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Life Balance Lesson from my Wife – PrePlan Your Vacation

Maybe I am different. For the first 12 years of my professional life I never preplanned my time off. I simply decided a few months in advance, booked something, and then adjusted my office schedule. Only things known well in advance revolved around major holidays – Thanskgiving and Christmas. In 2012 my wife got totally […]

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Something Different–Multiple Foramen on Inferior Alveolar Nerve

Well, today I saw something for the very first time.  I saw multiple exits on the Inferior Alveolar Nerve. Here’s a quick video showing it.  Hope you enjoy!

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Is Your Schedule Killing Your Practice Productivity?

A ‘full’ schedule is not a sign of a flourishing practice. It could actually be a sign of a disorganized practice. Are you tired of your schedule running you and you not running your schedule? Are you frustrated that you aren’t able to do more of the type of treatment that you desire? Do you […]

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Conservative Smile Enhancement

About a decade ago cosmetic treatment meant 8-10 veneers for a patient. For me personally there has been a conscious push towards more conservative treatment. My philosophy is how little work can I do to achieve the patient goal. Chucks’ case is a great example of this. Chuck has been a patient of ours for […]

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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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