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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

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

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

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

Porcelain Laminate Veneers: Full Digital Work Flow

by Galip Gural

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 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 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

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

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

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 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 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

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.

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

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

March 23, 2017 Feature Dental OfficeOffice design

Dentistry on Centrepointe

by Dentistry on Centrepointe

Dentistry on Centrepointe is a study in thoughtful design. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, the new office is the fulfillment of Dr. Gurneen Sidhu and her husband (and Operations Manager), Shubho Biswas’ vision for a space that enhances productivity, reduces stress,

March 23, 2017 Feature Dental OfficeOffice design

Moonstone Dental: A Cosmic Experience

by Moonstone Dental

What happens when the perfect client meets a Daring Designer and Dedicated Construction team? The stars align, and something exciting is created. Such is the case for Moonstone Dental – a new office situated in Oakville, Ontario. The design approach,

March 23, 2017 Feature Dental OfficeMarketing strategies

Top 10 Secrets Dental Marketers Don’t Want You to Know

by Michael Carabash, B.A., LL.B., J.D., M.B.A.

He is young and sharply dressed. A so-called ‘marketing guru’ for dentists and a real smooth talker. His elevator pitch puts dollar signs in your eyes. He promises you a steady stream of new patients through flashy direct mail campaigns,

March 23, 2017 Feature Dental OfficeFinances

Are You Sabotaging Your Retirement?

by Dr. Wilson Chen, BSc., DDS, CFP, FMA

Humans are emotional beings. They have survived and thrived through the centuries by trusting their gut instincts, regardless of the prevailing logic. These deep-rooted behaviours have helped in many instances but have also become a burden in important situations. The

March 23, 2017 Feature Dental OfficeFinances

Investor Dentists™ and the Return on Investment (ROI)

by Timothy A. Brown

Our firm was recently asked by a bank to measure the return on investment of an Investor Dentist™ acquisition. Specifically, they wanted to know the annualized Return on Investment (ROI) for the absentee owner (hands-off) dental practice investment model. This