Ask the Expert: An Interview with Nate Lawson, DMD, PhD on Sectional Matrix Systems

What is the advantage of using sectional matrices over circumferential matrices for composite restorations? A circumferential matrix placed in a Tofflemire retainer is necessary for placing an amalgam restoration. The reason is that amalgam is forcefully condensed against the matrix band and it needs to maintain a tight seal against... What is the advantage of using sectional matrices over circumferential matrices for composite restorations? A circumferential matrix placed in a Tofflemire retainer is necessary for placing an amalgam restoration. The reason is that amalgam is forcefully condensed against the matrix band and it needs to maintain a tight seal against...

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Simple, Beautiful and Predictable Class V Restorations

In general, people are retaining their teeth much longer than decades past. With this increase of tooth retention, the need to maintain and protect teeth has never been greater. Non-carious Class V lesions have become commonplace among an aging population. Toothbrush abrasion, acidic foods and drinks, and occlusal forces all... In general, people are retaining their teeth much longer than decades past. With this increase of tooth retention, the need to maintain and protect teeth has never been greater. Non-carious Class V lesions have become commonplace among an aging population. Toothbrush abrasion, acidic foods and drinks, and occlusal forces all...

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Class II Composite with Bulk Fill: clinical case

Marcos Vargas, BDB, DDS, MS and Kayla E. Erps, Senior Dental Student at University of Iowa Dr. Marcos Vargas attended Cayetano Heredia University School of Dentistry in Lima, Peru and graduated in 1985. He spent two years, 1990 to 1992, in the AEGD program at the Eastman Dental Center in... Marcos Vargas, BDB, DDS, MS and Kayla E. Erps, Senior Dental Student at University of Iowa Dr. Marcos Vargas attended Cayetano Heredia University School of Dentistry in Lima, Peru and graduated in 1985. He spent two years, 1990 to 1992, in the AEGD program at the Eastman Dental Center in...

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