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April 28, 2017 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryNews

Final Wrap-Up of AACD Scientific Session Shows Shining Success

by American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

The 33rd Annual American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Scientific Session concluded its educational program on April 21 at the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. More than 1,600 people attended the four days of educational programming which

April 28, 2017 News Cosmetic / AestheticNews

Newest AACD Credentialed Members Join Ranks of Elite Practitioners

by American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) recently recognized and honored 21 dental professionals who have demonstrated their dedication to continuing education and responsible patient care by becoming credentialed by the AACD. This year, the AACD acknowledged 15 newly Accredited

April 28, 2017 News AnnouncementCosmetic / AestheticNews

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Announces New President

by American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Dwight G. Rickert, CDT, FAACD of Indianapolis, Indiana, was inaugurated as President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) on April 21st during the AACD’s annual scientific session in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rickert is an Accredited Fellow of the

April 11, 2017 Video Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

In This Issue…

by Oral Health

Dr. Les Rykiss, D.M.D. discusses some of the content available to read in the newest Aesthetic Dentistry issue of Oral Health – click here to read the issue online. Feature articles mentioned in the video: Laser-Assisted Aesthetic Osseous Crown Lengthening

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticEditorialOral Health

Editorial: Who Owns the Face?

by Dr. Les Rykiss, DMD

Boy time flies! A year ago I was given the privilege of becoming the editor of the April Aesthetic issue of Oral Health. Taking over for Dr. Elliot Mechanic is not an easy task and one that I have not

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Creating Natural-Looking Composite Restorations Using Different Layering Techniques, Materials and the Erbium YAG Laser

by Daniel H. Ward, DDS

Introduction Improved materials and instruments help us to produce restorations that are natural looking. Composite systems have been developed that have optical qualities similar to the tooth structure they are replacing. 1 Composite materials with dark opacity and fluorescence are

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

No Prep Ceramic Laminates for a Beauty Queen

by Ross W. Nash, DDS

Introduction Each year I have the honor of performing a smile makeover for the winner of the Mrs. North Carolina America and Mrs. South Carolina America beauty pageants. Each of these women go on to participate in the Mrs. America

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Restoring Damaged Tooth Structure with a Novel Resilient Bioactive Restorative Material

by John C. Comisi, DDS, MAGD

“Accidents will happen”. 1 They appear in our offices most every day. When they do present, our job is to help remedy the situation with the best mechanisms at our disposal. How do you approach these cases in your office?

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Porcelain Laminate Veneers: Full Digital Work Flow

by Galip Gurel

The demand for aesthetic dentistry is increasing as more and more patients come to desire the perfect or natural looking smiles. The professional approach of restorative dentistry has changed significantly with the development of new techniques augmented with advanced dental

April 5, 2017 Feature Clinical case reportCosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Overcoming Deficiencies to Create an Aesthetic Smile: A Case Study

by Richard S. Bernstein, DDS, FAGD

Abstract Providing patients with a great aesthetic outcome along with the need for full mouth reconstruction can be very challenging. Full mouth reconstruction is one of the more demanding procedures in dentistry. It draws upon the knowledge and experience of

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Planification numérique 3D du sourire: Quelles sont les avantages pour le patient et le dentiste?

by Marc Robert

RÉSUMÉ La dentisterie numérique existe depuis plus de 30 ans, mais plusieurs dentistes hésitent encore à intégrer cette technologie dans leur pratique. Pour plusieurs collègues, le numérique n’est qu’un instrument de marketing servant à impressionner leur patient. Pourtant, le numérique

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

3D Digital Smile Treatment Plan: What are Advantages for Patient and Dentist?

by Marc Robert

Abstract Digital dentistry has existed for over 30 years, but many dentists are still reluctant to incorporate this technology into their practice. To many colleagues, digital techniques are only a marketing tool to impress patients. Yet, digital technology provides us

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Laser-Assisted Aesthetic Osseous Crown Lengthening During the Crown Preparation Appointment

by Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc. Laser Dentistry

Introduction Once you have been in private practice long enough, you can pretty much expect the unexpected. We become very good at not allowing planning and scheduling mistakes to disrupt our office or inconvenience the patient. In cases of complicated

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Esthetics and the Mixed Dentition – A Responsible Solution

by W. Johnston Rowe Jr., DDS, AAACD

Introduction The growth and development of the adult dentition is a sequential process that can be a cause for increased self-consciousness in some children. Children are well aware of when they exfoliate their first baby tooth, and are often critical

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Beyond the Teeth

by Jack D. Griffin Jr.

It’s easy for us dentists to minimize our own significance in overall patient health. We drill holes, we fill holes. We grind, we restore. We clean, we re-clean. Rewarding work but often becomes just routine for some of us. Instead

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral HealthViewpoint

White to Black

by Jordan Soll, BSc (Hon.), DDS, Dip. ABAD

“If you look you up the word experience in the dictionary, it says see mistakes” and at 60 years old you, feel that you have mastered a lot over the years. Consequently, at this stage in life most of us

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Smile Enhancement in the Most Conservative Fashion: An Orthodontic, Restorative Perspective

by Jordan L. Soll, BSC, DDS; Bruno Vendettelli, DDS, Dip. Ortho, FRCDS

Abstract In 1987 dentistry changed profoundly when Fusayama introduced the world to “total etch, total bond” and the beginning of current cosmetic dentistry was born. By 1991 John Kanca began his uphill battle to gain acceptance of this ground-breaking technique

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryOral Health

The Use of Digital Smile Design for Everyday Dentistry

by Paresh Shah, MS, DMD, Cert. Esthetic Dent.

The use of a diagnostic wax-up has always been beneficial in the planning and execution of restorative and surgical procedures. It serves multiple purposes from treatment planning, communication with the interdisciplinary team and showing patients what possibilities exist for treatment.

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Treatment of Tetracycline Discoloured Teeth with Full Ceramic Restorations

by Luc Vandenborght, LTH

Tetracylines were introduced in 1948 and are broad-spectrum antibiotics that may be used in very different cases of infections. Every dental practitioner has seen several cases of tetracycline stained teeth. The effects of Tetracycline antibiotics on teeth are well documented.

March 13, 2017 News Cosmetic / AestheticCosmetic DentistryNews

Final Touches Added to 33rd Annual AACD Program

by The AACD

Attendees of the 33rd Annual American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Scientific Session, April 18-21, 2017, at the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino should prepare for the ultimate Las Vegas experience: world-class comprehensive cosmetic dentistry education, luxurious accommodations, and extravagant social