September 2012

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HYGIENE TODAY — SPECIAL SECTION
Saving Lives: Toothbrushes Trump Seat Belts
David S. Ostreicher, DDS, MS, MPH, presents an article that supports and reaffirms the importance of tooth brushing for the dentition, periodontal health, and overall well being.

PRODUCT FOCUS
Fluoride Varnishes

HYGIENE UPDATE

Fluoride Toothpastes for Preschool Children

Dental Calculus Formation in Children and Adolescents Undergoing Hemodialysis

An Oxygenating Agent and Chlorhexidine-Induced Extrinsic Tooth Staining

Maternal Periodontitis and Low Birthweight

ORTHODONTICS
Difficult Case Types: Part 2, A Discussion of Adult Short-Term Orthodontics
Clifton Georgaklis, DMD, concludes his 2-part series on the 10 difficult case types found in adult short-term orthodontics.

INTERVIEW
Technology: Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond!
Gordon Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD, candidly shares relevant information, advice, and opinions related to hot topics and technologies in dentistry.

AESTHETICS
Are You Treating Planned Cases or Treating Teeth to Stay Busy?

Brian LeSage, DDS, discusses the merits and rewards to both dentists and their patients of adopting a responsible approach to comprehensive, aesthetic restorative dentistry.

LASERS
Laser Removal of Porcelain Veneers

Glenn van As, BSc, DMD, outlines a protocol for removing porcelain laminate veneers using laser technology.

IMPLANTS
An Evidence-Based Concept of Implant Dentistry: Utilization of Short and Narrow Platform Implants

Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS, presents a logical and evidence-based approach to implant care.

ENDODONTICS
Everything’s Changed, Except the Anatomy!

L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, discusses how everything is changing, except for the need to understand the basics of root canal anatomy.

RESTORATIVE
Making Contact Just Got Easier: Making Class II Composite Restorations More Predictable
Sam Simos, DDS, provides useful information to address the challenges of interproximal posterior composite restorations.

PROSTHODONTICS
Upgrading From a Removable to a Fixed Prosthesis
Carlos Boudet, DDS, presents a case report in which he illustrates the conversion of an existing maxillary removable overdenture into a fixed prosthesis.

Prerequisites for Trouble-Free Fully Functional Dentures
Steve C. Futris, DDS, presents a series of proven steps that will produce predictable success when fabricating full dentures.

VIEWPOINT
How to Get Social Media Results in Your Practice

CLINICAL UPDATE
Coronectomy Versus Total Removal for Third Molar Extraction

Smear Layer Removal Methods Compared

Laser Treatment and Shear Bond Strength of Resin

New Test for Dengue Virus Approved

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