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Expert tips and tricks for veneer cementation

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

The modern role of liners in adhesive dentistry

How often do you place liners under your restorations? While you may not use them as often as you used…

How to reduce post-operative sensitivity and improve results with universal adhesives

Despite how far dentistry has come, post-operative sensitivity is still a common complaint after restorative procedures. However, there are steps…

Bulk Fill composites: Considerations and keys to success.

Curing lights, prep depth, material viscosity – do you know all the factors that can impact the success of your…

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…

Making Conservative Restorations More Accessible: Additive Dentistry and Your Practice

Direct composites help meet the growing demand for affordable, minimally invasive, esthetic treatment options. Discover why additive composite techniques are…

Universal resin cements: In vitro studies as a predictor of their bonding potential

Universal resin cements may solve many current cementation issues. And with the aid of in vitro tests, it’s possible to…

Five Reasons Why You Should Warm Your Composite

From the first procedure to the last, dental composites can be a challenge. See how heat could make your restorations…

Selective caries removal: The importance of finding and using the right adhesive

Minimally invasive dentistry and selective caries removal are becoming increasingly popular – but is your adhesive up to the task?…

Tips for Success with flowable composites

Flowable composites, or ‘flowables,’ are more than just fluid composite – they’re incredibly versatile materials that present a number of…

Universal universe: a new generation of universal adhesives and resin cements

Universal dental adhesives can reduce product inventory as well as streamline and simplify procedures. See how two universal products surpass…

Stick to innovation: Five benefits of modern universal adhesives

From added radiopacity to the ability to seal caries-affected dentin, modern universal adhesives come with a variety of procedure-changing benefits….

Multi-Shade Restorations for Maximum Esthetics

When should you layer composites with multiple shades or opacities? Discover the esthetic and practical benefits of this classic technique…

What’s in Your Composite? Monomers Unmasked.

In the recipe for restorative success, you need the right ingredients – and that means monomers that work together to…

Fine Tune Your Final Finish

Finishing and polishing are more than just the final touch: these steps are key to bringing out the best in…

The Black Triangle Opportunity

Black triangles are a growing concern for patients, but not every clinician knows how to treat them. Learn how one…

Does Your Curing Light Pass the Test?

Just because your curing light is on, doesn’t mean it’s working at its best. And an issue in your device…

Can’t Stop Seeing White Spots? Focus on Prevention

The last thing orthodontic patients want to see when braces come off are white spots. Learn about how to address…

Placing Posterior Composite: Paving the Way to Restorative Success

Posterior restorations call for strength but can also be optimized for both efficiency and esthetics. Learn how you can enhance…

Minimally Invasive Dentistry: Do More by Doing Less

Now more than ever, dental professionals want ways to work more efficiently and conservatively. Learn how innovative techniques and materials…

6 Reasons Not to be Afraid of Composite Warming

Unsure about composite warming? Here’s why you should reconsider – and how you could benefit from heating things up.

The Importance of Radiopacity in Dental Adhesives

Radiolucency under an existing restoration can lead to misdiagnosis. Help cut down on unnecessary restorative rework by choosing a radiopaque…

What You Need to Know About Dental Adhesives

Adhesives are critical to the long term success of a restoration and making the right choice isn’t always easy. If…

What’s in Your Composite? Get Filled in on Fillers.

Microfill, hybrid or nanocomposite? Find out how your composite composition – and filler particle size – could be impacting the…

Bulk Fill Time Savings – How Real Are They?

The idea that bulk fill composites save time has been around for years–and now there are the stats to prove…

Single vs. Multi-Use Dental Products in a Post-COVID Dental Setting

Should you reprocess and reuse, or pitch after each patient? Learn what to consider when choosing between single or multi-use…

The Curing Light Checklist Every Dentist Needs

Curious about which steps you should be taking to make sure your curing light is working properly? Here’s everything you…

Closing the Gaps to a Great Smile

With the rise in patient awareness and concern about black triangles, are you prepared to offer a solution?

Top Dental Webinars

3M Oral Care is dedicated to providing you the best educational resources and tools to help you develop your dental…

Our Love/Hate Relationship with Flowable Composites

We love them because of the ease of placement and the excellent wetting of the tooth with its lower viscosity….

Clinical Case: Restoration Replacement

Replacement of a restoration on the upper right central incisor.

Shrinkage vs. Shrinkage Stress: What Does it Mean for Your Composite?

Do you know the difference between shrinkage and shrinkage stress and why it matters? While the two terms are often…

Clinical Case: Direct Composite Veneers

Optimizing the smile after orthodontic treatment.