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Cosmetic / Aesthetic

Figure 16 - Final treatment smile.
April 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Using Basic Parameters to Achieve Aesthetics for Successful Implant

by Lori Trost, DMD and Scott Schlueter, DMD, MS

As the practice of dentistry continues to move forward with the offering of improved materials and predictable techniques, the expectation of esthetics becomes a given in both the minds of the dentist and the patient. However, in the clinical setting,

April 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

27th Annual AACD Scientific Session: The Rise of Collaboration

by Oral Health

May 18-21, 2011 Boston 1-800-543-9220 or www.aacd.com Home to Higher Learning • Home to Great Teams • Home to History • Home to the AACD  There is no better backdrop for the 27th An­nual AACD Scientific Session than Boston, Massachusetts,

Dr. Jordan Soll is a Diplomate in the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, Co-Cosmetic Consultant to the Editorial Board of Oral Health. Dental Consultant for CityTV's City Line, and Principle of Aesthetics in Dentistry.
April 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Viewpoint: What Do They Think They Are Missing?

by Jordan Soll, DDS

At 54 years-of-age, I am very fortunate to be the father of a very beautiful and bright 12-year-old daughter – nothing unusual since all fathers feel the same about their children. Our daughter Hunter attends a school where a laptop

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April 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Cosmetic Reconstruction Using Laser Closed Flap Crown Lengthening and Porcelain Veneers

by Les Rykiss D.M.D.

There are many ways in dentistry to accomplish beautiful cosmetic results when nature does not provide an ideal canvas to paint your portrait. We, as cosmetic dentists, have the ability to create amazing things with technology that once was performed

April 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Viewpoint: Chasing Beauty

by Joe Bulger, DDS

What is smile beauty? As a cosmetic dentist, I see a beautiful smile as a collection of pleasing features, without any significant flaws that draw attention. Talk about a bland, emotionless response from a left-brain dentist. To explore the beauty

Figure 4C - Lateral smile completed treatment.
April 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Cosmetic Imaging and the Art of Esthetic Case Presentation

by George E. Kirtley, DDS

“So, what do you think?” Hey, it looks fantastic! Can I really look like that? Yes, you can. Great, let’s book it!” It would be awesome if it could always be that easy in a smile consultation. Interestingly it is

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April 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Creative Smile Design: The Art Of Temporization

by Elliot Mechanic ,DDS

Why an article on dental temporization? After more than thirty years in dentistry I am thoroughly convinced that a dentist’s ability to create a lifelike functioning provisional is their pathway to achieve beautiful esthetic restorations leading to patient satisfaction. The

Figure 22 - Final
April 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

The Hybrid Bridge-Zirconia Framework Bonding and Veneer Placement for a Congenitally Missing Lateral

by Jack Griffin, DMD MAGD

ABSTRACTThe dental profession continues to advance in cosmetic tooth replacements that are highly esthetic, strong and conservative. Zirconia has proven to ba an excellent choice in esthetic/restorative dentistr because of its high strength and non-metallic color. The hybrid bridge is

Figure 24 - Final
April 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Upgrading Porcelain Veneer Restorations: A Case Report

by Robert A. Lowe, DDS
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April 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Predictable Strategies for the Baby Boomer Generation

by Jordan Soll, DDS, Trevor Laingchild, RDT, Livia Silvestri, DDS, MSc Perio

Abstract: Busy professionals are trying hard to make every moment count in their daily lives, keeping in mind that as they age (the first baby boomer turned 65 on January 1/2011) they want to keep their appearance youthful for a

Figure 6.  High magnification view of impression showing differences in impression of gingival sulcus with cord (left) and laser (right) but acceptable results with both methods.
March 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryGeneral Practice

Lasers in Dentistry: An Application That Found its Purpose

by Dr. Glenn A. van As

INTRODUCTION In 2008, Dr. Gordon Christensen wrote an article in JADA comparing the soft tissue cutting ability of diode lasers versus that of electrosurgery (radiosurgery) units.1 In that article, he compared these two technologies against each other, and cited advantages

Janice Goodman graduated from University of Toronto Dental School in 1979. She teaches Essix Minor Tooth Movement, was on the advisory board for Dentsply Raintree Essix and practices general practice dentistry in Toronto. She is on the editorial board of Oral Health Journal.
March 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Regulating the Regulations

by Janice Goodman, DDS

When I built my office, I don’t think I gave that much thought to rules and regulations that were imposed from groups other than the College of Dentistry. I relied on the company that set up my office to make

Figure 14. Zoomed out view of the completed diastema closure simulation.
March 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticGeneral Practice

Cosmetic Simulation: Every Nail Deserves a Hammer

by Martin B. Goldstein, DMD

If you are like me and enjoy spending your time working in the front of the mouth as opposed to repairing lower second molars and the like, then you are ever watchful for anterior dentistry projects. I find this not

November 15, 2010 News Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

AACD SCIENTIFIC SESSION To Promote Collaboration Among Dental Teams

by American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD)

Collaboration is the key to success for the modern cosmetic dental team. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s 27th Annual Scientific Session, themed, “The Rise of Collaboration,” will provide an opportunity for dental teams to develop and refine their skills

October 1, 2010 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental Technology

The Ethics of Cosmetic Dentistry: Beneficence, beauty or “bucks”?

by Karen E. Faith, BSW, MEd, MSc, RSW

The attractive elderly woman on the glossy front cover of the brochure had an appearance that revealed the expected attributes of aging. Sagging jowls and wrinkles appear on a face framed by a shock of white hair. Her mouth formed

September 30, 2010 News Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

First International Cosmetic Dental Conference A Success!

by Oral Health

  First International Cosmetic Dental Conference a Success It was a first. When cosmetic dentistry’s premier organizations – the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Dental University of Paris Study Group, the European Society

July 22, 2010 News Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

27th Annual AACD Session: May 18-21, 2011

by Oral Health

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Launches Conference Website; Reveals Key Educators for 27th Annual Scientific Session in Boston, May 18-21, 2011  Madison, WI –For the 27th consecutive year, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) will assemble the world’s premier

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April 1, 2010 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental Hygiene

Predictable Treatment Planning and Final Cosmetic Restorations Using a Single Photograph

by Alain Methot, DDS

Introduction Aesthetic results come from the practitioner’s combination of clinical smile design principles and artistic judgments. Each practitioner has their own vision of the final smile. The main goal is to provide a natural and pleasing appearance for the patient’s

figure 10-Postoperative full-facial view of the author chairside-instead of in the chair-where she can help patients fully understand the benefits of their comprehensive dentistry.
April 1, 2010 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental Hygiene

Walking the Walk

by Shannon L. Pace, CDA

Introduction I recently received a gift from one of my patients with a note on the front that said not to open it until I got home. When I got home, I opened the card and in a box was

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April 1, 2010 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental Hygiene

Conservative Anterior Esthetic Treatment with Porcelain Veneers

by Les Rykiss, DMD

I think that most practitioners agree that in this day and age, we are all trying to do ideal cosmetic dentistry. We attend the seminars by the talented cosmetic dentists that advocate minimal or no prep veneers such as Lumineers,