Witnessing my Own Failures

Witnessing my Own Failures As a prostho resident, you never get to see your own follow up.  So all those beautiful cases you did during your training will tell you nothing about long term follow up.  One of my instructors in Grad Pros residency says if you want to have 100% success in
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What is Going Through My Mind As I Approach This Anterior Reconstruction?

What is Going Through My Mind As I Approach This Anterior Reconstruction? This case had a lot of pre-prosthetic planning, exploring various treatment options. We planned with a diagnostic wax up and a surgical stent was fabricated. Dr. Sari Hershenfield did the surgical phase and had
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The First Implant I placed was a Branemark MK3 Implant

The first implant I placed was a Branemark MK3 implant, which was an external hex implant.  This was in 2002, almost two decades ago.  At the time, I had to learn so many different screw drivers because the company had a driver for so many different prosthetic components.  There was a
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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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The Power of Acrylic Dentures

As a prosthodontist, many people really have no idea what I do. However, when I say that I am a dentist, then they know that I look at teeth. But what I really like to tell them is that I change peoples’ life by giving them back their smile, by restoring their self-esteem and allowing
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Implant Restoration in the Anterior Esthetic Zone

Whether it is from trauma, infection or congenital reason, when front teeth are missing or non restorable, unlike any other area, there is a strong desire for the patient to replace them.  And many times, the most suitable treatment option often involves the use of dental implants. To
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Minimizing Implant Prosthetic Complications-Other Considerations

Since I started writing these posts, I saw in increase in referral from my colleagues with implant related complications.  Many of their patients have received treatment outside North America with different implant systems and treatment philosophies.  As I am seeing more of these comp
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Occlusal Considerations in Implant Restorations

Whenever there is a prosthetic complication in implant restorations, it can be frustrating for both the dentist and the patient. I started my initial post with describing how I deal with broken implant screws. Then I followed up with a post describing possible causes for broken screws
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