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Many years ago, I first learned how to do porcelain veneers by watching over ten times this excellent "Prep and No-Prep Comprehensive Porcelain Veneer Techniques" video featuring Dr. Michael DiTolla. Dr. DiTolla explains things so clearly. Glidewell Dental Labs generously makes this extraordinary video available for free. Just click the images above to start viewing.
Masterclass with the Brewmasters
Masterclass in Restorative Dentistry
Dr. Richard G. Stevenson III, aka the MJ of dentistry, practices magical, "world class" dentistry, passionately teaches the most excellent kind of dentistry, champions research & evidence based dentistry and actively promotes the study-club/ mentorship model of dentistry. I've had the great privilege and fortune to be allowed to sit in and observe some of the amazingly helpful UCLA "Senior Select" seminars led by Dr. Stevenson. Dr. RGS always has a really awesome answer & solution for all of the many dental technique problems and questions that I've been carrying around like a heavy burden. Dr. Stevenson is Chair of the Division of Restorative Dentistry at UCLA, recipient of the Academy of Restorative Dentistry Award, recipient of numerous best teacher awards and mentor of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Academy of Richard V. Tucker Study Clubs.
Masterclass with the Guru of Gold
Dr. R. V. Tucker's gold techniques produce arguably the finest gold dental restorations in the world. The world would be a better place if all restorative dentists were members of the Academy of R.V. Tucker Study Clubs.
Compelling Reasons to "Stay Gold": 1) Longevity
2) Excellent margins. A coefficient of thermal expansion very close to that of tooth structure allows the gold to embrace the enamel rods and (the gold) keeps (the enamel rods) from chipping and breaking away, as the years progress. (The gold) literally embraces the enamel rods. 3) If done properly, the gold restorations are highly aesthetic.
Contact Jensen Dental Labs at (800) 243-2000 to order Dr. Tucker's gold inlay/onlay techniques instructional DVD.
Click the image to the left to be
linked to the Academy of R.V. Tucker Study Clubs website.
"Once you decide on your occupation...You must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work. Never complain about your job. You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That's the secret of success....And is the key to being regarded honorably." -Master Sushi Chef Jiro Ono in Jiro Dreams of Sushi, a film available via streaming on Netflix.
"Through teaching, I learn; through giving, I receive." -Dr. RGS
Paraphrase of Eric Hoffer's prescient and sobering lamentation: "What starts as cause built upon an ideal gradually morphs into a business and ultimately degenerates into a racket." -via Dewey Bertolini
"Life keeps getting better when we trudge the path of excellence" -Dr. RGS
On mentorship: "There are probably more books written about magic than any other art form, literally thousands and thousands of books, and I've collected thousands of books in my life about magic technique. But I believe that the real key to learning is PERSONALLY. It's almost like the sensei-master relationship in the martial arts, that the way you want to learn is by someone that you respect showing you something. There's a level of transmission and a level of appreciation that's never completely attainable just through the written word. I've been really, really lucky to be around people and to feel very much part of this ongoing continuum of sleight of hand that can be traced back many, many years, more than a century." -from Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay, American Masters series on PBS and Netflix.
Correction: At the current time, NO continuing education credit opportunities, equipment / book ordering information or transcripts are available on DentalCoffee itself. However, please enjoy the cLinx below.
Kurij Beverages: Ingredients for a Revolution
Not for the Faint of Heart
Tombstone, Arizona is where lawmen Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp battled outlaw gunfighters. Nearby Tucson, Arizona is where Doc Tung Bui and posse are waging war against dental caries caused by sugary soft drinks. If you want to survive in this scorching battleground, make sure to rejuvenate with refreshing Kurij.
In an epic David vs. Goliath show-down, an Arizonan endodontist & his posse take on the challenge of dental caries caused by sugary soft drinks. The stones in his pouch are xylitol, great taste, conviction, passion and, of course, courage!
Blog of Bruins' Brewins
Lots of helpful information in this delightful dental educational blog. Members of the UCLA Advanced Postgraduate Training Programs share their discoveries. Dr. Capio serves as Director of the UCLA ATP. The spirit of this collaborative effort is..."Let's learn something together."
The AGD approved, accredited didactic and clinical education program and nine-course dental curriculum of renowned prosthodontist and educator Dr. Kois
are highly recommended by the best dentists.
Masterclass in Removable Prosthodontics
Do you remember all of the intricate steps that you need to go through and all of the concepts that you need to consider in order to achieve excellence in removable prosthodontics? Well, Dr. Robert Loney, Head of the Division of Removable Prosthodontics at the University of Dalhousie in Nova Scotia has posted an amazingly helpful comprehensive video series onto his YouTube channel to show other dentists step by step how to achieve that excellence.
Click the portrait to the left to be linked to Dr. Robert Loney's revolutionary YouTube channel which houses excellent step by step instructions on how to achieve excellence in removable prosthodontics.
In addition to the fantastic videos, Dr. Robert Loney has generously made available terrific comprehensive manuals for the removable complete and partial dentures, slideshow presentations of removable partial dentures and much more!
Thank you Dr. Loney for producing such illuminating videos, and thank you for so generously and courageously sharing the information so that others can benefit from your knowledge.
Masterclass with the Brewmasters