Shannon Pace Brinker

How to use Opalescence for customized take-home whitening
How to use Opalescence for customized take-home whiteningAn evaluation of Opalescence, a whitening system from Ultradent Products.
Putting fundamental Invisalign training, education into practice for greater success
Putting fundamental Invisalign training, education into practice for greater successTeam training and support become significantly important when adding new treatments to the dental practice’s service mix, including Invisalign. Without complete team involvement in the education and implementation processes, the practice could fall short of achieving its goals.
How Opalescence Go can restore confidence in pediatric patients
How Opalescence Go can restore confidence in pediatric patientsIn this Product Benchmark, Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD explains how Ultradent's Opalescence Go can be used to whiten teeth in pediatric patients, restoring confidence and smiles.
How to repair porcelain restorations instead of replacing them

Using composite resin, this case illustrates an efficient, reliable intraoral repair of fractured porcelain.

These elements of esthetic dentistry can be very frustrating for both patient and practitioner especially in the case of an anterior tooth, yet most of these inherent problems with porcelain can be immediately and predictably repaired chairside with the use of composite resin.

How to use preliminary impression materials in anterior restorations

In smile makeover cases, the provisional restorations take on a much greater level of importance than a typical crown case. These restorations serve as the patient’s first preview of what his or her new smile will look like and also help facilitate communication about the size, shape and shading for the final restorations. Of course, to create the provisionals, a preliminary impression material is necessary, and it is important to make the proper selection there, as well. 

How to avoid frustration in your next impressions

We asked Dr. Daniel Etheridge and his assistant, Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD, of Greenbrier Dental Center in Chesapeake, Va., about their use of 3M™ ESPE™ Imprint™ 4 Preliminary Impression Material, 3M™ ESPE™ Imprint™ 4 VPS Impression Material and 3M™ ESPE™ Protemp™ Plus Temporization Material. 

Understanding the health effects of biofilms

Rubber cup polishing has been an effective method for completing prophylaxis and controlling biofilm growth, and on-going research has expanded dentistry’s knowledge regarding the formation, growth, development, behavior and effects of biofilm. 

HIPAA compliance and digital photography with personal mobile devices

As technology continues to provide unparalleled advances and innovation, dental practices continue to change their methods for performing treatments, maintaining patient records and communication. 

Step-by-Step: How to use GC Initial for even complicated cases [VIDEO]

The most challenging question ceramists face today is which material, what ingot, or what layering porcelain is best for specific patients with unique expectations and prescriptions.

REVIEW: Heraeus’ Venus® Pearl

The CPS Evaluation Team combined product reviews for the entire team consisting of dentists, assistants, hygienists, patient coordinators and the dental laboratory to review this product.

CPS produced the following comments and reviews following its evaluation of Heraeus’ Venus Pearl: