Purpose of the Clinical Examination

The clinical exam is an integral part in a comprehensive general dentist’s examination.  A family and cosmetic dentist will use this exam to help determine what treatment would be appropriate for the patient. Gather data to create a baseline for the problems of the patient It will help the patient become aware of the problems… Read more »

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What can we learn from mounted models

This lecture examines why it is often necessary to mount models, but also goes into detail on when the extra effort is not worth the time. Hand mounting doesn’t show what happens in all parts of occlusion Mount in centric relation Just because you mount in CR doesn’t mean that is where you will restore,… Read more »

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Single Tooth Anterior Implants: The General Dentist and the Surgeon

Both the dentist and the surgeon play a role in the dental implant process.  In the many cases, the surgical phase is handled completely by the surgeon.  However, the general dentist should play a large role in the planning phase. Gingival levels are often one of the most difficult items to manage. The average case… Read more »

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Provisional Restorations: Materials

There are many different types of materials that can be used for provisional restorations.  Some are stronger than others.  Some look better than others.  There is not one “best” material. Making provisional restorations can take just as long, if not longer, than preparing the teeth. Provisional restorations should maintain tooth position. Occlusion and shade of… Read more »

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You Are Awesome!

As many of you know from my previous posts, I am very passionate about being a part of our community and giving back to those in need. In particular, providing free dental care for homeless individuals at Goldie’s Place brings me so much joy on both a professional and personal level. However, this post isn’t… Read more »

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Provisionalization of Crowns and Bridges

There are many ways provisional restorations can be created for crowns or bridges or dental implants.  The materials vary, but the technique is even more important.  The eggshell technique can help create ideal soft tissue outcomes. A prefabricated shell can be created and then relined. Hard tissue stops are 100% necessary, so if there are… Read more »

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Biologic Challenges When Missing Multiple Teeth

Replacing multiple missing teeth can be one of the most difficult challenges in dentistry.  This can involve teeth, implants, or dentures.  No matter the material being used, there are many items to consider. What you can see is important, but so is the amount and quality of bone. Best possible scenario for implants or a… Read more »

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Dr. Homann Featured in Voyage Chicago

  We are proud to announce that Dr. Brian Homann has been featured in Voyage Chicago! Voyage Chicago is an online publication that highlights Chicago’s most inspiring stories. Detailing everything from news, art, and entertainment to grade-A organizations and the hardworking people behind them, Voyage Chicago is the premier website for the best of what… Read more »

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The Diagnosis of Wear Patterns

This section reviewed how tooth wear occurs in relation to how it can be treated. · The pattern of wear often gives us clues as to what treatment can be completed. · Sometimes tooth wear occurs only in one area, like the anterior or posterior. · In this case, the bruxing habit may be protrusive… Read more »

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Unusual Tooth Wear

Sometimes tooth wear appears in odd manners. Maybe it doesn’t occur throughout the entire mouth. Maybe some teeth are worn more than others. Maybe there is both erosion and attrition. · Erosion can take place in only certain areas of the mouth, particularly the left versus the right side. · Putting aspirin on your gum… Read more »

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