Providing an Environment Where Tissues Can Regenerate

Released: Friday, May 18, 2018

Expires: Monday, May 31, 2021

By Jack D. Griffin, Jr., DMD

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Although there are usually a variety of approaches to every filling, dentists may develop habits that prevent them from trying a different approach. The goal in providing restorative dentistry should be two-fold. First: do not hurt the patient. The patient should leave happy and the restorations should be long-lasting with as little sensitivity as possible. Second: use the right materials and the right technique to create an environment in which tissue can heal and restorations last.


  • List tips for avoiding tooth sensitivity after restorations.
  • List tips to know when to stop drilling.
  • Outline the basic steps of a restoration and materials to use.

About the Author

Jack Griffin, Jr., DMD
Private Practice, Lake St. Louis, Missouri

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