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American Society for Dental Aesthetics
July 24, 2013 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

The American Society for Dental Aesthetics is happy to announce their 37th Annual International Conference October 16-19, 2013 at The Ritz Carlton Naples Beach Resort in Naples Florida.

by American Society for Dental Aesthetics

Our conference features interdisciplinary lecturers from all around the world with daily participation workshops. This three day conference is approved for 20 hours of continuing education. Keynote speakers this year include Dr Irwin Smigel, Dr Gregory Brambilla, Pinhas Adar MDT,

AboutFace
July 23, 2013 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryOral Health

Save the Date! It’s the 10th Annual Angels’ Ball in support for AboutFace

by AboutFace

It’s the 10th Annual Angels’ Ball in support for AboutFace! The Angels’ Ball is taking place on Saturday October 19th, 2013 at: Borgata Banquet Hall 8400 Jane Street, Vaughan,Ontario L4K 4L8. Time: 6;00 PM for Cocktails & 7:00 PM for Dinner

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
June 18, 2013 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryOral Health

Dr. Paul Homoly to Host AACD Educators Academy

by American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

Dental professionals looking for dynamic speaker education are encouraged to register for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Educators Academy, with Dr. Paul Homoly, Aug. 15-17 in Madison, WI. The workshop will focus on speaker training for current dental

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
May 21, 2013 News Cosmetic / AestheticDental LaboratoriesDentistryOral Health

AACD Unplugged to Feature AACD 2013 Headliner Dr. Betsy Bakeman

by American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

Dr. Betsy Bakeman, an Accredited Fellow Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and an AACD 2013 headliner, will teach the next session of AACD Unplugged Sept. 20-21. Dr. Bakeman’s presentation is titled, “Porcelain Veneers: Successful, Predictable, Gorgeous

About Face
May 8, 2013 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryOral Health

Bullying Bites Club Night Charity Fundraiser

by AboutFace & Maison Mercer

Over 250,000 Canadian youth live with a facial difference, and in a world idolizing physical perfection, living with a facial difference can be an insurmountable challenge. Let’s take a stand against bullying because BULLYING BITES! Maison Mercer15 Mercer St, Toronto

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
May 3, 2013 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryOral Health

AACD 2013 Draws More Than 2,000 to Seattle

by MADISON, Wis.

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

Figure 22. A retracted full arch view of the completed combination tooth whitening/porcelain veneer case at a one-month follow up visit.
April 1, 2013 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Tooth Whitening: Opening the Gateway to Treatment

by Robert A. Lowe, DDS

INTRODUCTIONThe demand for tooth whitening continues to increase in the dental consumer marketplace. Whitening is available as an in-office treatment, as a take-home treatment utilizing custom fabricated trays, or with many over the counter products available via retail outlets. Cosmetic

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April 1, 2013 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

The Complete Technology-Driven Restoration

by Les Rykiss DMD, Sherri Mitani DMD

We are all restoring teeth today with a conscious effort to be minimally invasive. Our preparations are no longer extension for prevention. Everything is conservative. However, even with the decline in dental caries, and the decreased need for restorative treatment,

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April 1, 2013 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Current Challenges and Definitive Solutions in Direct and Indirect Restorative Dentistry

by Jeff T. Blank, DMD

INTRODUCTIONThere is no doubt that frenetic pace of advancement in contemporary adhesive technology and dental material sciences in recent years have drastically changed the face of dentistry. As dental clinicians, we are now afforded the tools and techniques to offer

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April 1, 2013 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Interdisciplinary Therapy In Aesthetic Dentistry

by Todd C. Snyder, DDS, AAACD

Many cosmetic cases are often performed with a solitary approach to care where the sole provider of care is the general practitioner. However with more complex cases the interdisciplinary approach becomes critical to the overall success and longevity of the

