July 2013

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Maxillary Small-Diameter Implant-Retained Overdentures
Paresh B. Patel, DDS, demonstrates the use of small-diameter implants in the resorbed edentulous maxillary arch.

Improving the Way to Detect Cracks in Teeth

Stephen Abrams, DDS, presents a case report, discussing new technology used for caries and crack detection.

Implant Wisdom: An Endodontist’s Approach
Jack S. Roth, DDS, presents a logical approach to abutment diagnosis and prognosis prior to implant placement.

Direct Composite Resin Restorations for Today’s Practice
Ross W. Nash, DDS, outlines a predictable technique for the placement of anterior and posterior composite resin restorations.

A New Perspective on Minimally Invasive Veneer Techniques
Peter Harnois, DDS, presents a case report demonstrating an innovative material for minimally invasive veneers.

Discovering the Artist Inside: A Three-Step Approach to Predictable Aesthetic Smile Designs, Part 2
Galip Gürel, DDS, presents foundational principles for ensuring clinical and patient success in aesthetic dentistry.

Management of Occlusion Over Implants, Part 2: Three 10-Year Case Follow-Ups and Evaluations

Rodrigo Escalante Vasquez, DDS, concludes his 2-part article on long-term results for porcelain-fused-to-hybrid-gold restorations.

The Reintroduction of an Effective Cavity Liner
Randy S. Weiner, DMD, talks about the reintroduction of hydroxyline for use as a cavity liner.

An Overview of Evidence-Based Dentistry Research

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

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

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

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