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Only Nature Can Mimic Nature!

 

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Biomimetics (or biomimicry) is one of the hottest topics today. You have to be impressed by this idea. But it is easier said than done. It’s always not easy for a man-made object to learn from the nature and in turn mimic the nature.

Tof was thinking, what if we can keep the “original” stuff which Mother Nature gave us? Wouldn’t that be kind of biomimetics? Enough said, tof is going to share with you 2 cases about how to practice biomimetics on yourselves. The first case scores 78 on the esthetic evaluation checklist, and zero for interdental papilla and gingival line. Are you kidding me? Sharing a case like this with me?

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09 3 月 2013

只有自然可以模擬自然

 

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Biomimetics (又稱 biomimicry)是最近很夯的話題,這個理念實在令人佩服,但是要做到,實在要有無比的毅力與耐力。人工的東西要師法大自然進而模擬大自然,不容易。

tof 想,那如果能盡量保留來自大自然「原廠」的東西,是不是也算 biomimetics 呢?所以,tof 要藉著兩個案例,跟各位分享如何身體力行實踐 biomimetics。第一個案例,在 esthetic evaluation checklist 上(若不知道這是什麼,請按這裡),得分是 78 分,而且在 interdental papilla 及 gingival line 都分別得到 0 分,這種案例,有什麼好分享的呢?

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08 3 月 2013

前牙美學評估的給分標準表

 

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美的評估通常時很主觀的,但是對做牙齒的醫師來說,看著自己的作品,就是因為太主觀,常常會自我感覺良好,所以不知不覺就秀出一些案例,自己覺得不錯,但是旁觀者往往皺起眉頭想:奇怪,這種 case 有什麼好現的?

要如何避免犯這種錯誤呢?這時一些客觀的評估標準就顯得有幫助了。尤其 tof 年紀大了,自我感覺良好的毛病特別嚴重,更需要一個客觀的 checklist 讓我可以知道自己大概做的是幾分。於是 tof 嘔心瀝血,搜尋各大美容牙科書籍,訂定了一個 esthetic evaluation checklist 來使用。也藉此分享給大家…….

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25 2 月 2013

Do you consider the gingival zenith when doing anterior single implant restorations?

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One day, Tof went to a lecture by a local dental implant master.  I was thinking, since I couldn’t steal any of Dr. Johnny Chang’s dental implant techniques, maybe I could steal some from other masters; and at least I would be able to bluff more about dental implantology to my fans of the blog. The speaker’s techniques were impeccable, both the positioning and the angle of the implant placement were masterfully controlled. His techniques are as good as Dr. Johnny Chang’s. But when he showed us the prostheses, it was hilarious; whether it’s the temporal crowns or the final ones, they were all poorly made. Personally, I don’t have a high standard about this, but I wasn’t expecting him to brag about himself so much when the shapes and colors of the crown were all off.

This master likes to emphasize on the notion of super GP, only focuses on the traits that can make big money; dental implants, orthodontics, and ceramic crowns are all his specialties. But for me, I can only focus on being in a single specialty, because I know concentrating on one realm is hard enough, that’s why I cannot cross over to other specialty.

I enjoy being professional at what I do. That’s why I couldn’t stand it when I meet someone with a self-title of super GP master. If the work he has done like that could be deemed as a masterpiece, then my work would be a world class one, too.

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06 12 月 2012

Anterior Ceramic Crown Shade Verification -About the Manufacturers

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Tof promised to write something about shade matching/ shade verification regarding manufacturer part, but I was so busy on my works. As a result, I was short to make delivery of my promise by this article.

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06 6 月 2012