What is your favorite procedure to do?

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  1. Beagle

    Beagle Meet BEAGLE

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    I've always wondered this of dentists---what is your favorite procedure that you do and why???
    Are there some that you hate doing while there are some that you LOVE???
     
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  3. Rafael Costa Guerra

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    composite restoration on any anterior teeth (due to cavities or trauma) is my favorite. You achieve a high impact on patient's self confidence and the results will be observed by others. That's priceless.

    ENDO ou advanced perio are the worst in my opinion.

    Rafael C. Guerra
     
  4. Big_Poppa DDS

    Big_Poppa DDS Senior Member

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    I enjoy extractions and posterior resins. I like scaling and rootplaning - dislike endo.
     
  5. DrJeff

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    Favorite procedures include, any crown prep on any lower premolar (easy access, good visibility, and you can anesthetize, prep, impress, and temporize comfortably in 35 to 40 minutes), any Maxillary anterior endo (easy access, and you can anesthetize, isolate, access, shape the canal (s) and obturate in about 30 minutes), and any extraction (I just LOVE the sensation when you feel the PDL giving way to the forceps! :D )

    Least favorite procedures include scaling and root planing (thank god for my hygenists <img border="0" alt="[Lovey]" title="" src="graemlins/lovey.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> :D ), making denutures for patients with multiple existing sets of dentures (word of advice, tell them you CAN'T make them a better pair then their existing sets!), and any procedure on a patient who is either whining, screaming, or an anxiety filled dental phobe :D
     
  6. JML1DDS

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    Favorites : Bracketing and Banding for Ortho. (It's all about placement), Submucosal Demerol or Morphine sedations (makes the kids real loopy), Full Mouth Dental Rehab. under General Anesthesia (a little Sevo for induction then switch 'em to halothane and they will never know what hit them), and of course the beloved Pulp/SSC.

    Dislikes : Any type of removable prosthesis (thank God for Pedo.), ScRP (I don't like scraping on teeth [thank God for Pedo.]) Four Bi Ortho. extractions without giving the kid some drugs!!!!! (thank God for Pedo.) =)
     
  7. Rafael Costa Guerra

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    "Maxillary anterior endo (easy access, and you can anesthetize, isolate, access, shape the canal (s) and obturate in about 30 minutes)"

    30 Minutes?????maybe if I were that good I would like endo. Just to access and shape takes me about 20 minutes.

    I think I watched Star Wars too many times when I was a kid, now Yoda says "Patience! uhmmm" in my head if I try to go faster...

    Rafael C. Guerra
     
  8. Big_Poppa DDS

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    I only like scaling and root planing because I think its doing a good service. I also get a rush from extracting teeth and feeling the pdl tear.
     
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