Often we have to block out around dental implant parts so as to prevent hard materials from locking into the undercuts. A prime example of this is a pick-up procedure for locator attachments. Another is in the open tray impression technique I discussed in my curator journal about Luxabite. This video will discuss a unique way to block out during these
Today I got to use one of the newer products in my office for a unique application and it worked great. LuxaBite is a bisacryl-based bite registration material from DMG America. Unlike silicone it is completely rigid once set. I have been using it to lute together implant impression copings for multiple unit restorations, but today I had to take an open
Posterior partial coverage all-ceramic dental restorations have become very popular again, thanks to the advent of high-strength bondable ceramic materials. In this video we will discuss the specific preparation design parameters for full and partial coverage ceramic restorations. This includes margin placement, reduction, managing caries, managing cracked
All of us want our patients to move forward with treatment to maintain and improve their dental health. It can often seem like a mystical process, with some patients saying yes and others saying no, and we are unable to predict which choice they will make. We all learned a simple process of exam, diagnostic plan, present in school, and then we expect the
I was at the Ontario Dental Society meeting giving a presentation on occlusion, and I got one of the most common questions I get asked when discussing anterior-only appliances: "What about tooth movement, either eruption or intrusion? Isn't that a risk with these devices?" There are many types of anterior-only appliances, temporary and long term. We also
As part of my routine screening for sleep and airway issues with patients I ask them a simple question: "Do you routinely breath through your mouth or your nose?" One of the things we know is that there is a difference physiologically between the two. In this video I will talk about why nose breathing is so important.
When we cannot optimize the position and appearance of the gingival tissues, we often want to recreate it with restorative material. Over the years this has been an incredible challenge. Today more often than not I will utilize pink dental composite material that I can hand sculpt and custom color directly in the mouth. Recently I switched to a new pink
Seating porcelain veneers can be a routine, predictable procedure or be fraught with anxiety. The difference is knowing the materials, techniques and tricks to make this as simple as completing a routine filling. In this webinar we will look at every step of the process from try-in to completion with the goal of streamlining the process and creating
I utilize the Epworth sleepiness assessment routinely in my dental practice. It has become part of our routine screening for sleep and airway disorders. The Epworth is an incredible took for identifying patients with a symptom called "Excessive Daytime Sleepiness". If you are not familiar with, or already using an Epworth I highly recommend it.
One of the things I focus on in my dental practice is assessing functional risk and treating patients with TMD, from simple occluso-muscle disorders to joint issues. I'm always seeking to advance my functional diagnosis abilities, including adding technologies that will work well in my practice. I was considering getting an EMG to analyze muscle activity,