Zirconia crowns have been used in dentistry for many years now with good long-term success. But, according to Brad the dental lab guy as well as a lot of anecdotal reports, there is a higher debond rate for zirconia crowns. Is this a problem with the material, the cement, the lab, the dentist, or is it a problem at all?
The Dental Guys along with Brad the dental lab guy discuss how to ensure your crowns are not going to come off! We also discuss bonding protocols for zirconia and E.max including specific product recommendations!
Everyone wants to pay their staff a fair wage that is competitive and rewards them for their hard work, but how do you reward them from year to year to keep their paychecks growing? What about when the practice is not producing? Is a bonus-based system or a raise-based system best? We discuss pros and cons and tell you what we have learned from practice management gurus and through experience.
If you are trying to create a practice that is truly above and beyond the norm, you may hit a wall where you are having trouble getting a team of specialists around you that have the same values and are willing to put in the time and effort to give you good communication and 110% effort on every case. Sometimes, it seems easier not to care! Or perhaps you are the frustrated specialist who can't get your GP's to care like you do? What can we do? Compromise is not the answer; but you have to know how to assemble the right team. Let's talk about it!
The Dental Guys discuss lab remake rates and ways to reduce YOUR remake rate. How can you give the lab what they need to give you the best product possible? We discuss impression materials and techniques as well as tissue retraction plus a discussion about digital impression systems and model-free crowns-is this reality or marketing? Join us!
Do you ever worry about having enough money to retire? Are you considering buying a practice? Should you buy that CAD/CAM milling machine? All of these questions and more can be better answered with good financial planning. In this week's show, we bring in Justin Goodbread, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) who will give us some ideas of how to set goals and start planning for your future. Whether you know it or not, this show might be more important for some of you then even the clinical dentistry! Join us!
In this week's show, the Dental Guys discuss some critical and controversial questions: 1)custom vs. prefab implant abutments AND 2) cemented vs. screw retained implant crowns.
We present the pros and cons for each approach and what we do daily.
Also, could the cement type you use contribute to the risk of peri-implantitis?
All this plus a great tip for limiting cement extrusion when cementing implant crowns.
In this Episode of The Dental Guys, we discuss a technique that is the nemesis of many dentists...porcelain veneers. Listen to us as we talk through our protocols from treatment planning through delivery.
Also, we discuss some game-changing research on bonding/cement technique as well as the product and tip of the week and much more!
Selected research papers available for download in the show notes/bonus section.
In Episode 5, we crown the first honorary Dental Guy: Jeff Lineberry, a visiting faculty member at Spear Education. We will discuss transitioning a practice from PPO to fee for service, TMJ treatment in private practice, and how to integrate comprehensive care into your daily routine.
Also, the Lightning Round, where we ask Jeff about his favorite materials and have him weigh in on controversial topics. Plus: what is his must-have piece of equipment?