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Figure 10: Continuous sling sutures.
April 1, 2012 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Gingival Grafting in the Esthetic Area

by Michael Dib, DMD, MSD, FRCD (C)

Gingival recession is defined as tissue breakdown that results in exposure of the root surface. Recession is considered a mucogingival condition because it can lead to numerous periodontal concerns. The main consequences of gingival recessions are: root sensitivity, increased risk

Dr. Elliot Mechanic practices esthetic dentistry in Montreal, Quebec. He is Oral Health's editorial board member for esthetics.
April 1, 2012 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

What a Profession!

by Elliot Mechanic, DDS

It’s a Living!

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April 1, 2012 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Restoration of Severely Bulimic Patient Using Direct Composite

by Terry Shaw, DDS

Dentistry is evolving constantly in terms of treatment options and with acid etch techniques we can restore teeth that a few years ago were considered hopeless. In April 2006, a 31-year-old female education student presented for another opinion on her

Dr. Elliot Mechanic practices esthetic dentistry in Montreal, Quebec. He is Oral Health's editorial board member for esthetics.
April 1, 2012 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Etre Dentiste,

by Elliot Mechanic, DDS.

pas Toujours Facile!

Figure 20: Final photos at the one week follow up visit.
April 1, 2012 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Predictably Meeting Patient’s Expectations in Esthetic Dentistry

by Marc Montgomery, DDS

INTRODUCTION My father, who has been practicing dentistry for 60 years, had a saying he shared with me early in my dental career: “To have satisfaction with your profession you need to get paid twice.” At the time, I didn’t

Dr. Jordan Soll is a Diplomate in the American Board of Esthetic Dentistry and Co-Chair of the Editorial Board of Oral Health.
April 1, 2012 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

I Lost My Best Friend

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

On January 25th I lost my best friend of 40 years, Dr. Michael Weinberg. We were as close as Batman and Robin, Abbott and Costello, Kato and the Green Hornet, Maverick and Goose and yes, Lilo and Stitch. Michael was

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April 1, 2012 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Triceram on Titanium: A New Frontier in Restorative Dentistry

by Les Rykiss, DMD and Bassam Haddad, CDT

A healthy 44-year-old female with 30-year-old PBM crowns teeth 11 and 21. These crowns are definitely long overdue for replacement. Both crowns have clinically visible leaking margins and gingival recession (Fig. 1). The patient requests a more youthful looking smile

Mr. Trevor Laingchild R.D.T.,A A.A.C.D
April 1, 2012 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

News at Oral Health

by Oral Health

Oral Health proudly welcomes Trevor Laingchild to its editorial board. Trevor Laingchild’s sense of adventure has taken him down an international road in his profession. After formal dental education in London, England, he managed a dental laboratory in Germany and

April 1, 2012 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Dental Internet Directory Listings

by Oral Health

ASSOCIATIONSASSOCIATION OF DENTAL TECNHOLOGISTS OF ONTARIO The official voice of Registered Dental Technologists in Ontariowww.ADTO.org CANADIAN DENTAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION Because bad things happen to good dentists.www.cdpa.com ONTARIO ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRY Quality of care through life long learningwww.ontarioagd.org TORONTO ACADEMY OF DENTISTRY Toronto Meetings

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April 1, 2012 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Improving the Past with the Economic Realities of Today

by Jordan Soll B.Sc. (Hon.), D.D.S., Dip ABAD, Trevor Laingchild RDT

ABSTRACTWith economic times as uncertain as many have seen in their lifetimes, it is becoming increasingly challenging to assist patients with ‘want’ dentistry. The obstacles can become magnified when balancing the ideal pathway with the realities of one’s discretionary funds.

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April 1, 2012 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Diastema Closure

by Robert Margeas, DDS

Patient demand for esthetic 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

Figure 33: A full mouth retracted view of the case at the two-week post operative check. The patient is very pleased with the esthetic result.
April 1, 2012 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

A Comparison of Captek Nano EZ versus Porcelain to Zirconia All Ceramic Crowns in the Esthetic Zone: A Case Report

by Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FICD,FADI, FACD, FIADE

INTRODUCTIONAmidst the changes in the profession toward all ceramic crown and bridge materials for esthetic reconstructions, restorations with cores (ceramometalic or zirconia ) still account for a majority of the restorations fabricated by dental laboratories today. With the evolution of

Figure 15: Postoperative view of the Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill restorations following removal of rubber dam.
April 1, 2012 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Placing a Bulk Fill Composite to Achieve Predictable and Esthetic Posterior Restorations

by Michael R. Sesemann, DDS, FAACD

INTRODUCTIONDirect posterior restorations play a significant role in daily dental practice. Predictable and successful outcomes from resin composite restorations remain a major concern for many practitioners primarily due to the technique sensitive steps required for proper placement. Over time it

Figure 21: Triodent Extreme Curve Band.
April 1, 2012 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Simplified Composite Placement Techniques for Predictable Posterior Restorations

by Daniel H. Ward, DDS

Dentists are looking for more efficient ways of providing quality care for their patients. In today’s economic environment there is an increased demand for direct restorations. Composite restorations have traditionally been viewed as requiring extra time, attention to detail and

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April 1, 2012 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Meeting Patients’ Esthetic and Restorative Goals in a Changing Economy

by Douglas L. Lambert, DDS, FACD, FASDA, ABAD

Our desire to satisfy a patient’s esthetic and restorative goals may pose a multitude of challenges for us as practitioners. Today’s dental consumer is well-educated based on a variety of sources, and their dental IQ has never been higher. Access

Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry (Book Cover)
February 14, 2012 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryOral Health

Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry

by George Freedman DDS, BSc, FAACD, FADFE, FACD

Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry is the first comprehensive reference text for Esthetic Dentistry. CED is an innovative approach to dental education; offered both on-line and in print, it covers both routine and advanced esthetic procedures in step-by-step detail. The 35 chapters

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

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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