Clinical Articles2021-09-15T09:22:06-04:00

Desensitization Protocol for Crowns Using G5

By Harald O. Heymann DDS, MEd

G5 is a time and research proven desensitizer that works to prevent post-op sensitivity when placed under virtually any type of dental restoration. Based historically on the formulation of a dentin primer, G5 contains 5% glutaraldehyde, 35% HEMA, and water: a simple but highly effective composition.

October 14th, 2021|

Simplifying the Class II Composite with Bulk Fill: Efficiency Without Compromise

By Marcos Vargas, BDB, DDS, MS & Kayla E. Erps, Senior Dental Student, University of Iowa

While restoring the posterior dentition, natural proximal contours, contact size, position and shape are integral to the function and longevity of both the restoration and remaining tooth structure. Composite dentistry has progressed to the point where restorations disappear into the surrounding tooth structure yet despite considerable improvements in both technique and materials, inconsistent results continue to be a challenge for many clinicians.

August 5th, 2021|

Simplifying the Process of Full Arch Implant Impressions Without Compromise to Accuracy

By Chad C. Duplantis, DDS, FAGD

Implant impressions can create undue stress in the mind of a clinician. This is especially true for full arch implant impressions as these demand an incredible amount of accuracy and minimal room of error. Prior to taking these impressions, the clinician must answer a few questions: What type of impression material should I use? Should I take an open or closed tray impression? What trays are available to help me accomplish the best impression possible? 

February 5th, 2021|

Choosing a Laser: What Features Should You Consider?

Having the right technology in your office is essential for running an efficient, state-of-the-art dental practice. In some cases, it can mean the difference between referring a patient to a specialist and being able to deliver same-day-dentistry in the environment where your patient is most comfortable. On the business side, the cost of this additional technology must be weighed against its return on investment and the speed at which this occurs. From the clinical perspective, consider what advantages this technology will bring for the clinician and the patient, and how will it improve the procedural outcome.  

February 2nd, 2021|
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