September 2022

Dentistry Today


Dental Impressions 1952 to 2022: Balancing the Art, Science, and Business of Dentistry

Dr. Jeffrey C. Hoos notes the drastic evolution of dental materials, methods, and techniques over the past 80 years. He discusses where we were, where we are now, and where the age of digital dentistry is going to take us.

Ten Steps to Bone Reduction in a Full-Arch Surgical Guide

Drs. Daniel Domingue and N. Cory Glenn detail 10 steps to design a surgical guide. Using CBCT, software, artificial intelligence, 3D printing, and more, they explain concepts of bone reduction and prosthetic design that lead to a more predictable outcome.

Biomimetically Driven Dentistry

Dr. Mary Sue Stonisch demonstrates how minimally invasive dentistry and careful occlusal analysis can create beautiful and functional dentistry. She goes through the steps of this procedure, including smile design, occlusal deprogramming, and provisionals, to help create a predictable result.


A Simpler Approach to the Connective Tissue Graft

Drs. Dale R. Rosenbach and Shira Theil show an approach to harvesting connective tissue from the palate and using it as a graft for either a tooth or an implant. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Aesthetic Improvement of Over-Retained Deciduous Canines

Drs. Eugene Kim and Gregori M. Kurtzman give an alternative to removal and implant placement for an adult with deciduous canines. Dr. Kim’s case shows a successful treatment using the existing deciduous canines.

Common Extraction Complications and Solutions

Dr. Steven L. Rasner addresses 2 common clinical complications—broken root rips and maxillary sinus perforations—and their recommended solutions.

Four Tips for Dental Photography Done Right

Dr. Jason Goodchild and Mr. Mark Donaldson discuss the path to excellent dental photography. They will share equipment requirements, various views, information about flashes and positioning, and more.

VIEWPOINT: Keeping Up With Insurance Management

Teresa Duncan, one of the top insurance authorities in the profession, offers some hints and important ideas for those of us who do work with dental insurance.

FOCUS ON: Forensic Odontology