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Why NOT to Cut The Dental Umbilical Cord

Retraction. There are many instances it makes our lives simpler. There are many strategies for success. That said, as a young dentist, it’s all too tempting after the daily clinic beatings in dental school to cut the dental umbilical cord from one’s armamentarium. Before you do, experience has taught me this…great habits deliver great results.
Great result deliver great success. So before you cut that cord, here’s a simple 5 step process to CRUSH your Restorative Success.

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Dissecting media in medicine

The internet can be a powerful tool, but also a dangerous one given the breadth and depth of false information. Despite its intelligence, Google can’t replace a four-year medical degree.

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The Cement Dilemma: 3 Questions to Consider When Delivering a Fixed Restoration

Last month, I attended a restorative open house course at Ivoclar Vivadent’s North American Headquarters near Buffalo, NY. This hands on CE course covered direct restorations on the first day and indirect restorations on the second day.

One of the course presentations focused on cement choices for delivery of indirect restorations. If your dental school experience was similar to mine, you had dozens of pre-clinical lectures on crown prep design, cementation techniques, and biomaterials science. Then, when you finally started your first crown in the clinic you were given a select few options for cements and bonding agents. The choice was basically made for you. But once you’re out practicing independently, how will you decide which materials to use to lute your fixed restorations? Will you stick to the familiar cements you used in school or will you branch out to try other products? There are over 100 permanent cement brands on the market. How do you narrow it down to which are worth a try?

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Ivoclar Vivadent: Why Company Culture Matters

Have you ever wondered if a company is “in your corner?” Sometimes, you connect with a company the same way you make a friend: instantly and completely. This is what happened over my weekend with Ivoclar Vivadent. Read all about how their culture changed my dentistry here!

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