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How to make a well-fitting stabilization splint by Moufti et al.

This article demonstrates the clinical step by step approach to constructing stabilization splints. These splints can be invaluable for many restorative procedures and TMD management. To help the busy practitioner we have included tips on trouble shooting problems encountered during... Continue Reading →

Deep Margin Elevation-Magne & Spreafico

Localized subgingival margins can complicate the use of indirect adhesive restorations (isolation, impression taking, and delivery) and subsequently hinder their durability and relationship with the periodontal tissues. This article proposes a technique involving placement of a modified Tofflemire matrix followed... Continue Reading →

Good occlusal practice in simple restorative dentistry by Gray et al.

Many theories and philosophies of occlusion have been developed. The difficulty in scientifically validating the various approaches to providing an occlusion is that an ‘occlusion’ can only be judged against the reaction it may or may not produce in a... Continue Reading →

The ‘rationale’ behind occlusal adjustment

It seems as though occlusion is having its second...third or even fourth renaissance. Key Topics in Restorative Dentistry is one of many platforms that have provided teaching or lecturing on the somewhat expansive subject. One aspect of 'occlusal theory' is... Continue Reading →

Increasing the occlusal vertical dimension: A review by Abduo & Lyons

When and how to increase the occlusal vertical dimension? Its one of those questions that pops up constantly. The actual process can be applied  to the majority of treatments we provide in restorative dentistry and prosthodontics. What may be quite... Continue Reading →

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