Be honest with patients about their signs and symptoms.

Occlusion or Delusion: Preventing Symptoms and Treating Signs?

What responsibility do we have to patients to notice and treat signs of future problematic symptoms?  Consider occlusion as a dental expertise that requires more than just technical skill. It also requires careful observations, individualized judgment, and preventative measures. You can’t eliminate the human factor in treating a patient – even if they do not […]

Headaches matter in occlusion cases.

Occlusion or Delusion: “Tell Me About Headaches …”

What do you say when a patient comes into your office complaining of headaches?  Dr. Brady is back and better than ever in the next installment of her “Occlusion or Delusion” series. You can read her previous post on the importance of “BITE” over at Clinical Mastery Series’ blog. by Dr. Lee Ann Brady Headaches matter. […]

A team effort made this a successful case.

Case of the Month: The Team Approach to Stunning Smiles and Ideal Function

When a case combines aesthetic and functional needs, the team approach to treatment is essential to success. Case #4: A Solid Team, Comprehensive Treatment, and Ideal Lab Techniques Clinician: Dr. Paul Biederman, Anchorage, AK With old failing restorations a significant reverse smile line, and lack of anterior guidance, patient Linda pursued treatment for aesthetic and functional reasons. […]

A precise approach to armamentarium is key to successful tooth prep.

Why a Precise System for Tooth Prep Creates Superior Results

In this final post on anterior tooth preparation parameters, I discuss the significance of creating a precise system for your chosen tools.  by Dr. Lee Ann Brady Over the course of my blogs on anterior tooth preparation, one important rationale has remained the same: Aim for predictability. Why do I continue to emphasize this point? […]