Promote your material choice March 21, 2012By Dr. Lou Graham You don’t come to your choice of dental materials lightly. Creating restorations that you can be proud of and that your patients will love are a priority. With all the research that goes into choosing the materials we use, how often do we share that information with patients? They may not care about all the science, but translating that data so that we demonstrate this value to patients is a vital part of gaining case acceptance.
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10 Questions: Jay McCulloch, Vice President Global Marketing, Oral Care
March 21, 2012 01 Water Pik is known best for its dental water jet. How do you improve on a good thing?
SPECIAL REPORT: DPR takes an in-depth look at 3M ESPE's release, Filtek Supreme Ultra June 10, 2013By Renee KnightDr. Grant Chyz always found it troubling when he had to choose between strength and esthetics. It bothered him to know he either had to use a composite that looked good but didn’t hold up, or a product that offered the strength he wanted but not the esthetics. He always thought his patients deserved both. 10 Questions: Dr. Michael Stablein 2010 president of the Chicago Dental Society
March 21, 2012 01 As president of the Chicago Dental Society, you get to put your mark on the respected Midwinter Meeting. What is one new thing you are proud to offer at the meeting this month? The program closest to my heart is our health screening. Attendees can check their risk for diabetes and heart disease in a private area of our exhibit floor and at a deep discount.
5 reasons to buy: Ultraviolet protection
March 21, 2012 VIOlight prevents cross-contamination of bacteria from one toothbrush to another and from airborne bathroom germs caused by sneezing, coughing or toilet flushing. Conveniently sanitizes up to four toothbrushes at one time. The UV bulb lasts more than 2,000 hours and only needs replaced every one or two years, depending on use.
Get the most out of your intraoral camera Purchasing an intraoral camera is one of the fastest, easiest and highest returning investments a dentist can make. A quality intraoral camera system can generate a full return on investment in as little as 1 to 3 months. Specialty Care Exclusive Survey: Working together November 14, 2012By Renee KnightThe way you treat your patients is changing. Gone are the days of simply fixing a cracked tooth and moving on to the next case. These days, you’re expected to look at your patients more comprehensively, to treat them as a whole rather than as components. How to: use a self-adhesive resin cement for a posterior crownWhen placing restorations in the posterior region, it is reassuring to know that those fabricated from IPS e.max lithium disilicate provide dentists and their patients with strength, esthetics and the security of monolithic structures. These uniformly constructed restorations perform at maximum strength and potential durability. The minimal draw and adequate height of the preparation ensure good resistance and retention.