In this video Dr. Lee Ann Brady demonstrates a predictable way to take a Lips At Rest clinical photograph for dental treatment planning. This image is used along with the patients age and gender to determine the proposed incisal edge position of the maxillary central incisors. Once the incisor position is determined the rest of the maxillary arch is set to
In this video Dr. Lee Ann Brady discusses the use of occlusal appliance designs that support the temporomandibular joint. Patients with complete or partial disc displacements, who have significant joint inflammation sometimes need a uniquely designed occlusal appliance that helps to support the joint with posterior contacts. This design can be critical in
Sometimes an unexpected negative event turns into a great positive, like when your vacation to Belize gets canceled due to a hurricane and you get to learn how great it can be to have a staycation instead.
In this video Dr. Lee Ann Brady fabricates a set of shrink wrap provisionals for 3 anterior teeth. The shrink wrap technique for veneer provisionals has become her favorite. Over the years she have tried direct and indirect techniques, both of which require a great deal of time, are technique sensitive and result in provisionals that come loose, break and
In this video Dr. Lee Ann Brady demonstrates fabrication of a QuickSplint for deprogramming. QuickSplint is an ingenious plastic shell that allows a custom temporary anterior only appliance to be fabricated in less than 5 minutes. QuickSplint's can be used for muscle deprogramming, or to temporarily treat TMD. In this video we demonstrate
In this video Dr. Lee Ann Brady demonstrates fabricating a custom incisal guide table with composite. A custom incisal guide table is used to capture the patient's excursive pathways and functional occlusal patterns on a set of mounted models. This record is then used to maintain or alter the occlusal pattern with intention during the fabrication of
Finding time to be creative and think about your business with a fresh perspective can be an insurmountable challenge. Without this time though, we often take a microscopic view of events and we become so focused on problem resolution that we miss the opportunity to see our vision of the future. Do you have systems in place for productive
Sometimes when i am treatment planning a case I wish I could go back in time and rewrite the patient's dental history. The learning from these experiences is to forward think and help patients understand that the decisions they make today can close doors to dental possibilities in the future.
One of the joys of practice ownership is dealing with the daily business dilemmas at the same time as we provide high quality care for our patients. There is nothing like coming in tot he office to be confronted by a problem to solve.
What an amazing experience to be in Madrid Spain to attend the Ivolcar Vivadent Experts Symposium on Esthetics. Have you ever wondered what the "leaders" in dentistry discuss when they get together?