Fighting Recurrent Decay with Your Materials and Techniques
A significant cause of restoration failure is recurrent decay. Can today's materials and techniques help prevent it?
These Go to 11: How to Get Your Composite Restorations to Last Longer
Research estimates the average lifetime of a composite restoration to be 7 to 10 years. Here's how to get yours to go to 11.
What to Look for When Adding a Mill to Your Dental Practice
If a practice already has an intraoral scanner, we look at what practices should consider when adding a mill to the workflow and how to avoid getting into trouble during implementation with this critical investment.
How Digital Do I Need to Be for the Dental Practice?
For many practices, a digital workflow is inevitable. But how do you prioritize, implement, and benefit from a digital technology investment?
Giving and Receiving: The Benefits of an Altruistic Dental Practice
There are multiple benefits to demonstrating altruism at the dental practice—and some of them might surprise you.
Rising to Their Expectations: How to Keep Patients Smiling in the Dental Chair
Patients arrive in your operatory with an idea of what should happen. Do you know what they expect and whether you will deliver it?
$11.5 Billion: The Future Looks Bright for Dental Restorative Materials—And Your Practice
Market intelligence firm indicates that the dental restoratives markets will grow to $11.5 Billion by 2030. What does that mean to your practice and patients?
Dental Patient Financing: What’s New and Why It Should Matter to You
You probably already have a patient financing program in place at your practice. But are you using it? Today we look at what’s new for third-party patient financing.
Using Your Dental Practice as an Anchor for Retirement Savings
You have a lot of short-term goals for your practice, but what about your long-term goals for your life? Today we take a look at using your dental practice as a foundation for your retirement savings.
The Intersection of Dentistry & Artistry
We explore how artistry plays a role in clinical care, practice design and operation, plus the technology and tools that can help you deliver it in your dental practice.
Going Over the Line: Using Characterization Tints to Blend Into Surrounding Dentition
Tints are helpful tools to create realistic-looking restorations that blend into the surrounding dentition. We take a closer look at this less-is-more material that can help you create a restorative masterpiece.
Behind the Mask: Getting to Know Opaquers in Restorative Dental Procedures
Opaquers are materials that you don't need all the time, but when you do need them, you really need them. We get to know these valuable materials better.
This Bioactive Filler Had Better Polymerization Kinetics, Study Says
An October 2021 Study in Scientific Reports took a look at a lower sodium version of a bioactive glass that might have the benefits you want without inhibiting polymerization results or rates.
The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of Glass Ionomers
60 years on, the material continues to be a workhorse in a dentist’s armamentarium.
Getting Direct about Indirect Dental Restorative Materials: Why Ceramics and Resins Are Leading Development
We take a look at the different types of indirect dental restorative materials and which ones are likely to be the ones you choose for your next case.
All the Steps for Preps for Bonded Direct Restorations
We take a detailed look at all the steps you should do for dental preps and why they matter to your bonded direct restoration outcomes.
Talking About Oral Systemic Health in the Dental Hygiene Room
It is vital to discuss the dental hygienist’s role when it comes to teaching patients about mouth-body connections.
How to Get Patients to Understand the Oral-Systemic Link
Why educating patients about the oral-systemic link is essential and which tools and strategies can help dental professionals connect with their patients in this critical oral health area.
Dental Procedure Coding Update: What Your Practice Should Know for 2022
CDT codes are changing again this year. We talk about the new dental codes that may change your billing in 2022.
The Right Stock: Getting Your Practice to Purchase the Products You Like To Use
When you need a product to deliver excellent patient care, we share strategies to convince practice stakeholders to get you the right stock.
What Materials Should You Stock up on Before the End of the Year?
What should your practice stock up on before ringing in the new year? From tax considerations to inventory management strategy to supply chain concerns, we discuss the options in the last few days of the year.
The Hybrid Layer: The Chemistry Lesson You Likely Forgot from Dental School
Here’s a quick review of this crucial and complex chemistry lesson you probably forgot about since you graduated and why it matters to your bonding.
Supporting a Crown: Building Up Your Patient’s Core
We look at what matters most when selecting materials to replace lost tooth structure and support a crown.
Polish: Making Your Restorations Shine
Polishing is the last chance you have to optimize the success of your restoration. Therefore, we look at the advantages of polishing and the different materials suitable for various goals.
What Is MDP and Why is it an MVP for Bonding?
Many of today’s universal adhesives have moved to MDP in their material makeup. We find out why and what you need to know about it for your restorative technique and outcomes.
Different Ways to Protect Dental Pulp
We explain the options for lining cavity preps to protect the tooth structure and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Hitting the Hygiene Gas Pedal
We share products, practical tips, and best practices that help hygienists manage their critical role in the dental practice with more efficiency and effectiveness, so they can spend more time with patients.
Growth—Products and Services That Help Your Practice Accomplish More of It
From growing the practice to expanding a clinical skill set to adding new services, we look at products and services that can help dental practices accomplish more.
Dental Implants Emerge as Industry’s Next Anchor
As Americans live longer and technology and costs improve, dentists are realizing implants are the treatment of the future.
Dental Cementation Materials: Getting the Best Out of a Sticky Situation
There is no shortage of options for the cement material you choose. Here are a few things to know about dental cement when selecting the one that works best for you.
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