Materials & Techniques

for dentists

Materials & Techniques

for dentists

rehabilitation

#TBT Case of the Month: On the Road to Rehabilitation

A full-mouth rehabilitation involves the entire dental team. That means coordination through a variety of different communication channels, including lab scripts, phone calls, digital scans, etc. Getting it right is all about how well you can clarify your case expectations. On the blog, we’ve talked at length about patient communication and lab communication. Both are essential […]

Materials for a restoration

Selecting Materials for Restoration Longevity

The quality of the more simple treatments we provide – such as a single-tooth restoration involving a cavity – encourages patients to trust us with more complex dentistry. Little things in patient care can build up over time, eventually leading to case acceptance down the line or even greater loyalty. Handling caries, which often requires […]

digital or analog dentistry

Moving Forward or Looking Back: Digital vs. Analog Dentistry

It’s challenging to decide in each unique situation whether it’s time to move on to the latest trend in technological advancement or stick with the old analog standby. On one hand, digital dentistry is shiny and presents many exciting possibilities. On the other, it can also require a steep learning curve fraught with unfamiliar terms […]

airway centric cosmetic dentistry

Airway Centric Cosmetic Dentistry: Part 2

Airway centric cosmetic dentistry is taking a more global view of the smile makeover process. Instead of looking at teeth only, we must look at the whole picture of the patient to determine the correct course of treatment. by Dr. Chris Catalano Shifting to Airway Centric Cosmetic Dentistry The process of incorporating an awareness of the airway […]

handling patient dissatisfaction

How to Create Positive Outcomes From Patient Dissatisfaction

We all have to deal with a patient who is unhappy or dissatisfied on occasion. To better handle these situations, I always try and remember a very important formula: E-R=C. Expectations minus Reality equals Conflict. When a patient is upset, unhappy, disappointed, or angry, it is because reality has not matched what they were expecting. […]

Cement and Bonding Agents

Top Bonding and Cementing Agents For Excellent Restoration Results

Excellent restorations come from a combination of multiple well orchestrated factors. This includes your technique and – you guessed it – materials. Your choices in the latter arena are significant in the long run. One of the most common questions we encounter in working with clients at the lab is what bonding or cementing agents […]

Combining orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry

How Combining Ortho and Cosmetic Dentistry Creates Better Outcomes: Part 2

Orthodontic treatment opens up more possibilities for you and your patient when you combine it with cosmetic dentistry. In Part 1, Dr. Catalano related an anecdote that clarifies the need for orthodontia. He also began to explore the question of how to incorporate it into your treatment plan. Keep reading to see why harmony in many […]

Dr. Chris Catalano Digital Dentistry Case Digital Invisalign

Utilizing Digital Dentistry to Predict Restorative Outcomes: Part 2

Digital dentistry represents an exciting new frontier for prediction of restorative outcomes. In Part 1 of this series, Dr. Catalano described how the general dentist can use Invisalign to predict what restorations a patient will need after orthodontic treatment. He introduced a case with digital rendering of the outcome beforehand. His patient John had accepted treatment […]

case photos

Throwback Thursday Case of the Month: Taking a Patient’s Smile From Fair to Fabulous With Empress Aesthetics Veneers

We love Empress Aesthetics at Gold Dust Dental because it ensures gorgeous custom restorations. Our dentists appreciate the predictable results in everything from dental implants, conservative inlay/onlays, and crown and bridgework to smile designs and complex reconstructions. Truly, the right materials can take a patient’s smile from fair to fabulous.  Read on to see case results and a […]