April 2015



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Predictable Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

Mike Malone, DDS, discusses a variety of topics related to adhesive dentistry, providing some valuable insight on the need for excellent continuing education and its impact on restorative and aesthetic dentistry.

Extraction Socket Preservation Prior to Implant Placement

George A. Mandelaris, DDS, MS, and Mei Lu, DDS, MSD, PhD, present case reports demonstrating use of a demineralized bone matrix material in conjunction with a bioresorbable membrane for extraction socket preservation prior to placement of implants. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 4 hours of CE credit.

Virtual Treatment Planning for Success
Ara Nazarian, DDS, examines the use of 3-D treatment planning as well as the use of CT-based surgical guides to achieve proper form and function.

Restoration of Severely Atrophic Jaws
Charles S. Nicholson III, DDS, and William D. Nordquist, DMD, MS, outline a technique for restoring the severely atrophic jaw.

Leveraging Technology for Productivity and Best Outcomes
Arnold Rosen, DDS, MBA, talks about how the blending of traditional and new technologies can create efficient and successful clinical results.

So What’s Eating You? Resorption Case Using an Aesthetic Abutment
August de Oliveira, DDS, demonstrates the techniques he used to design and fabricate a lithium disilicate abutment and crown in the aesthetic zone.

More Than Just a Denture

John R. Nosti, DMD, discusses the why and where behind different materials for denture teeth, creating natural smiles, occlusal design, and different processing techniques available.

Regenerative Materials Where They Matter Most

Jack D. Griffin Jr, DMD, describes bulk-fill placement techniques and the components needed to provide maximal regenerative sealing.

Treating Noncarious Cervical Aesthetic Zone Lesions: Using Acellular Dermal Matrix and Tunnel-Grafting Techniques

Douglas H. Mahn, DDS, demonstrates the use of a tunnel connective tissue grafting technique to restore teeth in the aesthetic zone.

Taking a Deeper Look