June 2013

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Simplified Technique for Parallel Placement of Mini-Implants
Gerald S. Wank, DDS, and Arthur R. Volker, DDS, MSEd, share a case report on the use of a novel paralleling technique for the placement of mini-dental implants.

Aesthetic Zone Challenges: Untreatable Teeth, Part 1: Using Low Intensity Orthodontic Eruption to Safeguard Gingival and Bone Levels

Elliot Mechanic, DDS, BSc, in a 2-part article series, discusses how he solved anterior aesthetic challenges with a comprehensive approach.

Mental Imaging in Endodontics: Living in a Place You’ll Never See!
L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, describes the concepts, procedures, and instruments that allow clinicians to build a mental model of hidden spaces.

Magnification Alternatives: Seeing is Believing, Part 1

Glenn A. van As, BSc, DMD, explores current alternatives for improving operative visualization in daily dental practice.

A System for Success: Increasing Revenue and Patient Comfort by Embracing Technology
Mark E. Hyman, DDS, demonstrates how he employs new technologies to increase practice efficiency and patient comfort.

The New Science of Strong Teeth: Class II Preps

David Clark, DDS, discusses the new science of strong teeth.

Removing All-Ceramic Restorations With Lasers
Jeffrey P. Cranska, DDS, presents a case report demonstrating the use of laser technology to remove permanently cemented all-ceramic restorations.

Stretching Educational Boundaries

New Research: Mouthrinse Reduces Plaque and Gingivitis

In-Office Bleaching Agents and Composite Resins

Vitamin D and Periodontitis

Fractional Co2 Laser Irradiation and Enamel Remineralization

Human Microbe Study of Periodontitis

Fluoride in Drinking Water Cuts Tooth Decay in Adults

May 2013

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Adhesive Systems Continue to Evolve: A Case Report
Daniel J. Poticny, DDS, reviews adhesive systems and demonstrates the clinical application of a recently introduced one-bottle system with a CAD/CAM nanoceramic restorative application.

Discovering the Artist Inside: A Three-Step Approach to Predictable Aesthetic Smile Designs, Part 1

Galip Gürel, DDS, outlines foundational principles for ensuring predictable and successful aesthetic outcomes.

Optimizing Endodontic Irrigation: Advantages of Negative Apical Pressure Technology

Ronald Ordinola-Zapata, DDS, MSc, PhD; Gary Glassman, DDS; and Clovis M. Bramante, DDS, MSc, PhD; talk about a negative apical pressure system as a way to improve the
efficacy and safety of endodontic irrigation.

Periodontally Accelerated Orthodontics: ER,Cr:YSGG Laser-Induced Regional Acceleratory Phenomenon
Lawrence D. Singer, DMD, discusses periodontally accelerated orthodontics using ER,Cr:YSGG laser.

An Ideal Full-Arch Tooth Replacement Option: CAD/CAM Zirconia Screw-Retained Implant Bridge

Michael Tischler, DDS; Scott D. Ganz, DMD; and Claudia Patch, DMD; present a case report discussing a new all-zirconia fixed implant-retained bridge option.

Re-Exploring Template-Driven Dentistry
Martin B. Goldstein, DMD, presents an article on template-driven dentistry with special emphasis on composite solutions for smile design cases.

The Beauty of Balance

March 2013

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Achieving Reliable Denture Stability: The Need for Implant-Retained Overdentures to Increase
Gary Robert Johnson, DDS, presents helpful tips and solutions placing implant-retained overdentures.

Avoiding Restorative Failure
Lee Ann Brady, DMD, covers the treatment planning, occlusal therapy, and restorative decisions to minimize failures.

Making Contact: A Method for Restoring Adjacent Posterior Direct Resins
Jeffrey M. Rosenberg, DDS, presents a systematic process for restoring adjacent contacts.

Simultaneous Removal of the Whole Pulp Tissue: Case Reports

Filippo Santarcangelo, DDS, and Arnaldo Castellucci, MD, DDS, present a novel technique for the simultaneous removal of the entire pulp tissue in multirooted teeth with irreversible pulpitis.

New Options for Restoring a Deep Carious Lesion

Robert E. Rada, DDS, MBA, talks about new options for restoring deep carious lesions.

Patient-Friendly Short-Term Orthodontics

Angie Nauman, DDS, reviews the use of short-term orthodontics and shows how she noticeably improved a patient’s aesthetics and function.

Combining Enamel Microabrasion and Dental Bleaching: Recovering Smile Aesthetics

Lucas Silveira Machado, DDS, MS, et al present a case report demonstrating the use of a clinical protocol for enamel stain removal followed by dental bleaching using carbamide peroxide.

Getting the Right Shots! Tips and Tricks for Consistent Photographic Excellence

Jason H. Goodchild, DMD, and Mark Donaldson, BSP, PharmD, present a clinical protocol to effectively use dental photos in support of doctor-technician communication and in practice marketing.

