October 2016

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Restorative Digital Dentistry, Part 1: The Journey to New Paradigms

Gary Kaye, DDS, presents a 3-part series on restorative digital dentistry and the journey to far-reaching new paradigms of care, circa 2016.

Creating a More Youthful Appearance: Multidisciplinary Treatment Planning

Thomas E. Dudney, DMD, discusses how the restorative dentist can, through a coordinated multidisciplinary team approach, address patients’ desires to reverse the effects of aging.

NiTi Rotary Instrumentation: Achieving Its Full Potential

Dennis Brave, DDS, and Bradley Trattner, DDS, explore how to maximize the full potential of NiTi instruments through an understanding of the metallurgy and the motion used to power them.

Replacement of a Failing Composite Restoration: Pairing a Self-Etch Adhesive and Nanocomposite

Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, demonstrates how he efficiently replaced a defective filling using a modern composite resin system.

Anterior Fiber-Reinforced Fixed Partial Dentures Revisited
Javier Cremades, DDS; Vincenzo Giovane, DDS; and Cristian Abad-Coronel, DDS, MSF; talk about the latest application of fiber-reinforced polymers used to replace a single anterior tooth as an interim prosthesis and, in certain cases, as a longer-term solution.

Minimally Invasive Preps for Thin Porcelain Veneers
Ross W. Nash, DDS, shares a case involving minimal preparation for elective porcelain veneers.

Enhanced Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Implants

Scott D. Ganz, DMD, shares a case report that emphasizes the importance of sound treatment planning to maximize clinical success.

Maxillo-Mandibular Atrophy: Success Through Interdisciplinary Planning
Richard Winter, DDS; Alan Kimmel, DDS, MS; and Peter Wagner, DDS; present a multidisciplinary case that demonstrates how they treated a patient with a severely atrophied mandible.

Treating Post-Orthodontic White Spots: A Conservative Resin Infiltration Technique

Sarah Winter, DMD, demonstrates how to treat post-orthodontic white spots with an innovative, minimally invasive technique.

Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Revisited

James B. Brosnihan, DDS, provides an update on the inferior alveolar nerve block technique.

Management of Peri-implant Diseases

Amit Patel, BDS, MSc, presents characteristics of periodontitis, peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis, and discusses diagnostic indicators of peri-implant disease, supportive maintenance of healthy tissue, and more. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

The Future of Pediatric Dentistry

September 2016

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Chemotherapy Agents and Dentistry

John H. Hardeman, MD, DDS, discusses the types of chemotherapy agents used to treat diseases (namely, cancer), the side effects of such agents, and the dental management of patients undergoing chemotherapy. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Digital Implant Dentistry: Reducing Treatment Time, Cost, and Manual Skill Development

Paul A. Schnitman, DDS, MSD; Dayana I. Escobar, DDS, MMSc; Sergio Florencio, DDS; Soomin Jung, DDS, MMSc; and Andreas Radics, CDT; focus on how digital technology can improve the delivery of quality implant dentistry.

Anterior Tooth Replacement Made Easy: A Conservative and Predictable Direct Technique

Sam Simos, DDS, shares an aesthetic case in which he used a direct composite resin technique to address congenitally missing lateral incisors.

Resolving Color Variation
Tyler Wynne, DDS, and William P. D. Wynne, DDS, demonstrate how they improved and harmonized aesthetic challenges in their patient’s smile.

Future Trends in Implant Dentistry: Digitally Guided Surgery and Prosthetics

Natalie Y. Wong, DDS, using a series of mini case reports, centers the discussion on future trends in implant dentistry.

Conservative Interdisciplinary Dentistry: A Digital Approach to an Analog Problem

Robert G. Ritter, DMD, shares a case report showcasing the latest in restorative materials and concepts.

Successfully Restoring Class III Composites: The Challenge of Deep Subgingival Margins
Paul C. Belvedere, DDS, and Douglas L. Lambert, DDS, present the technique steps and clinical demonstrations required to predictably deliver successful Class III restorations with challenging deep subgingival margins.

CBCT Imaging’s Insight Into Endodontic Retreatment Success

Brian McCormack, DDS, looks at 3-D imaging’s effect on the success of endodontic retreatment.

System-Based Endodontics: Does Your Gutta-Percha Master Cone Fit?
Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, discusses how system-based endodontics has now become a clinical reality.

A Mechanical Post Dam Technique

Won-suk Oh, DDS, MS, and Ju-mi Park, DDS, MS, PhD, outline the steps required to create a successful mechanical post dam when relining maxillary complete dentures.

The Occlusion Myth

Focus On: Translucent Zirconia

July 2016

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Dental Implant Provisionalization Options

Justin D. Moody, DDS, shares a clinical case report focusing on provisionalization options.

Using an Integrated Digital Approach to Treatment Planning
David Little, DDS, presents a case report involving the aesthetic and structural challenges associated with a congenitally missing maxillary canine.

