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Dr. Irving Chao was running a 15-operatory, seven-dentist practice in Salinas, California, when, on the advice of a more experienced dentist, he branched out into buying commercial real estate as a side investment. One day, his real estate broker reached out with news about a dental practice for sale in the Phoenix metro area, and this young Townie found the opportunity too good to resist. Click the link to read more.
"Patient had PFZ bridges completed several years ago prior to becoming a patient at our office. Previous office is across the country. At her most recent periodic exam she brought up how the upper right bridge feels loose. Abutments on #5 and 6 are not well cemented any longer while #8 seems well adhered. I'm wondering if anybody has any suggestions for removing the bridge intact?" Click the link and share your recommendations.
"I have a nice patient who wants the white spot lesions on #8 and 9 addressed. Prior to this the acid etching did not work so we are here to try some type of composite veneer to help with the discoloration. Please advise on how to approach case as far as prep design." Click the link and share your recommendations.
“Patient had discomfort on #30. Distal crack was present so I tried temp crown to see if symptoms resolved. No luck. Did pulpectomy and still not resolved. Looking at the apices there it seems like there is resorption. Is this an Apico case or an ext?” Click the link and share your thoughts.
This course will provide an overview of what Physical Therapy is and how a relationship with a PT could benefit your dental practice. We will review the history of PT, discuss what to expect from a PT examination, and identify treatments for disorders of the head, neck and jaw. Click the link to learn more.
"Delivered this today. I normally don't take precement bws unless something is off with the fit or margins but I didn’t see any of that. Interproximal contacts were light. Margins were visually and tactically closed with explorer feel. Would this be clinically acceptable or a redo? If a redo, why did this happen?" Click the link and share your thoughts.
"72 year old female dislikes previous dental work done at an office where dentist just closed doors. CC is the canines #6 and #11 which she calls her "fangs," these are on implants. She is wearing an upper partial denture for #7-10. What do you all think about this case as far as how to address the esthetics?" Click the link and share your recommendations.
"#14 has been asymptomatic and there is no detectable decay. Pt said the dentist she saw previously recommended a crown, but she was not interested. Would you place a DO filling in order to prevent the crack from spreading or leave as is?" Click the link and share your thoughts.
After Dr. John A. Wilde “un-retired” and opened a new dental practice, he quickly realized the importance of defining the office’s purpose, mission and values—where his team should be headed, and the behaviors that would best accelerate their progress in that direction. Click the link to read more.
Dr. Ben Curtis shares case studies in which he used a laser to treat tongue-tie in a newborn and a 10-year-old patient. He also shares tips for identifying, managing and avoiding some surprises that pediatric patients might present, including Vitamin K status, bleeding conditions and floppy airways in newborns. Click the link to read the article.
After many years in a building that had been a scratch practice in the 1970s, this New Hampshire Townie and her architect husband drew up plans, purchased land and designed a new spot where she works alongside a team of general dentists and specialists. Click the link to read the article.
"I was exposing a #8 implant I placed 5 months ago and trying to make a provisional implant crown for tissue conditioning before final impression. The implant system I used is Megagen AnyRidge. The PA taken is after I seated it and hand tighten Megagen's temporary titanium abutment. I'm not sure if the temp abutment is 100% fully seated. What do you think?" Click the link and share your thoughts.
"This patient had orthognathic surgery approximately 10 years ago, which immediately resulted in recession, multiple dark triangles, and multiple frenal attachment from the flap site following healing. The patient is now in the mid 30's. Prior to the surgery, there was no CAL. Within the last couple years, the recession seems to have worsened." Click the link and share your thoughts.