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  Topic: Facts checking - O2 Inhibited layer
Howardmg

Replies: 14
Views: 4405

PostForum: Apex Dental Materials, Inc.   Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:25 am   Subject: Facts checking - O2 Inhibited layer
I finish all the time.
I have not polished a posterior composite in two years now.
I seal after finishing with Surpass.
The recalls are looking better than when I polished. I suspect because I do ...
  Topic: Whats the deal with SonicFIll
Howardmg

Replies: 16
Views: 16056

PostForum: Headlines   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:05 am   Subject: Whats the deal with SonicFIll
It is light cured only. But admittedly when I tested it, it had an impressive depth of cure.
  Topic: A word about flat top preps
Howardmg

Replies: 2
Views: 1726

PostForum: Apex Dental Materials, Inc.   Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:38 am   Subject: A word about flat top preps
Not only don't do them, you need more than just interproximal resistance.
Despite what Smithson says, you do need a little on the buccal and lingual also.
  Topic: Interesting fatigue study
Howardmg

Replies: 19
Views: 19909

PostForum: General Cerec Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:34 am   Subject: Interesting fatigue study
"reduce the opposing" and "extract it".

You guys playing Captain Obvious with me? Very Happy


Play with me here for a minute guys, please.

If you had to bond a non metallic 1mm thick full crown ...
  Topic: Interesting fatigue study
Howardmg

Replies: 19
Views: 19909

PostForum: General Cerec Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:02 am   Subject: Interesting fatigue study
And your second choice would be???
  Topic: Interesting fatigue study
Howardmg

Replies: 19
Views: 19909

PostForum: General Cerec Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:32 pm   Subject: Interesting fatigue study
John -
Hypothetical question....
Second molar. Heavy bruxer who refuses a night guard. Traditional gold crown prep would not be retentive because of lack of erupted tooth structure and patient ref ...
  Topic: Interesting fatigue study
Howardmg

Replies: 19
Views: 19909

PostForum: General Cerec Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:56 pm   Subject: Interesting fatigue study
Guys....it was a rhetorical question!!

The point I was trying to make (obviously unsucessfully Smile ) was that you WOULDN'T use porecelain as thin as we use composite..
  Topic: Interesting fatigue study
Howardmg

Replies: 19
Views: 19909

PostForum: General Cerec Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:28 am   Subject: Interesting fatigue study
I often wondered about this...
We often use a very thin layer of composite in fissures on molars. Assuming you can construct porcelain that thin, either by lab or Cerec would you feel comfortable bo ...
  Topic: Consepsis Scrub
Howardmg

Replies: 16
Views: 5116

PostForum: Apex Dental Materials, Inc.   Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:12 am   Subject: Consepsis Scrub
Rubbing a cotton pellet over the prep with the scrub on it has been working nicely for me.
  Topic: Treatment of the interior of ceramic crowns
Howardmg

Replies: 23
Views: 12632

PostForum: About Interface   Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:56 pm   Subject: Treatment of the interior of ceramic crowns
Was there a difference in numbers when you did the bonding test between using 2 vs 3 on the porcelain? Most of my Cerecs has ZERO retention and I am relying TOTALLY on bond strength to retain it..
T ...
  Topic: Treatment of the interior of ceramic crowns
Howardmg

Replies: 23
Views: 12632

PostForum: About Interface   Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:37 pm   Subject: Treatment of the interior of ceramic crowns
I meant to say isn't Surpass 3 the bonding resin?
  Topic: Treatment of the interior of ceramic crowns
Howardmg

Replies: 23
Views: 12632

PostForum: About Interface   Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:36 pm   Subject: Treatment of the interior of ceramic crowns
Actually you are right Brad. It does say that.

John, Isn't 3 the bonding agent?
What up????
  Topic: Who's up for a new trick?
Howardmg

Replies: 47
Views: 13784

PostForum: About Surpass   Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:23 pm   Subject: Who's up for a new trick?
Not that old cigar trick thing again is it?? Smile


Just kidding...Sure John....I love your tricks.
  Topic: Treatment of the interior of ceramic crowns
Howardmg

Replies: 23
Views: 12632

PostForum: About Interface   Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:21 pm   Subject: Treatment of the interior of ceramic crowns
so-- in summary:

cerec gets- interface and surpass 2. Does this include emax cad (lithium disilicate)?

zirconia- gets sandblasted and no interface-- just surpass 2,3 after snadblasting?

Than ...
  Topic: This is just unbelievable
Howardmg

Replies: 10
Views: 2038

PostForum: John's Blog   Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:33 am   Subject: This is just unbelievable
I'd quit dentistry if I had to give up the rubber dam

Now I am calling bullsh*t on that statement!!!! Very Happy

dead serious.

Drama queen!! Cool

You would figure out how to use an Isolite to maint ...
 
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