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Tackling Jack’s Smile

Jul 10, 2017 No Comments by

Multidisciplinary Dentistry for a Full Mouth Reconstruction. I first met Jack at a football game at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas. We were both watching the game and were chatting casually about football. Eventually the conversation turned away from the action on the field. Jack said, “I hear you’re a dentist.” He’d been […]

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Tackling Tetracycline Stains

Feb 28, 2017 No Comments by

A Full Mouth Reconstruction. Tetracycline has been on the market for more than 60 years and is used in the treatment of many gram-negative and gram-positive bacterial infections. If used for children under the age of eight years old, it causes permanent staining of the teeth. Tooth staining/discoloration with tetracycline is influenced by the dosage […]

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Internal Revenue

Nov 17, 2016 No Comments by

Providing In-House Solutions for Edentulous Patients. Taking an edentulous patient from start to finish in fewer dental appointments allows dentists to position themselves as providers who can fulfill their patients’ surgical and restorative needs. With the proper training, dental providers can provide extraction, grafting, and implant placement during one appointment at one location. This allows […]

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Trading Places Part II

Jul 11, 2016 No Comments

The Dentist as Patient and the Patient as Dentist. Dr. Ashley Blattner, D.D.S. Our situation was unique because we started case-planning before I met the patient (Dr. Michael B. Beeler) in person! Like myself, the patient is a dentist who had legitimate concerns about his dentition and genuinely wanted to improve his smile. After talking […]

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Trading Places Part I

Jul 11, 2016 No Comments

The Dentist as Patient and the Patient as Dentist. For the past 40 years, the Dr. Dick Barnes Group has offered seminars to thousands of dentists. The following article was written after a Clinical Hands-On course taught by Denver-based dentist, Dr. Jim Downs. The four-day course, held over two weekends, is designed to give dentists […]

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Predictability in Full Arch Reconstructions

Feb 24, 2016 No Comments

Step-by-Step Planning Leads to Successful Results. Today’s patients are more educated than ever before. With easy access to the Internet and social media, public awareness about cosmetic dental procedures has grown. This increased knowledge often translates into greater demands for aesthetic restorative treatments from dentists. Unfortunately, some dentists shy away from aesthetic restorative treatments due […]

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More Than Practice

Nov 23, 2015 No Comments

Go from “Practicing” to Providing the Right Solution. Shawn and I became friends when we were children and we had the good fortune of staying friends into adulthood. When I was in dental school, Shawn mentioned that someday he would like me to look at some problems he was having with his teeth. The operative […]

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Triumph Over TMD

Sep 03, 2015 No Comments

A COMPREHENSIVE, FULL ARCH APPROACH. When I met Jenny Kelley more than fourteen years ago, I knew she would be a great dental assistant. Years later, I asked her to join my team in Lawrence, KS. What I didn’t know was that in addition to being a great dental assistant, she would also be a […]

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Saving Jane’s Smile

Jun 01, 2015 No Comments

ELIMINATE PATIENT FEARS AND OFFER LIFE_CHANGING DENTISTRY. A while back, some longtime patients of mine referred their friend “Jane” (name has been changed), a mother and grandmother, to my practice. These friends tried to convince Jane to visit my office for more than a year, and she finally agreed. Jane was a bit dental phobic […]

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Bruxism Part II: Proper Screening Can Save Lives

Dec 02, 2013 No Comments

DENTISTS CAN PLAY A CRITICAL ROLE IN SLEEP APNEA DIAGNOSES. In the previous issue of Aesthetic Dentistry (Summer 2013, Volume 12, Issue 1), I discussed the theory that in some cases, people are clenching and/or grinding their teeth (or just contracting their muscles) while they sleep in order to help maintain a patent oropharyngeal airway (what I refer to […]

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