Don’t Skip The Verification Step

Don’t Skip The Verification Step For long span partially or fully edentulous cases involving implants, I always verify my model before making a definitive prosthesis.  In my mind, anything more than two or three units would require a verification step. This is especially important whe
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Rome was not built in one day

I don’t ever get new patients coming to me telling me they want all their teeth removed and implants placed. When they get referred to me, they are usually at a state of severe aesthetic and functional compromise. My first goal is to educate and to establish trust and to offer some ae
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Can’t Get Your Implant Crown Seated? Part 3

For part 1, please click here For part 2, please click here
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Implant Supported Restoration: What Should You Emphasize During the Tooth try in Appointment?

Over the years, I have learned from my own mistakes.  You can be delivering first-class dentistry and yet the patient may not appreciate your work to the same level.  Patient management is very important in my line of work and sometimes it takes more energy than doing the dentistry it
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Abutment Selection in Restoring Implants

Abutment Selection in Restoring Implants What types of abutments should I use?  This question has come up several times from my students on the topic of implant dentistry and I want to share my thought process I have when it comes to restoring dental implants. First, there are stock a
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My Surgical Training in Implant Placement

I was recently approached by a student that he is interested in pursuing prosthodontics as a specialty and asked me about the surgical training during my residency.  He also told me that he is aware that some prosthodontists do their own surgeries and some do not. He wants to know if
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My Version of All on Four Treatment

All on Four treatment is a treatment concept that aims to provide a fixed full arch treatment on the day of surgery.  It has been around for at least a decade and I must admit I am not a big fan of this treatment solution initially.  Don’t get me wrong.  It is a wonderful solution for
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