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Welcome to season 1, episode 2 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast!

In this riveting episode, each of the Hacks discusses their tissue retraction methods for crown and bridge impressions/scans.

Highlights today include:

  • There are a lot of different ways to retract tissue, how do we do it if we’re impressing?   How about scanning?
  • Medicaments?  How many chemicals can Zach put in the mouth simultaneously just to dry things up?
  • Compression caps, an inexpensive way to get some pressure hemostasis.

Products talked about in the episode:


Siltrax Plus

Premier Retraction Caps

Quick-Stat FS (generic of Astringedent)

Quick-Stat Free (generic of Viscostat Clear)



Aquasil Ultra Cordless

Knit-Pak+ Cord

Astringedent X



Gingi-Aid Z-Twist

Viscostat Clear

Lidocaine with Epi 1:50,000



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We want to produce episodes about the questions you have, it’s a great place to post a clinical topic, you don’t even have to post a photo!

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