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JJose-Luis Ruiz, DDS, shows how keeping restorative margins should not be left to luck, but to a supragingival protocol to avoid them. This video presents the "enamel margin preservation technique," a crucial way to avoid subgingival margins using adhesive dentistry with direct and indirect restorations. Subgingival restorative margins are extremely problematic when using bonded resins and can lead to contamination and failure.
|Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz|
Dr. Ruiz is director of the Los Angeles Institute of Clinical Dentistry, an associate instructor at Dr. Gordon Christensen's PCC in Utah, and an independent evaluator of dental products for CR Foundation. He is course director of numerous continuing education courses at University of Southern California, and is an honorary clinical professor at Warwick University in England. Dr. Ruiz has been practicing in the Studio District of Los Angeles, Calif, for more than 20 years, focusing on treating complex cosmetic, rehabilitation, and implant cases. Dr. Ruiz has published several clinical and research papers on adhesive dentistry, occlusion, and aesthetic dentistry. He lectures internationally and has made numerous television appearances highlighting his aesthetic dental makeovers, including NBC's Channel 4 News; ABC's News, Good Morning America, and Vista LA; VH1; and Channel 52's Telemundo and 34 Univision. Dr. Ruiz has been named as one of the leaders in continuing education Dentistry Today since 2006.
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 09:46
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Tuesday, 27 May 2014 09:32
Task-Vision LED Inspection Magnifiers, optimized for the dental and medical professions, offer 4x to 20x magnification and feature aspheric lenses that are distortion-free and ergonomically designed for sight en-hancement. The magnifiers’ rectangular heads tilt for easy viewing, and their low-heat bulbs are flicker-free and won’t need re-placing for 10,000 hours. Special online pricing is offered. For more information, visit the Web site visionusasupplies.com or call (800) 257-5782.
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 08:48
ZNano has a high percentage (73% by weight) of zirconia/silica-based filler (80 nm), creating exceptional aesthetics, polishability, and durability. It offers very high physical properties when compared to other composites, and at a radiopacity of 205% of aluminum, it is easy to read. Its shades closely match VITA shades. For more information, call toll-free at (800) 827-7940 or visit the Web site danvillematerials.com.
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 08:46
Virtual XD, an advanced system of VPS impression materials, features new “Xtra-Definition” wash materials, resulting in more accurate and better-fitting restorations while minimizing the need for retakes. The impression materials offer many of the high-quality benefits dentists have come to expect from the original Virtual system, including high tear strength, superior elastic recovery, and outstanding dimensional stability. For more information, call (800) 533-6825. In Canada, call (800) 263-8182.