We are all familiar with Chlorhexidine and it's use as an anti-microbial for the treatment of gingivitis and gingival inflammation in combination with periodontitis. Along with understanding the benefits we are all aware of the downsides. Cervitec Plus, a Chlorhexidine varnish, from Ivoclar Vivadent is one of my favorite products as my patients can benefit
Do coarser surface textures on preps increase bond strength, or is ti exactly the opposite? How does the surface texture of a preparation affect the accuracy of a VPS or Polyether impression? In this video we will look at the answer to these questions as well as the technique for creating the best surface texture with ease.
In this video Dr. Michael Smith demonstrates how to use Copper Trays to capture 3 different bite records to customize mounted models on an articulator: Centric Relation (Apex of Force) record, Protrusvie record, and lateral Check Bite Records. These records allow you to set the condylar inclination and Bennett Shift, as well as start from a centric relation
Photography is a critical piece of our success in dental practice. Dr. Jason Olitsky looks at the role of photography in many aspects of practice success in this 60 minute webinar he recorded for Six Month Smiles. From camera selection to the basics of getting great shots this program is packed full of great information.
Digital photography plays many vital roles in dental practice from documentation to patient communication. One of the key ways to use digital images is for treatment planning and determining final tooth position. Making sure you are capturing your images from the proper perspective is critical in trusting that the information you see in the photos
In this video Dr. Lee Ann Brady discusses and demonstrates how to set the articulator and create a reference to the patient's vertical dimension of occlusion. Centric Occlusion, or how the teeth touch with the condyles seated, most often occurs at an open vertical as compared to maximum intercuspal position. When we complete a trial equilibration we want
In this video Dr. Lee Ann Brady demonstrates how to fabricate a full arch silicone matrix using Flexitime Easy Putty from Heraeus Kulzer. Silicone matrices can be used to fabricate provisionals, for reduction guides and to duplicate models.
In this video Dr. Lee Ann Brady explains setting condylar inclination and capturing a protrusive record. Condylar inclination is a setting we can customize on the articulator in order to more precisely mimic the relationship of the maxillary and mandibular teeth in excursive movements. This accuracy allows us to treatment plan, execute restorative and do