Category Archives: Clinical Technique

How to Add a Virtual Black Contraster to Your Intraoral Photos

If you’ve been doing intraoral photography for cosmetic cases, you’re likely familiar with the black contraster.  If you’ve only read articles about cosmetic dentistry, you’ve likely seen the photos of a restored arch with a black background to show off … Continue reading

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Trim Your Own Dies???

Who does THAT?  Why would you? I started my own practice renting space in an existing dental office (shared space).  The other dentist took a lot of pride in his work, and deservedly so.  One of the many things he … Continue reading

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Golden Proportion Template for Treatment Planning and Case Presentation

There are a number of ways you can use Golden Proportion to plan or present an anterior cosmetic case: You could just print a photo of a retracted view of the anterior teeth and draw on it directly with a … Continue reading

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Another Immediate Implant Provisional Case

It’s funny how things come in cycles / clusters. Immediate implant provisionals seem to be my “thing,” lately. I enjoy the challenge, and each case is a bit different.  So, it seems I’m inventing new techniques as I go with … Continue reading

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Even Office Staff Need TLD (Tender-Loving-Dentistry)

Yesterday, when I arrived at the office, my office manager told me that she felt tooth #7 “crack” and now it’s loose.  At the end of the day, I took a look.  I was able to remove the crown / … Continue reading

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Using Dental Memes to Educate Patients on Social Media

This post will be very short!  Earlier today, a dentist friend posted a dental meme on Facebook, designed to educate patients about the effects of the progression of decay.  I saw it and thought, “That’s pretty good.  I like it.” … Continue reading

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Provisionalization of Immediate Implants With Screw-Retained Crowns

It’s been a while since I’ve written, and even longer since I posted a technique / case presentation article. One of my long-time patients had a 3-unit bridge (#12 – 13 – 14) fail due to unrestorable recurrent caries under … Continue reading

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Dr. MacGyver – Implant Bridge Repair

OK, nothing revolutionary here.  Many of you may have done cases like this.  But, maybe some haven’t. Patient is a 90 y.o. male.  He broke a big chunk of porcelain off a screw-retained 3-unit bridge, #19 – 21.  The fracture … Continue reading

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Closing a Diastema – With Bioclear Matrices

Just a quick and dirty case presentation. A new patient came to me last week for a consultation about “bonding” a space between her teeth. She had been to a another dentist who had closed the space with “bonding.”  It … Continue reading

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Dr. MacGyver – Episode 3

The One About the Broken Post A new patient called saying a crown on her front tooth came out.  We appointed her the same day (that afternoon).  She has a current dentist, but he was on vacation, and the front … Continue reading

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