You may be thinking about leadership as a way to better manage your dental team. I believe that leadership and becoming the best leader you can be is the key to changing your practice and implementing your learning and any changes you want for your practice and yourself. In this video I will profile the characteristics and the journey of one of dentistry's
At my office we have recently added a new universal dental adhesive system to our materials armamentarium. It caused us to reexamine the other two universal adhesive systems that we have been using for the last four years. This presentation gives a brief overview of the three systems and their unique features and differences.
This is a case where my patient has become more class III over time due to the use of a sleep appliance. Here I use a tooth preparation matrix to help with the preps, a simple idea that has helped me alot. This technique is probably most helpful in a veneer case where dimensions are small and there is no room for error in the facial reduction.
Click Here For Local Anesthesia Strategies – Part One In this second part of my curator's journal on local anesthesia I will look at the strategies to give injections from two point of view. The first is to maximize the effectiveness of anesthesia and help take some of the stress out of wondering if the patient will become profoundly numb. The second
Profound local anesthesia is an essential aspect of clinical practice, and sometimes an aspect we struggle with. The different drugs we can use have specific chemistry, and may be more or less effective, and can be combined. Understanding the pH, length of onset and duration, as well as how the chemistry affects patient experience has been very helpful in my
Dr. Pankey's Cross Of Dentistry has been extraordinarily meaningful to me and for many over several decades. In my view, it is a framework for Leadership. In this video and companion article, we will explore leadership ideas that are woven into the Cross. As with most great ideas, it begins with knowing yourself. Enjoy...
A leaf gauge is a simple addition to a functional examination. It can be very helpful in determining the first point of tooth contact as it allows the elevator muscles to seat the condyle more superiorly. It does possess some limitations, but in my experience, we have been able to manage our way past them. Let's take a closer look.
Anterior tooth wear is a daily finding in our practices. Managing wear ranges from a simple correction to a very complex correction. This presentation will discuss the three types of anterior wear and illustrate a simple solution of crossover wear damage. As always, a successful outcome begins with an accurate diagnosis. Then, it requires designing a