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Analog vs Digital Workflow

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In this in-depth video tutorial, Dr. Jack Ringer compares the differences between analog and digital impressions when manufacturing indirect restorations. As a dentist who has abundant experience using both analog and digital impression methods in his own practice, he explains the step-by-step workflow of both analog and digital systems. He furthermore compares the benefits and negatives of both techniques in terms of cost, efficiently, patient comfort, time, precision and technology of different digital systems. 


Shade Taking Tutorial

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Importance of Proper Shade Taking

Proper Shade taking methods are crucial to fabricating the most realistic restoration possible in today's modern dentistry world. Gone are the days of hiring an in-house technician for all your dentistry needs. Today most dentists outsource to laboratories for the creation of dental products which means location proximity is a concern when it comes to shade taking. Fear not, for technology is an extremely powerful tool, allowing dentists to accurately record and send patient's shade information and documentation (ie. photographs) directly to the laboratory for a precise and aesthetic replication. 

Taking techniques implemented in his own practice, Dr. Jack Ringer dissects shade taking methods in this in-depth tutorial. Using the Vitapan 3D Master shade guide, Dr. Ringer explains the role that hue, value, and chroma play when capturing this necessary data to send to the laboratory for fabrication. 

Analog Impression Methods: Dr. Jack Ringer DDS

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There are many analog impression methods available today. Due to fact that the laboratory works off this impression to fabricate the restoration, it is vital to record the best impression to minimize the chance of producing an ill fitting crown restoration.

Dr. Jack Ringer DDS of Advanced Smile Design goes into detailed impression taking methods and discusses the differences between trays, impression mediums, and methods. Dr. Ringer explains the best route to choose depending on the clinical situation.

How to Take a Digital Impression

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At Keating Dental Arts, we want to embrace the technology that’s making your lives easier, including digital scanners. A digital scanner offers you a more effective way to begin the dental restoration process, making it ideal for bringing superior care to your patients.

Today, Dr. Jack Ringer is showing us why they’re an ideal option for your practice, as well as how to create a digital impression using 3M’s True Definition scanner.

Full Smile Reconstruction

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In this video we’re sharing techniques used for a full dental reconstruction with Dr. Jack Ringer. Our patient, Darryl, has worn teeth on the top and bottom, so we’ll be fitting him for veneers in this video. This includes using a diode laser to remove and shape his gum tissue, as well as taking digital scans for the best final veneers possible

Prominence of Technical Advisors: St. Patrick's Day Special

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This week we have Brandon Fetters, our Senior Technical Advisor at Keating Dental Arts, on our show. He works with our difficult cases and builds relationships with our doctors, and he does a great job. In the episode we discuss tips for the best dental restoration possible, how to get accurate shade taking, and why relationships are key in dentistry.

Successful Implant Solutions

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We’re thrilled to have Steven Tapie with us today. As the head of our Implant Department, Steve is the expert on what it takes to make the best dental implant possible. A thorough education is important when it comes to dental implants, as is choosing a quality material. Listen in as Shaun and Steve discuss all things dental implants, including how to get the best impression possible and some early career goofs they’ve made

Make Your Dentistry Delightful with Dr. Crossland

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Some may believe the basics of dentistry are boring, but Dr. Rick Crossland sees differently. There’s a chance to find the excitement in your work every day, especially with the advancements in dental restorations. In this episode we discuss the nuts and bolts of dentistry, technology, and the importance of building a relationship with a quality lab.

Advance Your Dentures with Master Dental Technician

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We’re thrilled to have Keating Dental Arts’ Director of Education, Jack Edwards, with us today. He’s worked with removables for most of his career, and has a number of helpful tips to prepare successful denture cases. Preparation and communication are key for dentures, and we hope this is a helpful resource for you while providing your patients with denture care.

Shaun Keating CDT and Dean Tassey discusses using CAD/CAM Technology for Dental Restorations

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We’re grateful to have Dean Tassey, our CAD/CAM manager here at Keating Dental Arts, with us discussing CAD/CAM technology and the growth of digital dentistry. As this sector of the industry continues to grow, it’s going to have more of a positive impact on the quality of dental restorations. We also talk about getting your dental practice into digital scanners, and the factors to consider.

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