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Chairside Live – Case of the Week Compendium 16: Clinical Tips & Practice Management III

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Course Objectives (3 CE Credits)

Michael C. DiTolla, DDS, FAGD

In the modern dental marketplace, where patients are more informed than ever before, clinicians can increase the chances of maintaining a successful practice not only by remaining up to date with the latest materials and technological advances, but also by incorporating ancillary services desired by patients that compliment the purview of general dentistry.

In this presentation, Dr. Michael DiTolla uses case examples and interviews with industry experts taken from Chairside Live to discuss the latest innovations and disciplines dentists can employ to satisfy, and supersede, patient expectations. Participants who view this presentation will acquire useful information on topics such as:

  • Obtaining a more refined shade match with the VITA 3D-Master® Shade Guide (VITA Zahnfabrik; Bad Sackingen, Germany)
  • Blocking tetracycline-staining in the anterior with monolithic zirconia
  • Building up dentition to increase the likelihood of crown fit
  • A dependable cordless alternative to the Two-Cord Impression Technique
  • Indications and contraindications of double-arch impression trays


As dental technologies advance to encompass disciplines outside the province of general dentistry, the success of any practice increasingly relies on a clinician’s ability to both excel at traditional services and provide additional services that improve patient’s lives.

In this presentation, Dr. Michael DiTolla uses several case examples and interviews featured on episodes of Chairside Live to highlight means in which general dentists can expand the scope of treatments they provide, ensuring the highest level of quality care for their patients in both conventional and innovative new ways.

CAUTION: When viewing the techniques, procedures, theories and materials that are presented, you must make your own decisions about specific treatment for patients and exercise personal professional judgment regarding the need for further clinical testing or education and your own clinical expertise before trying to implement new procedures.


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