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April 1, 2015 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Full Mouth Rehabilitation

by Les Rykiss, DMD

When a full mouth rehabilitation is the necessary course of treatment due to severe breakdown of the dentition in its current state, one must keep in mind that as restorative dentists, we still have the ability to do things in

April 1, 2015 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Full Mouth Rehabilitation Made Simple and Affordable

by Marc Montgomery, DDS

IntroductionAs people get older, their teeth get worn out, making a person look older than they actually are. Most of these individuals end up having more issues with their overall occlusion, which result in their problems not being solved by

April 1, 2015 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Using Invisalign to Generate No Prep Dentistry

by Luc Vanderborght

Case Study: 2011–2012You could say that I live in a strange country. When people come to our practice, most of them have only a vague understanding of what they need or want. Of course they all want beautiful and healthy

April 1, 2015 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Smile Design By The Numbers

by Daniel H. Ward, DDS

IntroductionDentistry and smile design is an art and a science. Subtle variations can make a smile look unique and better match the personality of the patient.1 Creating smiles that all look the same is undesirable and should match the size

January 27, 2015 News Cosmetic / AestheticDental CAD/CAMDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Beautiful materials for aesthetic restorations – eye-catchers at IDS 2015

by IDS

Our teeth play a significant part in our appearance and our radiant smile. They affect our self-esteem and influence our social  contacts. In dentistry, therefore,  in addition to restoring the masticatoryfunction  the aesthetic restoration result is also an important criterion

July 11, 2014 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Comprehensive Dental Helps Patients Smile With Confidence With Veneers

by Dental PR News

Charlottesville VA dentist aims to give patients their confidence back with dental veneers and other cosmetic services. Unfortunately not everyone is born with a perfect set of pearly whites. In fact, it’s estimated that 75 percent of Americans need orthodontics

May 20, 2014 News Cosmetic / AestheticDental LaboratoriesDentistryOral Health

GBAS Raises More than $20,000 at AACD 2014, Presents Awards

by The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

New AACD Members Elected to AACD Charitable Foundation Board of Trustees

May 2, 2014 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

AACD Launches ‘Smile Story’ Contest to Award Makeovers, Raise Cosmetic Dentistry Awareness

by The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) has launched “The Smile Story Contest” that will enhance the smiles and change the lives of up to five lucky people, while raising awareness about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry. The Smile Story

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Chairside Whitening To Fine Tune Anterior Crown Shade


INTRODUCTIONWith advancing technologies in ceramics, computerized shade matching, and digital photography, matching a single maxillary central incisor with any restorative material is still one of the most difficult clinical challenges that most dentists face. Coupled with increased expectations in this

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Free Hand Diastema Closure

by Bob Margeas, DDS

Patient demand for aesthetic dentistry with minimally invasive procedures has resulted in the extensive utilization of freehand bonding of composite resin to anterior teeth.1 The development of composite resins with natural fluorescence and polishability allows the clinician to mimic the

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Creating Predictable Esthetic Single Anterior Implant Restorations

by Marc Montgomery, DDS

INTRODUCTIONRestoring a single anterior tooth has always been the most difficult esthetic restorative procedure in dentistry. One needs to mimic the surrounding natural dentition in size, contour, value, chroma and finally mimicking the reflective and deflective areas by duplicating the

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Digital Dentistry: Seamless Dentist-Laboratory Communication

by Les Rykiss, DMD; Bassam Haddad, CDT

I consider myself somewhat of a techno-junkie when it comes to the way I practice dentistry. The more technology, the better! Whether its digital x-rays, hard and soft tissue lasers, or CAD/CAM digital impressions and milling, technology has truly made

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Take A Chance/Prendre une Chance

by Dr. Elliot Mechanic

I graduated from McGill dental school in May 1979. I had just turned twenty-five years old. Having finished what seemed like an eternity of higher education, attaining Bsc. and DDS degrees, I was eager to get started in the real

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

The Reality of Missing Enamel

by Lori Trost, DMD

Replacing enamel, the hardest substance in the body, is no easy task. If enamel is missing–there is a reason. This tooth layer was intended to provide esthetics, mastication, insulation, and phonetics. Daily, enamel is put through rigors – be it

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Treating the “Dreaded Black Triangle”

by David Clark, DDS

Sometimes a particular case comes along that appears, at first glance, overwhelming. This case fits that description (Figs. 1–3). However, when Michael emailed my office and inquired regarding flying across the country to have me treat him, I had fortunately

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Clinical Crown Lengthening Using a Er,Cr:YSGG Dental Laser; A Minimally Invasive Technique

by Marc Robert, DMD

INTRODUCTION: LASERS AND DENTISTRYLasers have been used in several areas of medicine for a long time, even becoming a standard of care for many medical specialties, ophthalmology, dermatology, urology. In dentistry, the clinical use of lasers began in the 1980s.

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry


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

In 1965, my primary school principal told my parents that they should be happy if I became a stock boy. That was grade three, and at my mother’s insistence, a year which I repeated. I am a December baby, which

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Using the RED Proportion Template to Create a Beautiful Smile

by Daniel H. Ward, DDS

It has been said that people have to see it to believe it. Cable television shows now feature young couples searching for run-down homes they can purchase for a bargain and then transform into the house of their dreams. The

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental Technology

Using a Er,Cr:YSGG Laser to Enhance the Emergence Profiles of Implants

by Howard Golan, DDS

Implants have become the treatment of choice to replace missing teeth. It is highly predictable and the refinements of the techniques by surgeons throughout the world have shown minimal morbidity, long-term success and excellent esthetics. However, implants do have limitations

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Technique for Creating Incisal Translucency in Anterior Composite Restorations

by Ron Goodlin, DDS, AAACD, FIADE, FAGD

INTRODUCTION:The internet provides a vast amount of information for our patients. Dental websites and articles, showcasing the best work under ideal circumstances, have resulted in increased patient demands and expectations. Today’s practitioners must be able to provide high quality cosmetic