March 2016



A Sequential Approach to Implant-Supported Overdentures

Timothy Kosinski, DDS, discusses a variety of advantages in prescribing implant-supported overdentures.

Maximizing Stability and Prosthetic Durability
Paresh B. Patel, DDS, demonstrates how implants can be used in combination with monolithic zirconia to deliver fully edentulous patients an aesthetic and long-lasting solution.

The Single-Stage Implant Procedure: Science or Convenience?
Dale R. Rosenbach, DMD, MS, addresses the question of whether there is a strong clinical
rationale for immediate implant abutment placement. The risks and benefits of delayed implant abutment placement versus immediate abutment placement are reviewed. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Cameograms: A New Technique for Prosthodontic Applications

Joseph J. Massad, DDS, et al present a clinical case report demonstrating the the value of the cameogram in the treatment planning, design, and construction of implant-supported overdentures.

Successful and Predictable Custom Complete Dentures
Tony Daher, DDS, MSEd, et al describe a step-by-step protocol for state-of-the-art custom denture fabrication.

The Three Fs of Predictable Endodontics: “Finding, Following, and Finishing”

John West, DDS, MSD, describes how predictable endodontics is built on knowing and performing 3 mechanical skills known as finding, following, and finishing.

Direct Composite Restorations to Mask Intrinsic Staining: An Eighteen-Year Follow-Up

Rafael Francisco Lia Mondelli, DDS, MSc, PhD, et al share their observations on a composite resin case that had been done to improve aesthetics due to internal staining.

Optimizing a Smile Enhancement: Combining Alignment, Composite Bonding, and Ceramic Resurfacing

Ross W. Nash, DDS, presents a case in which he utilized a mandibular aligner prior to starting the aesthetic phase of treatment.

FocusOn: Caries Arrest

Splints and Occlusion Get No Respect