April 2016



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The Importance of Increasing the Success Rate: A Look at Procedures, Factors, and Clinical Practices

Allan S. Deutsch, DMD, shares his own professional experience, highlighting ways to increase success rates in endodontics.

Creating Well-Obturated Canals: The Use of Warm Vertical Condensation Techniques
Trent T. Lally, DDS, MSD; Eric Pacheco, DDS; and Garry L. Bey, DDS; discuss a new warm obturation technology, each author presenting a case example.

The Implant Practice
Wendy AuClair Clark, DDS, MS; David A. Garber, DMD; Maurice A. Salama, DMD; and Ronald E. Goldstein, DDS; present a case report while discussing the keys to a successful implant practice.

A Simple and Cost-Effective Socket Preservation Technique
Timothy Kosinski, DDS, discusses the importance of maintaining bone height and width following extractions as a key for predictable future dental implant placement.

Composite Versus Porcelain, Part 2: The 360° Composite Resin Veneer

David J. Clark, DDS, in part 2 of a 3-part article series, describes the new role of direct composite restorations in the reconstruction of anterior teeth using an injection overmolding technique.

Clinical Tips to Ensure Successful Whitening Outcomes
Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, shares ways to achieve consistently successful teeth-whitening outcomes.

Selecting Ideal Materials for Full-Mouth Rehabilitation

Mike Malone, DDS, discusses the importance of proper dental material selection to achieve optimal outcomes.

Aesthetic Complications of Restorative Material Choice: Considering Soft-Tissue Factors
Barry F. McArdle, DMD, talks about how material choices can affect soft-tissue aesthetics.

Seven Protective Reflexes Every Dentist Should Know

Jason R. Flores, RN, DDS, discusses 7 protective reflexes that patients may demonstrate when undergoing dental treatment. Reflex mechanisms and preventive/management techniques for complications caused by these reflexes are discussed. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

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