Top 5 Techniques

November 26, 2019

Here’s another look at 5 of the top technique articles published in Dental Products Report this past year. For more clinical how-tos, go to dentalproductsreport.com.

Here’s another look at 5 of the top technique articles published in Dental Products Report this past year.

How to achieve esthetic success with opaque composite resins

Use the Goldilocks principle to mask dark underlying structures and obtain “just the right” result.

by Taiseer Sulaiman, DDS, PhD

Featured product: 3M Filtek Universal from 3M

Contemporary materials in dentistry have evolved to become increasingly more cutting-edge and accessible, whether helping to simplify procedures, enhance esthetics or advance our restorative techniques. Composite resins are a great example. They’re becoming easier to handle, more durable and providing better esthetics for our patients. 

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How to complete a Class II restoration without anesthesia

How one dentist used the Solea laser to complete an anesthesia-free composite resin restoration.

by Dr. Heath Brantley

Featured product: Solea Dental Laser from Convergent Dental

A 32-year-old female patient presented to the practice for her routine examination. The radiographs revealed primary lesions located interproximally. The patient was diagnosed with primary caries on tooth #5 DO. The clinical objective was to successfully remove caries and restore the tooth while delivering an optimal patient experience.

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How to use a 3D digital workflow for ortho treatment 

3D digital treatment planning and diagnostic case workup can lead to improved patient care.

by Dr. Jay B. Burton

Featured product: Planmeca PlanScan® and Planmeca Emerald™ from Planmeca

The World of 3D Processes in orthodontics has arrived, and the digital workflow necessary to manipulate and work with the information is being developed. Cone beam computed tomography serves as the framework for diagnostics and treatment planning purposes upon which the intraoral, along with potentially a 3D facial analysis, can be added to improve diagnostic capabilities. 

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How to achieve beauty, form, and function using the stamp technique

Follow these steps to create a great restoration and gain the “stamp of approval.”

by Peter A. Gardell, DDS

Featured product: Tetric EvoFlow Bulk Fill from Ivoclar Vivadent

If it’s working why change it? If we have an occlusal surface that has been functioning, why do we feel the need to take a chance by rebuilding it by hand? There is no reason to have to re-invent the wheel with these situations. 

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How to perform a void-free restoration

How one dentist uses Tetric EvoLine bulk fill materials to provide patients with excellent dentistry.

by Jason Olitsky, DMD, AAACD

Featured product: Tetric Evoline Bulk Fill from Ivoclar Vivadent

Posterior restoratives are required to meet many criteria to be clinically successful. As practitioners, we strive to meet these criteria in every case despite the unique and individual challenges presented by each tooth and patient.

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