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


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?

February 2014

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HYGIENE TODAY
Get Your Hygiene Patients “Off the Fence”!
Jeffrey M. Rosenberg, DDS; Joann Papanier, RDH, LLA; and Beverly B. Abdullah, RDH, LLA; discuss the use of an intraoral fluorescing camera for early detection and recognition of caries, dental plaque, and gingival inflammation.

INTERVIEW
A Legacy of Leading and Serving the Profession

Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD, and Rella P. Christensen, RDH, PhD, talk about the history, mission, and future directions of the CR Foundation.

IMPLANTS
Immediate Mini Implant Placement Following Extractions

Steven T. Cutbirth, DDS, discusses immediate placement of small-diameter implants, along with bone grafting and membrane placement, following extraction of mandibular anterior teeth.

ESTHETICS
Meaningful Mini-Makeovers in the New Economy

Marvin A. Fier, DDS, demonstrates how improving only one or 2 teeth in a smile can make a world of difference for the esthetics and emotions of a patient.

The Power of Preparation: Achieving Ideal Esthetic Results
Adamo Notarantonio, DDS, emphasizes the need for proper planning for highly esthetic outcomes.

RESTORATIVE
A Technique for Optimal Core Buildups
Jeremy Montrose, DDS, and William Bartosiak share how they used silicone guides to create ideal form in core build-ups for full-coverage restorations.

PROSTHODONTICS
The Stress Axis/DNA Protocols in Denture Fabrication, Part 2: Case Examples
J. Patrick Ford, DDS, presents clinical cases that demonstrate the use of the Stress Axis/DNA denture fabrication technique.

VIEWPOINT
How to Replace Lost Production and Profit

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?

January 2014

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IMPLANTS
Platelet-Rich Fibrin in Mesh Exposure Repair
Carlos Boudet, DDS
, presents a case report involving a ridge augmentation procedure that resulted in complications, sharing how the dilemma was resolved.

RESTORATIVE
Nearly Universal Materials: Materials and Techniques Designed to Simplify Clinical Choices

Jack D. Griffin Jr, DMD, outlines how the use of a carefully planned clinical protocol leads to consistent results.

TECHNOLOGY
Cosmetic Gingivectomy Using Radiosurgery

Jeffrey A. Sherman, DDS, demonstrates the use of an advanced generation of radiosurgical instruments.

PROSTHODONTICS
The Stress Axis/DNA Protocols in Denture Fabrication, Part 1
J. Patrick Ford, DDS
, introduces a novel denture fabrication protocol.

VIEWPOINT
Implants Versus Endodontics: "As the Pendulum Swings"



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