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Bridge vs Implant: What’s Best for Your Patient?

In the United States, a significant percentage of the population faces tooth loss at various stages of life. More specifically, research shows that 69% of individuals aged 35 to 44 have experienced the loss of one or more adult teeth. By the age of 74, a quarter of Americans find themselves devoid of their natural […]

Mastering Dental Shade Photography: How Lighting Changes Everything

Imagine working meticulously to match a dental prosthetic perfectly to a patient’s existing teeth, only to find that the shade appears different in the final product.  The culprit? Lighting. Proper dental shade photography can be a game-changer in achieving that flawless match, yet it’s an often overlooked aspect in dental practices.  This article delves deep […]

When to Recommend Maxillary Partial Dentures

Maxillary partial dentures offer a practical and effective solution for restoring function and aesthetics while preserving the remaining natural teeth. This guide will help you understand the various clinical scenarios where maxillary partial dentures are a suitable treatment option for patients, along with the advantages and contraindications of this restorative approach. Clinical Scenarios for Maxillary […]

The Art of Crown Prep: Optimizing Outcomes for Every Case

Have you struggled with achieving the perfect crown restoration for your patients? As a dentist or prosthodontist, your patients rely on your expertise to provide them with functional and aesthetically pleasing dental work. One critical aspect of this work is meticulous crown prep. This process can significantly impact the outcome of your crown restorations, leading […]

Veneer Tooth Prep: Achieving Optimal Aesthetics and Longevity

Veneer tooth prep ensures that veneers fit snugly, look natural, and function effectively when done correctly. When prepped correctly you can also avoid complications such as debonding, fractures, or other failures down the line. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of proper tooth preparation for veneers, factors influencing veneer tooth prep, techniques […]

Choosing the Best Materials for Crowns: A Guide for Dental Professionals

When it comes to restorative dentistry, selecting the best materials for crowns is crucial for both the functionality and aesthetics of your patient’s teeth.  Dental crowns are not only pivotal in restoring damaged teeth but also play a significant role in the overall oral health management of your patients.  In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore […]

Top Dental Lab Products Every Dentist Should Use

Dental professionals are always on the lookout for new, innovative dental lab products, tools and technologies that can enhance their practice and deliver exceptional patient care.  This blog post explores the crucial dental lab products that every dentist and prosthodontist should consider incorporating into their workflow. 2024 Dental Lab Products: What’s New & Improved Dental […]

How Oregon Association of Dental Laboratories is Transforming Oral Health

The field of dentistry is undergoing substantial changes with advancements that promise greater efficiency and enhanced patient care. Among the leaders at the forefront of these transformations is the Oregon Association of Dental Laboratories (OADL), and we’re proud to announce our President/General Manager, Eric Kraus as a 2024 Board Member. The Oregon Association of Dental […]

Choosing the Best Dental Lab for Dentures

When it comes to providing your patients with top-notch denture care, the choice of a dental lab can make a world of difference. With all the options available, how do you choose the best dental lab for dentures? It’s not just about picking any dental lab; it’s about finding the right partner who understands the […]

The Local Touch: Weighing the Pros and Cons of Local Dental Labs

In the ever-evolving world of dentistry, where the demand for personalized patient care and quick turnaround times is constantly rising, local dental labs are finding themselves under the spotlight. These facilities, often smaller and more personalized than their larger counterparts, present a unique set of advantages and challenges to dental professionals. Local Dental Labs: A […]