Deep margin elevation using OVC Wedge

Posted by Dr. Simon McDonald on 14 May 2019 3:20:05 PM

See how to use the OVC Wedges for deep margin elevation prior to placement of the McDonald Matrix Band. 

The OVC Wedges are anatomically shaped to follow the natural curve of the tooth. They come in both a left and right version for mesial or distal placement, and are an ideal tool for deep margin elevation (DME).

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Tags: Clinical Case Study, Clinical Tips, deep margin elevation

Use of the One Visit Crown (OVC) to achieve an aesthetic result

Posted by Dr Sam Koh on 24 April 2019 11:27:05 AM

This article, by Dr Sam Koh, was originally published in the May 2019 edition of the Australasian Dentist Magazine.

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Tags: Clinical Case Study, Clinical Tips, Published Article

Examples of prepped teeth for the OVC

Posted by Dr. Simon McDonald on 11 April 2019 10:10:36 AM

Many dentists have questions about how much to prep the tooth prior to placing the OVC One Visit Crown. If you haven't already, make sure you read this blog post on how to achieve correct occlusal distance when placing the One Visit Crown. One of the benefits of the OVC is that is doesn't need an invasive circumferential prep so is more conservative for the tooth.

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Tags: Clinical Case Study, Occlusion

How to close an open contact

Posted by Dr. Simon McDonald on 10 April 2019 10:26:45 AM

In this series of blog posts we will be addressing some of the most frequently asked questions surrounding the One Visit Crown (OVC). Nothing in dentistry is easy, but we hope that some of these tips and tricks will help you to continue to provide great clinical outcomes for your patients. 

Firstly, make sure that you have read our articles on how to achieve tight contacts:

If you familiarise yourself well with the above methods to get tight contacts, then ideally you should not end up with an open contact at all. However, on the odd chance that it does occur, below we will outline what to do in order to recover. 

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Tags: Clinical Tips, Tight Contacts

How to get tight contacts using the Garrison Composi-Tight® original ring

Posted by Dr. Simon McDonald on 9 April 2019 1:19:46 PM

The OVC system is flexible in its use. To create separation, you can use any of the following;

  • Garrison Composi-Tight® original ring with wooden wedges
  • Wooden wedges alone
  • Stretch Wedges

Below we will show you a clinical tip on how to use wooden wedges in combination with a separating ring for optimum separating force. 

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Tags: Clinical Tips, Direct Technique, Tight Contacts

OVC: A New Restorative Option for Damaged Teeth Based on the Compression Dome Concept.

Posted by Dr Graeme Milicich on 14 March 2019 1:49:29 PM

This article was originally published in the March 2019 edition of the Australasian Dentist Magazine. 

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Tags: Clinical Case Study, Compression Dome, Published Article

Getting started: 4 ideal clinical situations for the One Visit Crown (OVC)

Posted by Dr. Simon McDonald on 27 February 2019 2:42:32 PM

To identify your first One Visit Crown (OVC) case, look for;

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Tags: Clinical Case Study, Clinical Tips

Treating cracked tooth syndrome on premolars with the One Visit Crown (OVC)

Posted by Dr Terry Wong on 4 February 2019 3:26:41 PM

The patient presented with cracked tooth syndrome on a lower premolar. The One Visit Crown (OVC) was chosen based on its competitive price and good aesthetics.

This case study depicts a slightly different technique used by Dr Terry Wong, whereby the uncured material on the buccal side is shaped with OptraSculpt Pads (Ivoclar Vivadent) prior to curing. Dr Wong prefers to do as much of the shaping as possible prior to the final cure to reduce the time needed for finishing and polishing afterwards.

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Tags: Clinical Case Study, Clinical Tips, Cracked Tooth Syndrome, Premolar

How to Identify Ideal OVC Cases [SLIDE SHARE]

Posted by Fin McDonald on 6 November 2018 4:49:36 PM

It is highly likely you are presented with many ideal OVC clinical cases each week. Below is a slideshare with 18 clinical case photos to help you identify a perfect OVC case to get started. 

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Tags: Clinical Case Study

How To Master Your First Case - One Visit Crown (OVC)

Posted by Dr. Simon McDonald on 6 November 2018 4:47:09 PM

Congratulations on taking the first step to delighting your patients with an affordable one visit dental crown solution.

To get the most out of the One Visit Crown system, it is important you receive clinical training to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible with the procedure.

The secret to a successful first OVC case is to be prepared.  

We've included in this post a checklist, plus extra tips so you can systematically plan your first OVC restoration and ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible.   

We've also included links where you can access further clinical training. 

Key resources we recommend you review before your first OVC case:

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Tags: Clinical Tips

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