Episode 54: I’m not Impressed With Your Impressions

Dentistry as a whole is struggling with producing quality impressions…but just how bad is it?  A recent JADA article answers that question and we take a stab at some possible fixes.  Also, an endo article we stumbled upon a couple of months ago ends up being a real revelation as to how long we can really wait before putting crowns on endodontically treated teeth before failure rates go up.  How important is coronal seal?  Finally, we talk about how digital impressioning changed our retraction techniques and product recommendations.


ADA Impression Eval 2017
ADA Impression Quality 2017
Pratt J Endod 2016 PMID