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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
MI Paste Plus and White Spot Lesions
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MI Paste Plus and White Spot Lesions

MI Paste Plus has many benefits for dentists. Here's a step-by-step process for using it to eliminate white spot lesions.

| 5 years ago
How to Use an Interdisciplinary Approach for Successful Space Appropriation

How to Use an Interdisciplinary Approach for Successful Space Appropriation

The process of obtaining the correct spacing of teeth can be one of the most difficult clinical situations. But this may be your key to success.

| 6 years ago
How a Camera and Sharpie Can Improve Dental Case Acceptance

How a Camera and Sharpie Can Improve Dental Case Acceptance

Dr. Arezoo Bahar discusses how using a couple of simple tools helped her patient see the need for treatment.

| 6 years ago
Why Is It So Difficult to Match a Single Central Incisor?

Why Is It So Difficult to Match a Single Central Incisor?

Dr. Bob Winter discusses the difficulties surrounding esthetics and the restoration of maxillary central incisors.

| 6 years ago
Finishing Photos: Start the Conversation

Finishing Photos: Start the Conversation

Close to home in the orthodontic practice, photos also give you an opportunity to 'show off' the amazing changes you and the patient have accomplished,...

| 6 years ago
10 Factors That Will Influence Anterior Preparation Design, Part II

10 Factors That Will Influence Anterior Preparation Design, Part II

In Part 1 of this article, the five factors that have the greatest influence on anterior preparation design were discussed. It is now time to review...

| 6 years ago
Gummy Smiles: The Importance of a Correct Diagnosis
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Gummy Smiles: The Importance of a Correct Diagnosis

Figure 1 This young girl (Figure 1) was about to start college and expressed concerned about her smile. She did not like her teeth and...

| 6 years ago
Anterior e.max Restorations: Design Considerations

Anterior e.max Restorations: Design Considerations

Do you ever specify to the technician how you want an anterior e.max restoration designed? From an esthetic standpoint, I generally want my anterior ceramic...

| 6 years ago
Where Did My Teeth Go? Changes in Tooth Display as we Age

Where Did My Teeth Go? Changes in Tooth Display as we Age

Aging causes more than just wrinkles and aches and pains – it also affects our smiles. I like to show patients the two slides below, to demonstrate...

| 6 years ago
Maintaining Edentulous Spaces … Are There Consequences?

Maintaining Edentulous Spaces … Are There Consequences?

Patients that value dental health are motivated by the consequences of not taking an appropriate action. Taking a tooth or perhaps several teeth out...

| 6 years ago
Missing Laterals and Esthetic Space Maintenance

Missing Laterals and Esthetic Space Maintenance

Missing upper laterals can present with several challenges to the treating interdisciplinary team. At study club this topic brings up discussions that...

| 6 years ago