Teflon tape is fantastic for yet another clinical challenge: As a block out material when taking impressions. One of the gifts of teflon tape is that it is compressible and condenses to itself, taking on almost any shape. It will perfectly block out around implant crowns, under pontics and in large gingival embrasures. There are also a few great ortho
Lee Ann Brady DMD
It is very challenging to get high quality occlusal and buccal retracted images when trying to hold dental photography mirrors with your fingers. Retracting is difficult and getting your fingers out of the image is another challenge. In this video I'll discuss mirrors with handles from PhotoMed.
Being able to access the head of the screw in a dental implant is critical to it being retrievable. For years I protected the screw head with cotton, and dealt with the challenge of pulling it back out when the time came. Then years ago I started to use teflon tape to do this job and it was an incredible improvement. Many people know this trick, but recently
In this last piece in my series about lab communication, I'll explain how I communicate surface morphology. I will share the importance of this piece of information and different ways that I believe work and don't work.
Over the years figuring out how to prevent the mirrors we use for photos from fogging has been a challenge. I am not a big fan of blowing air on the mirror as it means capturing photos requires two people. Warming them in water leaves you with the problem of drying the water marks. In this video I will discuss both my previous solution to this issue and my
In this short clinical video I will show you my polishing process for posterior composites. I start out with an unlikely bur, a brown silicone point. It runs at low speed in a speed reduction friction grip attachment to create perfect infinity margins. I then follow this with a series of silicone polishers and finish with diamond polishing paste.
Recently I have been thinking more about my conversations with patients about how their normal function can compromise their teeth or damage their dental restorations. There are lots of things today that my patients routinely eat that can pull crowns off or damage provisionals. Since it is impossible to list every food that can be a problem, it's useful to
One of the frustrations of side-by-side class two preparations is how to fill them effectively and efficiently. Over the years I have tried lots of different clinical approaches to solving this problem. None of them fit the bill and I was always looking for something better. In this clinical video I will demonstrate how I now use teflon tape to solve this