Thanks to referrals of pediatric trauma cases from a pedodontist I work with I have had to get good at quick efficient ways to restore anterior trauma cases in composite. One of the greatest tips is to make a silicone matrix off a wax-up done on a model. I actually have two waxing units, one at home and one at the office. It's fun and it is quick and
Chris Catalano DDS
One of my all time favorite quotes speaks to the difference the timing of information has to the perception of the person receiving it. Many times in life when we explain something after a negative consequence it is perceived as an excuse or explanation. The exact same information shared ahead of time as something that might possibly happen is perceived as
The Dress n Grind Diamond is a great tool from Brasseler that I use to reshape polishers and finishing diamonds. You hold the Dress n Grind in your hand and with the bur int eh hand piece you can refinish the tip, or reshape a stone or silicone polisher to the shape you need to get into small interproximal or subgingival spaces.
I use an office system assessment as a way to go back and see what systems are still working int he office and what ones might need attention. At an office meeting we make a list of all the systems and then grade them as to how they are working to accomplish our goals. Then we can look at the ones that didn't get excellent grades at subsequent meetings we