June 2017

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INTERVIEW
Digital Technologies: A Roundtable Discussion on Changing the Face of Dentistry

Tarun Agarwal, DDS; Scott D. Ganz, DMD; and Gerard Kugel, DMD, MS, PhD, participate in an informative round-table discussion (led by Paul Feuerstein, DMD) on the present and future state of digital technology versus optimal patient care.

IMPLANTS
Proper Preparation for Prosthetically Driven Implants: CBCT Diagnosing and Surgical Protocol

Timothy Kosinski, DDS, showcases the best ways to prepare for prosthetically driven implants, including diagnosis using CBCT.

Failure Followed by a Successful Outcome
Edward R. Kusek, DDS, shares how he handled a challenging clinical case involving dental implant prosthetic options.

Single-Unit Cement-Retained Implant Restorations: Strategies, Protocols, and Techniques
Todd R. Schoenbaum, DDS; Richard G. Stevenson, DDS; and Alireza Moshaverinia, DDS, MS, PhD, discuss single-unit cement-retained implant crowns, the evidence justifying their use, and protocols and techniques that minimize complications. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

DENTAL MATERIALS
Keep the Root and Rebuild the Tooth

James M. Braun, DDS, MS, demonstrates the clinical use of a recently introduced post and core system for the restorative dentist.

AESTHETICS
The Aesthetic Zone Challenge

George E. Kirtley, DDS, shows how he improved his patient’s smile with a conservative treatment approach.

LASERS
Practical Laser Applications in General Practice

Richard B. Winter, DDS, highlights how he has integrated C02 laser technology into his practice.

ENDODONTICS
Endodontic Disinfection: The Sonic Advantage

Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, discusses the importance of active irrigation.

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Opportunities and Challenges of a Small Group Practice

May 2017

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AESTHETICS
A Multidisciplinary Anterior Trauma Case: It Takes a Team!

Michael A. Apa, DDS, presents an interdisciplinary case involving a challenging a patient with trauma-caused injuries.

Creating a More Youthful Smile
Tyler Wynne, DDS, and William P. D. Wynne, DDS, outline how they design and deliver more youthful and aesthetic smiles.

ENDODONTICS
Managing Endodontic Emergencies

Manor Haas, DDS, reviews the various kinds of endodontic emergencies that GPs face.

IMPLANTS
A Mini Dental Implant Alternative to All-on-Four

Todd E. Shatkin, DDS, Alysa Brooke Sadkin, and Jared Shatkin share a case report involving small-diameter implants.

A Challenging Mandibular Anterior Implant Case
Ahmad Soolari, DMD, MS; George Kesten, DDS; and Amin Soolari, BS, CDRT; present a case report dealing with the challenge of replacing mandibular anterior teeth using dental implants.

RESTORATIVE
Minimally Invasive Bio-Rejuvenation Dentistry: A Conservative Approach to Full-Mouth Rehabilitation

Hal Stewart, DDS, uses direct materials to accomplish a minimally invasive restorative rehabilitation.

An Improved Quadrant Class II Composite Technique
David J. Clark, DDS, demonstrates how to make the placement of Class II composite restorations faster and easier.

Reinforced Lithium Silicate Ceramic: A Case Report
Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, and Chess Moore, CDT, talk about a recently introduced lithium silicate lab-fabricated restorative material.

ORAL MEDICINE
Diabetes and the Dental Patient
John H. Hardeman, MD, DDS, discusses the classification of diabetes mellitus, medications used for the control of diabetes, and dental management of patients with diabetes. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

VIEWPOINT
Checklists Can Help Build Effective Teams

March 2017

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TECHNOLOGY
Restorative Digital Dentistry, Part 3: Integration of Technology Into the Clinical Practice

Gary Kaye, DDS, shares the final installment in a 3-part series on restorative digital dentistry.

IMPLANTS
Technology Expands the Scope of the General Practice

Daniel Drake, DDS, demonstrates how the general practitioner can learn and use the latest in dental technology to benefit the patient.

Considerations in Abutment Selection
Jack Piermatti, DMD, discusses implant fixtures and abutment considerations.

DENTAL MATERIALS
Three Impression Material Classifications: A Comparison

Sam Simos, DDS, clinically compares a new hybrid vinyl polyether siloxane (VPES) impression material to standard vinyl polysiloxane impression materials.

ENDODONTICS
Advances in Biomechanical Preparation

David A. Beach, DMD, MS, demonstrates how modern endodontic technologies can lead to consistent and predictable case success.

