In this video I will discuss some cool tips to take your teflon tape use to a whole new level. Teflon tape over the screw heads in implant access holes has been a common trick for many years. Using different colors for the teflon tape and the composite make retrieval even easier and can enhance this tried and true technique.
Kelley Brummett DMD
I got the chance to use an interesting piece of small "dental" equipment recently with a patient who broke a provisional: My iPhone! Whenever a patient breaks a provisional I wonder if I missed something with the occlusion? Or did the patient eat something that was hard or sticky? More and more lately I have also been doing what I call a "chew test", which I
I know I am not the only dentist who has patients who are not moving forward with the treatment I have recommended. Recently when interacting with a patient who was not moving forward with occlusal therapy I got to watch his understanding shift about the recommendation I had made. The difference was in explaining it in a language he understood, because I
Screening our patients for airway and breathing issues is becoming a standard in dentistry. One of the things we have started to use in our practice are Mallampati scores as a quick, easy visual screening process. If you are not familiar with them, it will be a tool you will want to implement.