Just because your curing light shines that bright blue doesn't mean it's doing what you think it's doing. Like you, I expect my equipment to “just work and do what it's supposed to do,” but alas, there's more to it than that.
In this video, I’ll share another one of my clinical faux pas that I had to learn the hard way and educate my clinical staff on too. To some, it may appear obvious; to others (like myself), this is a valuable clinical tidbit that makes it a win-win for all.
Stacey L. Gividen, DDS, a graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry, is in private practice in Hamilton, Montana. She is a guest lecturer at the University of Montana in the Anatomy and Physiology Department. Dr. Gividen is the editorial co-director of Through the Loupes and a contributing author for DentistryIQ, Perio-Implant Advisory, and Dental Economics. She serves on the Dental Economics editorial advisory board. You may contact her at [email protected].