February 2012

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INTERVIEW
The Future: Materials, Challenges in Dentistry, and Education
Gordon Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD, candidly talks about hot topics, technologies, and materials in dentistry.

TECHNOLOGY
Dentistry in the Digital Age: An Update
Todd R. Schoenbaum, DDS, presents a timely update on CAD/CAM and digital impression units.

ENDODONTICS
Bioceramics Part 2: The Clinician's Viewpoint
Kenneth A. Koch, DMD, and Dennis G. Brave, DDS, discuss bioceramics for surgical applications and for other purposes, such as pediatric dentistry.

IMPLANTS
Case Report: An Implant Resolution to Idiopathic Pain
Steven L. Rasner, DMD, presents the rationale for extraction and subsequent implant treatment in a patient who presented with idiopathic pain.

Effective Denture Stabilization in an Atrophic Mandible
Brian J. Jackson, DDS, presents a case that exemplifies how small-diameter implants give dentists an important tool to provide an affordable and less invasive path to denture stabilization.

RESTORATIVE
"The Mother of All Black Triangles" Case

David Clark, DDS, presents a protocol for a minimally invasive approach to closing exceptionally challenging and unaesthetic black triangles.

Bioesthetic Dentistry, Part 2
Kenley Hunt, DDS, and Mitch Turk, DDS, discuss the preliminary diagnosis of a restorative/occlusal case.

Aesthetic Rehabilitation
Ross W. Nash, DDS, presents a case report illustrating the use of some of latest dental materials for full reconstruction of a damaged dentition.

AESTHETICS
Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation: Tunnel Grafting Techniques

Douglas H. Mahn, DDS, and Jason Woodside, DDS, demonstrate the multidisciplinary rehabilitation of the smile using tunnel connective-tissue grafting techniques and
all-ceramic restorations.

PROSTHODONTICS
General Dentistry as a Specialty
Richard Winter, DDS, presents a case report that illustrates how the general dentist must possess comprehensive knowledge and multidisciplinary skills to successfully complete a complex case.

VIEWPOINT
Dental Lab Registration: Dentists Leading the Way

CLINICAL UPDATE
Nanocrystals Make Dentures Shine

Sleeping Versus Loaded Implants

Oral Surgery Protocol to Control Bleeding for Heart Patients

External Capsule Protects Porphyromonas gingivalis

Oral Human Papillomavirus Infection and Related Risk Factors in US Adults

Primary Stability of Self-Tapping and Nonself-Tapping Implants

Risk Factors for Chronic TMJ and Muscle Disorders

Effect of JPEG Compression on Diagnostic Accuracy

Losing Fat Can Improve Periodontal Disease Treatment