Finding Love in the Dental Office

Today is Valentine’s Day and I want use this opportunity to share some incredible love stories I have witnessed over the years working as a dentist.  OK. I know!  Who would expect to find love in the dental office?  In fact, most people hate going to the dentists.  But the truth is, f
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Cheek Biting After Posterior Teeth Replacement With Implants

Happy New Year!  I have been really busy the last few months because I accepted a part time teaching position at the University of Toronto.  So between preparing course materials, managing my practice and with two active boys at home, I haven’t had a lot of time to keep up with my blo
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Tips on Making Single Unit Temporary Crown on Teeth with Reduced Periodontium

As a prosthodontist, I make temporary crowns all the time. I make single units, quadrant splinted crowns and full mouth temporary crowns all the time.  The nature of my work requires me to make them quickly and predictably.  I make so many of them I can probably do them in my sleep no
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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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Phasing full mouth rehabilitation into manageable stages for you and the patient

Planning a full mouth reconstruction can be a long journey for both the patient and the dentist. I often will treatment plan the case in several stages. The patient will have to be stabilized with some form of provisional restorations so all the esthetic and occlusal parameters have b
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Full Mouth Reconstruction

  There is nothing more satisfying than to be able to change a patient’s smile through a full mouth reconstruction.  Doing one reconstruction can be both challenging and rewarding.  It is a journey that the patient and I take together. Many people underestimate how much thought a
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