Public awareness of dental implant treatments is increasing. More and more clinicians are offering this procedure, while some dentists refer their patients to dental implant specialists. Whichever service is provided, it’s important to have a good understanding of the basic concepts and techniques of dental implantology. With this information, interested patients can be provided with a comprehensive overview of implant treatment and how it may help them maintain a healthy smile.


Many clinicians find it challenging to take consistently precise and predictable impressions using conventional trays and impression materials especially when treating patients with special needs or with strong gag reflexes. Digital scanners are designed to take accurate impressions each time and can help dentists achieve an optimal fit for restorations. Offering digital impressions can be a useful way to help build your practice, allowing you to attract new patients by offering an alternative to conventional impression taking technology. Additionally, a digital scanner will provide other business opportunities, particularly for a practice providing orthodontic services. There are many different digital scanners on the market, but iTero is one of the most respected and versatile brands.


Periapical X-rays are frequently used because they provide valuable information about a patient’s teeth and other important structures that include the periodontium. Viewing the complete crown and the root structure of the tooth enables a dentist to make an accurate diagnosis concerning inflammation, caries, or bone loss. Periapical X-rays may be taken to examine a particular area or will form part of a series of full mouth X-rays.


Modern dentistry has changed drastically. The introduction of newer and more innovative technologies and the development of more aesthetically pleasing dental materials has greatly altered patient expectations, overall experiences and care. These advances have also changed and improved day-to-day practice for dental offices and clinicians.

DIGITAL IMPRESSION SYSTEMS: Which Scanner is right for you?

Digital dental impressions are one of the most recent innovations to revolutionize the dental industry. Choosing the right scanner for your practice can be detrimental in aiding the digital impressions process.


Denture occlusal rims, or bite rims, do more than just record the patient’s bite. They help your technician choose tooth size and shape, determine the correct position of the incisal edge of the teeth and establish esthetic gingival contours of your full denture.


Since its emergence into the dental arena, Zirconia has increasingly become the material of choice for clinicians who wish to provide their patients with the most technologically advanced metal-free restorations. Zirconia has improved significantly with the introduction of a wider array of available milling pucks which allow for greater shade variation and translucencies that closely resemble natural dentition. In addition to improved esthetics, the Zirconia physical properties allow for durability, strength, and precision-fitting restorations. To maximize on the success of seating Zirconia restorations, and minimizing chair time, it is essential to ensure that proper preparation guidelines are being followed.  

CE CLASS: Achieve Predictable Results in Removable Prosthetics

Continuing education is important for dentists and dental assistants, but finding the time to earn CE credit is not always easy. As an approved PACE program provider, our online courses are viewable from anywhere, at any time, allowing dental professionals to build up credit when it is most convenient.

By Bill Warner | June 13, 2017|

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CE CLASS: Impressions, Materials and Prep Design

Whether you are newly qualified or have been in practice for many years, you are bound to pick up some valuable tips from this online course. Prep design is a vital factor and this course reviews prep parameters and advises on prepping for different restorations. Because any case is only as good as the impression it starts with; we also take an in-depth look at impressions, particularly which materials are best to use and the increasing popularity of digital impressions. All-ceramic restorations are fast replacing PFMs and gold crowns. Our course covers the most popular materials, indications, and contraindications.

By Bill Warner | June 09, 2017|

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It is becoming increasingly common for dentists to use digital impressions (computer-generated replicas of tissues within the mouth using optical scanning devices or lasers). With digital technology, it is possible to capture accurate impression data more quickly than it is when using conventional dental impressions. Digital impressions eliminate the need for messy impression materials and provide a more comfortable experience for patients. The information collected with a digital impression can be transferred to a computer that will be used to create the restoration. This technique often avoids the need for a conventional plaster model.

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