This is a case where my patient has become more class III over time due to the use of a sleep appliance. Here I use a tooth preparation matrix to help with the preps, a simple idea that has helped me alot. This technique is probably most helpful in a veneer case where dimensions are small and there is no room for error in the facial reduction.
Edwin "Mac" McDonald DDS
Click Here For Local Anesthesia Strategies – Part One In this second part of my curator's journal on local anesthesia I will look at the strategies to give injections from two point of view. The first is to maximize the effectiveness of anesthesia and help take some of the stress out of wondering if the patient will become profoundly numb. The second
Profound local anesthesia is an essential aspect of clinical practice, and sometimes an aspect we struggle with. The different drugs we can use have specific chemistry, and may be more or less effective, and can be combined. Understanding the pH, length of onset and duration, as well as how the chemistry affects patient experience has been very helpful in my
Dr. Pankey's Cross Of Dentistry has been extraordinarily meaningful to me and for many over several decades. In my view, it is a framework for Leadership. In this video and companion article, we will explore leadership ideas that are woven into the Cross. As with most great ideas, it begins with knowing yourself. Enjoy...