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

December 2015

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A Contemporary Approach to Intraoral Optical Scanning and In-Office 3-D Printing
Michael D. Scherer, DMD, MS, examines the clinical applications of the latest intraoral optical scanning and in-office 3-D printing technologies and reviews the literature regarding the accuracy of these techniques for replicating the dentition and oral tissues compared to conventional impression techniques. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Full-Arch Zirconia Screw-Retained Bridges: The Advantages of a Guided Surgical Approach
Michael Tischler, DDS; Claudia Patch, DMD; and Art Mirelez, DDS; present a case report that discusses guided surgical options for full-arch zirconia bridges.

Quality Aesthetics in the Digital Age of Crown and Bridge
Robert A. Lowe, DDS, presents a case report that highlights the use of different materials on adjacent restorations.

Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning: The Restorative Quarterback
Elliot Mechanic, BSc, DDS, presents a case report demonstrating the use of an effective team approach to gain optimal results.

Tooth Resorption: The “Black Hole” of Dentistry
Lisa Germain, DDS, presents a discussion on the diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting with tooth resorption.

18TH ANNUAL LEADERS In Continuing education
Leaders in Continuing Education

The 18th Annual Leaders in Continuing Education directory contains contact information and lecture topics for 2016’s clinical leaders.

18th Annual Leaders in Dental Consulting
Leaders in Dental Consulting

The 18th Annual Leaders in Dental Consulting directory contains contact information and lecture topics for 2016’s consulting leaders.

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

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

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

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