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
Edwin "Mac" McDonald DDS
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...
A leaf gauge is a simple addition to a functional examination. It can be very helpful in determining the first point of tooth contact as it allows the elevator muscles to seat the condyle more superiorly. It does possess some limitations, but in my experience, we have been able to manage our way past them. Let's take a closer look.
Anterior tooth wear is a daily finding in our practices. Managing wear ranges from a simple correction to a very complex correction. This presentation will discuss the three types of anterior wear and illustrate a simple solution of crossover wear damage. As always, a successful outcome begins with an accurate diagnosis. Then, it requires designing a