DE's Business Lab: When to use a semidirect approach

April 12, 2022
There are times when an indirect restoration is best, but it's not an option. Dr. Delfin Barquero discusses the semidirect method that he uses, and when dentists might want to choose it.

I had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Delfin Barquero from his office in Costa Rica. He expanded on the excellent article he wrote for the September 2021 issue of Dental Economics titled "Restoring large cavity defects using semidirect technique."

He acknowledged that for many large failing amalgams, an indirect approach is the best way to go, but for various reasons patients may not be able to go that route. Dr. Barquero takes his job of helping others very seriously. When someone cannot receive the recommended treatment for any reason, he's learned the semidirect method can help and more people will be able to receive treatment. Here is gives a closer look at what's involved in this procedure, and why he often prefers Pulpdent products.

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