July 2013

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

TECHNOLOGY
Improving the Way to Detect Cracks in Teeth

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

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

AESTHETICS
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.

RESTORATIVE
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.

VIEWPOINT
An Overview of Evidence-Based Dentistry Research


June 2013

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IMPLANTS
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.

AESTHETICS
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.

ENDODONTICS
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.

TECHNOLOGY
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.

RESTORATIVE
The New Science of Strong Teeth: Class II Preps

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

LASERS
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.

VIEWPOINT
Stretching Educational Boundaries

CLINICAL UPDATE
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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IMPLANTS
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.

ENDODONTICS
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.

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

RESTORATIVE
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.

PERIODONTICS
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.

VIEWPOINT
HPV Oropharyngeal Cancer: A Killer Among Us

CLINICAL UPDATE
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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DENTAL MATERIALS
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.

AESTHETICS
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.

ENDODONTICS
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.

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

IMPLANTS
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.

RESTORATIVE
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.

VIEWPOINT
The Beauty of Balance

March 2013

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IMPLANTS
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.

RESTORATIVE
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.

ENDODONTICS
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.

DENTAL MATERIALS
New Options for Restoring a Deep Carious Lesion

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

ORTHODONTICS
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.

AESTHETICS
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.

PHOTOGRAPHY
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.

VIEWPOINT
The Brave New World of Digital Dentistry

CLINICAL UPDATE
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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