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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.
DENTAL SLEEP MEDICINE
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.