What is the Phase 1 of Your Prosthodontic Treatment Plan?

In treatment planning, the concept of phasing your treatment is not new. For example, in periodontics, after the initial examination and diagnosis, phase 1 therapy often involves a sanative phase of basic scaling and root planning, a review of oral hygiene and an identification and mo
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When Do I Decide to Order A CT Scan?

I love the summer. It’s one of the seasons that I can enjoy the outdoors. It is also one of the seasons that many of my out of town friends tend to come back to Toronto for a visit and so many great get-togethers are happening this year. So I apologize for the lack of activity on my b
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Diagnostic Wax Up and Tooth Set Up: A Valuable Skill in Prosthetic Dentistry

Going through a prosthodontic residency program at the University of Pittsburgh, I was pretty lucky that I was exposed to a wide variety of prosthodontists, scientists and surgeons trained with different background and philosophies.  Also, fortunately, my program director, Dr. John (Y
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How I Deal With Broken Screws

In my practice, I get some referrals for handling broken screws.  And if you have worked with dental implants long enough, you may run into a situation in dealing with broken screws you caused or someone else has caused. I don’t claim to be an expert in dealing with broken screws but
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Don’t Forget the Lips!

When prosthetic treatment involves the anterior teeth, there are two considerations that must be kept in mind: the functional and the esthetic factors that must be carefully designed to ensure a favourable outcome. For the esthetic aspect of the design, many people often talk about th
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Checking Occlusion on Anterior Teeth

Restoring anterior teeth can be more challenging then restoring the posterior teeth. The esthetic demand of your patients adds another dimension to your treatment planning and patient management. In addition, anterior teeth cannot be altered without consideration to the patient’s occl
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