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Pre-Op of Diastema Closure Case

Case of the Month: How a Diastema Closure Can Open Doors to a Broader Smile

This case delves into how aesthetic treatments like closing a diastema can be huge game-changers for patients with low self-confidence. Case #12: Self-Conscious Patients, Smile Enhancements, and Diastema Closures Clinician: Dr. David Yudkowsky, Chicago, IL Treatment Options & Discussion Jennifer came into my office with a terrific personality but a smile she had been self-conscious about her […]

Rewrite your vision statement to reflect you current dental practice values.

A Method for Revisiting Your Vision Statement to Improve Your Work Life

We may start our careers with a simple, coherent vision statement, only to find it has become less and less fitting as the dental practice changes. Here’s how to revisit yours to improve confidence and workplace efficiency. by Dr. Lee Ann Brady The Importance of a Vision Statement In any business, the vision statement is […]

Here's why doctors are on islands and should reach out more.

The Island Effect: How to Refresh Your Mindset by Reaching Out to Others

Dentists are on islands. What this means is that in many cases, unless you work at a practice with multiple dentists, you’re likely isolated by the inherently individualistic nature of dentistry. It’s difficult to refresh your mindset in this environment. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut or forget the value of communicating. It can […]

The rewarding aspects of restoring a smile.

Blast From the Past Case of the Month: Restoring More Than a Smile for Dramatic Results

Following through with a tricky technique and creating fabulous esthetic results are professionally affirming, but we find the most rewarding moments come from the self-confidence we’re able to give patients through a new smile. Case #11: A Smile Restoration of Discoloration, Deterioration, and Self-Confidence Clinician: Dr. Wes Booker, Owensboro, KY First Steps & Comprehensive Exam When we […]

To create an optimal patient experience, you must prevent and treat post-operative joint and muscle pain.

2 Ways to Create a More Optimal Experience for Your Patients

The sensations a patient has after leaving the office and completing treatment are often the most important measure they have of success or failure. So what can we do in this space to create more optimal treatment experiences? by Dr. Lee Ann Brady Pain is not a case outcome that any dentist can bargain with or avoid entirely. […]

Perspectives on materials and communication from a Gold Dust ceramist.

A Ceramist’s Take on Lab Skills, Communication, and the Key to Success

Ever wondered what goes on in the mind of your trusted ceramist? Look no further, because we’ve interviewed one of our own for this lab-specific Q & A. A good ceramist works in concert with dentists, complimenting their skill set and creating a finished product that blends artistry and exacting measurements. Our ceramist Joost Jorna sat down […]

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Case of the Month: A Functional and Cosmetic Treatment Plan

Erosion, eruption, and more feature in this month’s cosmetic case. Case #10: Treatment Planning with Dual Functional and Cosmetic Goals Clinician: Dr. John Nosti, Mays Landing, NJ A 23-year-old female presented with erosion on the maxillary anteriors. This led to loss of anterior guidance, centric occlusion not coinciding with maximum intercuspation, resultant wear on the […]