The Brave New World of Digital Dentistry

Protection From Radiation Side Effects

Milk Formulas and Dental Plaque pH

Breaking Bone to Create Stronger Bone for Implant Surgery

Electric Brain Stimulation Releases Powerful Painkiller

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Dental Anxiety

April 2013

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Solving Complex Full-Arch Cases With Simple Solutions
Vincenzo Bucci Sabattini, MD, DDS; Andrea Mascolo, DDS; and Paresh B. Patel, DDS; share a case report describing a new technique for immediately loading an implant-supported, fixed screw-retained bridge that has flat abutments to achieve a superior passive fit.

Update on Apexogenesis: Case Reports: Achieving Predictable Root Maturation in Young Patients
Rico Short, DMD, discusses apexification and the endodontic indications for the use of mineral trioxide aggregate.

The Shaping Movement: Fifth-Generation Technology
Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, MSD; Pierre Machtou, DDS, MS, PhD; and John D. West, DDS; identify and compare how each new generation of endodontic Ni-Ti shaping files served to advance canal preparation methods.

Implant Therapy in the Aesthetic Zone: Maintaining Gingival Margins
Steven L. Rasner, DMD, focuses on 3 key factors influencing the final gingival architecture.

Management of Occlusion Over Implants, Part 1: Three 10-Year Case Follow-ups and Evaluations

Rodrigo Escalante Vasquez, DDS, in part 1 of a 2-part article, provides rationale for use and long-term results for porcelain-fused-to-hybrid gold restorations.

The New Science of Strong Endo Teeth
David Clark, DDS; John Khademi, DDS, MS; and Eric Herbranson, DDS, MS; continue their presentation on the new science of strong teeth.

Advancing the Standard of Care With the LANAP Protocol

David Mangot, DMD, presents several mini case reports demonstrating the effective and predictable use of the laser-assisted new attachment procedure protocol.

Endoscopic Periodontal Debridement
G. Richard Young, DDS, discusses the application and benefits of endoscopic periodontal debridement.

HPV Oropharyngeal Cancer: A Killer Among Us

Accuracy of Technology for Placing Implants Tested

Test Detects Cancer Earlier

Genetic Link to Periodontitis Confirmed

Gains Made Toward Treatment of Rare Bone Disease

Prophylactic Antibiotics and Implant Surgery

February 2013

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Common Threads: Care and Maintenance of Implants
Lisa C. Wadsworth, RDH, DA, discusses implant maintenance issues as related to the role of the dental hygienist.

Prophylaxis Paste Reduces Dentin Hypersensitivity

Periodontal Therapy and Prevention of Gastric Helicobacter Pylori Recurrence

Periodontitis and Atherosclerosis

Vitamin D Linked to Lower Caries Rates

Efficacy of Chlorhexidine Mouthrinses With and Without Alcohol

New Trends in Dentistry and Treatment Planning
Frank M. Spear, DDS, MSD, discusses the latest trends in dentistry and dental education along with some of the challenges faced.

Root Canal Shaping Using a Reciprocating File System
David J. Landwehr, DDS, MS, illustrates different uses of a new single-use, single-instrument mechanized shaping system.

Improving Existing Dentures With Mini Implants: Idealizing a Knife-Edged Mandibular Ridge
Steven T. Cutbirth, DDS, discusses how an existing denture was retained and improved with the use of surgery and small-diameter implants.

A Team Approach to Implant Reconstruction: “Part 2”
Robert A. Lowe, DDS; Charles Maragos, CDT; and Pete Hemstock; detail the recovery of an implant-supported overdenture after an implant failure.


Long-Lasting Multishade Composite Restorations
Robert Margeas, DDS, shows how he creates multilayered composite resin restorations with longevity in mind.

Minimally Invasive Protocol to Maximize Aesthetics
Arthur R. Volker, DDS, MSEd, and Paulino K. Kim, CDT, demonstrate the use of a modern all-ceramic to morph peg-shaped laterals into full laterals with excellent aesthetics.


Fracture Resistant Endodontic and Restorative Preparations
David Clark, DDS; John Khademi, DDS, MS; and Eric Herbranson, DDS, MS; explore dramatically upgraded cavity preparations that could lead to a significantly longer lifespan of both the tooth and the restoration.

Implant Overdentures: Selections for Attachment Systems

Joseph J. Massad, DDS; Swati Ahuja, BDS, MDS; and Dave Cagna, DMD, MS; describe a method for the practitioner to decide when to use a stud attachment, a bar attachment, and/or fixed restorations for full-mouth implant prostheses.

The Challenge of Access to Care

Orthognathic Surgery and Recovery Have Different Anesthetic Requirement

Anesthetic Combination Offers Rapid Recovery

Stem Cell Therapy Regrows Craniofacial Tissues

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