Isaac D. Tawill, DDS, and Scott D. Ganz, DMD, provide updates in the acquisition of data necessary to complete full-arch restorations. They address recent improvements in fabricating screw-retained, full-arch monolithic restorations, which incorporate multi-unit abutments.
Ara Nazarian, DDS, reviews the treatment details when a patient arrives with a hopeless dental situation. He goes through consultation, treatment planning, surgery, and prosthetics in simple terms, complete with step-by-step images.
Amir Fakhrzadeh, DMD, MS; Emil Cappetta, DMD; Alireza Oryan, DMD; and Howard J. Drew, DMD, evaluate the regenerative potential of autogenous dentin particles in alveolar ridge preservation in preparation for early implant placement.
Dean Vafiadis, DDS, shows the use of new smile design technology. He combines a face/smile scan, an intraoral scan, and CBCT using clever software to attain predictable aesthetic results, bringing the “dental avatar” into the laboratory.
Gail Cherry-Peppers, DDS, MS; Crystal McIntosh, DDS, MS; Jezelle Sonnier, DDS; and Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS, look at 2 oral mucosal conditions of the tongue with similar clinical appearances presenting together: geographic tongue and median rhomboid glossitis. The differential diagnosis and treatment plan is discussed in detail. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.
Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH, discusses how implementing trauma-informed care (TIC) practices in our clinics can have a marked effect on the patient experience, potentially improving treatment adherence and health outcomes and the overall wellness and health of staff and practitioners.