December 2014

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TMD Rediscovered: A New Paradigm, Part Two

Lawrence Gottesman, DDS, builds upon the information presented in part one to provide a solid diagnostic investigative clinical protocol for temporomandibular disorders. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 3 hours of CE credit.

The Art and Science of Implant Dentistry: Minimally Invasive Considerations for the Aesthetic Zone

Amir N. Esfandiari, DDS, demonstrates a minimally invasive extraction technique and immediate implant placement in the aesthetic zone.

Effective and Simple Bone Grafting
David Mangot, DMD, presents a series of mini-case reports involving predictable bone-grafting techniques.

Maximizing Placement Accuracy: Small-Diameter Implants for Overdenture Retention
Harold I. Sussman, DDS, MSD, introduces a one-piece, handheld guide that will help to ensure accurate placement of mini dental implants.

Broadening the Spectrum of Use for Glass Ionomer Restorations

Daniel H. Ward, DDS, outlines different clinical applications of glass ionomer as a restorative material.

Measuring for Success in Endodontic Therapy

David A. Beach, DMD, MS, discusses how proper measurements of both instruments and filling materials relate to successful therapy.

Leaders in Continuing Education

The 17th Annual Leaders in Continuing Education directory contains contact information and lecture topics for this year’s clinical Leaders.

Leaders in Dental Consulting
The 17th Annual Leaders in Dental Consulting directory contains contact information and lecture topics for this year’s consulting Leaders.

Intentionally Being Better

November 2014

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TMD Rediscovered: A New Paradigm, Part One

Lawrence Gottesman, DDS, describes a supportive literary review presenting arthritis of the TMJ and other joints as an infectious disease. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Salivary Diagnostics for Oral Cancer Risk Assessment: Introducing a Game-Changing Breakthrough
Neil Gottehrer, DDS, and Jack Martin, MD, introduce the first scientifically proven oral cancer biomarker testing system. This article also contains input from the scientific director of Delta Dental, Dr. Jed Jacobson, who shares his opinions on the introduction of this technological breakthrough.

Shaping Complex Canals: Clinical Strategy and Technique
Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, focuses on the preparation of narrower, longer, and more curved canals.

Avoiding Mandibular Nerve Impairment, Part One: Anatomical and Intraoperative Considerations
Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS, PhD (hc), and Randolph R. Resnik, DMD, MDS, discuss radiographic, anatomical, clinical, and surgical techniques intended to help the clinician avoid neurosensory impairment complications.

Predictable In-Office Results: Applying CAD/CAM Technology in the Aesthetic Zone
Michael J. Moroni, DDS, presents a case report involving the aesthetic zone completed in-office with CAD/CAM technology.

Making Difficult Cases Easier With Supragingival Dentistry: Porcelain Onlays and Veneers
Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS, shares several mini cases demonstrating minimally invasive techniques and related dental materials.

Complete Transformation of a Failing Dentition
Ara Nazarian, DDS, describes the steps necessary to completely transform a patient’s smile and occlusion.

Long-Term Follow-Up of Previously Published Cases
Robert Weller, DDS, shares his clinical experiences related to 2 unique clinical cases delivered more than 20 years ago.

Evolution of Comprehensive Care, Part One: Diagnosis and Evaluation
Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, in the first of a 6-part series, discusses how clinicians are able to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients better than ever before.

Close Encounters of the Nerve Kind
Richard Winter, DDS, shares a case study showing how a compromised solution was successfully implemented for unilateral edentulism.

Achieving Success With Small-Diameter Implants
Paresh B. Patel, DDS, talks about a number of clinical applications for small-diameter implants.

Nutritional Status and Corpus Deterioratum

September 2014

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Goldstein, Garber, and Salama: A Legacy Lives
Ronald E. Goldstein, DDS; David A. Garber, DMD; Maurice Salama, DMD; and Henry Salama, DMD; talk about various topics including high-tech products and innovations that are important for practice growth.

Three Breakthrough Implant Procedures
Brady Frank, DDS, outlines 3 minimally invasive techniques for possible implementation in your practice.

Injection Overmolding for Aesthetics and Strength, Part 2: Treating Black Triangles in Post-Ortho Cases
David Clark, DDS, corrects post-orthodontic black triangles and rebuilds papillae with injection overmolding.

Why Are You Prescribing Bruxism Appliances?
Louis Malcmacher, DDS, discusses how bruxism appliances can be dangerous to your patients’ health.

An Implant-Assisted Removable Partial Denture: A 36-Month Follow-Up Case Report
Edgar Grageda, DDS, MS, and Bastian Rieck, CDT, describe the treatment, design, and fabrication of an implant-assisted removable partial denture.

The Mobile Implant Practitioner

October 2014

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The Role of Fundamentals for Future Success

Peter E. Dawson, DDS, and John C. Cranham, DDS, discuss the impact of new technologies, some of the biggest challenges that many young graduates are facing, and the need for thoughtfully designed post-graduate education.

Enhancing Fixed Partial Denture Gingival Architecture
Barry F. McArdle, DMD, talks about the aesthetic challenges often found with pontics in long-span fixed partial dentures.

Accelerated Orthodontics for the General Practitioner

Brian J. Gray, DDS, introduces a new orthodontic treatment system that dramatically increases the rate at which teeth are moved.

Managing Our Patients in the Information Age

August 2014

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Stabilization of Removable Partial Dentures: Maximizing Clinical Success With Small-Diameter Implants

Steven T. Cutbirth, DDS, through several mini case reports, demonstrates how small-diameter implants can be an excellent restorative option for removable partial denture stabilization.

Resurfacing Tooth Structure With Ceramic Laminates
Ross W. Nash, DDS, shares a step-by-step all-ceramic laminate technique used to resurface damaged tooth structure.

Injection Overmolding for Aesthetics and Strength, Part 1: Finishing Orthodontic Cases Using Direct Composite
David Clark, DDS, treats identical twins with peg laterals and undersized incisors using direct composite resin overmolding.

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