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.
Many years ago I switched to a pain management protocol for dental patients that does not require a prescription for narcotics. Recently I have seen research coming out that validates its' effectiveness. In this video i will share the protocol with you, and how I use it with my patients.
I think most dentists would agree there are some challenges when working with a rubber dam. For some of us the benefits outweigh these challenges so we have made it a standard part of our restorative toolkit. For others however, the challenges often mean we just work without them. But today, in addition to the isolation they offer to improve restorative
The incisal edges of anterior teeth play a vital role in both the esthetics of a smile and the functional health of the system. In this webinar we are going to look at how we combine esthetic treatment planning of incisal edge position with optimizing forces to achieve functional success. The anatomy of incisal edges allow for reduced muscle activity and
Over the last few years I have come to depend on Botox Therapeutic as an adjunct therapy for my TMD patients when appliance therapy is not the exclusive solution to resolving signs and symptoms. In this video I discuss how and where I use Botox with my TMD patients.