I have been finalizing a complex TMD case and we are ready to restore. For this challenging case, I used BeamReaders. an online service providing a review of diagnostic images by professional radiologists. BeamReaders analyzed the X-rays and helped me confirm that her joints were stable and I had taken bite records in the correct position. Having them read
Chris Catalano DDS
I jumped into adhesive dentistry as soon as I graduated from dental school. One of the most critical aspects of the technique is isolation and moisture control. One of my favorite tools is the Isolite, or Isodry. With that said there are some things I have learned about sizing an Isolite or adjusting one for greater effectiveness and patient comfort. These
Capturing the posterior of an impression without getting pulls, or missing part of the second molar can be really frustrating. I will share how to use inexpensive paper tape from the drugstore to create a post dam on impression trays. We are often coached not to "wet" our composite instruments as we create seams, or layers of unfilled resin and weaken the
This last week I lost one of my mentors in dentistry and in life. These occasions are always times of sadness, but also joy as we reflect back on the life of the person we just lost. Lou inspired me to be a dentist, but more then that he inspired me to give back and reach for all I can do.