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Working With Your Lab

Working With Your Lab

In this article, I will go over some tips that may help improve your current relationship with your lab or get a relationship with a new lab off on the...

| 6 years ago
4 Tips to Decrease Occlusion Confusion

4 Tips to Decrease Occlusion Confusion

We all know that occlusion plays a big role in the longevity of not only our patients' teeth but also any restorations that we provide for them.

| 6 years ago
Tips for More Comfortable Injections
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Tips for More Comfortable Injections

As we all know, it is rare for anyone to look forward to an injection. In fact, many folks dread or downright fear them.

| 6 years ago
A Tip to Increase Wear Time of an Anterior Appliance
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A Tip to Increase Wear Time of an Anterior Appliance

As it is taught in as taught in Spear's Occlusion workshop, partial coverage appliances like NTIs and anterior bite planes can be wonderful appliances...

| 6 years ago
Creating Models and Restorations Without Impressions

Creating Models and Restorations Without Impressions

Wouldn't it be great if we could get all of our dentistry done without ever taking impressions? I think most of us are nodding yes right now.

| 6 years ago
Quick and Easy Tip to Keep the Bases on Your Models
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Quick and Easy Tip to Keep the Bases on Your Models

Have you ever had the bases come off your models? Chances are, your answer is yes – I know I have. And as we know, it is never convenient and the...

| 6 years ago
Three Easy Ways to Duplicate Models
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Three Easy Ways to Duplicate Models

As I alluded to in the previous article, my general preference is to have my lab do the duplication for me – especially when dealing with a...

| 6 years ago
Crown Lengthening Part II: Matrix Options

Crown Lengthening Part II: Matrix Options

In this article I will discuss two options that help identify how far into the soft tissue the restorative dentist needs to go when doing their preparation...

| 6 years ago
PFMs: They Are Not Dead Yet!
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PFMs: They Are Not Dead Yet!

As we all know, we have a lot of new materials to pick from – and yet sometimes 'old friends' are the best thing for us to remember. Two of those...

| 7 years ago
Segmenting a Full Mouth Diagnostic Wax-Up
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Segmenting a Full Mouth Diagnostic Wax-Up

Generally for me, all complex cases start with a diagnostic wax-up. Once this wax-up is done, I can base my preparations and provisionals off of this...

| 7 years ago
Soft Tissue Healing Around Dental Implants
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Soft Tissue Healing Around Dental Implants

As we all know, proper soft tissue healing is critical around dental implants. Not only must we achieve healthy tissue, but it is often vital to the success...

| 7 years ago
Managing Cement Retained Implants
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Managing Cement Retained Implants

While cement retained implants are widely popular, cement sepsis is one issue when it comes to cement retained implants.

| 7 years ago