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Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 2
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Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 2

You saw this 55-year-old patient in my last blog, 'Sigh...Where Are The Easy Ones? Part 1', so you know that she has a deteriorating joint on the left side...

| 9 years ago
Custom Staining Restorations

Custom Staining Restorations

'OK Mrs. Jones, I'm just going to run in the back and stain that restoration we tried in. It will only take a minute, and then we can cement it and get...

| 9 years ago
Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 1
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Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 1

It has been said that there are no easy cases, and I think that I believe it after the run of new patients I've had the past six months. So, once again,...

| 9 years ago
How Old is Your Shade Guide?

How Old is Your Shade Guide?

Most dentists receive or purchase their shade guides in dental school and continue to use them throughout their careers. How old is your shade guide?...

| 9 years ago
An Ethical Discussion
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An Ethical Discussion

Here's one for you all to debate. This 20-year-old is a new patient in my practice and I have not yet worked up the case. She had 10 upper and eight...

| 11 years ago
Weird Stuff I Get to See
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Weird Stuff I Get to See

This bridge has been in place for about 20 years. The patient is beginning a comprehensive course of treatment and we are getting ready for ortho so...

| 11 years ago
A Reminder About the Process
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A Reminder About the Process

I was speaking to a patient recently and I asked if she wanted to do something about her 'gummy smile.' 'What gummy smile?' she responded, and then asked for a...

| 11 years ago
What is Good?
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What is Good?

If you are like me (and most other dentists), nothing is ever exactly what I want. The second molars in the picture above have occlusal milled composite...

| 12 years ago
Belt and Suspenders

Belt and Suspenders

Provisionals on veneer preparations can be challenging. The 'shrink to fit' or 'shrink-wrap' technique has gained popularity over the years. That is,...

| 12 years ago