May 2015



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The Circumferential Splint Reinvented

Gerald Wank, DDS, and Paul Springs, DMD, discuss the circumferential splint as a long-term treatment for periodontally compromised anterior teeth. The clinical
procedure is described, and 2 case reports are presented. This article is peer-reviewed
and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Endodontic Triad for Success: The Role of Minimally Invasive Technology

Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, discusses the endodontic triad for success, focusing on the role of current and future technologically driven methods that will better enable 3-D cleaning and filling root canal systems.

Maintaining Facial Bone During Extractions

Timothy Kosinski, DDS, and Richard Golden, DDS, emphasize the importance of maintaining facial and interseptal bone.

Caries Detection Using Near-Infrared Transillumination: Adding Objectivity to Diagnosis to Save Tooth Structure

Parag Kachalia, DDS, discusses near-infrared transillumination technology that can be helpful in locating caries at an early stage.

Evolution of Comprehensive Care, Part 3: Periodontal Treatment Continues to Evolve
Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, and Mary K. Hughes, RDH, BS, in part 3 of a 6-part article series, will continue the discussion on how periodontal and hygiene treatment has evolved.

Creating Beautiful Restorations in the Aesthetic Zone

Robert A. Lowe, DDS, presents a series of case reports that highlights the introduction of an innovative direct composite veneer technique.

The Impact of Aesthetics in Restorative Treatment Planning

David Little, DDS, illustrates the need for thorough diagnosis and treatment planning and excellent communication to realize the best clinical outcomes.

Alternative Forms of Tobacco and E-Cigarettes: Harmful or Harm Reduction?

Victoria Patrounova, RDH, MHA, discusses popular smoking and smokeless tobacco products and e-cigarettes, identifying their specific health risks.

Revisiting the Scope of Contemporary Endodontics