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Why You Should Spend More Time With Your Patients
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Why You Should Spend More Time With Your Patients

One of the best ways to ensure you never run dry of cosmetic treatments is to make patients a priority. This means going beyond just providing excellent care. You really need to get to know your patients. Efficiency is an admirable goal, but when we take it too far we...

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Composite Occlusal Contacts

It’s important to know the wear and resistance of composite in areas of direct occlusal contact. One piece of good news is that very few composite restorations are replaced because of excessive wear. The majority of restorations succumb to marginal breakdown and...

A Guide to Ovate Pontics
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A Guide to Ovate Pontics

By Dr. Lee Ann Brady Ovate or “egg-shaped” pontics are not new to the world of missing teeth replacement in traditional crown and bridge. First discussed in 1933, but didn’t become a popular design until many years later. The obvious advantages of an ovate pontic are...

4 Reasons Your Practice is “Missing” Teeth
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4 Reasons Your Practice is “Missing” Teeth

by Jackie Adame More than 35 million Americans do not have teeth and 178 million are missing at least one tooth.* With those kind of numbers, bridge, implant, denture, and hybrid options should be common discussions with your patients. Yet, many dental doctors will...

Interpersonal Challenges in the Dental Office
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Interpersonal Challenges in the Dental Office

In a previous post, I discussed how acknowledging stressors in your dental practice might actually limit their potential to keep you up at night. In addition to restorative failures and unmet patient expectations, interpersonal challenges can also be a significant...