Creating Multiple Implant Plans in Galaxis (Sirona Implant Software)

One challenge is the ability to visually show patients the different options when multiple implant scenarios exist.  Most implant planning softwares should allow you the ability to create multiple implant plans. In this tutorial I

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“PPO Dentist” Solution to Matching Anterior Teeth – Chairside Customization

The biggest challenge I face in practice is the anterior indirect restoration.  Plain and simple they are very difficult.  It is only complicated when you are a ‘PPO Dentist’ tied by network fees. This leaves

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Organic Practice Growth in 2016

Like most of you I use this time of year to sit down and reflect on the year past and dream for the year coming.  But here’s the sad truth - very few of us

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CEREC Does It Again – CEREC Guide 2

Just when you thought it wasn’t possible for Sirona to do it again - they did.  Their CEREC software update 4.4 provides what I think is a BIG GAME CHANGER when it comes to implantology

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Your Digital Implant Impression Options

A common question I often receive revolves around digital implant impressions.  In this post I want to dissect the digital implant impression process. The Digital Impression This part is pretty straight forward.  Just like any

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Why I Love Digital Implant Restorative Workflow

There are three main reasons why I absolutely love the digital workflow.  First and foremost is the patient experience, secondly is the clinical outcomes, and finally is the economic benefits.  Many quickly dismiss CEREC as

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Don’t Give ‘Them’ Ammunition

Turf wars have been going on in the world since the very beginning.  In recent years they have really become heated in dentistry - especially when it comes to dental implants.  Dental implants have long

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Implant Emergence Contours – It Matters

An area often overlooked when it comes to implant restorations is the sub gingival emergence contour.  This case illustrates quite nicely why and how this matters. As you can see the original restoration looks nice

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From Consult to Surgical Guide In A Single Visit – The Best Guided Implant Workflow In The World!

The #1 question I get from fellow dentists who are exploring 3D CBCT for their practices is “Why did you choose the Sirona system?”  My answer is always the same - WORKFLOW.  The workflow simply

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Screw Retained – Anytime & All The Time!

I’m always talking about technology and how implant dentistry has gone digital.  This time I am going to take us back in time to an original technique - the screw retained implant restoration.  With the

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Who Says CEREC Doesn’t Fit?

I love my CEREC!  And nothing irritates me more than when a fellow clinician makes the assumption that CEREC is substandard dentistry when it comes to marginal integrity. I actually argue that CEREC gives you

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Another Amazing Power of 3D Imaging Example

Many of you know that I am a major proponent and champion of 3D imaging in the general dentist practice.  My original driving factor was purely dental implants.  But more and more I am finding

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Building Your Implant Practice – Lateral Grafting and Orthodontic TADs

Our practice has managed to grow from basically zero implants to more than many surgeons in our area.  How have we done this?  The answer is pretty simple - I have travelled an implant journey.

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Excuse My Venting – Dealing With Restorative-Surgeon Implant Error

Please excuse my rant and don’t misunderstand my intention.  Also, I am not saying that this is ALL relationships, but this is reflective of quite a few relationships between general dentists and specialists. My intention

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A Critical Factor in Surgical Guide Accuracy

Guided implant surgery is only as accurate as the surgical guide.  Unfortunately, not all surgical guides are created equal. I wanted to share a quick example of the precision and painstaking care that goes into

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