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Case Presentation: Deep Anterior Overbite

By | 2020-03-19T23:06:29+00:00 March 19th, 2020|Dental|

Dr. Samir Ayoub Sometimes in our practice, we get a patient that desires cosmetic improvement (porcelain veneers), but functionally, he or she might exhibit challenges (e.g. a deep overbite). Deep anterior overbites often show super eruption of the lower six anterior teeth. Upon evaluation, with diagnostic casts and photographs, one might consider opening the vertical [...]

Understanding The Importance Of Surface Texture, Contour And Color

By | 2020-02-21T04:13:11+00:00 February 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Dr. Michael Miyasaki The single central crown is always a challenge. It may take multiple tries ‘costing’ the clinician, laboratory and patient. But understanding the impact of surface texture, restoration contour and how to control color can make this a less arduous task and one that can be done on the first try. This article [...]

Rely On Your PAC Training

By | 2020-01-24T01:46:41+00:00 January 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Dr. Todd Franklin We live in a world filled with technology and abundant information at our fingertips. We can shop, look up a recipe, plan a vacation and even look up health-related information all from the convenience of our phone in hand. This access to information could only be dreamed of just a few short [...]

Message from the CEO: Continuing to Innovate

By | 2020-01-03T01:56:52+00:00 January 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Garrett Caldwell, CEO To our valued clients and colleagues: Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s already 2020? Each year we find ourselves asking, “Where did the time go?”, and every year it seems to have flown by even faster than the year before. Recognizing how valuable your time is, I along with the entire [...]

Reinventing the Wheel

By | 2019-11-19T02:55:07+00:00 November 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Gary Vaughn, CDT, CTO Several months ago, an article I wrote appeared in our PAC TEC newsletter about the importance of diagnostic wax-ups. I am not going to readdress what I wrote that article. Rather I intend to share a concept we happened upon several years ago in our diagnostic department. I do not claim [...]

Aesthetic Predictability

By | 2019-10-17T01:03:37+00:00 October 26th, 2019|Dental|

Dr. Jack Griffin We all want to provide care that meets the need of the patient. However, within the demands of dentistry today with fees being lowered by insurances, costs of doing business going up, and the high aesthetic IQ of the patient, we must meet those needs with as much efficiency and predictability as [...]

From the Laboratory: Diagnostic Wax-ups

By | 2019-08-21T01:29:04+00:00 August 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Gary Vaughn, CDT, CTO The Diagnostic Wax-up, is by far, the single most valuable tool we use in the laboratory to communicate vital information and assist the doctor in conveying to the patient the unique possibilities of restoring their smile. With a simple set of study models in hand, our talented waxers can transform a [...]

From the Frontlines: Emergency to Ecstasy

By | 2019-08-03T16:32:29+00:00 August 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Dr. Samir Ayoub Emergency dental calls are not a surprise to any dentist. But when the emergency is the result of an accident and involves the severe and unsightly fracture of an attractive young lady’s front teeth, it is disheartening for both the patient and the dentist. At the PAC hands-on programs we teach comprehensive [...]

COMPLEX RESTORATIVE CASES: THE IMPORTANCE OF LABORATORY COMMUNICATION

By | 2019-05-21T00:55:41+00:00 May 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Dr. Thomas Dudney Visualization and communication are essential to obtaining successful results when treating anterior aesthetic and complex restorative cases. Visualization is the ability of the clinician to see or picture in their mind the end result before beginning treatment. It sounds easy and for some it may be innate or come naturally, [...]