August 2011



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Interdisciplinary Management of Implant Overdenture Therapy
Joseph J. Massad, DDS, et al discuss cosmetic and implant dentistry, angled abutments, aesthetic lip enhancement, and final delivery of a prosthesis that completes a beautiful smile makeover.

“The First Implant”: Protocol for the GP, Part 1, Treatment Planning
Michael Tischler, DDS, and Scott D. Ganz, DMD, in the first of a series of 3 articles, present a protocol for GPs who wish to place and restore their first dental implant.

Revolutionary Advances, Part 2: Active Disinfection
Wyatt Simons, DDS, discusses disinfection, with a focus on apical negative-pressure irrigation.

An Efficient Approach to Full-Mouth Extractions
Ara Nazarian, DDS, presents a case report involving techniques to atraumatically extract teeth.

Treating Fractured Teeth With Composite Resin
Jaimeé Morgan, DDS, and Stan Presley, DDS, present a case report in which they showcase modern composite resin materials that duplicate the color and light characteristics found in natural teeth.

Sonic Activation: New Paradigm for Composite Resins
Simona Cuevas, DDS, presents a case report demonstrating new technology that makes placing posterior composite resin restorations faster and easier.

Direct Composite Resin Restorations: Placement Strategies
Sam Simos, DDS, discusses shape optimization of direct composite preparations and the use of new composite resins that offer low-shrinkage stress technology.

Supragingival Dentistry: A Practical Paradigm Shift
Amir N. Esfandiari, DDS, touts the need to place supragingival margins whenever possible in restorative cases.

Dental Treatment During Pregnancy

Acute Cerebrovascular Ischemia and Infection

Analyzing the Cries of Infants With Cleft Lip and Palate

The Power of Genomics

Dental Stem Cells With Osteogenic Potential

Dislodging Forces on Implant Attachment-Retained Overdenture

Hepatitis C Virus Infection Data