February 2016

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INTERVIEW
Single-Visit Dentistry Is Here…Are You Ready?

Michael C. DiTolla, DDS, talks about new directions in CAD/CAM dentistry.

ENDODONTICS
CBCT Use in Endodontic Diagnosis

David A. Beach, DMD, MS, talks about the role of CBCT in achieving a correct diagnosis.

LASERS
Use of Lasers to Treat Failing Dental Implants

Jeffrey P. Cranska, DDS, discusses how lasers can be used to treat failing implants in certain clinical circumstances.

IMPLANTS
Removable Prosthetics: Bad Attachments or Bad Design?

Edward R. Kusek, DDS, discusses implant fixture and abutment considerations.

Simplifying Implant Overdentures: Contemporary Overdenture Abutment and Attachment Systems
Michael D. Scherer, DMD, MS, shares materials and techniques that will serve to simplify implant- supported overdentures.

A New Approach for Treating Peri-Implantitis: Reversibility of Osseointegration
Eduardo Anitua, MD, DDS, PhD, discusses peri-implantitis and presents a new clinical protocol for treating this problem. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

DENTAL MATERIALS
A New Restorative Material for Pediatric Dentistry

Lance Kisby, DMD, outlines some clinical applications of a recently introduced flowable composite resin system.

RESTORATIVE
Creating the “Perfect” Class V Composite: The Matrix Is Key

Paul C. Belvedere, DDS, and Douglas L. Lambert, DDS, present reliable technique steps that will allow the clinician to predictably deliver successful Class V composite restorations.

Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning: What Would You Do If She Were Your Daughter?
Elliot Mechanic, BSc, DDS, presents a case report that exemplifies the use of an effective team approach to gain optimal results.

AESTHETICS
Choosing a Durable and Minimally Invasive Alternative: Posterior Partial-Coverage Lithium Disilicate Restorations

Edward Lowe, BSc, DMD, and Nelson Rego, CDT, present a case report highlighting the steps required to achieve predictable and aesthetic partial-coverage posterior restorations.

Conservatively Recreating a Smile
Frank Milnar, DDS, outlines the considerations and clinical protocol when using direct composites containing giomer chemistry.

Focus On: Regenerative Dentistry



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