November 2015

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Vitamin B12 and Dentistry

Iris Morton, DDS, MS, and Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS, discuss vitamin B12 patient care and the pathophysiology related to the oral manifestations of vitamin B12 serum values. Issues of particular importance to clinical dentistry are addressed. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Observations on Current Controversies in Dentistry

Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD, in this issue’s cover-featured article, candidly discusses current controversies in dentistry.

Reciprocation: A Safer and More Efficient Approach to Care

Barry L. Musikant, DMD, discusses safer and more efficient ways to shape canals while reducing costs.

Surgical Techniques to Increase Bone Augmentation Success

Randy R. Resnik, DMD, MDS, covers advantages and disadvantages of the various bone grafting options available today.

Unique Solution for Porcelain Fracture: A Case Report

Marvin A. Fier, DDS, shows how he used recently introduced dental materials when more traditional materials did not work as a long-term fix.

A Biomimetic Approach to Treating Aggressive Caries
Randall G. Cohen, DDS, describes a minimally invasive and biomimetic protocol for tooth restoration.

Accelerated Treatment in a Multidisciplinary Case

Payam C. Ataii, DMD, MBA, presents a case-based article demonstrating how to shorten treatment times and achieve more predictable orthodontic movement through the use of clear aligners in conjunction with osteoperforations.

Rehabilitation of Mandibular Atrophy: The Case of the Prolonged Partial

Richard B. Winter, DDS, rehabilitates a severely atrophic mandible with a zirconia implant-retained prosthesis.

Evolution of Comprehensive Care, Part 5: Restoring Endodontically Treated Teeth and Advances in Fixed Restorations

Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, in part 5 of a 6-part article series, will discuss how clinicians are able to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients better than ever before.

Reflections on Modern Dental Ceramics

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.

It's the Point of Transaction

August 2015

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Evolution of Comprehensive Care, Part 4: Direct Restorations
Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, in part 4 of a 6-part article series, discusses how clinicians are able to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients better than ever before.

Overdenture Implants: A Simplified and Contemporary Approach to Planning and Placement
Michael D. Scherer, DMD, MS, discusses contemporary approaches for implant-supported overdentures, highlighting the latest imaging techniques and software.

Single Posterior Implant Crown Fabrication: Cement-On Versus Screw-Retained Crowns
Timothy Kosinski, DDS, discusses treatment planning and other topics related to posterior single implants.

Correction of Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea With Interdisciplinary Treatment
Joseph Yousefian, DMD, MS, MA; Kate Weaver, DDS; Douglas Trimble, DMD, MD; Robert William DePaso, MD; and Robert Gottlieb, DDS; discuss obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and describe a comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment that successfully addressed the patient’s dentofacial aesthetic concerns and other health issues. This article is
peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Assessing Endodontic Case Difficulty
David A. Beach, DMD, MS, focuses on identifying factors that can complicate treatment.

Lasers in Implant Dentistry, Part 2
Glenn A. van As, BSc, DMD, discusses an exciting new way to treat peri-implantitis.

Prefabricated Composite Veneers: A Conservative Solution for the Aesthetic Zone
Maurice W. Lewis, DDS; Ashanti D. Braxton, DDS; and Waletha Wasson, DDS, MPA, MS; share a case that outlines the a one-appointment prefabricated composite veneer

September 2015

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A Review of E-Cigarettes and Related Health Issues

Alison L. Glascoe, DDS, MS, and Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS, discuss electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), or e-cigarettes, including related regulatory and oral/public health issues. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Marrying Clinical Techniques and Teamwork

Ross W. Nash, DDS, and Debra Engelhardt-Nash, AA, BFA, one of dentistry’s power couples, discuss their collaboration of clinical dentistry and practice management.

The Immediate Smile: Fixed Provisionalization Using Digital Technology

Barry F. McArdle, DMD; James D. Spivey, DDS, MS; and David R. Avery, AAS, CDT; present a case report describing immediate smile fixed provisionalization when placing a single implant using digital technology.

Metal-Based Restoration Replacement: Using Lithium Disilicate for Aesthetics and Strength
Amanda Seay, DDS, outlines the advantages of modern all-ceramics over traditional PFMs.

Endodontic Shaping Procedures: The Past, Present, and Near Future

L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, shares a timely update and forward-looking article on endodontic shaping procedures.

Optimizing Your Shade-Matching Success: Tips, Tools, and Clinical Techniques

Mark L. Pitel, DMD, outlines ways to ensure success with shade matching.

Diastema Closure: A Restorative Design and Treatment Challenge
George E. Kirtley, DDS, addresses the treatment of arch length redundancy or spacing resulting in a diastema between the anterior teeth.

Where Do We Grow From Here?

Mary K. Hughes, RDH, and Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, discuss the comprehensive hygiene examination and collaboration required between the doctor and hygienist.

Optimal Dental Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Steven R. Olmos, DDS, and Chase Bennett, DDS, discuss how providing reproducible success with oral appliance therapy for OSA is dependent on identifying the limiting variables prior to the start of treatment with the utilization of CBCT.

Conflict of Interest Revisited: Law Versus Ethics

July 2015

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Uncontrolled Dental Caries in a Young Adult: A Therapeutic Perspective and Case Report
Cheryl E. Fryer, DDS, MS, MA; Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS; and Sandra D. Osborne, RDH, MS; present a case of uncontrolled dental caries in a 24-year-old adult and discuss
diagnosis, etiology, and management of the high-risk caries patient. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

An Oral Bisphosphonate Dilemma
Joseph Whitehouse, MS, DDS, outlines how he managed a patient who had been on long-term oral bisphosphonate therapy.

Optimal Shaping of Root Canal Systems: Demonstrating the Use of Controlled Memory Ni-Ti Files
Richard Mounce, DDS, presents a case report demonstrating the use of controlled-memory Ni-Ti files.

Bulimia: Complex Etiology, Challenging Treatment
Richard Winter, DDS, presents 2 cases that demonstrate some of the challenges in treating dental patients with bulimia.

Nanoceramic CAD/CAM Restorations
Ian E. Shuman, DDS, and Adam Ben Zev share a case report introducing one of the latest biocompatible resin nanoceramics for CAD/CAM fabrication.

A Restorative Challenge: Tetracycline-Stained Teeth
Steven T. Cutbirth, DDS, uses porcelain veneers to deal with the challenges involved in treating a patient with tetracycline staining.

Ensuring Restorative Success With Bruxism Testing
Louis Malcmacher, DDS, outlines cases that demonstrate how restorative, bruxism, and orofacial pain treatments have now entered a new era.

Lasers in Implant Dentistry, Part 1
Glenn A. van As, BSc, DMD, discusses an exciting new way to treat peri-implantitis.

Immediate Implant Prosthesis Via Guided Bone Reduction

Swati Ahuja, BDS, MDS; Nicholas Egbert, DDS, MDS; Russell Wicks, DMD, MS; and Robert Brandt, DDS, MS; describe a novel technique to integrate 2 guides that permit
bone reduction, immediate placement, and immediate loading.

Intraoral Repair of Multiple Substrates Using Silication

Patrick Roetzer, DDS; Shika Gupta, BDS, DDS; Troy Schmedding, DDS; Steven Sadowsky, DDS; and Parag Kachalia, DDS; present case reports to demonstrate a reliable and simple repair procedure for different restorations using silication.

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