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Month: October 2017

What Exactly Is CAD / CAM Dentistry?

As more and more dental procedures get performed in the US with implants and cosmetic dentistry, one of the main goals is to perform them in a single setting. Typically, different types of dental restorations, including veneers, crowns, orthodontic appliances, bridges, inlays and onlays take multiple stages to complete. CAD is short for Computer Aided Design and CAM means Computer Aided Manufacturing. Prior to the mid 1980's, however instituted for dentistry. As they began use in the field of dental medicine in that decade, the technology was brand new, requiring way too much time to actually make something useful. Because of this, it was relegated to the dental fabrication laboratory, rather than in the actual dental practice. As software and hardware improved over the next decade, utilization in the actual practice became a reality. Thus implants can be made in the office that are aesthetic, durable, and well fitting in a matter of hours instead of days. Prior to CAD / CAM, a lot of dental restorations required temporary implants. Crowns for instance, necessitated placement of a temporary implant for several weeks. Then it was removed after the permanent crown was fabricated in a laboratory, shipped in, and then placed. The bonding material sets within hours, so the newest methods with CAD / CAM really takes only one setting for the procedure. So how does the CAD / CAM...

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Top 10 Ways to Ensure New Years Resolution Success

Did you know that fewer than 10% of people who set New Years' Resolutions actually achieve them? How can you ensure YOUR success? Try using the Top 10 Tips below. 1. Write Them Down. It's a fact: writing down your goals gives you a higher chance of success. 2. Commit. Move beyond the land of "good ideas" to the land of true "commitment". Make the decision that you will show up for your goals. Perhaps you can do a ritual or ceremony to symbolize your commitment. 3. Go Public. Let your largest fans in on your new commitments and goals for the year. 4. Get Accountability. Even better than just letting others in on your "secret" dreams and goals-get some accountability. Meet for lunch once a month with a group that will ask you, "So, how's it going with your goal?" Hire a Coach. Talk to your best friend or partner. Get some support! 5. Make a Plan. Ensure success with a step-by-step plan. I love to work backwards by starting with the end vision of where you want to be and working back to where you are today. You'll find an easy action plan to make your goals a reality. 6. Do a Goal Check-In. Before you decide on what you'll take on for the year, make sure you can answer, "YES!" to the following questions: "Am I...

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Top 10 Ways to Ensure New Years Resolution Success

Did you know that fewer than 10% of people who set New Years' Resolutions actually achieve them? How can you ensure YOUR success? Try using the Top 10 Tips below. 1. Write Them Down. It's a fact: writing down your goals gives you a higher chance of success. 2. Commit. Move beyond the land of "good ideas" to the land of true "commitment". Make the decision that you will show up for your goals. Perhaps you can do a ritual or ceremony to symbolize your commitment. 3. Go Public. Let your largest fans in on your new commitments and goals for the year. 4. Get Accountability. Even better than just letting others in on your "secret" dreams and goals-get some accountability. Meet for lunch once a month with a group that will ask you, "So, how's it going with your goal?" Hire a Coach. Talk to your best friend or partner. Get some support! 5. Make a Plan. Ensure success with a step-by-step plan. I love to work backwards by starting with the end vision of where you want to be and working back to where you are today. You'll find an easy action plan to make your goals a reality. 6. Do a Goal Check-In. Before you decide on what you'll take on for the year, make sure you can answer, "YES!" to the following questions: "Am I...

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