October 2015



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Dry Mouth Syndrome and the Emerging Role of Arginine-Based Technologies
Anne Guignon, RDH, MPH, and Brian Nový, DDS, discuss dry mouth syndrome and dental professionals’ role in diagnosing and managing this condition. The emerging role of arginine-based technologies in the management of dry mouth syndrome is also discussed. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Avoiding Subgingival Margins For Healthier Dentistry: Using a Supragingival Preparation Protocol
Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS, makes a strong case for implementing minimally invasive preparation designs.

An Evaluation of Two Luting Cements
Alan R. Weinstein, DDS, presents case reports using and comparing 2 different classes of crown and bridge cements.

Atraumatic Removal of Mandibular Exostosis
Michael Koceja, DDS, shares an alternative method that was used to perform a common surgical procedure.

Pre-Restorative Orthodontics: A Cornerstone of Comprehensive Care
Ben Miraglia, DDS, presents a case that required a multidisciplinary approach to care for an optimal outcome.

Three-Dimensional Instrumentation: The Promise of Minimally Invasive Preparations
Allen Ali Nasseh, DDS, MMSc, and Dennis Brave, DDS, discuss an instrumentation technique that combines the use of minimally tapered rotary files with an innovative universal
finishing instrument that adapts to the natural root canal anatomy.

To Graft or Not To Graft? Treating Vertical Bone Defects in the Aesthetic Zone
Craig M. Misch, DDS, MDS, discusses treatment planning for implant prostheses in theanterior maxilla when bone defects are present.

The Solid Zirconia Implant-Retained Prosthesis: An Excellent Full-Arch Alternative to the Fixed Hybrid Denture
Paresh B. Patel, DDS, explains how to easily and predictably restore the edentulous arch with either implant-supported fixed zirconia bridges or an implant-retained overdenture.

Digitizing Implant Treatment: Abutment Design, Fabrication, and Provisionalization

Tarun Agarwal, DDS, demonstrates how advancements in aesthetic materials and chairside CAD/CAM applications are improving efficiency for customized implant cases.

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