All dental practitioners have their preferred techniques and materials, and ceramics provide no exception to this rule. However, with new materials and technology being developed every year—and with the preference for all-ceramic restorations on the rise—dental ceramics are worth another look, whether one’s practice is brand new or well established.
Leendert Boksman, DDS, BSc; Cornelis H. Pameijer, DMD, DSc, PhD; and James C. Broome, DDS, MS
As the trend in dentistry shifts towards fiber-reinforced composite endodontic posts and away from metal posts, this article reviews how fiber posts differ from their metal predecessors and how they vary intrinsically from one design and composition to another.
The hidden attributes of the dental auxiliary are numerous; rapport with both patients and sales personnel can be motivating to the assistant and increase overall morale of the dental team. This will consequently increase efficiency, job performance, and loyalty to the practice.
The relationship between the dental technician and the dentist is unlike most customer-vendor relationships, mainly in that their jobs are so interdependent—they need to work together effectively as true partners to succeed.
Sirona’s CEREC® AC powered by Bluecam marks a significant breakthrough in digital imaging thanks to its Blue LED technology. The higher precision, greater depth-of-field and shorter acquisition times made possible by the shorter wavelength of light used by Bluecam ultimately make quick and precise full-arch imaging a reality.
Current dental materials are technologically advanced and capable of spectacular results when utilized carefully and precisely. Systems exist in dentistry to provide step-by-step solutions to clinical situations that, if followed, can lead to positive outcomes.