June 2016

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TECHNOLOGY
The Dental Decision Maker: Reducing or Eliminating Failed Dentistry

Louis Malcmacher, DDS, presents high-tech ways to decrease failures throughout time with aesthetic and restorative cases.

IMPLANTS
Full-Arch Fixed Screw-Retained PFM Implant Restoration: A New Look at Proven Technology

Jack Piermatti, DMD, presents a case report focusing the discussion on treatment planning and dental implant prosthetic options.

PROSTHODONTICS
Digital Dentures: Achieving Precision and Aesthetics

Gary M. Radz, DDS, talks about a new digital denture system demonstrating how only 3 short patient appointments are necessary to fabricate and deliver a quality prosthesis.

ENDODONTICS
The Expanding Role of Vital Pulp Therapy

Martin Trope, DMD, discusses how to avoid the need for all out root canal treatment when exposures or near exposures of the pulp occur.

RESTORATIVE
Bulk-Fill Technique for Posterior Composites: Introducing Organically Modified Ceramics

Jürgen Manhart, DDS, MS, PhD, shares a case report that demonstrates the steps in placing beautiful and functional restorations using an advanced composite resin system.

Rehabilitation of Worn Dentition Using Adhesive and Implant Dentistry
Abdi Sameni, DDS; Ali Borzabadi-Farahani, DDS, MScD; and Alireza Moshaverinia, DDS, MS, PhD; describe the full-mouth rehabilitation of a patient with a worn dentition caused by nocturnal bruxism utilizing a combination of adhesive and implant dentistry. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

DENTAL MATERIALS
Conquering the Challenges of Material Selection: Key Considerations for Aesthetic Cases

William P. D. Wynne, DDS, and Tyler Wynne, DDS, outline how the proper choice of a ceramic system affects both the immediate and long-term success of an aesthetic case.

AESTHETICS
Techniques for Predictable Aesthetic Smile Designs

Jason Olitsky, DMD, outlines a detailed approach to ensure predictable success.

 

May 2016

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IMPLANTS
Immediate Placement of SDIs in the Maxillary Arch: Immediate Post-Extraction Placement

Steven T. Cutbirth, DDS, presents a case report dealing with immediate placement of small-diameter implants for prosthetic stabilization.

Immediately Loading Dental Implants: Doing It Right for Long-Term Success
Charles D. Schlesinger, DDS, presents detailed information on how the clinician can achieve greater success when placing immediately loaded implants.

ENDODONTICS
Inflection Points in Dental Imaging

L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, discusses inflection points relating to endodontics.

RESTORATIVE
Putting Material Science to Work: Use of a Self-Polishing, Universal Nanohybrid Composite
Robert A. Lowe, DDS, presents a case report showcasing the use of a recently introduced self-polishing nanohybrid composite.

PROSTHODONTICS
Aesthetics and Removable Prosthetics

George E. Kirtley, DDS, presents a unique removable prosthetic case that involves spark erosion technology.

TREATMENT PLANNING
Interdisciplinary Management of Worn Anterior Teeth: Facially Generated Treatment Planning

Frank M. Spear, DDS, MSD, discusses facially generated treatment planning for the interdisciplinary management of worn anterior teeth.

AESTHETICS
Service With a Smile

Sam Simos, DDS, shares the steps he took to take his patient from hiding her smile to letting her real personality shine through.

Platelet-Rich Growth Factor for Lip and Perioral Rejuvenation: A Case Study on “The Kiss Shot”
Robert Gordon, DDS, discusses the use of platelet rich growth factors in perioral and lip rejuvenation procedures.

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
Vital Pulp Therapy in Primary Teeth: An Update

Lance Kisby, DMD examines the rapidly changing materials, concepts, and techniques in pulp therapy for primary teeth. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

March 2016

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IMPLANTS
A Sequential Approach to Implant-Supported Overdentures

Timothy Kosinski, DDS, discusses a variety of advantages in prescribing implant-supported overdentures.

Maximizing Stability and Prosthetic Durability
Paresh B. Patel, DDS, demonstrates how implants can be used in combination with monolithic zirconia to deliver fully edentulous patients an aesthetic and long-lasting solution.

The Single-Stage Implant Procedure: Science or Convenience?
Dale R. Rosenbach, DMD, MS, addresses the question of whether there is a strong clinical
rationale for immediate implant abutment placement. The risks and benefits of delayed implant abutment placement versus immediate abutment placement are reviewed. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

PROSTHODONTICS
Cameograms: A New Technique for Prosthodontic Applications

Joseph J. Massad, DDS, et al present a clinical case report demonstrating the the value of the cameogram in the treatment planning, design, and construction of implant-supported overdentures.

Successful and Predictable Custom Complete Dentures
Tony Daher, DDS, MSEd, et al describe a step-by-step protocol for state-of-the-art custom denture fabrication.

ENDODONTICS
The Three Fs of Predictable Endodontics: “Finding, Following, and Finishing”

John West, DDS, MSD, describes how predictable endodontics is built on knowing and performing 3 mechanical skills known as finding, following, and finishing.

