February 2014

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Replace Lost Production and Profit

January 2014

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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.

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.

Cosmetic Gingivectomy Using Radiosurgery

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

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

Implants Versus Endodontics: "As the Pendulum Swings"

November 2013

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The Easy Way Versus the Hard Way: Planning the Open Palate Maxillary Small-Diameter Implant-Retained Denture
Martin B. Goldstein, DMD, presents a case report involving an SDI-retained maxillary denture, featuring use of laboratory analogs and chrome underframe to allow for an open palate.

Treatment Planning in a Challenged Economy
Steve L. Rasner, DMD
, discusses treatment planning in an economy that is challenging for patients.

Class II Composite Placement Is Difficult! Solutions to Help Overcome the Clinical Challenges
Jason H. Goodchild, DMD
, focuses on a process solution for consistently restoring direct composite Class II restorations to help the dentist achieve positive outcomes.

The LANAP Protocol: The Legend Continues
David Mangot, DMD
, presents cases supporting the clinical benefits of using LANAP regeneration techniques.

Total Dental Aesthetics
Louis Malcmacher, DDS
, talks about the need to choose and integrate a variety of modern dental materials for optimal dental and facial aesthetic outcomes.

Orthodontic Solutions for the Hygiene Patient
Trish Jones, RDH, BS, reviews different current orthodontic solutions that can be discussed by the hygienist to improve occlusion and overall health.

Peri-Implant Diseases and Collaborative Treatment

December 2013

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Optimizing Core Buildups and Post and Core Restorations: Improving Clinical Techniques With New Resin Materials
Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, presents a case report article on how to optimize post and core placements with new composite resin materials.

Composite Resins 2.0: Entering a New Age of Posterior Composites
Parag R. Kachalia, DDS, discusses a modern approach to predictable, profitable, and efficient posterior composites.

Aesthetic Zone Challenges: Severe Anterior Wear, Part 3: Restoratively Driven Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning

Elliot Mechanic, DDS, BSc, illustrates how the emergence of aesthetic dentistry has changed the standard of care and redirected specialties to a doctrine of facially generated treatment planning coordinated by the restorative quarterback.

Craniofacial Enhancement Using a Biomimetic Oral Appliance

G. Dave Singh, DDSc, PhD, BDS, and Samuel E. Cress, DDS, introduce a biomimetic oral appliance that produces craniofacial enhancement without using any invasive

The Truth About Depth of Cure

October 2013

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Preventing Carious Lesions: Clinical Steps for Applying a Newly Introduced Hydrophilic Sealant
Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD, discusses the use of a highly filled and radiopaque sealant system.

Efficient and Economical Composite Resin Placement: A “Fast-Track” Technique for Posterior Restorations

Jürgen Manhart, DDS, PhD, discusses modern direct composite resin materials that allow the clinician to use a “fast-track” technique for placement.

Clinical Perspectives on Materials and Techniques
Jeff T. Blank, DMD, discusses and demonstrates a few recently introduced materials and techniques that have helped him deliver optimal care.

Innovative and Affordable Options for Smile Enhancement

Ross W. Nash, DDS, presents a series of mini cases demonstrating different uses of an affordable technique used for aesthetic provisionals, and more.

Stable Restorations in a Less-Than-Stable Economy!
Simona Cuevas, DDS, presents a direct composite restorative case, providing a step-by-step clinical protocol.

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