Here's a quick tip on something I've been using recently and that's called the Easy-Extender and it's for open tray implant impressions. So often, when you put the impression on and you're trying to find that screw head to unscrew the impression coping to get the impression out, this solves that problem.
Treatment planning is absolutely key to what we do. We take care of our patients with treatment planning, and the better that we can treatment plan for that patient, the better the outcome, the happier the patient, the happier we are.
So what do we do with the patient that has TMJ pain or has TMD? So this is the symptomatic patient now. So kind of what we'll say is kind of look at maybe a broader swipe and go inside.
We have a lot of tools at our disposal to help us to be able to communicate. And one of those pieces of communication that is existential in getting treatment plan acceptance is photography.
Where does my staff fit into complete dentistry? Well, they fit in every step of the process. A strong and supportive team is the key to a sustainable practice.
One of the most common reasons that dentists have to do a lot of adjustments on a new crown is failure to start their treatment with a complete examination and plan their treatment.
One of the main problems we see when we are restoring an anterior tooth that's just recently chipped is that we always have to adjust occlusion. Whenever you see a chipped tooth you have to ask yourself why. Why is that chip there?
Florida Association of General Dentistry (AGD) caught up with Clinical Director, Dr. John Cranham to talk about how to thrive as a dentist, the current 'State of the Union' in dentistry and a number of other hot topics. Check out how it went
How do you build confidence in treating more difficult cases? This question comes up many times during our curriculum, and in many occasions during our teachings, we talk about the process of going from consciously competent to the process of becoming unconsciously competent.
If we have a symptomatic TMD patient and are trying to figure out, can we make this patient better or comfortable? How can we stabilize the joints?