Nuance In The News // Scientific Publications

Contribution to the current knowledge base in the specialty of Prosthodontics is both an obligation and a passion for me.  After the patients leave the dental chair and before the big screen lectures, there are uncountable hours and endless nights spent in the libraries and coffee shops of Portland, working towards academic endeavors which will further the advancement of the art and science of the dental profession.  I am forever grateful to the many individuals who have allowed me to photograph and document their journey with me so that I may share their stories with the world.


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Aesthetic Treatment of Severely Worn Teeth: Revisiting Dahl Technique

ARTICLE 1 // CONE, 2015

A refreshing and updated take on an old technique that was used to restore the heavily worn-out dentition of a young soldier that I treated during my time in the military (in Portuguese). 


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So Easy a Prosthodontist Can Do It: Denture Teeth Characterization

ARTICLE 2 // CONE, 2016

This article describes in detail a predictable and cost-effective method for characterizing and customizing dental acrylics, including provisional restorations, denture teeth and denture bases.


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Computer Software Method of Analyzing Tooth Surface Texture w/ the Lab

ARTICLE 3 // CONE, 2016

An entirely new technique that can be used to accurately record and capture the surface texture details of a patient's teeth and ways to communicate that information with the laboratory. 


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At the Chair - Great Expectations: Treating a Colleague and a Friend

ARTICLE 4 // CONE, 2016

A slippery slope may occur when our patients are also the same people that we must share an on-going professional relationship with. This is a case-study taken from personal experience.


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Rethinking Full-Mouth Rehabilitation for Maximum Patient Benefit

ARTICLE 5 // CONE, 2016

In many instances, less is more. This paper outlines a case-study in which minimal prosthetic dentistry was used as a means of better serving the biological and functional needs of the patient. 

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Rehabilitation of Tooth Surface Loss Utilizing CAD/CAM Technology

ARTICLE 6 // CONE, 2017

Tooth surface loss (TSL) is a common problem when natural teeth are opposing artificial restorations. This article showcases how we restarted a full-arch with high-strength zirconia.


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Treating Tetracycline-Stained Teeth: Material Selections

ARTICLE 7 // CONE, 2017

Shade-matching tetracycline-stained teeth presents a challenge to the dentist and ceramist.  This article discusses a unique method for fabricating custom provisional restorations.


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Depth of Field: Making Dental Photography Easy for Everyone

ARTICLE 8 // CONE, 2018

Dental Photography blends art and science. It can aid in laboratory communication, self-improvement, and marketing to your clients and patient base. This article shows you how it’s done.


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Dental Photography for the Dental Laboratory Technician

ARTICLE 9 // CONE, 2018

Dental Photography, just like waxing a crown, or designing a surgical guide, is a skill, and it requires patience and practice. This article shows the time and financial investment is surprisingly affordable.


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Aesthetic Restorative Treatment of Idiopathic Pathology

ARTICLE 10 // CONE, 2019

Clinicians are often faced with challenging pathological cases in which the etiology is completely unknown. This report demonstrates the use of layered zirconia to enhance the cosmetic appearance.

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Ouroboros: The Origin Story of a Private Practice Dental Office

ARTICLE 11 // C. CONE, 2019

Starting a private practice dental office is no small taskt. Sometimes in order to begin, the snake needs to eat its own tail. This paper, written by Cornelia Cone, outlines our origin story.


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High-Quality Dental Photographic Images with a Smartphone

ARTICLE 12 // CONE, 2019

Dental Photography blends art and science. It can aid in laboratory communication, self-improvement, and marketing to your clients and patient base. This article shows you how it’s done.


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Smartphone Dental Photography and the Emerging Tech Trends

ARTICLE 13 // CONE, 2019

Dental Photography blends art and science. It can aid in laboratory communication, self-improvement, and marketing to your clients and patient base. This article shows you how it’s done.


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Marketing Your Services: A Photography Guide Dental Technicians

ARTICLE 14 // CONE, 2019

Dental Photography blends art and science. It can aid in laboratory communication, self-improvement, and marketing to your clients and patient base. This article shows you how it’s done.


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External Artificial Light Sources in Smartphone Dental Photography

ARTICLE 15 // CONE, 2019

Dental Photography blends art and science. It can aid in laboratory communication, self-improvement, and marketing to your clients and patient base. This article shows you how it’s done.