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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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OptiGuide Order Confirmation

Digital is great!  However, there are times when digital can leave you a bit confused.  There have been a few times where I thought I have ordered my OptiGuide to only find out several days later that the upload never went through. In this post I would like to outline the steps to ensure your […]

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A Pet Peeve – Idealizing CEREC Virtual Waxup for Implant Planning

I wanted to go over a pet peeve of mine.  It is about our virtual wax ups with CEREC for implant planning.  Too often this is done carelessly.  While most of the time it won’t make a difference, slight differences can be important.  This becomes especially important when doing multiple teeth. Let me share an […]

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GP Skill Set – Are You Taking the Wrong CE?

There are very few things that I am dogmatic about.  Being a complete dentist is one of them.  Gone are the days where you can essentially be ‘just’ a restorative dentist.  Now, of course, some of us get away with that, but even for those the days are numbered. I want to share a patient […]

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My 5 Keys to Being a ‘Patient Centric’ Dental Office in 2014

I like to use the saying ‘patient centric’ when talking about the tremendous growth we have seen in our practice over the last several years. The typical first response is always ‘we already have great customer service’.  I’d like to redefine being patient centric. 5.  Patient Care, Compassion, and Customer Service. This is number 5 […]

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Smile Design Shaping Results

There is an art to smile design.  Simply hoping to satisfy the needs of the patient isn’t always enough – patients aren’t trained to recognize what is possible.  The following case is an example of utilizing smile design principles and photography to achieve results. **  I recognize that ideally this case could (and should) be […]

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Creating Urgency with 3D Imaging

I don’t know how it is in your practice, but sometimes patients just completely dumbfound me.  This is especially true when a tooth is infected and the patient looks at me and says “can’t i just take an antibiotic?” I typically go into a diatribe about how the antibiotic will just mask the symptoms and […]

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