The Top 10 Clinical Articles of 2016

23 Dec 2016
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The year 2016 saw many innovations in practicing dentistry, and we’re proud to share them with you. Here’s a look back at the Top 10 Clinical Articles of 2016, based on traffic at dentistrytoday.com.

Single-File Shaping Technique: Achieving a Gold Medal Result

Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, outlines the critical distinctions between shaping canals using continuous rotation versus a reciprocation technique.

A New Restorative Material for Pediatric Dentistry

Lance Kisby, DMD, reviews some clinical applications of a recently introduced flowable composite resin system.

The Three Fs of Predictable Endodontics: “Finding, Following, and Finishing”

John West, DDS, MSD, describes how predictable endodontics is built on knowing and performing 3 mechanical skills known as finding, following, and finishing.

Simplifying Implant Overdentures: Contemporary Overdenture Abutment and Attachment Systems

Michael D. Scherer, DMD, MS, shares materials and techniques that will serve to simplify implant-supported overdentures.

Creating Well-Obturated Canals: The Use of Warm Vertical Condensation Techniques

Trent T. Lally, DDS, MSD; Eric Pacheco, DDS; and Garry L. Bey, DDS; discuss a new warm obturation technology, each author presenting a case example.

The Importance of Increasing the Success Rate: A Look at Procedures, Factors, and Clinical Practices 

Allan S. Deutsch, DMD, shares his own professional experience, highlighting ways to increase success rates in endodontics.

Choosing a Durable and Minimally Invasive Alternative: Posterior Partial-Coverage Lithium Disilicate Restorations

Edward Lowe, BSc, DMD, and Nelson Rego, CDT, present a case report highlighting the steps required to achieve predictable and aesthetic partial-coverage posterior restorations.

Digital Design: Predictability, Profitability, and Efficiency

Joyce L. Bassett, DDS, and Matthew Roberts, CDT, explore state-of-the-art, real-time digital design and link 3-D prosthetic planning with fundamental principles.

Composite Versus Ceramics, Part 1: Young Patients and Fractures

David J. Clark, DDS, in the first of a 3-part article series, describes the new role and applications for direct composite restorations in conservative aesthetic dentistry.

Creating the “Perfect” Class V Composite: The Matrix Is Key

Paul C. Belvedere, DDS, and Douglas L. Lambert, DDS, present reliable technique steps that will allow the clinician to predictably deliver successful Class V composite restorations.

 

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