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The Duchenne Smile and What It Means To You

The Duchenne Smile and What It Means To You

As smile artists, dentists must understand the full benefits and impacts of the attractive smiles we're creating for our patients.

| 4 years ago
Realizing the Risks With Emergency Dental Care

Realizing the Risks With Emergency Dental Care

Managing patients who present with an 'emergency' dental situation can present special challenges and risks to be aware of.

| 4 years ago
Managing Cracked Teeth: An Enigma Wrapped Up Inside a Riddle Asking Questions

Managing Cracked Teeth: An Enigma Wrapped Up Inside a Riddle Asking Questions

Managing the cracked tooth can be an incredibly complicated process. This article breaks down best practices for prognosis, treatment and decision-making...

| 4 years ago
An Overview of Radiographic Technologies in General Dentistry

An Overview of Radiographic Technologies in General Dentistry

Dr. Kevin Huff outlines the main types of radiographic technology used in general dentistry.

| 4 years ago
Mucosal Contact Headache: A Dental Enigma

Mucosal Contact Headache: A Dental Enigma

Mysterious toothaches on the upper teeth may be related to inflamed sinus mucosal pressure on the maxillary nerves.

| 4 years ago
The Importance of Recording the Clinical Record

The Importance of Recording the Clinical Record

Learn what dentists should and shouldn't include in patients' clinical records, as well as how that information could be used.

| 5 years ago
Manage Challenging Dental Patients with the B-A-N-J-O

Manage Challenging Dental Patients with the B-A-N-J-O

When challenging dental patients create an ethical quandry, dentists should use the acronym B-A-N-J-O to help them decide what to do.

| 5 years ago
Understanding the Informed Consent Process for Dentists

Understanding the Informed Consent Process for Dentists

Informed consent in dentistry is an important part of pre-treatment communication with patients. Learn how to ensure you and your patients are on the...

| 5 years ago
Making Sense of the Clinical Record

Making Sense of the Clinical Record

We look at the different methods of recording treatment notes, including narrative, SOAP and more.

| 5 years ago
Guidelines for Posterior Denture Teeth

Guidelines for Posterior Denture Teeth

For a more successful denture therapy, use these guidelines for selecting and positioning posterior denture teeth.

| 5 years ago
Best Practices for Denture Teeth Selection
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Best Practices for Denture Teeth Selection

Here's why - and how - dentists should become more involved in the denture teeth selection process.

| 5 years ago
Bringing Patients Comfort During Lengthy Dental Procedures

Bringing Patients Comfort During Lengthy Dental Procedures

One of our contributors shares his favorite device for avoiding TMJ trauma and frustration in the operatory during lengthy procedures.

| 5 years ago