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Building your Practice around YOU with Dr. Heath Brantley – Part Two

Building your Practice around YOU with Dr. Heath Brantley – Part Two

In this podcast episode, I continue my discussion with Dr. Heath Brantley from “Wendall Family Dentistry.” ​If you haven’t listened to Part One of this interview, “The Importance of Connecting With Patients and Giving Them Hope with Dr. Heath Brantley” – you can listen to the full episode right here. In Part 2 of our discussion, […]

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Season 1 Episode 11 – Understanding DSO and How Preparation Sets You Apart as a Dentist

If you are looking for a fresh new source of inspiration, you’re in for a great treat in today’s episode of T-Bone Speaks. I am joined today by Dr. Dhaval Patel, whose life story and journey as a dentist can really ignite your passion for the practice and at the same time, can help you (and me, […]

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Does Guided Surgery Cost You Money or Save You Money?

If there is one thing I simply don’t understand is why more dentists aren’t utilizing guided surgery for implant placement.  There are two main reasons that I consistently hear: I don’t need guided surgery as I have been getting great results by free handed placement. Guided surgery is an unnecessary cost. Let me address #1 […]

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Standout from the Crowd. The Digital Smile Makeover.

From my perspective one of the more difficult clinical procedures to manage is the smile makeover.  It’s not they are hard technically, but instead that you REALLY have to manage the patient expectations. In the beginning, I did these cases analog.  Take PVS impressions, send it to the lab, and pray that it comes back looking […]

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Don’t Skip Steps – True Prosthetic Based Implant Planning

The world has changed.  We are digital and that is now extending into dentistry in a big way.  Just as digital has changed the way we live our lives, it is dramatically changing the way we change our patients lives. Each year I choose to work closely with a few young dentists as a mentor. […]

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Sirona3D Quick Tip – Multiple Teeth SSI

Here’s a quick tip on how to create a SSI file with multiple teeth are present.

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The Most Underutilized Feature in CEREC

CEREC can be so many things.  The possibilities and capabilities are endless these days.  But at the end of the day it is important to keep in mind the 90%. By 90% I am referring to what 90% of CEREC owner do regularly and the procedure that makes up 90% of what is done.  THAT […]

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“PPO Dentist” Solution to Matching Anterior Teeth – Chairside Customization

The biggest challenge I face in practice is the anterior indirect restoration.  Plain and simple they are very difficult.  It is only complicated when you are a ‘PPO Dentist’ tied by network fees. This leaves us with a couple of choices… 1.  Deliver aesthetic treatment at a loss. 2.  Deliver less than excellent and justify […]

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CEREC Does It Again – CEREC Guide 2

Just when you thought it wasn’t possible for Sirona to do it again – they did.  Their CEREC software update 4.4 provides what I think is a BIG GAME CHANGER when it comes to implantology – CEREC Guide 2. What Is CEREC Guide 2?   CEREC Guide 2 is a digital in office milled implant […]

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Your Digital Implant Impression Options

A common question I often receive revolves around digital implant impressions.  In this post I want to dissect the digital implant impression process. The Digital Impression This part is pretty straight forward.  Just like any impression (digital or analog) you need to capture the treatment area, opposing area, and a bite.  Typically in the analog […]

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