July 2012

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RESTORATIVE
Treatment of and Improvised Explosive Device Blast Injury
Brendan W. Tully, DDS, MBA, presents a case report involving an improvised explosive device, exemplifying the complex treatment challenges civilian and military dentists face.

Composite Resins and Vertical Dimension: Treating Severely Worn Lower Incisors
David Clark, DDS, presents a case report demonstrating a technique for the reconstruction of severely worn incisors in elderly patients.

The Zirconia-Based Porcelain Veneer
Elliot Mechanic, BSc, DDS, demonstrates the use of thin microlayering techniques in an anterior veneer case.

IMPLANTS
Increasing Patient Access to Implant Care: Documentation of 642 Successful Implants Placed During Six Years

Emil D. Poporad, DMD, MS, talks about the general practitioner’s role in making implant treatment more predictable and affordable.

Poor to Excellent Function in One Day!
Ara Nazarian, DDS, presents a case report involving the placement of small-diameter implants.

ENDODONTICS
Differential Diagnosis of Toothache Pain: Part 1, Odontogenic Etiologies

Lisa Germain, DDS, MScD, discusses the importance of methodical diagnosis in endodontics.

DENTAL MATERIALS
Zirconia: Clinical Impressions: An In Vivo Comparison of the Aesthetics of Various Zirconia Crowns

Brent Engelberg, DDS, undertakes an in vivo aesthetic comparison of different zirconia restorative options.

VIEWPOINT
Grow or Die