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Smile Bible: A Communication Tool Between Dental Clinicians and Technicians, Clinicians and Patients and Technicians and Patients

Labline featured Yugo’s article for the ‘ACADEMY’ in 2016 (originally published in English and Hungarian).   There is a story behind every article I’ve created, and I cherish every single one of them. However, this particular piece is a standout because it compiles my philosophy into a single work.   The contents include: Dental Material Selections The Aesthetic Articulator Digital Dental Photography Shade Taking and Smile Design Consultation   I felt that the missing link in Dentistry was the communication between the clinicians and technicians with our patients, and how to educate our patients through effective correspondence to make each treatment step transparent and visually assessable.   The clinical philosophy is the driving force, and the clinicians should remain the captain of the ship, no doubt. However, the...

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Before and After 2015: Smile Makeover – Replacement of 2 Teeth on 1 Abutment with Pink Ceramics

A Caucasian female patient in her 20s was just about to get married and wanted to look the best. She was missing laterals with vampire-like fangs that bothered her. Because of the timeframe, orthodontic treatment was not an option.   Since the teeth are all vital, we need to be conservative in prep generally, but the aggressive prep is necessary where required. Boding strength is another element we must consider. Thus, we decided to go with lithium disilicate (e.max) restorations – veneers on the central incisors and first-premolars, with joint crowns to replace the laterals and canines off one abutment for each quadrant.   Fig 1 shows the pre-op condition. When working a case like this, the communication between the clinician and technician is...

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