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The Use of a Plaster Verification Jig to Ensure Accuracy of the Master Cast Jig

The Use of a Plaster Verification Jig to Ensure Accuracy of the Master Cast Jig

Dr. Mitrani's visual essay outlines steps to understand materials and techniques to fabricate a plaster verification jig.

| 2 years ago
Dual-Arch Impressions: ‘Triple-Tray’ Technique – the Good, Bad and Ugly

Dual-Arch Impressions: ‘Triple-Tray’ Technique – the Good, Bad and Ugly

Learn the 'triple-tray' impression technique and 9 tips on how to apply it in your...

| 2 years ago
My Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Didn’t Work - Now What?
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My Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Didn’t Work - Now What?

Consider learning these alternatives to IANB for anesthetic techniques to help ensure patients are more comfortable.

| 2 years ago
Is It Time to Rethink TMJ Surgery?

Is It Time to Rethink TMJ Surgery?

While TMJ problems were assumed to affect adults, recent literature shows that the TMJ is injured earlier in life than previously suspected, and earlier...

| 2 years ago
Managing Access Openings in Existing Crowns with Bonded Resin Restorations

Managing Access Openings in Existing Crowns with Bonded Resin Restorations

Learn steps to address access opening restorations with greater precision, including when a previously crowned tooth requires endodontic therapy.

| 2 years ago
The Ideal ‘Reduction Sauce’ for Restorative Success with Posterior Ceramic Onlays

The Ideal ‘Reduction Sauce’ for Restorative Success with Posterior Ceramic Onlays

Whether it's ceramic onlays or great food, success stems from proper planning — and a great 'reduction' is all in the...

| 2 years ago
5 Helpful Tips for All-Ceramic Restorations
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5 Helpful Tips for All-Ceramic Restorations

Learn how best to address etching, temporary cementation, shade evaluation and other issues key to producing more effective all-ceramic restorations.

| 2 years ago
Options for Determining Vertical Dimension with Edentulous Patients (Part 2)

Options for Determining Vertical Dimension with Edentulous Patients (Part 2)

Learn approaches to determining occlusal vertical dimension with the goal of building confidence in managing edentulous patients.

| 2 years ago
Heated Composite for Efficient Restorations
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Heated Composite for Efficient Restorations

Many clinicians have heard of the concept of heating composite but just how beneficial and effective is it?

| 2 years ago
A New Generation of Zirconia

A New Generation of Zirconia

A new zirconia called IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime, which uses a new gradient manufacturing technology, produces a restoration that is more esthetic than previous zirconia...

| 2 years ago
Modern Materials for Pulpal Protection
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Modern Materials for Pulpal Protection

Calcium hydroxide is a standard for maintaining pulp vitality in cases where the pulp is exposed, but it has limitations, and mineral trioxide aggregate...

| 2 years ago
Try Before You Buy: Evaluating Indirect Restorative Impression Materials

Try Before You Buy: Evaluating Indirect Restorative Impression Materials

Your guide to evaluating and selecting restorative impression materials that provide accuracy and predictability.

| 2 years ago