Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Isolite Saves the Day

This is just a quick “what happened this week” post. Earlier this week, I had a patient who is in a wheelchair.  His neck had been broken in a chiropractor’s office.  Ironically, he is a retired chiropractor.  Really nice guy. … Continue reading

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V-Rings Mean Rock Solid Posterior Composite Contacts

As our profession has evolved from amalgam to composite for posterior direct restorations, one of the biggest clinical challenges has been creating consistently good proximal contacts.  A number of gizmos have come through the marketplace promising to solve this vexing … Continue reading

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Optragate for Full Arch Prep & Impression

I love things that make my dental life easier.  The Optragate by Ivoclar is one of them.   What is it?  It’s sort of like a rubber dam with a big opening in the middle and a built-in flexible frame.  It … Continue reading

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Crown prep and build-up tip!

This is just a quick tip that can speed up your crown prep appointments. Most crown preps involve teeth that already have large amalgams.  Personally, I take out all old restorative materials, clean up the tooth, and do a build-up.  … Continue reading

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DDS GP – Be a Treatment Presentation Ninja!

OK… Here’s my first Dental Warrior product review!  I hope you like it! Over my 22 years in dentistry, I’ve come across all sorts of patient education tools.  Our biggest challenge as dentists is getting patients to WANT what they … Continue reading

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