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Pre-Orthodontic Implants for Post-Orthodontic Restoration
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Pre-Orthodontic Implants for Post-Orthodontic Restoration

Develop a method to place implants before orthodontic care for post-orthodontic success.

| 2 weeks ago
‘Screw-Mentable’ Implant Restoration
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‘Screw-Mentable’ Implant Restoration

The restorative challenges associated with screw-retained restorations can be solved by designing the implant in two pieces.

| 3 weeks ago
Direct vs. Indirect Restorations for a Maxillary Central Incisor
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Direct vs. Indirect Restorations for a Maxillary Central Incisor

Your patient needs a maxillary central incisor restoration. A direct composite restoration may be the best option, since it is generally less expensive...

| 3 weeks ago
Tips to Overcome Common Mistakes in Conversion Protocol for Fixed Hybrids
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Tips to Overcome Common Mistakes in Conversion Protocol for Fixed Hybrids

Get tips on fixed hybrid techniques, including an immediate loading protocol that includes converting an immediate denture to a fixed provisional, implant-supported...

| 1 month ago
Options for Improving Clinical Efficiency When Fabricating New Removable Complete Dentures
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Options for Improving Clinical Efficiency When Fabricating New Removable Complete Dentures

Learn alternatives to the classic five-step approach to fabricating conventional complete removable dentures to potentially shorten treatment time.

| 1 month ago
Internal Bleaching of the Dark Tooth
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Internal Bleaching of the Dark Tooth

With updates to dental materials and recent technique changes, restoring dark teeth in the esthetic zone is more low-risk than you might think.

| 2 months ago
5 Elements of the ‘Less is More’ Approach in Interdisciplinary Treatment
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5 Elements of the ‘Less is More’ Approach in Interdisciplinary Treatment

Like architecture and design, sometimes the simplest option is most effective in dentistry.

| 2 months ago
White Balance – the Unsung Hero in Dental Photography
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White Balance – the Unsung Hero in Dental Photography

Learn simple steps to master dental photography that accurately showcases esthetics.

| 3 months ago
Printing an Occlusal Guard
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Printing an Occlusal Guard

Follow these 10 steps to understand how to make occlusal appliances in your...

| 3 months ago
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.

| 4 months ago
The Ideal ‘Reduction Sauce’ for Restorative Success with Posterior Ceramic Onlays
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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...

| 4 months 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.

| 4 months ago