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Q & A on Custom Orthotics

Jul 10, 2017 No Comments by

Choosing an Orthotic That Suits Your Patient’s Needs. When it comes to orthotics, one size doesn’t fit all patients. A custom orthotic is beneficial because it is made specifically for an individual patient. With custom orthotics, dentists can choose flat or anatomical, hard acrylic or Astron (MMA-free), or even full coverage or just posterior coverage. […]

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Q and A Explains All About ZirCrowns

Feb 28, 2017 No Comments by

A Crown is Not Just a Crown. Aesthetic Dentistry recently spoke with Arrowhead Dental Laboratory’s CAD/CAM manager, Jay Nelson, about monolithic full zirconia restorations, also known as ZirCrowns. Jay and his team developed a unique process that results in a highly aesthetic zirconia restoration. He recently shared his insights about the process with us. AD: […]

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Q and A on Hybrid Zirconia Restorations

Jul 11, 2016 No Comments by

The Requirements and Benefits of Hybrid Zirconia Restorations. Aesthetic Dentistry recently spoke with Arrowhead Dental Lab’s hybrid zirconia restoration team to learn more about this unique appliance. Members of the team include: Tracey Folau (TF)—CAD Technician, Leslie R. Lab (LL)—Implant Technical Support Specialist, Jay Nelson (JN)—CAD/CAM Department Manager, Roy L. Petersen (RP)—Ceramic Department Manager, and […]

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Q & A on Material Selection

Feb 24, 2016 No Comments

Choosing Case Materials for Optimal Outcomes. For more than 20 years, Kent Garrick has been advising dentists on comprehensive case design. As Arrowhead’s Director of Technical Services, he recently talked with Aesthetic Dentistry about how dentists choose the materials for their cases, what the lab recommends, and tips for dentists that will ensure the materials […]

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Q & A on The Social Six

Nov 23, 2015 No Comments

Considerations When Working on Teeth 6 through 11. Ray LeGendre, part of Arrowhead’s technical support team, recently talked with Aesthetic Dentistry about cases involving the Social Six—why they merit extra consideration and some things doctors should keep in mind when working on these prominent teeth. Here’s what Ray said: AD: What are the Social Six […]

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