May 2016

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Immediate Placement of SDIs in the Maxillary Arch: Immediate Post-Extraction Placement

Steven T. Cutbirth, DDS, presents a case report dealing with immediate placement of small-diameter implants for prosthetic stabilization.

Immediately Loading Dental Implants: Doing It Right for Long-Term Success
Charles D. Schlesinger, DDS, presents detailed information on how the clinician can achieve greater success when placing immediately loaded implants.

Inflection Points in Dental Imaging

L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, discusses inflection points relating to endodontics.

Putting Material Science to Work: Use of a Self-Polishing, Universal Nanohybrid Composite
Robert A. Lowe, DDS, presents a case report showcasing the use of a recently introduced self-polishing nanohybrid composite.

Aesthetics and Removable Prosthetics

George E. Kirtley, DDS, presents a unique removable prosthetic case that involves spark erosion technology.

Interdisciplinary Management of Worn Anterior Teeth: Facially Generated Treatment Planning

Frank M. Spear, DDS, MSD, discusses facially generated treatment planning for the interdisciplinary management of worn anterior teeth.

Service With a Smile

Sam Simos, DDS, shares the steps he took to take his patient from hiding her smile to letting her real personality shine through.

Platelet-Rich Growth Factor for Lip and Perioral Rejuvenation: A Case Study on “The Kiss Shot”
Robert Gordon, DDS, discusses the use of platelet rich growth factors in perioral and lip rejuvenation procedures.

Vital Pulp Therapy in Primary Teeth: An Update

Lance Kisby, DMD examines the rapidly changing materials, concepts, and techniques in pulp therapy for primary teeth. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

April 2016

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The Importance of Increasing the Success Rate: A Look at Procedures, Factors, and Clinical Practices

Allan S. Deutsch, DMD, shares his own professional experience, highlighting ways to increase success rates in endodontics.

Creating Well-Obturated Canals: The Use of Warm Vertical Condensation Techniques
Trent T. Lally, DDS, MSD; Eric Pacheco, DDS; and Garry L. Bey, DDS; discuss a new warm obturation technology, each author presenting a case example.

The Implant Practice
Wendy AuClair Clark, DDS, MS; David A. Garber, DMD; Maurice A. Salama, DMD; and Ronald E. Goldstein, DDS; present a case report while discussing the keys to a successful implant practice.

A Simple and Cost-Effective Socket Preservation Technique
Timothy Kosinski, DDS, discusses the importance of maintaining bone height and width following extractions as a key for predictable future dental implant placement.

Composite Versus Porcelain, Part 2: The 360° Composite Resin Veneer

David J. Clark, DDS, in part 2 of a 3-part article series, describes the new role of direct composite restorations in the reconstruction of anterior teeth using an injection overmolding technique.

Clinical Tips to Ensure Successful Whitening Outcomes
Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, shares ways to achieve consistently successful teeth-whitening outcomes.

Selecting Ideal Materials for Full-Mouth Rehabilitation

Mike Malone, DDS, discusses the importance of proper dental material selection to achieve optimal outcomes.

Aesthetic Complications of Restorative Material Choice: Considering Soft-Tissue Factors
Barry F. McArdle, DMD, talks about how material choices can affect soft-tissue aesthetics.

Seven Protective Reflexes Every Dentist Should Know

Jason R. Flores, RN, DDS, discusses 7 protective reflexes that patients may demonstrate when undergoing dental treatment. Reflex mechanisms and preventive/management techniques for complications caused by these reflexes are discussed. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

FocusOn: Treatment Planning for Success

Plea From an Oral Cancer Survivor

February 2016

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Single-Visit Dentistry Is Here…Are You Ready?

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

CBCT Use in Endodontic Diagnosis

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

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.

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.

A New Restorative Material for Pediatric Dentistry

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

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.

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

March 2016

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A Sequential Approach to Implant-Supported Overdentures

Timothy Kosinski, DDS, discusses a variety of advantages in prescribing implant-supported overdentures.

