ARCUS LABORATORY is one of the premier dental laboratories in the US. It was founded in 1990 by Steven McGowan and is located on the north shore of Lake Washington, in Seattle. We are committed to evidence-based excellence with the materials and techniques we use to create your restorations. We attend and hold courses throughout the United States and internationally as well, keeping us on the cutting edge of material choice and technology. Our opinion is often sought by dental professionals and manufacturers to evaluate materials and techniques relating to dental technology.
Monthly Archives: February 2014
Restoration Of The Anterior Maxilla With Ultraconservative Veneers: English Version
An article published in Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry May 1999 along with Dr. Jeff Rouse
Diagnostically Generated Anterior Tooth Preparation for Adhesively Retained Porcelain Restorations: Rationale and Technique
I co-authored this article with Dr. John Kois back in 2001. This article breaks the tooth down into three zones; incisal, middle and cervical. Many years ago dentists learned one type of preparation design. As materials and techniques change, so does the preparation design. Developments in adhesion dentistry allowed the clinician to preserve tooth structure and create a much more conservative preparation. My favorite part of the article is the quote: “The individual talents of the laboratory technician are far more important than the specific brand of porcelain used.”
I was asked by IDT to participate in an article about evidence based material selection. When it was my time to be interviewed the author had told me that she had talked to other contributors, and “Apparently, Evidence-Based doesn’t matter.” It was sad to hear this because I believe patients deserve better. Some of my comments still appeared in the article.