Composite Versus Porcelain, Part 3: Modern Management of Deep Caries

David J. Clark, DDS, in the final installment of a 3-part article series, describes the new role of direct composite restorations in dentistry based upon better, simpler, faster, and stronger composite reconstruction of anterior teeth with injection overmolding.

Predictable Class II Restorations Using Sectional Matrices

Sam J. Halabo, DMD, outlines the use of a modern sectional matrix system to improve consistency and predictability when placing Class II composite restorations.

The “Reservoir Restorative” Revolution
John C. Comisi, DDS, explores the factors behind direct dental restorative failures and the methods that can improve results.

Long-Span Fixed Partial Denture Repair: A Conservative Modern Material Solution
Chin-Chuan Fu, DDS, MS, and Nathaniel C. Lawson, DMD, PhD, outline the protocol for the repair of a ceramo-metal fixed partial denture using a modern all-ceramic.

The Use of 3-D Imaging Is Changing: Endodontic Diagnoses and Treatments

Manor Haas, DDS, discusses how 3-D cone beam imaging is altering endodontic treatments.

Tonsillar Squamous Cell Carcinoma: An Additional Consideration for Atypical Glossodynia

Sonali Rathore, BDS, MS; John Svirsky, DDS, Med; and Bhavik Desai, DMD, PhD; describe a patient presenting with unilateral tongue burning who was previously misdiagnosed with burning mouth syndrome. The final diagnosis was poorly differentiated tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Challenges Faced by Foreign National Dentists

August 2016

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CBCT for Full-Arch Implant Dental Treatment

Michael Tischler, DDS, describes why the use of CBCT is so important to the success of implant-supported prostheses.

Custom Abutments and Monolithic Zirconia: Aesthetic, Cementable Solutions for Complete Edentulism
Ara Nazarian, DDS, presents a clinical case that focuses the discussion on cementable implant-supported monolithic zirconia prostheses.

Implant Overdentures: Guidelines for Immediate Loading
Michael D. Scherer, DMD, MS, presents guidelines for surgical and restorative procedures necessary to immediately place implants for the purposes of converting a complete denture into an overdenture.

Multidisciplinary Management of Oligodontia in the Adolescent
David Forlano, DDS, and Kristen Forlano discuss the genetic condition of oligodontia and present a clinical case describing the 5-year multidisciplinary treatment of a 12-year-old patient who presented with this condition. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Single-Visit Chairside Zirconia

Michael Skramstad, DDS, and Michael C. DiTolla, DDS, share a case report that introduces new chairside CAD/CAM zirconia technology.

Direct Composite Veneering: A Case Retrospective

Martin B Goldstein, DMD, profiles a direct composite veneering smile rehab, done twice on the same patient after a 10-year period, depicting what has changed in technique and what remains the same.

Image-Guided Endodontics: The Role of the Endodontic Triad

John A. Khademi, DDS, MS; Michael Trudeau, DDS; Pushpak Narayana, MDS; Robby M. Rabi, DMD; and Steven D. Baerg, DMD; talk about the importance of image-guided endodontics as a new minimally invasive and directed approach to care.

Er,Cr:YSGG Laser-Assisted Periodontal Treatment

Jonathan Waasdorp, DMD, MS, presents a case report in which an Er,Cr;YSGG laser is used to treat moderate to advanced periodontal disease with horizontal bone loss.

Incommensurability In Endodontics

June 2016

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The Dental Decision Maker: Reducing or Eliminating Failed Dentistry

Louis Malcmacher, DDS, presents high-tech ways to decrease failures throughout time with aesthetic and restorative cases.

Full-Arch Fixed Screw-Retained PFM Implant Restoration: A New Look at Proven Technology

Jack Piermatti, DMD, presents a case report focusing the discussion on treatment planning and dental implant prosthetic options.

Digital Dentures: Achieving Precision and Aesthetics

Gary M. Radz, DDS, talks about a new digital denture system demonstrating how only 3 short patient appointments are necessary to fabricate and deliver a quality prosthesis.

The Expanding Role of Vital Pulp Therapy

Martin Trope, DMD, discusses how to avoid the need for all out root canal treatment when exposures or near exposures of the pulp occur.

Bulk-Fill Technique for Posterior Composites: Introducing Organically Modified Ceramics

Jürgen Manhart, DDS, MS, PhD, shares a case report that demonstrates the steps in placing beautiful and functional restorations using an advanced composite resin system.

Rehabilitation of Worn Dentition Using Adhesive and Implant Dentistry
Abdi Sameni, DDS; Ali Borzabadi-Farahani, DDS, MScD; and Alireza Moshaverinia, DDS, MS, PhD; describe the full-mouth rehabilitation of a patient with a worn dentition caused by nocturnal bruxism utilizing a combination of adhesive and implant dentistry. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Conquering the Challenges of Material Selection: Key Considerations for Aesthetic Cases

William P. D. Wynne, DDS, and Tyler Wynne, DDS, outline how the proper choice of a ceramic system affects both the immediate and long-term success of an aesthetic case.

Techniques for Predictable Aesthetic Smile Designs

Jason Olitsky, DMD, outlines a detailed approach to ensure predictable success.


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