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The Successful Mindset for Presenting Comprehensive Care
Case acceptance for comprehensive care is a complicated matter that many wish would have a simple solution.We asked Clinical Mastery's Director of Professional Development, Dr. Eric Farmer what his personal approach is for fostering case acceptance in comprehensive care and full mouth...  Read More
Use Great Questions to Find a Patients Why
by Jenn Janicki, Clinical Mastery Series Executive DirectorJoin us for Part 3 in a series of 6 presenting “best practices” for dental professionals. I’vecreated this series for clinicians who have a high level of clinical training and confidence but have not yet created a strategy...  Read More
Surviving Patient Miscommunication During a Complicated Cosmetic Case
Cases that seem to start out great can go sideways when we least expect it.In this post, Dr. Nosti discuses a recent case in his practice and how he resolved a potentially disastrous situation.Read on to learn from the story of a patient who wasn’t satisfied with the whiteness of her veneers...  Read More
The Value of Probiotics: What’s Really Happening in the Mouth
By Dr. Lee Ann Brady Are you running out of answers for a patients oral health problems? Probiotics might be the solution for you! If you have patient who is a model of perfect dental hygiene and also wholly compliant with your health recommendations, but is still suffering from poor oral...  Read More
Screw Access Holes and Plumbers Tape
By Dr. Lee Ann Brady Managing the screw access holes is one of the challenges I run into with implant dentistry. We all hope to fill them once and then never have to get to the head of the screw again, but this is dentistry after all and that would be unrealistic. In the last 6 months I...  Read More
Gum Symmetry: The Seventh Violation of Smile Design
by Dr. Jason Olitsky For the final installment of my 7 Violations of Smile Design series, I’ll explore how instituting a knowledge of gum symmetry, papilla heights, and smile lines can maximize positive outcomes in your esthetic cases. When evaluating the esthetic principles inherent...  Read More
Big Case Presentation Part 2: Come From Abundance, Avoid Scarcity
by Jenn Janicki, Executive DirectorJoin us for part 2 in a 6 part series presenting “best practices”. In this dissuasion we will talk about “abundance mentality”. CMS Executive Director Jenn Janicki’s advice derives from more than130 practices who are getting the...  Read More
First Steps: Ceramic Porcelain Fracture Guidelines
by Dr. John NostiA frustrating phenomenon in the dentistry world is whena patient presents with fracture to a ceramic restoration.Thisis one of the most dishearteningscenarios that can happen in a dental office and because of this, manydoctors may become so fearful of the fracture that they will...  Read More
Tips for Exquisite Intra-Oral Photography
By Dr. Jason OlitskyOne of the most difficult shots to get in the intra-oral series is the retracted occlusal shots using mirrors. These images are critical in restorative treatment planning, evaluating arch form, and seeing the occlusal surfaces of teeth. Both images are really a “must...  Read More
#SmileStories: Who Says Single Centrals Are Impossible to Match?
Dr. Jason Olitsky aka The Smile Stylist tackled this tricky cosmetic case that features a two perfectly matching centrals. He sent the single restoration to , where it was crafted with Empress Aesthetic.When placed in the mouth it is a perfect lifelike match! on the Clinical Mastery blog!  Read More
Anterior Veneer Prep for Closing Black Triangles
By Dr. Lee Ann BradyOne of the more challenging aesthetic procedures, is eliminating black triangles. When a patient comes requesting this change, careful treatment planning is necessary.Treatment Planning ConsiderationsOne of the first things to assess is the height of the papilla and how is...  Read More
Tools for Achieving Ideal Gingival Architecture
By Dr. Jason OlitskyA critical component in the aesthetics of every restorative case is gingival architecture. It is a rare case that does not require any gingival height changes. Even minor adjustments can make a huge difference in final outcomes. As tooth doctors, we tend to focus on the...  Read More
Shrink Wrap Provisionals Pictorial by Dr. John Nosti
By Dr. John NostiWe want our patients to come back for their insert appointment with gorgeous tissue. We want no issues or complications for our day of ceramics a fundamental key to success is the fabrication of your provisional restorations.Below is a photo tutorial of how I handle most anterior...  Read More
#SmileStories: Using Photography in Case Presentation
By Dr. Jason OlitskyA 27 year old air traffic controller patient presented to the office for porcelain veneers. He has a girlfriend that has beautiful teeth and he desired a healthy and masculine smile. Evaluation of his smile was completed with the patient using a before picture of the full face...  Read More
#SmileStories: Creating a Functional Cosmetic Treatment Plan
By Dr. John Nosti - #smilestories23 year old female presented with erosion on the maxillary anteriors. This led to loss of anterior guidance, centric occlusion not coinciding with maximum intercuspation, resultant wear on the posterior segments, and over eruption of the anterior segment to keep...  Read More
Getting the Most Out of Your Provisionals
By Dr. Jason OlitskyDo you want more predictable smile designs and more consistent results? Spend more time on the details of the provisionals. Good cosmetic dentistry CE should include time on the provisional restorations. The provisionals have the ability to serve as the prototype for the ceramic...  Read More
Phasing Treatment to Meet Patient’s Goals - #smilestories
By Dr. John NostiAs clinicians we are obligated to diagnose and present clinical findings to our patients that address decay, disease, degeneration; pathology of all kinds. It’s our job to present a path of treatment and therapy to prevent, cure or treat the issues that we encounter. However,...  Read More
Mastering Dental Implant Restorations and Aesthetics - #smilestories
By Dr. Jason OlitskyPre-operatively this patient presented with a missing central and existing implant fixture. I chose Empress ceramics with an e.Max abutment. The custom e.Max abutment was stained to match the adjacent prep shade. When working on a dental implant case, involving the centrals, it...  Read More
Invisalign Treatment + Emprethins = Maximum Aesthetics - #smilestories
By Dr. Mike SmithAs clinicians, our patients don't always choose optimal and the most conservative treatment, which is why this case was such a great experience for me and my whole team. This patient desired to correct her crowding, by expanding her arch, with her primary goal of improving her...  Read More
Four Central Incisors: Fourth Violation of Smile Design
by Dr. Jason OlitskyWhen you are evaluating the esthetic principles inherent to successful smile design, there are 7 violations that are common and undermine the success of the finished cosmetic case. Here is one of my top clinical tips for maximizing the outcome of your esthetic cases by...  Read More
From Drab to Fab Dr. John Nosti Tackles Full Mouth Rehabs
By Dr John NostiA 50 year old patient called my office on a Thursday at 4:30pm (I close at 5pm) stating hehad a front veneer come off and he would like to see me right away to fix it, he is currently 30 minutes from my practice and lives 2 hours from me (he was visiting the Jersey Shore for the...  Read More
Using Minimal Prep Veneers for Diastema Closure
by Dr. Mike SmithWhen working with any anterior case it’s important to master the esthetics in the treatment planning phase in order to provide the patient with their desired cosmetic results. This particular patient presented with a diastema, and case goals were to deprogram and regain...  Read More
The Social Six: Third Violation of Smile Design
by Dr. Jason OlitskyWhen you are evaluating the esthetic principles inherent to successful smile design, there are 7 violations that commonly undermine the end result of the finished cosmetic case. Here is one of my top clinical tips for maximizing the outcome of your esthetic cases by using a...  Read More
Eliminating Sensitivity with Indirect Restorations
By Jason Olitsky, DMD, AAACDNothing can kill your patient’s confidence and satisfaction faster and more completely than post-op restorative sensitivity. Materials continue to evolve through extensive research and product development, undoubtedly generations of bonding systems will continue to...  Read More
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