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About Success Simplified

Success Simplified was created to help dental professionals find strategies that bring efficiency, reliability and predictability into prosthodontics workflows. This program was initiated by 3M and a group of experts from the clinical and scientific arena. It addresses the increasing complexity in the dental market with clinical guidelines aiming at simplification and standardization. The objective of Success Simplified is to give clinicians an orientation on indication-specific material selection and tips for their efficient and successful use.

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Zirconia puzzle: what makes zirconia unique and how to choose the right zirconia

Zirconia may be part of your everyday vocabulary, but how much do you know about this ceramic material? Learn more…

Contouring and Polishing Anterior Composite Restorations created with the 3M™ Filtek™ Matrix

Achieving the correct shape is vital to a natural-looking anterior composite restoration. Learn how the 3M™ Filtek™ Matrix, paired with…

Simplicity at your fingertips: A template for smile makeovers

Direct composite restorative procedures can be challenging, particularly when it comes to esthetic cases. Discover how new techniques and tools…

Practice-based clinical research: Universal resin cements solve majority of traditional issues

Practice-based research results are a great resource for those who would like to avoid testing every innovation themselves. This article…

Expert tips and tricks for veneer cementation

Veneer cementation can be challenging and requires an attention to detail. Use these extra tips to help you master this…

5 new ways to squeeze the most out of your automix syringe

The preferred delivery system for resin cement just got better. Discover an automix syringe that not only reduces material and…

Implant impression techniques: select accurately for accuracy

The accuracy of your next implant impression starts with selecting the right material – and the right technique. Take a…

3 Reasons to Choose Universal Adhesives

You have a lot of options when it comes to your dental adhesive. Discover what sets universal adhesives apart and…

Ways to optimize the teamwork with the dental technician

Pulling together for optimal outcomes: This is accomplished in the restorative team by establishing routines and streamlining communication using checklists.

Do it right the first time – every time!

Dentists and technicians have the same goal: to do it right the first time. Learn how checklists can help standardize…

What your dental technician does not dare to tell you

In dentistry, avoiding errors is better than correcting them after something has gone wrong. In prosthodontics, this can be achieved…

Simplifying Cementation

Confused about dental cement? You’re not alone. Discover how to simplify cementation and streamline your practice – starting with your…

The Dos and Don’ts of Post & Core Procedures

Post and core procedures may seem like one big challenge, but they’re really comprised of many smaller challenges. See how…

Do You Know the TRUE Dental Impression Material Cost?

Impressions are expensive – especially when they are inaccurate. Which then requires clinicians to spend their precious time on retakes…

To Post or Not to Post? Deciding How to Restore a Root-canal Treated Tooth

Restoring root-canal treated teeth has its own set of challenges – including choosing the right treatment method. From post-and-core to…

The Mock-up Opportunity: Facilitating Treatment Plan Acceptance

Does it happen to you that a patient hesitates to accept a treatment plan? See how a mock-up can help…

Common Cementation Pitfalls and How to Overcome Them

Cementing indirect restorations can be tricky – learn how to identify pitfalls, minimize flaws, streamline your procedure and achieve long…

Clinical Case: Post Reinforced Core Build-up

Featuring new 3M™ RelyX™ Universal Resin Cement and new 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus Adhesive.

The 15-Minute Challenge: Are You Daring Enough to Schedule a Shorter Crown Seating Appointment?

Dental Labs cite about 31% of impressions received are “bad” or “sub-par.” Let’s consider our main communication instrument with our…

Full-ceramic Restorations – Why Knowing Your Material Matters

A simplified approach for navigating material selection decisions.

Help Me, Help You: The Pursuit of a Strong Dental Practice/Lab Relationship

The dental material impression is the most powerful communication tool that you have with your dental lab. Is it possible…

Could Standardization Make You a Happier Dentist?

Running a successful practice can be stressful. Learn why you should do what you love more often – so you…

Exposing 3 Myths About Zirconia

How do myths form? When a subject or topic is understood to a point…but also misunderstood to a point. Keep…

How can I save money in my dental practice every day?

Searching for promotional deals or cheaper materials is an obvious way to save money in your dental practice. Although it…

To Bond or Not To Bond?

Thinking early about cement use is important because patient-specific factors, choice of restoration material and prep design all affect cement…