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Porcelain laminate veneers: an excellent option to correct esthetic and functional problems

December 17, 2009

Today, the number of elective esthetic dental procedures being performed continues to rise. This phenomenon is due to several reasons. Increased patient awareness of cosmetic and esthetic procedures in medicine and dentistry are increasing demand for these services. Patients want to look better and feel better about themselves and, for many, this means improving their smiles.

Take advantage of the economic recovery

December 10, 2009

The economy is slowly recovering from the worst recession in decades. Like many other small businesses, dental practices have been adversely affected. Many patients put off treatment, so some practices are seeing alarming drops in production. However, Levin Group clients have seen significant growth even during these tough economic times.

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Questions are the answer to patient acceptance

December 10, 2009

Dentists are wonderful technicians. Those who are also good communicators often rise to the top in terms of both practice success and industry leadership. By contrast, dentists without strong communication skills often struggle to say the right thing to their patients, or to say it in a way that makes the patient want to accept treatment.

Predictable comprehensive dentistry

December 10, 2009

In performing long-lasting comprehensive dentistry, form, function, esthetics and stability are the attributes that we strive for and should for good reason. In the end, it is ‘physiology’ that informs and governs the long-term end result. In generalities, anatomy (i.e., form) gives us guidance whereas physiology determines the end result.

Enable your future with E4D Dentist

December 10, 2009

If there is one lesson learned from the past few years, it is that the strong will survive (‘As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry). Businesses and companies that simply survived due to strong economic conditions have not weathered the storm successfully.

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Digital impressions are reality with Cadent

December 10, 2009

An accurate master impression is essential to a quality indirect dental restoration. We operate in an area where as little as 30 microns can mean the difference between clinical success or ultimate failure. The technology of digital impression making has the potential to “close the restorative gap” and create more accuracy and consistency in the ability of the dentist to make a master impression.

Crown cementation facilitated with the Triodent Griptab restoration handling aid

December 3, 2009

A 45-year-old female patient presented with a root-filled premolar that had a composite MOD restoration present, and the unprotected buccal cusp had fractured. Examination revealed a sound root filling and that the tooth still had a reasonable volume of sound tooth structure.

Cone beam — awareness in three dimensions

December 3, 2009

“Wow, I can’t believe how cone beam 3-D imaging has changed the way we practice.” That’s a strong statement coming from a technology geek with access to all sorts of new dental gadgets. Three-dimensions have brought me opportunities I would not have with 2-D —improving and expanding my options and facilitating successful treatment.

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