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The Pros and Cons of Thermoplastic Partial Dentures
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The Pros and Cons of Thermoplastic Partial Dentures

Dr. Mary Ann Salcetti discusses the advances in thermoplastic materials and their use in prosthetic dentistry.

| 3 months ago
Oh Snap! Managing a Fractured Denture Base

Oh Snap! Managing a Fractured Denture Base

In many cases, a damaged prosthesis can be sent to the dental laboratory for repair, but what if the lab isn't available? Here's what to do.

| 3 months ago
Which Joint Classification System Should I Use?

Which Joint Classification System Should I Use?

Learn how to determine when the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorder (RDC/TMD), the Wilkes Classification System and the Piper Classification...

| 3 months ago
8 Considerations in Denture Relining
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8 Considerations in Denture Relining

Improve your denture relining techniques with these 8 steps to...

| 4 months ago
How to Transition a Removable Implant-Supported Solution to a Fixed Prosthesis (Part 2)

How to Transition a Removable Implant-Supported Solution to a Fixed Prosthesis (Part 2)

In the final part of his series, Dr. Ricardo Mitrani explains more about helping patients avoid misjudging the value of preexisting dental implants.

| 4 months ago
When Dental Patients Pop the Question ‘Can You Help Me?’

When Dental Patients Pop the Question ‘Can You Help Me?’

Learn how to address TMJ issues through Dr. Jim McKee's example of a new, 34-year-old patient who presented with a history of significant dental treatment.

| 4 months ago
Oxidative Stress and an Antioxidant Regime for Restorative Dentistry

Oxidative Stress and an Antioxidant Regime for Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Bob Winter reveals an antioxidant regime to help make clinical restorative procedures that manipulate the tissue more predictable.

| 4 months ago
How to Transition a Removable Implant-Supported Solution to a Fixed Prosthesis (Part 1)

How to Transition a Removable Implant-Supported Solution to a Fixed Prosthesis (Part 1)

Dr. Ricardo Mitrani showcases a challenging patient who is treated with a fixed, screw-retained implant provisional restoration utilizing digital technology.

| 4 months ago
Benefits of Deep Margin Elevation for Treating Subgingival Margins
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Benefits of Deep Margin Elevation for Treating Subgingival Margins

What do you know about deep margin elevation? Here's an overview into the process and benefits.

| 4 months ago
Oral Oxidative Stress, Antioxidants and Wound Healing
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Oral Oxidative Stress, Antioxidants and Wound Healing

Dr. Winter explains how antioxidants affect wound healing, and how they can be used during patient treatment and home care to improve tissue healing.

| 4 months ago
'Frank Phrases:' Give Patients the Option to Do Nothing

'Frank Phrases:' Give Patients the Option to Do Nothing

Doing nothing should always be a treatment option for dental patients, according to Dr. Frank Spear. When dentists realistically explain to patients the...

| 4 months ago
Mental Self-Care: A Path to Finding Peace in Your Practice
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Mental Self-Care: A Path to Finding Peace in Your Practice

To kick off a new campaign about mental health in dentistry, Dr. Martin Mendelson focuses on self-care and gratitude in this time of rising unrest.

| 4 months ago

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