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Overcoming the Unexpected

Feb 21, 2019 Comments Off on Overcoming the Unexpected by

“Earning a T-Shirt” After a Full Mouth Reconstruction. In 2014, I took the Full Arch Reconstruction course with the Dr. Dick Barnes Group at Arrowhead Dental Laboratory in Salt Lake City, UT. Following the course, I was eager to implement all the things I had learned. I did my first full mouth case on a […]

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Trading In for a New Model

Nov 14, 2018 No Comments by

Restoring the Smile of an Auto Shop Instructor. Beau Nicoll, a mechanic and auto shop teacher, visited my dental practice in Logan, UT, after he married Jordan, one of my dental assistants. Jordan encouraged Beau to visit our office because Beau was self-conscious about his teeth and needed dental care. Jordan had encouraged Beau to […]

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Step-by-Step Restoration

Aug 08, 2018 No Comments by

A Segmented Approach to Full Arch Reconstruction. Val has been my neighbor for about 18 years, and our families have a close relationship. Our kids have grown up together, and she’s been my patient as well as a friend. I knew that Val thought about her smile often. Many times, she would ask me about […]

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Lending a Helping Hand

Feb 25, 2018 No Comments

A Full Mouth Reconstruction for a Lifelong Friend. Performing life-changing dentistry is always a joy, but it is especially gratifying when it involves helping out a lifelong friend. That’s exactly what happened in the spring of 2014, with a case that I worked on as part of the Clinical Hands-On course with the Dr. Dick […]

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Restoration Success

Nov 16, 2017 No Comments

Using Monolithic Zirconia Restorations for a Full Mouth Reconstruction. With greater public awareness about cosmetic dental reconstructions, dentists are often challenged with greater demands from patients. This increased demand for aesthetic restorative treatment challenges dentists, laboratory technicians, and dental manufacturers to develop techniques and materials to satisfy such discerning patients. Utilizing digital planning, modern materials, […]

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Tackling Jack’s Smile

Jul 10, 2017 No Comments

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

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

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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