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Polishing direct anterior restorations

How to Get Polishing Right for Your Direct Restorations

It’s surprisingly easy to mess up the finishing and polishing part of a restoration protocol. On the one hand, it doesn’t seem as tricky, but on the other, if you over-contour and don’t use the right materials you may have a hard time achieving beautiful high polish esthetics. Why Polishing Matters for Direct Restorations Though […]

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Why Dentists Need Great Digital Photography

Great digital photography is an invaluable tool that supports dentists in communicating their work to those they interact with daily. These people can include outside organizations like the dental lab, team members, current patients, and new patients. Digital Photography for Dentistry: Why It Counts What people actually hear through a dentist’s verbal explanations may be […]

3D carbon printer moldThe evolution of dentistry and how it's practiced has changed dramatically in the last twenty years. In light of the benefits, technology has brought, it also has placed an immense amount of pressure on dental practices to stay in the game. Patients are seeking practices that offer the latest technology that improves their experience. The advent of digital scanning vs. traditional dental impressions has undoubtedly been a game-changer in clinical dentistry. It has also presented challenges in creating a digital model that can accurately replicate the scan. The frustration has been that 3D printing technology has not kept pace with the development in the intra-oral scanning advances. So while our client dentists were thrilled with the images created by their  3Shape Trios, Cerec, Itero, Emerald and other scanners, there was not a professional, industrial printer to send the scan to that allowed for ideal duplication of anatomy, marginal integrity, and gingival reads. After much research, Gold Dust is excited to announce our partnership with Carbon MD2 printer, the only 3D printer in its category that can duplicate the accuracy of a scan within 20 microns for superb fit and finish. This investment allows Gold Dust to meet the needs of improving our digital workflow for clients, including providing models for the most intricate of dental procedures including veneer preparations and implant dentistry.
"The Carbon’s accuracy has restored in our faith in 3D printing technology that it can provide accuracy for crown and bridge!"
Our doctors, especially those with digital capabilities, want a lab that values the importance of quality and embraces the evolution of dentistry. The 3D Carbon printer allows us to deliver the exceptional quality and aesthetics that Gold Dust is known for. We welcome your questions. Please contact our account specialists for more information at 800.513.6131 or digital@golddustdental.com. Visit
www.golddustdental.com to see how we can help you and your practice!

3D Carbon Printer Launch: The Lastest In Dental Dentistry

Transitioning From the New Patient Phone Call to Case Acceptance

How long has it been since you considered the holistic approach that takes a new patient on a journey from the very first phone call to case acceptance? You must connect the emotional dots that build relationships as the patient interacts with each new team member. From New Patient Phone Call to Case Acceptance It all […]

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Does This Smile Look Familiar?

It could be the smile of one of your dental team. If so, what’s the problem? Many people might evaluate this smile and say it looks nice. Her teeth are more or less in alignment, from distance her teeth look pretty straight. But the truth is your patients do not evaluate their smiles in their […]

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TBT Case of the Month: Invisalign Treatment + Gold Dust Lab = Maximum Aesthetics

How often do you use Invisalign during cosmetic treatments? Maybe not as often as you think is necessary. Our patients don’t always choose optimal or even the most conservative treatment. The case described below was such a great experience for me and my whole team because the patient was so amenable to ideal treatment modalities. Keep reading for […]

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Doing What You Can For Safety in the Dental Practice

An efficient dental practice team is a safe one. There’s no question that if you can’t or don’t comply with OSHA and state guidelines, your ability to provide appropriate care will be seriously diminished. You can be hit with all manner of problems, from general patient dissatisfaction to lawsuits. Safety impacts all aspects of the […]

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Get the Most Value From Your Dental Hygienists

Dental hygienists are the focal point of a thriving practice for many reasons. One of the most important is that a hygienist has more opportunity to develop deeper relationships with patients. The dentist may not always have room in their schedule to take that extra step into learning more about the patient’s needs. How can […]

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Selecting the Best Impression Materials for Accuracy

A great impression is integral to a successful case and gorgeous lab work. Often, a dental assistant can perform the entire process extremely well. This removes the burden from your shoulders, but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t continue to optimize. One of the most challenging aspects of making an accurate impression is materials selection. No […]

Clinical Tip Occlusal Anatomy Posterior Restorations

Occlusal Anatomy and Staining Characteristics for Posterior Restorations

So much attention is placed on the esthetics of the anterior teeth and not as much on the posterior teeth. But when you are looking at beautiful smiles, the posterior teeth do come into view and can either enhance the smile or distract from it. That’s where occlusal anatomy becomes so important. by Dr. Chris Catalano […]