December 2010

ENDODONTICS

Ten Hints for Endodontic Success
Barry Lee Musikant, DMD, presents a step-by-step guide with 10 clinical tips for achieving success.

RESTORATIVE

Faster, Easier, and Better Dentistry
Louis Malcmacher, DDS, presents a case report while emphasizing that everything done on the clinical side of a dental practice has direct practice management implications.

AESTHETICS

Restoring Worn Dentitions With All-Ceramics
G. Franklin Shull, DMD, and Matt Roberts present a case report discussing the importance of material selection in restoring a patient with a worn anterior dentition.

IMPLANTS

Bone Spreading Technique
Renato Sussumu Nishioka, DDS, PhD, presents a case report discussing the surgical advantages of the bone spreading technique over other techniques.

Modern Techniques for the Partially-Edentulous Patient
Bill Abbo, DDS, MS, presents a case report discussing the immediate placement of an endosseous implant in an extraction site and the use of an all-ceramic restoration to
complete the treatment.

INFECTION CONTROL

Vaccination: Science Versus Perception
With the approaching flu season and recent hepatitis outbreaks, John A. Molinari, PhD, discusses the importance of vaccinations.

IMPRESSIONS

Making a Great Impression
Elliot Mechanic, DDS, reviews in detail the basic knowledge needed to take high-quality impressions.

MAGNIFICATION

Enhancing Your Practice With the Magnifying Video Scope
Fred S. Margolis, DDS, discusses the many benefits in using video magnification, including operator ergonomics, treatment outcomes, documentation, and patient education.

DIAGNOSIS

Caries Visualization With Fluorescent Technology
Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, discusses the use of fluorescent technology caries visualization.

DOCTOR-TECHNICIAN PERSPECTIVES

Preventing Fractures in Implant Supported Removable Dentures
Lorenzo M. Prats, DMD, MHA, and Mark Roberson, CDT, present their team-based observations related to the prevention of premature failures in implant-supported removable dentures.

CLINICAL UPDATE

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