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Building the Bridge from Dentist to Ceramist: Why Communication Matters Part I

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Even with today’s communication tools many dentist and lab technicians never truly communicate.  The result is not only frustration but can result in an inferior product. In this two part program we will follow a full upper arch case from beginning to end.  Dr. Tom Trinkner demonstrates a conservative preparation while ceramist Matt Roberts demonstrates the time it takes to build a single tooth and why records like a stick bite and digital pictures are so important.

AGD course code:783

Last Reviewed: 1/18/2017

Disclaimer: No commercial support was received for this program.


  1. Discuss the necessary records to send to your lab for the best results.
  2. Describe when to use implants verses a bridge.
  3. List the necessary steps to take in using a reduction guide.
  4. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of packing cord.
  5. Understand the preparation that the ceramist does prior to building restorations.


I.    Preparation

II.   Lab Communication
III.  Creating an incisal matrix
IV.  Wax injection
V.   Color selection

VI.  Build up 


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