September 2013

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INTERVIEW
Celebrating 30 Years of Service to the Profession
John M. Powers, PhD; Sabiha S. Bunek, DDS; and John W. Farah, DDS, PhD; talk about the history, mission, and future direction of THE DENTAL ADVISOR in marking the 30th anniversary of the organization.

HYGIENE TODAY
Six Ways to Improve a Patient’s Health and Your Profits: How to Enhance Your Practice’s Financial Health
Debra I. Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS, discusses ways to improve periodontal health while increasing practice profits.

ENDODONTICS
Endodontic Predictability: “What Matters?”

John West, DDS, MSD, suggests ways to do better and more predictable endodontics.

Sealing Endodontic Access Cavities
Stephen Abrams, DDS, shares a mini case report demonstrating the use of a light-cured polymer for sealing access openings.

RESTORATIVE
Use of High Translucency Zirconia in the Aesthetic Zone

Robert G. Ritter, DMD, presents a case report that outlines the use of a newly introduced and more translucent zirconia restoration.

TECHNOLOGY
Role for CAD/CAM in Forensics?
Les Kalman, BSc (hon), DDS, talks about a possible role for the use of CAD/CAM technology in forensic dentistry.

VIEWPOINT
Are You “Into” Your Patients?


August 2013

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IMPLANTS
Direct Custom Implant Impression Copings: A Method for Accurate Impression of Highly Shaped Peri-Implant Gingiva
Todd R. Schoenbaum, DDS, outlines the direct custom impression coping technique used to provide an accurate and efficient impression of the desired gingival position.

AESTHETICS
Aesthetic Zone Challenges: Restoring the Dark Tooth, Part 2: Using Elective Orthodontic Extrusion to Modify Gingival and Bone Levels
Elliot Mechanic, DDS, BSc, shows how he solved challenges in the aesthetic zone involving darkened teeth.

Conquering a Difficult Case, Part 2: Lithium Disilicate as a Restorative Solution for Amelogenesis Imperfecta
Peter Auster, DMD, uses lithium disilicate to effectively handle a challenging case involving amelogenesis imperfecta.

ENDODONTICS
Management of a Maxillary Second Molar
Gurudutt Nayak, BDS, MDS, and Inderpreet Singh, BDS, talk about an infrequent location of the MB2 canal orifice in the maxillary second molar.

PROSTHODONTICS
One-Step In-Office Immediate Dentures
Lawrence N. Wallace, DDS, presents an in-office clinical technique for same-day immediate dentures.

TECHNOLOGY
Magnification Alternatives: Seeing is Believing, Part 2

Glenn A. van As, BSc, DMD, explores current alternatives for improving operative visualization.

VIEWPOINT
Why Don’t General Dentists Place More Implants?

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


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


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



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