As we draw near to the close of yet another amazing year, the Dentistry Today team presents our 18th Annual Leaders in continuing education feature in print and at dentistrytoday.com. There are so many talented clinicians and dental consultants that are worthy of this honor in North America, and I will continue to state each year that the list is by no means an all-inclusive one. A good number of our clinical authors, if they meet the qualifications and then approval from our CE selection board, appear on the cover or cover fold-out. The Leaders who contribute content to Dentistry Today are very special to us, as we know they have demanding schedules, and finding the time to contribute articles (and in many cases, to other publications as well) takes commitment, valuable time, and precious energy. We realize that our authors submit clinical articles as a labor of love for the advancement of the profession, unselfishly sharing their clinical techniques, expertise, and timely perspectives. We hope that all of you, as our readers, sincerely appreciate what they do for all of us. Perhaps, the next time you meet or are attending a lecture given by one of these dental celebrities, please consider acknowledging that you saw them in Dentistry Today and take the time to express your own heartfelt appreciation. We know that they will be truly grateful to hear your kudos for a job well done!
In our article lineup this month, Dr. Lisa Germain, in our endodontic selection, presents a thoughtful look at the issues to consider in the diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting with tooth resorption; Dr. Bob Lowe shares a case report that showcases the implementation of various dental materials on adjacent restorations; Dr. Gene McCoy challenges the concept of occlusion, as it is currently known; Dr. Elliot Mechanic, demonstrates the importance of executing a clinical case using an effective team approach to achieve the best results; and Dr. Michael Tischler, along with Drs. Claudia Patch and Art Mirelez, give the reader an informative look at guided surgical options for full-arch zirconia bridges.
In our peer-reviewed CE selection, available for 2 MAGD/FAGD CEUs, Dr. Michael Scherer examines the clinical applications of the latest intraoral optical scanning and in-office 3-D printing technologies and reviews the literature regarding the accuracy of these techniques.
Please enjoy this issue of Dentistry Today!