All posts by Tarun Agarwal

Something I Learned in Dental School That CEREC Has Totally Destroyed

Dental school can bring back scary memories and even some good memories (for me it was mainly positive). I remember taking everything I heard or learned as gospel. But then came private practice, dealing with patient expectations, and the pressures of being your own business. Specifically, I recall being taught in dental school that you […]

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Implant Dentistry in 2014 – See What You’re Missing

I distinctly remember my implant introduction in dental school.  It was a cluster of screws and parts and god knows what.  It was complicated.  It was patients getting draped from head to toe.  It was complex surgery to replace a tooth. No damn wonder I told myself I would never do that. In 2008 I […]

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A Restorative Material that Every Dentist Should Be Using

I don’t know about you, but changing and/or adding a new restorative material is not something that I take lightly. One material that has been important part of my arsenal is the cavity base/liner. In dental school I was introduced to Calcium Hydroxide. It was a powder liquid material that I used on deep restorations […]

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Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) – Your Next Journey in Implant Dentistry

I always talk about implant dentistry being a journey. A journey that sees you go from simple to complex and add techniques along the way. It is unreasonable to expect a dentist to be able to fully grasp implant dentistry from the very beginning. My latest journey in implant dentistry is PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin). […]

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High Aesthetic Anteriors Made Easier

Probably the most difficult restoration in dentistry is the single anterior restoration. This is compounded when dealing with a ‘particular’ patient – one that wants excellence. Personally I don’t fault people for wanting something that ‘melts’ into their mouth and disappears. However, what I do believe is that these patients should expect to pay more […]

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Extraction, Internal Sinus Lift, Immediate Implant, and Final Restoration – Without Ever Taking An Impression

Let’s walk through a case from start to finish.  I’ll put more emphasis on the surgical phase and just outline the restorative phase. Tammy is like many of our patients.  She is fearful of dentists and only visits when things are hurting.  Tammy came to our office for limited exam (emergency visit) to evaluate her […]

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DentalHacks Podcast – ‘T-Bone’ talks dental implants

In part 2 of my interview with DentalHacks we talk about dental implants and few other random things.

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DentalHacks Podcast – Who is T-Bone

I recently had the pleasure and honor of being interviewed for the DentalHacks podcast by Dr. Alan Mead and Dr. Jason Lipscomb.  It was certainly fun and a great opportunity for me to share some personal stories and views on dentistry.

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Step by Step All Ceramic Crown Preparation

As a CEREC user we understand the importance of preparation to creating long lasting restorations.  A proper preparation makes marking the margin easier, makes design easier, and ensures enough reduction for material strength. I wanted to take an opportunity to outline my step by step method of crown preparation. Here is a photo of the […]

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The Absolute Worst Position for A Dental Practice

It’s funny where and when thoughts come into your head. I was hiking into a crater of a volcano when I noticed the tree that you see above. There I was, in the bottom of this crater on top of 400 feet of hardened lava – and I thought of dentistry. This tree was pretty […]

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