Sometimes, I experience a mental block when trying to memorize certain facts. In such cases, understanding the concept first helps me work through the block. One example of such a block is whether it is possible to bond chemical-cure material to light-cure material or vice versa. There is indeed a difference between these two scenarios, […]
Hello everyone, Initially, I was going to cover these papers in a reel for my Instagram, but then I realized it was too much information to cram into a short-form video or post, so it turned into a blog post. First, let’s recap the systematic review and meta-analysis that studied whether immediate dentin sealing (IDS) […]
I was reading about the oxygen-inhibited layer, and I learned something new. When light is introduced to any light cure resin (or adhesive), it activates light initiators, creating free radicals that will start the polymerization process. Oxygen in the air will compete for these free radicals, creating the oxygen-inhibited layer on the top 10-micron surface […]
This Systemic Review and meta-analysis of different direct pulp capping materials focus on comparing what direct pulp cap material is best. This write-up will focus on the data comparing MTA vs. CaOH, Other brand calcium silicates vs. MTA, and Adhesive Systems vs. CaOH. The authors found 46 articles to include in this systematic review, and […]
When I graduated from dental school, I felt I had finally made it. No more school, no more studying, no more EXAMS! I was finally a dentist and had received all the education I needed to start my career. All I needed now was the hours of hands-on dentistry that come with doing it daily. […]
A Literature Review This blog post and series will explore the concept of using liners for indirect and direct pulp caps. But first, let’s review the ideas of selective caries removal and why the biomimetic community prefers an indirect pulp cap with selective caries removal in a vital, deep caries lesion. This paper reviews the […]
Two years ago, I wrote an article called “Learning to Love What you Hate” about feeling burned out of dentistry and the strategies I took to overcome it. A lot has happened since then, and I wanted to update you on how I have been faring. In that specific article, I wrote about how I […]
There is nothing worse than hearing your patient call because they are having post-op sensitivity after you completed treatment. But once you understand post-op sensitivity and have the tools to figure out why they are in pain, post-op sensitivity is not scary anymore.