The reality in dental practices is that time is money, and efficiency is one of the things we can do to increase our profitability. When I can combine efficiency with greater clinical excellence and more predictable dentistry it is a win, win, win. This is exactly the recipe that happens when you apply some "systems thinking" to the burs you use.
The increased usage of printed dental models has created some new challenges. One of these is being able to fabricate indirect temporaries, but keeping the bisacryl from sticking to, or locking onto the printed materials. Better than any of the separating mediums sold for dental purposes is this one that you can purchase at the grocery store.
One of the challenges with high strength ceramic like e.max and zirconia is creating durable facial aesthetic results without compromising strength or longevity. Stain and glaze leaves the full strength ceramics intact, but has a lifespan. If we cut back and layer ceramics to the facial for aesethics, we compromise the strength of the final restoration.
In this video I share my experience using the new Durabraze diamonds from Brasseler, as compared to traditional diamond burs. I can give you a sneak peek that they are definitely worth trying and will actually wow you!
Every once in awhile in dental materials an active ingredient changes the face of the products we use. MDP (10-Methacryloyloxydecyl dihydrogen phosphate) is one of those products. Developed by Kurary in the 1980's it has revolutionized adhesive materials. In this video I will discuss why it is "magic" and some products that contain it.
Matching a dental implant restoration to a natural tooth is even more difficult than when restoring over a real, prepared tooth. In this webinar we will look at the variety of abutment and crown materials. Understanding the impact on color and value and how we can best match with the materials currently available will be covered. We will also look at
All dental resin materials have a layer of material on the surface that does not cure due to exposure to oxygen or air. In this video I will discuss this layer, when to be concerned about it, and a simple technique to prevent it.
Telio CS Inlay/Onlay has been a favorite product in my dental office for many years. Is it a soft, light-cured restorative material. It stays soft and elastic feeling even after being cured, which makes it very easy to remove. In this video I will talk about all of the clinical applications I use this material for.
When we send tooth color or shade information to the dental lab, the most important aspect is the value. This is the light reflectiveness of the tooth. We describe it as looking bright or grey. Choosing value as important as it is often overlooked. In this video I will discuss the shade system I use that makes choosing value easy!
Composite dentistry is always evolving and presenting dentists with new options as the materials science advances. Understanding when to continue using what you have been, and when to transition to the latest material is complicated. In this webinar we will look at three new areas in adhesive dentistry and talk through the science and the techniques: