In 2017 the American Dental Association adopted a policy encouraging dentists to screen patients for sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD). This includes assessing a patient’s risk for SRBD as part of a comprehensive medical and dental history and referring affected patients to a physician as appropriate. When this happened I called my friend Dr. Steve
Lee Ann Brady DMD
For most of us we follow the process we learned in dental school as to what burs we use for varying procedures. The most common protocol is to use carbide burs for direct restorations and diamond burs for indirects. There is a difference in how the two types of burs remove tooth structure, and therefore what they are effective and efficient at doing. In this
Have you ever had a night guard or other full coverage dental device come back with contact only in the posterior, or heavy in the posterior? It is a pretty common phenomenon and a big challenge when doing two-jaw hybrid surgery and placing the temporary restorations on the day of the surgery. In this video I will explain why this happens and share the
The reality in dental practices is that time is money, and efficiency is one of the things we can do to increase our profitability. When I can combine efficiency with greater clinical excellence and more predictable dentistry it is a win, win, win. This is exactly the recipe that happens when you apply some "systems thinking" to the burs you use.