All About That Base: What to Know About Bases and Liners
We explore what clinicians should know about using bases and liners in their dental restorations.
The Future of Organized Dentistry: The Role of Dental Associations in a Group and Supported Practice World
Dental association leaders and support organizations play key roles in backing dental practices today, but these roles are expected to change in the future.
Grinding It Out: The Best Material for Bruxers
Here are what materials our research says you should use for patients who will grind their teeth all over your beautiful work.
Follow Up Expectations Management With Visuals
Here’s a look at why patient education is essential, what technology can help, and where the future of patient education is going.
Special Report: New Frontiers of Dental Implants
Here is a look at key areas where companies have focused their research, from implant planning automation and implant surface technology design to what is next for abutments, and even how some companies seek to reshape the implant workflow entirely.
Watching It: Do All Caries Need Treatment?
Sometimes it’s clear what to do with a carious lesion. Sometimes it isn’t. We talked to 3 experienced dentists to explore the decision process for treating caries or watching it and what you should consider in a given situation.
Zirconia Implants: What We Know and What We Don’t
Any material choice has pros and cons, and zirconia is no different. Here, we consider physical properties, endurance, and patient preferences.
How to Leverage Temporary Staff in the Practice Effortlessly
Hiring a temporary dental staff member to get through busy times and vacations this summer might seem daunting. Here’s a look at how you can make this arrangement work for you and the temporary as efficiently as possible.
Safety Tips for In-House 3D Printing Labs Every Dental Practice Should Know
We share potential hazards regarding 3D printing and how you can avoid them in your in-house lab.
It’s Chemistry, Not Magic: Understanding the Chemical Processes and Key Building Blocks of Modern Dental Materials
If you don’t know what is happening, modern dental materials might seem to work like magic. We talk to experts who explain the chemistry behind them.
Eight Common Mistakes With Composite Inventory and How to Avoid Them
Dental professionals share strategies for better managing dental composite inventory and reducing waste.
Temporary Cement: How These Materials Can Earn a Permanent Place in Your Inventory
We explore what you should look for in these materials for the best and most predictable performance.
Night Guards: How to Get Patients to Wear Them
Why patient’s don’t wear their night guards as prescribed, and what can be done about it.
Where Do We Go from Here? What a Hygiene Career Looks Like in Group Practice
Group practices are here to stay and growing in popularity. What effect does that have on hygiene careers? Hear what the experts have to say.
Filling the Bench: How to Find, Train, and Retain Lab Technicians in Today’s Competitive Market
How can dental labs recruit and retain their talent? We look at how labs can fill the bench, train it, and keep it full.
Where Digital Doesn’t Make a Good Enough Impression
Traditional impressions may become a rare practice in dentistry because of the advantages of digital impressions, but they are not yet a thing of the past.
Intraoral Dental Robots: The Present, Near, and Far Future of the Integrations of the Sciences
While often seen as the future of dentistry, intraoral dental robots are already taking up residence in the dental operatory.
What Is Augmented Reality Restorative Dentistry?
Augmented reality has numerous applications for dentistry, enhancing treatment planning and patient outcomes. We look at how and speak to a couple of clinicians excited about its possibilities.
Does It Pay to Be Your Own Landlord?
Property ownership can mean time and money spent, but there can be some upsides to owning your own practice.
Smooth Running: Keeping Your Lab Technology Investments Working So They Can Run Nonstop
You bought it, and now, to get the ROI you want, you should maintain it. We talk to dental lab industry experts on why you should keep your technology investment up-to-date and running non-stop.
The Restorative Case That Still Haunts Me
Even the best intentions can result in a less-than-optimal outcome. Two clinicians share restorative cases that still haunt them and what they learned from their experiences.
Tag-Team Implant Planning: How to Work with Your Clients to Plan the Best Implant Restorations
Implant placement in available bone was the standard for planning in the past. But what happens to placement optimization when you add the desired prosthetic into consideration? Our experts say the answer is many great things.
Getting What You Need: What to Do If Your Practice Is Not Providing What You Need to Do Your Job
There are things you want and need, and some would argue they are the same thing. So, we explore what to do if your practice is not providing what you need to do your job.
Universal Materials: One Size Fits Most
How many universal material options can you rely on and how small a material set you can use today?
How Important Is a Material’s Ease of Use?
Can a material's usability earn dentists more business?
Can't Someone Else Do It? Outsourcing Can Help Dental Labs Adapt to Changing Market Conditions
We explore what is possible for labs to outsource, from digital design to fabrication, why dental labs should use them, and what they can do to avoid problems with their customers.
Hype vs. Reality: Is New Dental Technology Changing the Game
"Game changer" gets thrown around a lot regarding new dental technology. We look at the reality of dental technology.
Digital vs. Traditional Dentures: Some Pros and Cons of Both
Technology has made digital dentures a possibility. However, there are still some great things about making dentures the traditional way. Here we take a look at some of the pros and cons of each workflow.
Eliminating Weak Links: Finding and Fixing Inefficiencies In Your Lab
Adopting a continual improvement process is a never-ending challenge. Therefore, we look at how you can identify and address weak links in your dental lab that negatively affect your efficiencies.
Keeping It In The Cards: Getting the Best Deal for Credit Card Processing Services
Credit card processing fees are small but add up over time. We look at how to get the best deal for credit card processing services for your practice.
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