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2013

Q: How is cosmetic dentistry today different from cosmetic dentistry 10 years ago?

A: Back in the day, anything and everything proposed by a patient was doable and possible. If they wanted to crown every tooth in their mouth for no other reason […]

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Q: Why choose composite veneers over porcelain veneers?

A: Often, much less tooth structure is needed to be removed with composite veneers compared to porcelain veneers. Patients are more “read up” and actually request a solution that rivals […]

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Q: How else can you make sure the “house” will look good before you start building it?

A: Well we talked about the diagnostic wax-up being the wax model derived from Digital Smile Design. Now that we have a wax model, I can do something called a […]

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Q: What is Digital Smile Design and when do you use it?

A: In this day and age where patients are very information-savvy, it is critical that along the pathway of every dental procedure you have a GPS map or blueprint to […]

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New Artwork for the Practice – “Behave” by Weston Frizzell

“Behave” original artwork by revered NZ artists Mike Weston and Otis Frizzell. =)

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Amalgam Replacement: To Do or Not to Do

I get daily requests from my patients asking whether it is wise to replace their old amalgam fillings. Their concerns typically revolve around having mercury in their body and the […]

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New Signage: Night View!

Wow! It’s finally up! I have my name on the outside of the building after almost half a year! =) Look forward to seeing you all soon.

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Go Back to School with a New Smile!

Go Back to School With a New Smile From an AACD Member Cosmetic Dentist (10:35pm, May 25, 2013) AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – While people of all ages return to classrooms […]

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Precision Dentistry is no easy feat!

Fig. 1. Precision impressions for this case ensured flawless margins and maximum predictability in cementation! Make sure your dentist is a perfectionist if you want your restorations to last!

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“Living in Auckland City” by Dr. Clarence Tam for the NZ Dental Association

NZDA Case Report: “Working in Auckland City” Clarence Tam, HBSc, DDS For those of you who don’t know me, I am historically a Torontonian, that is, a person who hails […]

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