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What To Do With a Gummy Smile
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What To Do With a Gummy Smile

A brief look at the causes of and how to treat gummy smiles.

| 5 years ago
Where's the Overjet: Why Veneers Are Breaking Off
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Where's the Overjet: Why Veneers Are Breaking Off

In this case presentation, we look at treatment options for a dental patient who's veneers keep breaking and popping off. What would you do?

| 5 years ago
Cemented vs. Screw-Retained Implant Restorations
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Cemented vs. Screw-Retained Implant Restorations

We focus on cemented restorations - when and why to use it as well as best practices.

| 6 years ago
Implant Maintenance for Long-Term Success

Implant Maintenance for Long-Term Success

Dr. Steve Ratcliff shares how ongoing implant maintenance is the key to long-term implant success.

| 6 years ago
How a Cone Beam CT Saved a Dental Patient's Life

How a Cone Beam CT Saved a Dental Patient's Life

Dr. Steve Ratcliff discusses dentists' duty to pay attention for and report other health issues found during the diagnostic process.

| 6 years ago
Who gets to decide where the implants go?

Who gets to decide where the implants go?

In today's article, Dr. Steve Ratcliff answers the question, 'Who decides where dental implants go – specialists, GPs or both?'

| 6 years ago
Pictures: They Don't Always Tell the Whole Story

Pictures: They Don't Always Tell the Whole Story

Dentistry is never static, however, the principles of diagnosis and treatment planning are timeless. What changes is not the principle but the understanding...

| 6 years ago
I'll Keep That Case, Thank You!

I'll Keep That Case, Thank You!

Many years ago when I was new to my own practice I had a hard conversation with one of the periodontists with whom I was working. I told him that I was...

| 6 years ago
When I Should Have Said No!
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When I Should Have Said No!

You would think after 36 years in dentistry that I would know better. The patient seems great, the story sounds plausible, the exam is promising...

| 6 years ago
When Should I Worry About a Jaw Click?
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When Should I Worry About a Jaw Click?

Clicks in the jaw joints are a really common finding in our patients. The question we most often hear is 'how do I know it is ok to do the dentistry if...

| 6 years ago
TADs to the Rescue!

TADs to the Rescue!

This is a patient who after several years of procrastinating has decided to move forward with treatment. The deciding factor for her was recurrent decay...

| 6 years ago
CAD/CAM and Planning
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CAD/CAM and Planning

I am not a dentist who chooses to use an in-office milling system. It just doesn't make sense for my small practice and low volume of patients. Yet, I...

| 6 years ago