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Tips for Taking Accurate Dental Impressions

Tips for Taking Accurate Dental Impressions

Whether you are a dentist, a dental hygienist, a dental assistant, or a patient, taking dental impressions is probably one of your least favorite activities. Someday, every dental office will use nothing but digital impressions. But for many offices, that day is far...

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Improve Communication With Your Dental Lab

Improve Communication With Your Dental Lab

For optimal patient care to occur, dental team members must rely on open and frequent communication. This is especially true with the dentist and the dental laboratory technician. Communication with your dental lab, specifically, with the technician in charge of a...

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Dental Labs & 3D Printers: The Perfect Marriage

Dental Labs & 3D Printers: The Perfect Marriage

History   On Aug. 8, 1980, Chuck Hull filed a patent on a new device that produced three-dimensional objects using “stereolithography”—the world’s first 3D printer. Forty years later, Hull’s gadget is being used by industry, medicine, and dentistry in ways he...

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How to Make Full Dentures Fun Again

How to Make Full Dentures Fun Again

Many dentists have given up on making removable full dentures. Too many appointments; not enough profit; hard-to-please patients; never ending follow-ups… you’d rather concentrate on quick and satisfying restorative and cosmetic procedures. But, what if...

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Tips For Pouring Your Dental Model

Tips For Pouring Your Dental Model

When pouring dental models, the goal should always be to produce an exact replica of a patient’s teeth and adjacent tissues. Accurate models are critical for production of fixed restorations and removable appliances. Using standard techniques for preparing the...

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The Art of Shade Selection in Dentistry

The Art of Shade Selection in Dentistry

Most dentists identify as scientists rather than artists. But dentistry, particularly in cosmetic and restorative practices, requires today’s clinicians to tap into their inner Michelangelo. That rings especially true in the case of shade selection.   The Shade...

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All About the All-on-4® Screw-Retained Prosthesis

All About the All-on-4® Screw-Retained Prosthesis

Over 20 years ago, Dr. Paulo Malo, a Portuguese dentist and entrepreneur, developed a breakthrough innovation in dental implantology–the All-on-4® technique. His groundbreaking idea is now recognized worldwide by the dental industry as one of the leading solutions for...

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How to Choose the Right Posterior Crown

How to Choose the Right Posterior Crown

Have you walked down the cereal aisle at the local supermarket and couldn’t make up your mind about which box to pick? Have you tried to choose new wallpaper or paint for your den? It’s common to become overwhelmed by too many choices. This is true in dentistry...

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How to Choose the Right Mouthguards & Night Guards

How to Choose the Right Mouthguards & Night Guards

According to the National Sleep Foundation, up to 20% of your pediatric patients and 8-18% of your adult patients suffer from sleep-related bruxism. Add to those all your patients who participate in sports–from little league football and middle-school soccer, to rowdy...

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