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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 […]

how to achieve patient goals

2 Ways to Successfully and Efficiently Achieve Patient Goals

Consistently achieving patient goals is one of the most important abilities we acquire as dentists. We have to balance solid communication, efficiency, and technical skills. In this blog, Dr. Catalano delves into two facets of successful care: listening and battling perfectionism. If we don’t hear what the person’s true values are, we can’t deliver exactly […]

Conservation was one of the main goals of this case.

Case of the Month: Conservation Personified with Minimal Prep Veneers

Conservation is a pillar of sound, dependable dentistry. It enables us to preserve tooth structure and provide ideal treatment to patients. Case #5: Minimal Prep Veneers Lead to Successful Conservation Treatment Clinician: Dr. David Hornbrook, La Mesa, CA A 19-year-old woman presented to Dr. Hornbrook’s practice with the desire to improve the appearance of her smile. […]

Common alterations for restoring anterior teeth.

2 Common Alterations for Restoring Anterior Teeth

So you’ve decided on an approach to restoring anterior teeth that falls somewhere on the spectrum between minimal and aggressive. You’ve even gone so far as to properly treatment plan the tooth preparation. What comes next?  by Dr. Lee Ann Brady There are two common alterations you should consider when moving forward with a tooth […]

Treatment plan for successful tooth preparation.

Why You Should Treatment Plan for Desirable Clinical Outcomes

The first step of any successful anterior tooth preparation is to treatment plan. by Dr. Lee Ann Brady In my last post, I delved into the differences between aggressive, minimal, and “in the middle” tooth preparation approaches. It’s important to acknowledge this spectrum so that we don’t minimize the important differences between each patient’s preparation. For […]