Figure 45. One week postoperative photograph of the final restorations on teeth #4.6, 4.7, and 4.8.
April 1, 2013 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Two Techniques Deliver One Result: Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill Cuts Procedure Time in Half

by Edward Lowe, BSc., DMD, FICOI, FACD

INTRODUCTIONPlacing composite restorations in the posterior region can be a time-consuming and technique sensitive procedure. Historically, clinicians have used traditional direct composites to complete these restorations, carefully layering, sculpting, and curing 2mm increments. This process, while still used today due

Figure 7A. After satisfied patient with completed veneers.
April 1, 2013 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Ten Basic Principles to Successful Anterior Aesthetic Dentistry

by Stephen Poss, DDS

As the dental field rapidly evolves with new materials and digital technology, there are some basic concepts that are consistently disregarded with anterior aesthetic dentistry. In this area of dentistry there are ten basic principles that, when overlooked, can compromise

Dr. Elliot Mechanic practices esthetic dentistry in Montreal, Quebec. He is Oral Health's editorial board member for esthetics.
April 1, 2013 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

The Quarterback

by Dr. Elliot Mechanic, DDS

I am the quarterback. I call the plays and lead my team. I have learned from several great coaches and always appreciate my teammate’s input. However, I am the one that makes the final decision on how to play the

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April 1, 2013 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Erbium Laser Ovate Pontic Sites: Function and Esthetics

by Howard Golan, DDS

Fixed partial dentures, whether using tooth as abutments or implants as abutments, are one of the most productive and widely completed procedures in dentistry. One of the challenges in this procedure is the design of the pontic sites. In dental

Dr. Jordan Soll is a Diplomate on the American Board of Esthetic Dentistry and Co-Chair of the Editorial Board of Oral Health.
April 1, 2013 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Do You Have a ‘Blue Ocean Strategy’?

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

I recently read a viewpoint by Marc Cooper, DDS, MSD (Dentistry Today, January 2013) in which he confirmed my fear and suspicion. The viewpoint was entitled “The Future of the Solo Private Practice”. After reading only a few sentences, and

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April 1, 2013 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Replacement of a Congenitally Missing Upper Lateral

by Richard Rapoport, DDS

An upper lateral incisor is one of the most common teeth to be congenitally missing.1 Studies have estimated that between one and two per cent of the population are missing either one or both lateral incisors,2 and the agenesis of

Figure 12. Final restoration.
April 1, 2013 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Using CBCT Scan Technology as a Tool to Facilitate Ideal Implant Placement and Restoration in the Anterior Aesthetic Zone

by E. Dwayne Karateew DDS, Cert Perio, Cert Fixed Prosth and Mitra Sadrameli DMD, MS, Cert Oral Maxillo

Dental implants allow the clinical dentist an additional tool in the armamentarium of treatment options to offer the patient for the replacement of a missing tooth or teeth. The conventional approach to treatment planning of dental implants includes a thorough

Figure 11. The additional veneers after 13 months. Esthetics are maintained. The papillas have a nice natural look, even without teeth reduction. Even if on a macro view the margins can be seen, the esthetic limitations of such a case have almost no impact if compared to the non-aggressiveness of the procedure.
April 1, 2013 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

“No Prep Veneers: Esthetics Becomes Ethic”

by Gregory Brambilla, DDS

INTRODUCTIONNice smile, white teeth, youth and wellness: these are the main needs of people in society nowadays. The need for beauty has been studied for years and researchers found that there is a strong relation between beauty and self- confidence,

Figure 21. Post-treatment full-facial view of the patient, radiant, confident, and demonstrating a natural-looking smile.
April 1, 2013 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Achieving Long-Term Single Tooth Esthetics Through Interdisciplinary Care and Implant Planning

by David Little, DDS

Each case involving the restoration of one or two fractured or otherwise traumatized anterior teeth requires precise diagnosis and treatment planning procedures. Depending upon the patient’s age at the time of presentation, the initial findings and diagnosis could indicate the

AACD - American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
March 21, 2013 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryOral Health

AACD Announces Hawary, Bassett, as Newly Accredited Fellows

by AACD

Drs. Joyce Bassett and Emil Hawary have earned Accredited Fellow status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Fellowship is the highest level of achievement available to AACD members. Its purpose is to provide an additional level of achievement