Diagnostic Wax-ups


The Diagnostic Wax-up eliminates confusion by providing a clear blueprint of the final case for review and discussion by the dentist, patient and technician. By allowing careful evaluation of function, anterior guidance and cuspid rise, they assist in creating a smile design and provide a template for the final restorations that assures predictability in the mouth.


A Diagnostic Wax-up provides the patient with a three-dimensional example of the final case. Their current situation and how a more esthetic solution can be achieved are clearly illustrated. The shape and contour of the teeth are easily discussed, all dramatically increasing case acceptance.

By comparing the Diagnostic Models with the Wax-up in conjunction with the technician, the practitioner can also determine such critical factors as tooth
reduction requirements, pre-plan any gingival tissue recontouring or detect
areas of uneven occlusal distribution – all well before actual preparation.


• Natural-looking three-dimensional representation of the final case.
• Illustrates current situation and how more esthetic smile can be achieved.
• For esthetic cases of all types, not just Advanced Cosmetics!
• Dramatically increases case acceptance rates.
• Can see tooth preparation requirements, dramatically reducing preparation time in the operatory.
• Assists in creating smile design.
• Allows careful evaluation of function, anterior guidance and cuspid rise.
• Create outstanding temporaries in minutes using Temporary Stent based on the Wax-up.

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Dr Duncan Brown graduated from the Universty of Toronto in 1975 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery, and became a Specialist in Orthodontics in 1978. Dr Brown is an associate clinical professor at the University of Alberta, and served as a guest lecturer at University of Manitoba, University of British Columbia and University of Western Ontario.  Dr Brown is co-author of “The Protocol”, a broadly circulated publication on the subject of passive self-ligation.

Dr Michael Major is the director of the Inter-disciplinarily Airway Research Clinic, a 10-year collaboration between the Stollery Children’s Hospital and the University of Alberta School of Dentistry. Dr Major holds an academic appointment with the University of Alberta as an active researcher in pediatric sleep, serves as co-president of Alberta Dental Sleep Medicine study club, and was a contributing member of the CDSA’s committee for developing guidelines for dental management of sleep disordered breathing.

Dr Major is a certified specialist in Orthodontics and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (FRCD-c). After graduating dentistry training from Boston University (DMD 2009),  he completed a post-doctoral residency in dental management of medically complex patients at the University of British Columbia (GPR 2010), and a graduate residency specializing in Orthodontics at University of Alberta (MSc 2013).

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