Author | Joshua Polansky


Conservation appreciation

June 04, 2012

Modern dentistry provides the dental team with many options for restoring the oral cavity. The newer tools like digital impressions, CAD/CAM models and restorations, and full-contour milled restorations, allow us to do many things that were not available in the past.

Simplifying the single central

March 21, 2012

My father has been practicing dentistry for more than 35 years. He told me back in the “old days,” many lecturers would shy away from doing a single central incisor and just do both teeth. Considering how common the single central circumstance is, it appears that the technician who masters the task will be in great demand. Modern technology with higher quality materials, digital photography and better shade options enable the technician to create single central restorations that melt into the environment.

The three points

March 21, 2012

The details that posterior teeth possess fascinate many dental professionals. The intricate lobes and forms that posteriors develop in nature are always fun and challenging to recreate when fabricating restorations. Many tools have been developed by companies to aid in this process, however I always have been fascinated by the handmade tools I have seen technicians create to aide in their quest to recreate nature.