March 2012

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HYGIENE TODAY — SPECIAL SECTION

It's 80-20 With Biofilm: Update on Oral Rinses
Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS, and Judy Bendit, RDH, BS, take a closer look at the newest oral rinses designed to protect patients from biofilm infections.

Product Focus: Scalers

AESTHETICS
Follow the Cosmetic Pyramid for Optimal Aesthetic Results
Jaimée Morgan, DDS, and Stan Presley, DDS, showcase the benefits of following a cosmetic pyramid to keep patients well informed of their treatment options and to ensure an optimal aesthetic outcome.

Integrating Techniques to Restore an Adolescent's Smile
Ana Paula Albuquerque Guedes, DDS, MS, et al present a clinical case report to share the protocol for the removal of intrinsic white enamel and hard-textured stains from an adolescent patient's teeth.

ENDODONTICS
A Single File System: "The Science of Simplicity"
Sergio Kuttler, BS, DDS, and John West, DDS, MSD, present a case report that introduces a new mechanical motion for shaping root canals.

DENTAL MATERIALS
Selecting a Temporary Cement: A Case Report
Gildo Coelho Santos Jr, DDS, MSc, PhD, and Maria Jacinta Moraes Coelho Santos, DDS, MSc, PhD, present a discussion and associated case report that focuses on the importance of temporary cement selection in the restorative process.

IMPLANTS
You Can't Always Get What You Want

Marvin A. Fier, DDS, illustrates clinical techniques to overcome compromised implant placement.

RESTORATIVE

In-Office Smile Rehabs
Martin B. Goldstein, DMD, demonstrate the use of a newly introduced direct composite resin technique designed for the creation of artistic smiles.

PERIODONTICS
The Evidence-Based Decision Path

Lisa B. Masters, DDS, MS, presents an evidence-based case report describing the treatment of a periodontally involved tooth.

TEAM WORK

Improving Communication Via Digital Technology
Jack Ringer, DDS, presents a case report and discuss how digital technology supports team communication and excellence in restorative work.

VIEWPOINT
Do Dentists Practice Medicine?

CLINICAL UPDATE
Evaluation of Rotary Instrumentation Techniques in Primary Molars

Improved Dental Adhesive Using Reactive Nanogel Additives

Pilot Study of “Meth Mouth”

Molar Replacement With Two Narrow-Diameter Dental Implants

New Research on Dentin Protein