Low-Tech, High-Skill Treatment in a Digital World
With the addition of technology comes expense. New technology may look wonderful and is great for the advancement of our profession, but it isn’t always practical for patients’ budgets. We have to consider other treatment avenues that still deliver the same desired results.
A Different Approach to Orthodontics
Dr. David Sarver teaches dentists to go beyond just looking at problems with the teeth and to instead look at the dentofacial complex. This means considering how changing the smile might alter the face and what other treatment, such as rhinoplasty, patients might need to truly get the results they’re after.
Think Like an Endodontist and “ReThink” Your Approach to Endodontics
I have thought about this from every angle imaginable— why?— so you don’t have to.
What Is the Real Cost of Implant Failure?
Everyone has had a procedure in their office that has failed. Some things are minor like a chipped resin or a crown popping off, but a failed implant is a catastrophe.
The Importance of Light Reflection in Smile Design
Systematically analyzing smiles using smile design principles as a guide will help dentists recognize what can be changed to influence visual perception, leading to a better outcome for patients.
The Rubber Dam Equation—Why Cutting Corners Just Won’t Cut It
Using the right kind of clamp during a dental procedure can mean the difference between an expert result and a patient returning to the chair, dissatisfied—or worse yet, in pain.
Is Dentistry’s Holy Trinity Enough?
“If you brush, floss and come see us twice a year everything is going to be alright” is a dental sin. You may be a non-believer, but statistics prove me right. 47.2% of all adults have some form of periodontal disease.
Prints Charming: How Emerging Technology Is Changing the Patient Experience
While the equipment used in modern dentistry has always required dentists to have some degree of tech-savviness, the increasing prevalence of 3D-printed dentures is creating a sea change in the industry.
A look at where adhesives are today, and the progress being made toward suture-less surgery.
NOACs: New Drugs You Cannot Afford Not to Master
Doctors are starting to prescribe these drugs for anticoagulation instead of Coumadin. Here’s what you need to know about them.
Transsinus implants: A minimally invasive procedure for the atrophic maxilla
How to incorporate this three-step procedure into your practice.
Vertical Root Fractures: The Diagnostic Dilemma and Hidden Menace
Why it’s so important to find root fractures before endodontic treatment.
Placing implants? Here’s What You Need to Know About Soft Tissue
Dentistry has an obligation to advance the science of dental implants in armentarium, diagnosis and surgical technique. The future is bright for our patients as long as we, as the therapists, respect the biologic basics of the system we’re treating.
Integrated Treatment Planning for Smile Design
Ultimately, treatment planning is a series of decisions, and therefore a series of choices.
Better Estimates, Better Results: Part 1
Using digital radiography to estimate pre-operative root lengths can help clinicians better evaluate endodontic cases.
Better Estimates, Better Results: Part 2
The ability to leverage these images for the purposes of length and depth estimates can significantly improve predictability in the early phases of endodontic treatment.
Emergency Preparedness: Do you have a plan in place?
While there are fancy drug kits you can purchase; it is important to understand that six drugs alone can bail you out of 95% of all medical emergencies.
The Importance of Assessing Facial Esthetics: An Insight for Dentists
Three key rules to consider for whole face beautification and optimal long-term results.
DIY Dentistry: How It Can Actually Benefit Your Practice
As dental professionals, it is our responsibility to guide our patients through this maze of promises, social media postings, and subtle, but aggressive, marketing psychology.
Orthodontics or Ortho-Restorative Dentistry?
Why GPs should provide patients with minor orthodontic treatment in the anterior region.
Adjust Your Style: A New Perspective on Treatment Planning
Understanding generational differences will lead to better communication with your patients and increased case acceptance.
What Do You Know About The Dahl Principle?
This minimally invasive treatment isn’t used often, but it can be a great affordable option for patients experiencing wear.
The Second Wave: Should Dental Offices Close Again?
Why it’s safe to continue treating patients during the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus: What Dentists Need to Know
Practical recommendations for the dental professional.
Fighting A STAR WAR: The SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Aerosol Response
How ultra-low volume fogging of hypochlorous acid addresses the vexing issue of aerosols in dentistry.
Your Cold Fogging Questions Answered
The benefits of cold fogging and how to implement it into your practice.
The war on Covid-19 has put endodontics on the front line.
By providing emergency dental treatment, we have the power to keep patients away from our overcrowded emergency rooms. But if we choose to oﬀer this service, we have to be smart.
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NuEndo ReThinking Endodontics
The first of its kind resource that uses easy-to-follow systems designed to simplify the complex process of endodontic diagnosis and case selection. The guide leads you through a series of well-organized, logical flow charts aimed to sharpen your diagnostic efficiency and prognostic predictability.