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“All-on-One” fixed/removable technique continues as tremendous success

Case by Doyle Freano, DMD Our precision attachment partial cases are still being fabricated in zirconia rather than metal with complete success. Use a custom tray and capture the soft tissue areas with your master impression for the preps, and most of the time we can fabricate the partial frame with set-up along with the […]

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Posted in Custom Dentures, Dental Implants, Removables, Treatment Planning, Uncategorized, Zirconia

Occlusal Measurement Plane (OMP) tool helps surgical guide fabrication and more

The OMP is an outstanding tool to help dentists determine and communicate specific functional and esthetic criteria for dentures. This has become especially important with the all-on-four protocol as a denture set-up for VDO and tooth position is required for surgical guide fabrication. Developer of the device, Josef Kolbeck, has become a valued part of […]

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Posted in Bay View Dental Laboratory, Custom Dentures, Dental Case Treatment Planning, Dental Implants, Treatment Planning, Uncategorized

Overdenture and hybrid options

The success of all-on-four type hybrid restorations has been well established in recent years and yet the options and case criteria are so varied, creating a standardized protocol is difficult. The number of implants, AP spread, and angulation are certainly a key factor, along with the vertical clearance. We have a great program already prepared […]

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Posted in Bay View Dental Laboratory, CAD/CAM Dental Technology, Clinical Articles, Custom Dentures, Dental Implants, Removables, Uncategorized

Chair-Side Digital Scanning Technology

Q: Is this a good time to invest in a digital scanner?   A: In short, we still do not recommend ANY of the chairside scanning systems. The reasons are still the same. The model printing technology is nowhere close to being accurate. Additional considerations include the cost of the scanners; some can cost as much […]

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Digital Model Accuracy and “Open” Scanning Systems

We want to save everyone both money and frustration on end of the year purchases. The manufacturers are out in full force with the end of the year push on scanners to send digital files to the labs. We continue to get calls almost every day for advice. First, understand digital scanning represents only a […]

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Posted in Bay View Dental Laboratory, CAD/CAM Dental Technology, Clinical Articles, Dental Case Treatment Planning, Dental Continuing Education, Dental Laboratory, Dental Records, Mid-Atlantic Center for Advanced Dental Study, The Dawson Academy VA, Treatment Planning, Uncategorized

The Piper / McKee Study Club Program

We are excited to begin the Piper/McKee Study Club and we believe this program will offer exceptional dental education. The purpose of the Piper/McKee Study Club is to increase case acceptance through increased diagnostic abilities, increased treatment planning skills and increased managerial expertise. This study club format offers a unique opportunity to learn with a […]

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Implant Failure and Stock Implant Abutments

Our implant specialist, Ben Collins, has recently returned from the ICOI meeting that was held in Orlando, Florida with an insight on the lastest in the world of implants. Many of the leaders in implant dentistry presented including Drs. Carl Misch, Michael Pikos, Maurice Salama, and many others. Cement in the sulcus continues to be […]

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Posted in Bay View Dental Laboratory, CAD/CAM Dental Technology, Clinical Articles, Dental Case Treatment Planning, Dental Continuing Education, Dental Implants, Dental Laboratory, e.max, Treatment Planning, Uncategorized

Tekscan: Pulling Back the Curtain on Occlusion

It’s no secret that occlusion has been a pivotal topic of discussion in dentistry for many years, keeping some of the most studied doctors and technicians fascinated by the dynamics of what is known and pondering the depths of what is yet to be discovered.  For those who wonder what is happening to teeth during […]

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Foundational Occlusion 2012 – Current Concepts for the Specialist and the Restorative Dentist

We’ve partnered with Drs. Mark Piper & Jim McKee for an outstanding two day program in Chicago later this year. Their new course, “Foundational Occlusion – Current Concepts for the Specialist and the Restorative Dentist” will teach you how the function of the masticatory system is built upon a foundation that starts with the TMJ […]

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Do You Trust Your All-Ceramic Inlays / Onlays?

With the price of gold holding steady at over $1500/oz, dentists have been turning to a variety of all-ceramic materials in an effort to find the most suitable alternative.  While some feel comfortable with glass replacing metal, others can’t seem to bring themselves to the point of switching over to prescribing all-ceramics in the posterior. […]

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