AESTHETICS
A Shared Understanding: Managing Aesthetic Treatment Imperfection

Jack D. Griffin Jr, DMD, presents a case report emphasizing how the need for a shared understanding between doctor and patient is important for success.

RESTORATIVE
Glass Ionomers in Modern Clincial Practice

Lou Graham, DDS, covers the indications and applications for a recently introduced glass ionomer material.

Implementing a Systematic Digital Workflow
Ara Nazarian, DDS, presents a case report showcasing the importance of excellent doctor-technician collaboration.

Restoration of a Lateral Incisor With Dens Invaginatus
Plinio Mendes Senna, DDS, PhD; Emmanuel João Nogueira Leal da Silva, DDS, PhD; Ricardo Guimarães de Carvalho, DDS; and Luciano Ribeiro Corrêa Netto, DDS; report a case involving a teenage patient with a maxillary lateral incisor malformed by dens invaginatus. Aesthetic restoration of the tooth was achieved using a gingiva-shaded composite. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

VIEWPOINT
Prophy or Perio Patient - What’s Your Why?

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Focus On: Lasers for Disinfection

April 2017

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ENDODONTICS
New Trends in Endodontics and Treatment Planning

John West, DDS, MSD, discusses the latest in trends and the future of endodontics.

Excellent Canal Cleansing, Minimal Root Weakening
Barry L. Musikant, DMD, presents a case supporting the concept that less is more.

ORAL MEDICINE
Basics of Platelet-Rich Fibrin Therapy

Richard J. Miron, DDS, MSc, PhD; Mark Bishara, DDS; and Joseph Choukroun, MD; discuss the history of platelet concentrates, the current status of platelet rich fibrin (PRF), and clinical uses for PRF therapy in the dental setting. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

IMPLANTS
Are You Placing Implants?

Charles D. Schlesinger, DDS, discusses how to incorporate implants successfully into the general dental practice.

Design Enhances Soft-Tissue Architecture
Barry F. McArdle, DMD, talks about the reasons that the implant-abutment design on the development, health, and preservation of peri-implant tissues.

INTERDISCIPLINARY DENTISTRY
Aesthetic Mandibular Anterior Alignment: A Quick and Affordable Prerestorative Option

Ross W. Nash, DDS, showcases the use of an efficient prerestorative orthodontic technique to achieve excellent aesthetic and functional results.

Bruxism, Botox, and Dental Implants
Louis Malcmacher, DDS, and Timothy Kosinski, DDS, discuss a restorative case that also involves treatment for bruxism.

DENTAL MATERIALS
A Zirconia Option for Anterior Restorations

Robert A. Lowe, DDS, talks about an aesthetic translucent zirconia option for full-coverage anterior restorations.

VIEWPOINT
Periodontal Treatment Versus Antibiotics


February 2017

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INTERVIEW
Materials and Instruments: Has Anything Changed?

Howard S. Glazer, DDS, talks about what’s new and what’s changed for the better in materials and products in dentistry.

AESTHETICS
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Cosmetic Rehabilitation

Chiann Fan Gibson, DMD, presents an interdisciplinary case that demonstrates the successful implementation of a complex treatment plan.

A One-Visit Option: An Alternative to Traditional Ceramic Restorations
Robert A. Lowe, DDS, presents an alternative solution to traditional one-visit chairside CAD/CAM restorations.

IMPLANTS
Overdenture Design to Maximize Stability and Function

Timothy F. Kosinski, DDS, covers key considerations when prescribing and delivering implant overdentures.

ENDODONTICS
Locating Canals: Strategies, Armamentarium, and Techniques

Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, presents useful tips on finding canals.

RESTORATIVE
Biocompatible Quadrant Dentistry for Overall Health

Peter S. Evans, DDS, MS, talks about ways to enhance patient compliance to help ensure an optimal tissue response when doing restorative work.

An Improved Glass Ionomer Restorative System: Stress-Bearing Class I and II Indications
Mark L. Pitel, DMD, introduces a recently improved glass ionomer that is now indicated for use in stress-bearing situations.

ORAL MEDICINE
Severe Xerostomia Secondary to Anticholinergic Drug Therapy: Case Report

Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS; Bridgette H. Rhodes, DDS; Marianne S. Siewe, DDS; and Terri Jones Matthews, DDS; share a case of severe dry mouth in an 83-year-old female patient taking oxybutnin for urinary incontinence. The oral side effects of anticholinergic drug therapy and the dental management of the patient are discussed. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

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