DENTAL MATERIALS
Direct Composite Restorations to Mask Intrinsic Staining: An Eighteen-Year Follow-Up

Rafael Francisco Lia Mondelli, DDS, MSc, PhD, et al share their observations on a composite resin case that had been done to improve aesthetics due to internal staining.

AESTHETICS
Optimizing a Smile Enhancement: Combining Alignment, Composite Bonding, and Ceramic Resurfacing

Ross W. Nash, DDS, presents a case in which he utilized a mandibular aligner prior to starting the aesthetic phase of treatment.

FocusOn: Caries Arrest

Viewpoint
Splints and Occlusion Get No Respect

April 2016

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ENDODONTICS
The Importance of Increasing the Success Rate: A Look at Procedures, Factors, and Clinical Practices

Allan S. Deutsch, DMD, shares his own professional experience, highlighting ways to increase success rates in endodontics.

Creating Well-Obturated Canals: The Use of Warm Vertical Condensation Techniques
Trent T. Lally, DDS, MSD; Eric Pacheco, DDS; and Garry L. Bey, DDS; discuss a new warm obturation technology, each author presenting a case example.

IMPLANTS
The Implant Practice
Wendy AuClair Clark, DDS, MS; David A. Garber, DMD; Maurice A. Salama, DMD; and Ronald E. Goldstein, DDS; present a case report while discussing the keys to a successful implant practice.

A Simple and Cost-Effective Socket Preservation Technique
Timothy Kosinski, DDS, discusses the importance of maintaining bone height and width following extractions as a key for predictable future dental implant placement.

MINIMALLY INVASIVE DENTISTRY
Composite Versus Porcelain, Part 2: The 360° Composite Resin Veneer

David J. Clark, DDS, in part 2 of a 3-part article series, describes the new role of direct composite restorations in the reconstruction of anterior teeth using an injection overmolding technique.

Clinical Tips to Ensure Successful Whitening Outcomes
Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, shares ways to achieve consistently successful teeth-whitening outcomes.

AESTHETICS
Selecting Ideal Materials for Full-Mouth Rehabilitation

Mike Malone, DDS, discusses the importance of proper dental material selection to achieve optimal outcomes.

Aesthetic Complications of Restorative Material Choice: Considering Soft-Tissue Factors
Barry F. McArdle, DMD, talks about how material choices can affect soft-tissue aesthetics.

ORAL MEDICINE
Seven Protective Reflexes Every Dentist Should Know

Jason R. Flores, RN, DDS, discusses 7 protective reflexes that patients may demonstrate when undergoing dental treatment. Reflex mechanisms and preventive/management techniques for complications caused by these reflexes are discussed. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

FocusOn: Treatment Planning for Success

Viewpoint
Plea From an Oral Cancer Survivor

February 2016

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INTERVIEW
Single-Visit Dentistry Is Here…Are You Ready?

Michael C. DiTolla, DDS, talks about new directions in CAD/CAM dentistry.

ENDODONTICS
CBCT Use in Endodontic Diagnosis

David A. Beach, DMD, MS, talks about the role of CBCT in achieving a correct diagnosis.

LASERS
Use of Lasers to Treat Failing Dental Implants

Jeffrey P. Cranska, DDS, discusses how lasers can be used to treat failing implants in certain clinical circumstances.

IMPLANTS
Removable Prosthetics: Bad Attachments or Bad Design?

Edward R. Kusek, DDS, discusses implant fixture and abutment considerations.

Simplifying Implant Overdentures: Contemporary Overdenture Abutment and Attachment Systems
Michael D. Scherer, DMD, MS, shares materials and techniques that will serve to simplify implant- supported overdentures.

A New Approach for Treating Peri-Implantitis: Reversibility of Osseointegration
Eduardo Anitua, MD, DDS, PhD, discusses peri-implantitis and presents a new clinical protocol for treating this problem. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

DENTAL MATERIALS
A New Restorative Material for Pediatric Dentistry

Lance Kisby, DMD, outlines some clinical applications of a recently introduced flowable composite resin system.

RESTORATIVE
Creating the “Perfect” Class V Composite: The Matrix Is Key

Paul C. Belvedere, DDS, and Douglas L. Lambert, DDS, present reliable technique steps that will allow the clinician to predictably deliver successful Class V composite restorations.

Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning: What Would You Do If She Were Your Daughter?
Elliot Mechanic, BSc, DDS, presents a case report that exemplifies the use of an effective team approach to gain optimal results.

AESTHETICS
Choosing a Durable and Minimally Invasive Alternative: Posterior Partial-Coverage Lithium Disilicate Restorations

Edward Lowe, BSc, DMD, and Nelson Rego, CDT, present a case report highlighting the steps required to achieve predictable and aesthetic partial-coverage posterior restorations.

Conservatively Recreating a Smile
Frank Milnar, DDS, outlines the considerations and clinical protocol when using direct composites containing giomer chemistry.

Focus On: Regenerative Dentistry



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