It can be easy when adjusting the occlusion on an appliance to lose track of what you are trying to create and how to make the necessary adjustments. In this video I will share some tried and true techniques that help me stay focused and on task.
One of the most stressful dental appointments during larger restorative cases can be the seat appointment. The stress comes from a combination of our expectations, as well as the patient and their expectations. Is the shade going to be correct? How will the restorations fit and will they actually get seated successfully? In this video, I share some tips for
I think most dentists understand that matching a single central can be a very difficult challenge. In this video I will share some tips and steps I take to help both the patient and the lab when I am matching a difficulty shade in a high esthetic situation.
There is a lot of data we need to gather during a comprehensive exam. It can be very challenging not to fall into a system of gathering the data that eliminated the opportunity to get to know the patient as a person. The other challenge is making sure the exam is focused on what that patient needs and wants, In this video I will share a recent conversation
As I complete growth conferences for my dental team I have been thinking about how people prefer to receive feedback. In this video I will share how I use this question with my team to build our relationship and help them develop.
What language do you use to refer to an interim dental restoration after you prep: temporary or provisional crown? The choice of word used is critical to how the patient sees this process, and ultimately can impact the final outcome. In this video I will share my thoughts about the two between these words.
In this video I will share how I use photos of the functional positions to increase the accuracy of my mounted models. This allows me to make sure the models replicate the relationships of the mandibular and maxillary teeth are the same as the natural dentition.
I for one have struggled with creating a mission statement for my dental practice. In this video I will share a new process I did recently that included my whole team, and was a quick, easy way to create a mission statement we all believe in.
In this video I will share one of my favorite resin-based temporary cements. Resin based temporary cements are wonderful cue to their translucency, and the ease of clean up after light curing. Often they become too retentive and we can't get the temps off due to the adhesive capacity. I will discuss how I prevent the resin based temp cement from bonding to
One of the challenges of practicing dentistry is that we get so busy working that we stop investing the time to continue to improve our or practice our clinical skills. In this video I discuss a simple process that can be built into our day to day systems. I use this everyday to continue to improve my clinical skills.