation...

| 8 years ago
Attack of the Collagen Eaters [Ed.]
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Attack of the Collagen Eaters [Ed.]

The COLLAGEN EATERS have been released! When you prep a tooth, actually, when you create injury to any bodily tissue, some stuff called matrix...

| 9 years ago
How to Take a Protrusive Bite Record
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How to Take a Protrusive Bite Record

A protrusive bite record is taken with Master wax with the mandible pushed forward into a protrusive movement so that the condyle has moved down the...

| 9 years ago
The Job Isn't Done Until the Images are Taken
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The Job Isn't Done Until the Images are Taken

This patient is sporting a full set of original provisionals that I fabricated directly using copyplast formers. These photos will help Winter...

| 9 years ago
What Do You Mean I Under-Prepped?

What Do You Mean I Under-Prepped?

Have I created enough space for the restorative material that is planned? One way to test that is to take a well fitting copyplast, line it with...

| 9 years ago