Maximizing Stability and Prosthetic Durability
Paresh B. Patel, DDS, demonstrates how implants can be used in combination with monolithic zirconia to deliver fully edentulous patients an aesthetic and long-lasting solution.

The Single-Stage Implant Procedure: Science or Convenience?
Dale R. Rosenbach, DMD, MS, addresses the question of whether there is a strong clinical
rationale for immediate implant abutment placement. The risks and benefits of delayed implant abutment placement versus immediate abutment placement are reviewed. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Cameograms: A New Technique for Prosthodontic Applications

Joseph J. Massad, DDS, et al present a clinical case report demonstrating the the value of the cameogram in the treatment planning, design, and construction of implant-supported overdentures.

Successful and Predictable Custom Complete Dentures
Tony Daher, DDS, MSEd, et al describe a step-by-step protocol for state-of-the-art custom denture fabrication.

The Three Fs of Predictable Endodontics: “Finding, Following, and Finishing”

John West, DDS, MSD, describes how predictable endodontics is built on knowing and performing 3 mechanical skills known as finding, following, and finishing.

Direct Composite Restorations to Mask Intrinsic Staining: An Eighteen-Year Follow-Up

Rafael Francisco Lia Mondelli, DDS, MSc, PhD, et al share their observations on a composite resin case that had been done to improve aesthetics due to internal staining.

Optimizing a Smile Enhancement: Combining Alignment, Composite Bonding, and Ceramic Resurfacing

Ross W. Nash, DDS, presents a case in which he utilized a mandibular aligner prior to starting the aesthetic phase of treatment.

FocusOn: Caries Arrest

Splints and Occlusion Get No Respect

January 2016

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Evolution of Comprehensive Care, Part 6: Aesthetics, Veneers, and Whitening

Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, and David F. Ouellet, DDS, in part 6 of a 6-part article series, conclude the discussion on how clinicians are able to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients better than ever before.

Delight Your Patients With a 45-Minute Smile Rehab

Martin B. Goldstein, DMD, highlights the use of a modern flowable composite for simplifying incisal edge restoration allowing ultraconservative rapid-fire smile rehabs.

Single-File Shaping Technique: Achieving a Gold Medal Result

Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, outlines the critical distinctions between shaping canals using continuous rotation versus a reciprocation technique.

Guided Gingival Growth: Improving Aesthetics During Second-Stage Surgery

Michael Sonick, DMD, and Debby Hwang, DMD, describe a new approach to augment soft tissue at the time of second-stage surgery without secondary gingival grafting.

Technology to Control Excessive Occlusal Contact Force: Enhancing Implant Restoration Longevity
Christopher J. Stevens, DDS, centers a discussion on principles of occlusion and aesthetics as related to implant dentistry.

Achieving Anterior Aesthetics in a Full-Arch Implant Case
Dino Javaheri, DDS, presents a large full-arch case that emphasizes the importance of a smile design analysis for aesthetic success.

Digital Design: Predictability, Profitability, and Efficiency

Joyce L. Bassett, DDS, and Matthew Roberts, CDT, explore state-of-the-art, real-time digital design and link 3-D prosthetic planning with fundamental principles.

Why GPs Should Pursue Orthodontic Training

Jaimée Morgan, DDS, and Stan Presley, DDS, share mini case examples supporting their belief that GPs should participate in post-graduate orthodontic training.

Composite Versus Ceramics, Part 1: Young Patients and Fractures

David J. Clark, DDS, in the first of a 3-part article series, will describe the new role and applications for direct composite restorations in conservative aesthetic dentistry.

The Relationship Between Periodontics and Cardiovascular Disease

Alison Glascoe, DDS, MS; Ronald Brown, DDS, MS; and Motshabi Makhene, DDS; discuss the relationship between oral health and systemic health, specifically the relationship between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Innovations in Patient Relationships and Communication: “Changing the Story, One Patient at a Time”

Focus On: Implants

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