Posted 4/12/2017 by sams in Endo systems   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 9
What is your favorite final impression material for crowns? and what brand do you use? Has anyone tried the DEFEND PVS material before? if so, how do you like it?Read More
Posted 8/15/2016 by Derek Gatta in Implant Prosthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 64
Which Parts Do I Need for "All on 4" Style Cases?
Don't get stuck without the parts you need. For new providers getting into "All on 4" style cases, get organized and have your parts ready ahead of time so there is no scrambling. This brief video outlines what you need to be successful!...Read More
Posted 6/2/2016 by howard in Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran   |  Comments: 3  |   Views: 228
413 Easier, Faster, Better Dentistry with Steven Goldstein : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Watch Video here VIDEO - DUwHF #413 - Steven Goldstein Stream Audio here AUDIO - DUwHF #413 - Steven Goldstein ...Read More
Posted 5/30/2016 by Derek Gatta in Implant Prosthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 88
How to Restore Resorption Case?
I have a 35 year old healthy patient who received trauma to #8,9 as a teenager. He is a new patient to me and spoke to him about the radiographic resorptive lesions. His chief complaint is that he is worried about the long term prognosis of the two teeth and if anything should be done sooner...Read More
Posted 3/1/2016 by Derek Gatta in Implant Prosthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 70
3 Guidelines to Determine When to Use Prosthetic Gingiva!
How do you know when your multi-unit implant restoration will need prosthetic gingiva? This is a challenging situation for many providers but understanding several key concepts should ease your apprehension. 1) Lip position in full smile, 2) presence of existing papilla and 3) the size of the...Read More
Posted 2/23/2016 by Derek Gatta in Implant Prosthodontics   |  Comments: 2  |   Views: 93
"Emergence Profile": or lack of one
This patient's chief complaint was the food impaction on the distal of #19. I could not help but notice the pancake sitting on top of the implant. I'll save the criticism because I don't know the details and circumstances surrounding this case. The radiograph beautifully illustrates the concept...Read More
Posted 1/20/2016 by Derek Gatta in Implant Prosthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 63
How to help the lab when you don't get back what you were expecting! In this video, I explain how to help your lab correct excessive buccal flare of your crowns using a silicone matrix.Read More
Posted 1/20/2016 by Derek Gatta in Implant Prosthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 88
What to do when you only have room for one implant?
In this situation, the patient had two primary teeth in the anterior mandible that had a poor five year prognosis. The two teeth were extracted and I decided to place one NP Nobel implant and cantilever the restoration. I only had room for one NP implant. Would you treat the same way, or place the...Read More
Posted 1/11/2016 by Derek Gatta in Implant Prosthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 102
"How to articulate fixed hybrid cases: and assessing restorative space"
In this video, I demonstrate how to articulate your fixed hybrid cases using the patient's provisional restoration. I then showcase how to assess restorative space using a silicone matrix. More
Posted 1/9/2016 by Derek Gatta in Implant Prosthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 73
"How to articulate full mouth rehabs when preparing teeth at the same time" In this video, I demonstrate a reliable way to articulate your full mouth rehab cases when preparing teeth all at once. Feel free to email me if you would like to learn more about this case. dgatta@gmail.comRead More
Posted 1/3/2016 by Derek Gatta in Implant Prosthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 137
"All on 4" Celebrity Impact!
It's usually an amusing conversation when people ask me what I do. Forget understanding what a Prosthodontist does, most people cannot even pronounce the word. Though I don't know the specifics of the following case I'm going to share, it sounds like an "All on 4" procedure where dental implants...Read More
Posted 12/30/2015 by Derek Gatta in Implant Prosthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 44
Veneers in the News!
This article has been gaining traction on social media and wanted to hear thoughts from other providers who treat veneer cases. You never truly know the full story when the author only speaks to the patient but definitely highlights the importance of being as transparent as possible about...Read More
Posted 9/30/2015 by Steve Williams in drTransitions   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 55
There are few tougher, more durable structures in nature than teeth or seashells. The secret of these materials lies in their unique fine structure: they are composed of different layers in which numerous micro-platelets are joined together, aligned in identical orientation. Although methods...Read More
Posted 1/21/2015 by JesusIbarra in Intervención mínima en Odontologia   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 721
Manejo de los tejidos gingivales
Manejo de los tejidos gingivales Por. Dr. Jesús Ibarra Rojas Egresado de la UNAM Facultad de Odontología. Académico en Odontología Restauradora en James Cook University Australia. Investigador para Queensland Tropical Health Alliance QTHA...Read More
Posted 4/26/2014 by dentazaur1 in Dentists helping dentists sharing experience   |  Comments: 1  |   Views: 3663
What is the secret of a long lasting implant?
We all wish for a surviving rate of 10 years and more for all our implants. But how do we achieve that? It is already clear that a successful integration of the implant in the bone is not enough. This is maybe one of the missing complements in the equation. The other components of this equation...Read More
Posted 3/24/2014 by DrTupac in Robert G. Tupac, D.D.S., F.A.C.P.   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 3758
The Best Prosthodontic Care We Can Give in Bakersfield, CA!
Eachyou may visit has its own character. That character is often defined in the office's mission statement, which reflects the doctor's and team's attitudes towards patients, their dental health, and the manner in which they will be cared for. In ours, our goal is to be empathetic regarding your...Read More
Posted 5/7/2013 by DrTupac in Robert G. Tupac, D.D.S., F.A.C.P.   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 304
Kim was born with a cleft palate and lip. Up until she was 38 years old, she suffered from repeat infections of the sinuses, gums and tissue. It took the right team of people orchestrated by her Prosthodontist, to make all of the difference in Kim's dental health. Kim's story is a good example...Read More
Posted 4/16/2013 by DrTupac in Robert G. Tupac, D.D.S., F.A.C.P.   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 368
Guidelines for Treatment Planning Therapy
guidelines for treatment planning therapy in the edentulous mandible are designed to improve the success of both the implants and the prosthesis. The "rules" govern the biology and amount of bone necessary for implants sufficient to support chewing forces. The "rules" also specify the...Read More

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