January 2017

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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 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.

Questions to Ask Prior to Root Canal Treatment

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

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.

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.

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.

Corporate Healthcare: Important Contracts

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Clean Out the Closet! Use the New Gingivitis Code

October 2016

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Restorative Digital Dentistry, Part 1: The Journey to New Paradigms

Gary Kaye, DDS, presents a 3-part series on restorative digital dentistry and the journey to far-reaching new paradigms of care, circa 2016.

Creating a More Youthful Appearance: Multidisciplinary Treatment Planning

Thomas E. Dudney, DMD, discusses how the restorative dentist can, through a coordinated multidisciplinary team approach, address patients’ desires to reverse the effects of aging.

NiTi Rotary Instrumentation: Achieving Its Full Potential

Dennis Brave, DDS, and Bradley Trattner, DDS, explore how to maximize the full potential of NiTi instruments through an understanding of the metallurgy and the motion used to power them.

Replacement of a Failing Composite Restoration: Pairing a Self-Etch Adhesive and Nanocomposite

Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, demonstrates how he efficiently replaced a defective filling using a modern composite resin system.

Anterior Fiber-Reinforced Fixed Partial Dentures Revisited
Javier Cremades, DDS; Vincenzo Giovane, DDS; and Cristian Abad-Coronel, DDS, MSF; talk about the latest application of fiber-reinforced polymers used to replace a single anterior tooth as an interim prosthesis and, in certain cases, as a longer-term solution.

Minimally Invasive Preps for Thin Porcelain Veneers
Ross W. Nash, DDS, shares a case involving minimal preparation for elective porcelain veneers.

Enhanced Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Implants

Scott D. Ganz, DMD, shares a case report that emphasizes the importance of sound treatment planning to maximize clinical success.

Maxillo-Mandibular Atrophy: Success Through Interdisciplinary Planning
Richard Winter, DDS; Alan Kimmel, DDS, MS; and Peter Wagner, DDS; present a multidisciplinary case that demonstrates how they treated a patient with a severely atrophied mandible.

Treating Post-Orthodontic White Spots: A Conservative Resin Infiltration Technique

Sarah Winter, DMD, demonstrates how to treat post-orthodontic white spots with an innovative, minimally invasive technique.

Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Revisited

James B. Brosnihan, DDS, provides an update on the inferior alveolar nerve block technique.

Management of Peri-implant Diseases

Amit Patel, BDS, MSc, presents characteristics of periodontitis, peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis, and discusses diagnostic indicators of peri-implant disease, supportive maintenance of healthy tissue, and more. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

The Future of Pediatric Dentistry

November 2016

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Making Local Anesthesia Delivery More Comfortable

Barry F. McArdle, DMD, reviews some of the latest advances in making local anesthesia delivery more comfortable.

CAD/CAM Restorations: Achieving Excellence and Simplicity

Jack D. Griffin Jr, DMD, talks about how to maximize the chances to realize long-term success with restorative dental work.

Management of a Nontreatable Mandibular Anterior Tooth

Ahmad Soolari, DMD, MS, and Amin Soolari, BS, CDRT, describes the management of a severe bony defect following removal of a nontreatable mandibular anterior tooth and placement of a dental implant to re-establish function, aesthetics, and speech. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

The Lazarus Bone Graft: Revitalizing Allogenic Bone Blocks
Craig M. Misch, DDS, MDS, discusses bone grafting procedures.

Does Anatomy Matter? Having the Tenacity to Solve Complex Challenges

Hideki Okumura, DDS, PhD, discusses the key to treating difficult cases.

Shade-Matching Challenge: A Single Central Incisor

Lorin Berland, DDS, and Sami Yared, CDT, present the technique and materials that they used to more predictably match the shade of a single central incisor.

Treating the Amelogenesis Imperfecta Patient
William P. D. Wynne, DDS, and Tyler Wynne, DDS, demonstrate how a young patient with amelogenesis imperfecta was successfully treated.

The Future Dental Auxillary is Here

September 2016

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Chemotherapy Agents and Dentistry

John H. Hardeman, MD, DDS, discusses the types of chemotherapy agents used to treat diseases (namely, cancer), the side effects of such agents, and the dental management of patients undergoing chemotherapy. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Digital Implant Dentistry: Reducing Treatment Time, Cost, and Manual Skill Development

Paul A. Schnitman, DDS, MSD; Dayana I. Escobar, DDS, MMSc; Sergio Florencio, DDS; Soomin Jung, DDS, MMSc; and Andreas Radics, CDT; focus on how digital technology can improve the delivery of quality implant dentistry.

Anterior Tooth Replacement Made Easy: A Conservative and Predictable Direct Technique

Sam Simos, DDS, shares an aesthetic case in which he used a direct composite resin technique to address congenitally missing lateral incisors.

Resolving Color Variation
Tyler Wynne, DDS, and William P. D. Wynne, DDS, demonstrate how they improved and harmonized aesthetic challenges in their patient’s smile.

Future Trends in Implant Dentistry: Digitally Guided Surgery and Prosthetics

Natalie Y. Wong, DDS, using a series of mini case reports, centers the discussion on future trends in implant dentistry.

Conservative Interdisciplinary Dentistry: A Digital Approach to an Analog Problem

Robert G. Ritter, DMD, shares a case report showcasing the latest in restorative materials and concepts.

Successfully Restoring Class III Composites: The Challenge of Deep Subgingival Margins
Paul C. Belvedere, DDS, and Douglas L. Lambert, DDS, present the technique steps and clinical demonstrations required to predictably deliver successful Class III restorations with challenging deep subgingival margins.

CBCT Imaging’s Insight Into Endodontic Retreatment Success

Brian McCormack, DDS, looks at 3-D imaging’s effect on the success of endodontic retreatment.

System-Based Endodontics: Does Your Gutta-Percha Master Cone Fit?
Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, discusses how system-based endodontics has now become a clinical reality.

A Mechanical Post Dam Technique

Won-suk Oh, DDS, MS, and Ju-mi Park, DDS, MS, PhD, outline the steps required to create a successful mechanical post dam when relining maxillary complete dentures.

The Occlusion Myth

Focus On: Translucent Zirconia

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