One of the challenges of trying in abutments and crowns that will eventually be luted together and become a screw retained restoration is mimicking the final esthetics. As we do for other restorations, coupling the layers with try-in paste is the optimal approach. In this video I will share how I do this and what try-in paste I use to mimic the color of the
A newer addition to my lab communication has been photos taken with a "Polar Eyes" filter on my camera flash. In this video I will share what it is, how I use it and describe how your ceramist can utilize the enhanced information it provides.
I have been a big fan of anodized titanium for dental implant abutments since this came on the market. Recently my lab technician and I have been playing with a variety of color options. In this video I will discuss the color options available and how I have been using them.
A recent "funny" interaction with a dental patient regarding fluoride varnish helped my team learn something new about the post-op instructions and efficacy of the material.
A recent review of the dental treatment protocol for how we manage adult teeth that have been avulsed or traumatized was great learning for me. There were some items I needed to add to our office protocol for these situations. In this video I will walk through the entire protocol with you.
Often dental patients struggle to fully understand that their level of risk is different from their family members or friends. Why do they get more cavities or break teeth more often? Helping a patient understand the factors that contribute to risk, and their unique level of risk is essential in managing those risk factors. In this video I will share my two
As dentistry gets more complex, knowing how to shift our techniques for greater success adds predictability. With complex restorative and esthetic dentistry we can add one simple step to our provisional matrices that increase success tenfold. In this video I will describe the only way to make a matrix for these types of clinical situations.
Matrices for provisional restorations are something we do almost daily in a restorative dental practice. Making sure we are being efficient and effective is the key. In this video I will share the most important factor for every matrix used to fabricate a provisional.
Have you have ever wondered what the difference is between "resin modified" glass ionomer and traditional glass ionomer? I also have wondered which one is "better" in specific clinical situations. I will cover their differences and how it affects their clinical efficacy.
Flossing is a big issue in a dental office. We want patients to do it more and they feel guilty when they don't. In this video I will share some ways I have helped my patients be and feel more successful with flossing as part of their home care regimen.