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, [...]

The Importance of Mentorship

By | 2019-05-21T00:41:11+00:00 May 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Gary Vaughn, CDT, CTO It has been quite some time since I took my thoughts to print in our monthly newsletter, so I have a couple of pearls that I would like to share with you. I recently had the great fortune of reacquainting myself with two of my boyhood mentors. I had lost contact [...]

Restorations: Bringing Light to Dark

By | 2019-03-26T22:50:14+00:00 March 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Dr. Jack Griffin Every ceramist would like to have more room to work…we all would. Every patient wants us to drill less. Particularly when dealing with dark stain and tooth preparation the ceramist says “give me more” reduction, while every patient thinks “please take less” tooth structure away. Years ago we played with varying color [...]

A Different Angle

By | 2019-02-26T01:18:30+00:00 February 26th, 2019|Dental|

Dr. Michael Miyasaki There is clinical photography (Figure 1) which we use to diagnose, to communicate with our laboratory technician, to evaluate ourselves for constant improvement, and to show our patients. This clinically focused photography needs to be done, but it is rather ‘dry’, and more technically driven (proper framing often according to the AACD [...]

The Beauty of Empress

By | 2019-01-23T02:16:02+00:00 January 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Dr. Samir Ayoub In the hands of a talented laboratory and ceramists who understand how to adapt materials to obtain stunning results, such as the team at Corr Dental Designs, Ivoclar’s Empress pressed ceramics leads the way to showcase the exquisite beauty that can be obtained with restorative materials. I was recently presented with a [...]

Message from the CEO: New and Bold Ideation

By | 2019-01-06T21:56:20+00:00 January 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Garrett Caldwell, CEO Our company has undergone a remarkable evolution over the past six years as we’ve pursued our vision to become a leader in clinical education as well as to deliver support to our dentist-clients by providing superior quality and service through our laboratory group. One of the most profound changes over this time [...]

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2019 – Your Best Year Yet

By | 2018-12-18T02:04:23+00:00 December 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Dr. Todd Franklin As you read this we are well into the holiday season! Most years at this time I ask myself where did the past 12 months go? As we move through the years of our profession the time seems to slip past ever so quickly. This also is when we start planning for [...]

Restoring Canines in the Lateral Position

By | 2018-10-27T21:43:14+00:00 October 27th, 2018|Dental|

Dr. Thomas Dudney Congenitally missing lateral incisors is a fairly common condition that may be either unilateral or bilateral and often presents restorative challenges. Some of the treatment options that exist for this clinical situation are: a removable appliance, space opening with bridges (conventional and winged, 3–unit and 2-unit cantilever), spaces opening with [...]

The PAC TEC Newsletter Reaches it’s 50th Issue

By | 2018-09-29T17:05:34+00:00 September 29th, 2018|Dental|

Garrett Caldwell, CEO Our business at the PAC is many things and just like our business, no one dental practice is the same as another. Your practice, like the PAC, has and will evolve and will certainly be made up of many different smaller parts. How we practice our craft and what elements [...]

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Maintaining Function in a Cancer Survivor

By | 2018-08-22T02:38:21+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Dental|

Dr. Jack Griffin Sometimes an “aesthetic case” has nothing to do with a bunch of veneers, sometimes it’s maintaining remaining teeth to preserve chewing and quality of life. In this case, a cancer survivor, there are a variety of oral health challenges, including xerostomia. After radiation and chemotherapy, there exists insufficient saliva to [...]