In a previous video we looked at how I use multiple flavors of topical in my dental practice and the positive patient experience this creates. In this video I want to talk about what topical does, and my technique for application to create maximum patient comfort during anesthesia.
The success of a dental implant restoration in the esthetic zone is based on reproducing both the tooth form and color, yet also reproducing the appearance and position of the biology. As challenging as the tooth is to create, the biological aspects are even more complex and unpredictable. In this webinar we will look at the risk factors for biologic
Years ago when I bought my dental practice they already had a system for offering patients flavor choices for topical anesthetic. I truthfully thought it was silly and we would stop doing it. Then I realized how valuable it was for both the patients and the staff. In this video I will share my learning and explain how we use this to improve the patient
Pre-operative rinsing has been discussed in dentistry for a long time, especially before hygiene visits. Today this is an even more relevant conversation and we're examining its efficacy again with renewed interest. In this video I will discuss three different chemistries for pre-operative rinsing as well as the recommended technique.
I am guessing most dentists have some stories about buying and trying different types of face shields as we have started to practice again. The challenges of fit, being comfortable and working with loupes are common conversations. I have tried 6 types to date with more on the way. In this video I share what worked and didn't about several different kinds.
Taking patient's blood pressure before dental procedures is not yet standard of care, but it is fairly common. In this video I will discuss how we take blood pressures on dental patients in my office and discuss the benefits of adding this to your hygiene and restorative appointment process.
It can be very frustrating to take a series of dental photos only to realize there were scratches or water marks on the mirrors when you review the images later on a computer. Cleaning mirrors can be a challenge to do without creating those same scratches. In this video I will share how we clean our mirrors without damaging them.
Light curing units that allow for shorter curing times are one of the most popular pieces of small dental equipment today. I have recently started using a Bluephase PowerCure light from Ivoclar, and I'm really loving the new technology in this unit. In this video I will go over the features of the light and what makes it stand out over more traditional
Most dentists discuss tooth preparation for indirect restorations and use the word "reduction". Did we under-reduce or over-reduce? This paradigm works pretty well when you are doing single crowns in the posterior and recreating the existing size and shape of the pre-operative tooth. But as soon as we get to more complex preparations like inlays, onlays and
The leaf gauge is one of the most used tools in my dental practice. This simple $25 piece of equipment makes functional diagnosis and treatment easy and predictable. In this video I will discuss what a leaf gauge is, how to use it and the many clinical situations in which it is the key to success.