Understanding Indirect Retention in RPD Design

For the longest time, I had trouble understanding indirect retention in RPD design.  And I don’t think I was the only one.  Even today, looking at most of the Kennedy Class I RPD designs, one of the most often forgotten element is indirect retention.  This is part of a video I have made for my […]

Does your crown fall out of your die easily?

I have completed this case many years ago.  But I never had the time to organize my pictures to showcase the steps taken.    But looking at this completed case almost  nine years later, you can see how I have completed my mandibular reconstruction first using cast based PFM restorations.  Then when I completed the […]

“If You Fail To Plan, You Are Planning To Fail.”

I did not understand about diagnostic planning until I was in graduate school.  But to me, this is a fundamental concept that should be understood at all levels amongst all dental practitioners, generalists or specialists.  It is a diagnostic step that can change the treatment plan entirely and helps the patient decide what treatment solutions […]

Things I Look for before Doing My Anterior Crowns and Veneers

Often when I participate in dental related events, whether it is participating in a study club, getting together with my dental colleagues, or teaching at the dental school, people I interact with know that I am a prosthodontist and they will come ask me about their cases.  Often, they come ask me with similar cases:  […]