July 2014

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RESTORATIVE
Preformed Design Bridging Concept: A Case Report

Ronald S. Carlson, DDS, shares a case report involving an economical direct-bonded bridge alternative.

A Multipurpose Temporary Tooth Replacement: Aesthetic Tooth-Borne Alternative Used Prior to an Implant
Gary M. Radz, DDS, talks about an option for quality prefabricated provisionals.

IMPLANTS
Two-Stage Mini Dental Implants: Is It Time to Join the Party?
Martin B. Goldstein, DMD, presents a predictable flapless technique for implant placement.

VIEWPOINT
Medical Consultations for Dental Patients in 2014

June 2014

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IMPLANTS
Small-Diameter Implants for Single-Unit Restorations
Raymond Choi, DDS, outlines the simple use of an MDI for a single-unit crown in the anterior.

AESTHETICS
Augmentation Versus Amputation: Implementing Noninvasive and Minimally Invasive Protocols for Maximum Success
Robert C. Margeas, DDS, presents several mini-case reports to demonstrate minimally invasive techniques.

ENDODONTICS
Predictably Successful Endodontics

Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, MSD, talks about preparing access cavities and shaping canals in the context of balancing the treatment objectives with the concept of minimally invasive endodontics.

VIEWPOINT
Embezzlement Cases: Who is Responsible?

April 2014

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INTERVIEW
Endodontics: A Key Opinion Leader Colloquy
L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS; Lisa Germain, DDS, MScD; and Diwakar Kinra, DDS, MS; discuss hot topics and the future of endodontics.

RESTORATIVE
Tunnel Preps: Tooth Strength Preservation
Joseph Whitehouse, DDS, advocates the use of the tunnel prep technique to preserve tooth structure and strength.

DENTAL MATERIALS
Impression Techniques: Clinical Properties That Matter
Ross W. Nash, DDS, discusses various characteristics that are important to consider with impression materials.

TECHNOLOGY
Improving the Local Anesthesia Experience for Our Patients
Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, discusses ways to make the delivery of local anesthesia more effective and comfortable.­

IMPLANTS
Short Implants: A Viable Alternative to Sinus Augmentation
Charles D. Schlesinger, DDS, talks about the use of short implants for cases in which previously a traditional sinus augmentation would have been indicated.

AESTHETICS
Biologic Restorative Systems for Predictability
Robert A. Lowe, DDS, uses CAD/CAM hybrid gold restorations in a perio-related restorative case.

VIEWPOINT
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

May 2014

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INTERVIEW
Dental Trends: Knowing These Can Optimize Your Practice!
George Freedman, DDS, BSc, discusses significant trends within the profession in order to optimize the clinician’s material, technological, and educational expenditures for enhanced patient treatment and a healthy bottom line.

RESTORATIVE
Importance of Lip Type Classification: Maxillary Central Incisor Length Determination Versus Lip Phenotype
Steven T. Cutbirth, DDS, discusses lip type classifications and the ramifications in achieving a successful aesthetic outcome.

DENTAL MATERIALS
The Modern Aesthetic Mixed Restorative Case

Todd C. Snyder, DDS, presents an aesthetic restorative case, emphasizing the importance of excellence in provisionalization to a successful outcome.

AESTHETICS
Minimally Invasive Treatment of Brown Spot Fluorosis

Leonard Tau, DMD, and Rod Kurthy, DMD, share the story of a young boy’s life that was deeply affected by unsightly teeth.

Applying Foundational Principles to Digital Technologies: Ensuring Success in Aesthetic Dentistry
Galip Gürel, DDS, presents foundational principles for ensuring clinical and patient success in aesthetic dentistry.

An Effective External Bleaching Technique: Treating Teeth Discolored From Trauma
Laura Molinar Franco, DDS, et al outline an effective bleaching technique for teeth that become discolored as a result of trauma.

TECHNOLOGY
Dental Digital Photography Update: A Report From the 2014 Chicago Midwinter Meeting

Martin B. Goldstein, DMD, shares a short update on the latest developments in dental photography.

VIEWPOINT
Dentist to Physician Patient Advocacy for Health’s Sake


March 2014

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AESTHETICS
Predictable Tooth Replacement in the Aesthetic Zone
Joyce L. Bassett, DDS, presents a case report centering on key principles that will help the clinician achieve the very best outcomes.

Anterior Tooth Challenges, Part 4: Canines in the Lateral Position
Elliot Mechanic, DDS, BSc, outlines the consequences and solution to a poor choice in replacing congenitally missing lateral incisors.

IMPLANTS
Nonconventional Rehabilitation for Anterior Single Tooth Loss: Clinical Follow-Up at 12 Years
Flávio Domingues das Neves, DDS, MSc, PhD, et al show the results of a nonconventional rehabilitation for a single missing tooth, with a look at the 12-year clinical follow-up.

A Simple Technique for Broken Abutment Screw Repair
Carlos Boudet, DDS, demonstrates a simple repair technique to a broken abutment screw.

TECHNOLOGY
Using Digital Impressions and CAD/CAM in Implant Dentistry
Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, and Douglas F. Dompkowski, DDS, present a case report and talk about the growth of digital impressions and CAD/CAM in the arena of dental implants.

RESTORATIVE
Optimize Finishing and Polishing of Posterior Composites
Jeff T. Blank, DMD, outlines techniques for efficient direct composite placement, finishing, and polishing.

VIEWPOINT
Electronic Health Records: Who’s Running the Asylum?



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