May 2023

Dentistry Today


Fully Digital Full Arch? Continued Advancements in Full-Arch Implant Restorations

Isaac D. Tawil, 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.

Full-Mouth Reconstruction Workflow in a Hopeless Situation

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.  

Using Dentin Grafting in Early Implant Placement With Vertical Sinus Elevation 

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.

Three-Dimensional Facial Scanning: A New Paradigm

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.

MRG (Oral Candidiasis) Masquerading as Geographic Tongue — (CE)

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.

FOCUS ON – Trauma-Informed Care in Dentistry

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.

VIEWPOINT – Are You Using AI In Your Dental Marketing?