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


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?

FocusOn
Focus On: Lasers for Disinfection

January 2017

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TECHNOLOGY
Restorative Digital Dentistry, Part 2: Choosing the Right Digital Dental Strategy

Gary Kaye, DDS, shares the second of a 3-part series on restorative digital dentistry and the journey to far-reaching new paradigms of care.

IMPLANTS
Implants in the Aesthetic Zone: Clinical Guidelines

Michael Sonick, DMD; Debby Hwang, DMD; and Jay Dworkin, DMD; talk about protocols for the placement of implants in the aesthetic zone.

Achieving Natural Tissue Contours: A Predictable and Simplified Technique
Dino S. Javaheri, DDS, presents a simplified chairside technique for both temporary fabrication and impression taking.

Screw-Retained Versus Cement-Retained Restorations: Aesthetic Zone Options
Todd R. Schoenbaum, DDS, and Chandur P. K. Wadhwani, DDS, MDS, focus on the screw-retained versus cement-retained restorative option in the aesthetic zone.

ENDODONTICS
Questions to Ask Prior to Root Canal Treatment

Manor Haas, DDS, discusses the criteria to consider before root canal treatments.

AESTHETICS
Aesthetics and Strength With One Restorative Material

Mike Malone, DDS, presents a case report that demonstrates the importance of choosing the right dental materials to achieve predictable results with adhesive cosmetic restorations.

RESTORATIVE
The Seven Deadly Sins of Traditional Class II Restorations

David Clark, DDS, presents common challenges faced by clinicians placing Class II composite resin restorations along with solutions.

Laser Troughing to Improve Scanning and Impressions
Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, and Tarun Agarwal, DDS, present cases that demonstrate the use of a diode laser and no-cord technique to increase impression and restorative accuracy.

PHARMACOLOGY
Hypertension and the Dental Patient

John H. Hardeman, MD, DDS, discusses antihypertensive medications and their mechanisms of action, and management of the hypertensive patient in the dental setting. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

VIEWPOINT
Corporate Healthcare: Important Contracts

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.

VIEWPOINT
Proud Defenders of Dentistry

December 2016

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19TH ANNUAL LEADERS In Continuing education
Dentistry Today’s Leaders in Continuing Education Directory

The 19th annual Leaders in Continuing Education directory contains contact information and lecture topics for 2017’s clinical leaders.

19TH ANNUAL LEADERS In DENTAL CONSULTING
Dentistry Today’s Leaders in Dental Consulting Directory

The 19th annual Leaders in Dental Consulting directory contains contact information and lecture topics for 2017’s consulting leaders.

IMPLANTS
Dual CBCT Scanning Technique for Completely Edentulous Arches

Randolph Resnik, DMD, MDS, shares a case showcasing a guided implant surgical application.

Should General Practitioners Place Implants?
L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, writes in support of the general practitioners who wish to learn how to expertly place their own dental implants.

ENDODONTICS
Single Versus Multiple Endodontic File Use

John West, DDS, MSD, discusses how single file use protocol can make clinical work more efficient and less stressful for the doctor.

RESTORATIVE
Modern Posterior Composite Placement: An Innovative Single-Increment Technique

Edward Werner Schubert, DDS, MS; Juliana Larocca de Geus, DDS, MS; Yasmine Mendes Pupo, DDS, MS, PhD; Giovana Mongruel Gomes, DDS, PhD; Osnara Maria Mongruel Gomes, DDS, PhD; and João Carlos Gomes, DDS, PhD; present a case report demonstrating how to combine modern
restorative materials and techniques for posterior composite resin restorations.

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
Universal-Size Mouthguards: An Affordable Alternative for the Young Athlete

Theodore P. Croll, DDS, talks about a recently introduced thermoplastic tooth protector and impact deflector.

ORAL MEDICINE
The Importance of Vital Signs

Jason R. Flores, RN, DDS, presents the 4 common vital signs, their accepted normal limits, explanation of the numerical values, and reasons for changing values in the dental setting. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

VIEWPOINT
Clean Out the Closet! Use the New Gingivitis Code



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