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Managing Access Openings in Existing Crowns with Bonded Resin Restorations
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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.

| 3 weeks ago
Balancing Previous Patient Experience with Appropriate Diagnosis
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Balancing Previous Patient Experience with Appropriate Diagnosis

How do you decide when to comply with the patient's request to extract a tooth, and when does it make more sense to either refer them to an oral surgeon...

| 1 month ago
Working the Slopes: It's All In the Edges
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Working the Slopes: It's All In the Edges

This skiing analogy will help you better understand leading and trailing incisal edges.

| 6 months ago
Low-Level Laser Therapy In Dentistry - Was 'Star Trek' Technology That Far Out?
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Low-Level Laser Therapy In Dentistry - Was 'Star Trek' Technology That Far Out?

Have you ever utilized low-level laser therapy in your practice? Learn more about the benefits and considerations of this emerging dental technology.

| 10 months ago
Providing an Ethical Second Opinion
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Providing an Ethical Second Opinion

What are best practices when it comes to managing patients who come to you looking for a 'second opinion?'

| 1 year ago
A Paradigm Shift in Understanding Risk for Cancer in Dentistry
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A Paradigm Shift in Understanding Risk for Cancer in Dentistry

For the sake of the patient's overall health, dentists must understand risk factors for oral cancer and how to handle these difficult discussions with...

| 1 year ago
Converting an Anterior Bite Plane to a Full Arch Splint
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Converting an Anterior Bite Plane to a Full Arch Splint

This article will teach you how to convert an anterior bite plane appliance to a full-arch appliance to meet the needs of your patient.

| 1 year ago
Minimizing Post-Operative Pain with Irrigation
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Minimizing Post-Operative Pain with Irrigation

When it comes to minimizing post-op pain for your patients, it's important to understand the chemistry behind various irrigation methods.

| 1 year ago
The Duchenne Smile and What It Means To You
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The Duchenne Smile and What It Means To You

As smile artists, dentists must understand the full benefits and impacts of the attractive smiles we're creating for our patients.

| 1 year ago
Realizing the Risks With Emergency Dental Care
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Realizing the Risks With Emergency Dental Care

Managing patients who present with an 'emergency' dental situation can present special challenges and risks to be aware of.

| 1 year ago
Managing Cracked Teeth: An Enigma Wrapped Up Inside a Riddle Asking Questions
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Managing Cracked Teeth: An Enigma Wrapped Up Inside a Riddle Asking Questions

Managing the cracked tooth can be an incredibly complicated process. This article breaks down best practices for prognosis, treatment and decision-making...

| 2 years ago
An Overview of Radiographic Technologies in General Dentistry
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An Overview of Radiographic Technologies in General Dentistry

Dr. Kevin Huff outlines the main types of radiographic technology used in general dentistry.

| 2 years ago