The more complex the dental treatment plan gets, the more challenging the process becomes. Adding in interdisciplinary care with multiple specialists adds another layer of complexity. We need to clearly plan our sections, and clearly communicate the outcomes we hope for from the other providers. In this video I will talk through a process I use when planning
We have learned a lot in the last two months as we started taking the temperature of every dental patient. One of the things that became quickly apparent is that it is more complicated than it first appears. In this video I will discuss all that we have learned about thermometers and the risk of false positives when you live someplace warm.
This may strike you as a silly or facetious question, but I am being completely serious. How long does a dental crown last? If you are thinking there is no set answer, then you are correct, yet this is the basis for so much confusion and frustration in dentistry. In this video I will look at this issue and how I manage it for my own peace of mind and to
In the previous curator journal we looked at what ferrule is and how to calculate how much you have. In this video we will talk through how the amount of ferrule impacts your restorative decisions such as: Bonding versus cementing the post Bonding versus cementing the crown Doing a post at all Predicting longevity after restoration Watch
Ferrule is a critical factor in being able to plan the prosthodontic phase of treatment for an anterior tooth that has had endodontic therapy. It is also an ingredient in predicting longevity of the tooth and restoration. Yet, given this level of importance it is often misunderstood and overlooked. In this video we will look at what ferrule is and how to
I have not used a traditional metal syringe to deliver anesthetic in probably 20 years. I can not imagine going back, both from my experience as a patient and the feedback I get from my patients. In this video I will look at the "Wand" anesthetic delivery system and how I use it.
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.