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April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Evolving Excellence: Scientific Advances In Dentistry And New Restorative Paths

by W. Johnston Rowe Jr., DDS, AAACD

Introduction In 1964 Bob Dylan shared his famous observation, “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” Those words seem to continue to ring true in every facet of life today. Evolving materials and technologies offer cosmetic dentists and ceramists new tools to

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Developing A System To Eliminate Cementation Failures: A Practical Understanding For Predictable Outcomes

by Chad C. Duplantis, DDS, FAGD

Abstract This article discusses the philosophy behind the clinical protocols to achieve enhanced results in tooth whitening, and the successful reversal of enamel white spot lesions. External tooth whitening has long been recognized as having successful but variable results. An

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Aesthetic Restoration Of Maxillary Lateral Incisors With Direct Composite

by Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FICD, FADI, FACD, FIADE, FASDA Diplomat, American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry

Anterior Tooth Anatomy and Matrix Options Freehand sculpting of anterior tooth anatomy using direct composite is challenging for even the most artistically talented clinician. The more surface area that is lost, along with anatomic landmarks, the more difficult it is

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticCosmetic DentistryOral Health

Low Tech Approach – High Five Results! The Beauty Of The Direct Composite Mock-Up

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

Esthetics is still one of the key driving forces in dentistry today – whether it is one tooth or an entire mouth. The persona created by a beautiful smile is seen as a true asset to one’s personality. Meeting the needs and

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Health-Driven Goals With Esthetic Outcomes

by Amanda Seay

       Patients often present with the desire to maintain or improve their overall dental health and may state that their only goal is to have their teeth outlive them. They don’t desire a smile makeover or esthetic enhancement,

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Complex Esthetics: Combining An Implant, “H” Abutment, PMMA Provisionals, And Lithium Disilicate

by David Hornbrook, DDS

Introduction The prospect of replacing an anterior tooth with an implant-supported restoration presents both esthetic and clinical challenges for dentists.1,2 These include – but are not limited to – ensuring an ideal shade match among adjacent natural teeth or all-ceramic

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

A Multidisciplinary Approach For The Esthetic Treatment Of Anterior Crown Fracture

by Carleigh M. Prane, DMD

Introduction A common form of dental trauma is the fracture of anterior teeth, especially maxillary incisors because of their position in the arch. These types of traumatic injuries are more common in children and young adults. Aesthetic rehabilitation of traumatic injuries

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

An Interview With Dr. Galip Gurel

by Dr. Galip Gurel; Dr. Les Rykiss

How did you come to put your focus on aesthetic dentistry? Well actually I’m coming from a family, which my father and mother used to be dentists. I opened my eyes in a dental practice and that was my first

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Minimally Invasive Smile Rejuvenation

by Dan Ward, DDS

Introduction In today’s high-paced society, people want everything accomplished now. They do not want to wait. Extreme makeovers, which have been featured in the media, primed the public to search for quick-fix treatment solutions. These programs helped to educate the

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

The Pictures Really Do Matter

by Adamo E.Notarantonio, DDS, FAACD

We’ve all heard the cliché, “a picture is worth a thousand words”, but the reality is, they may be worth even more than that. Images help us learn, communicate, explain tough concepts, and certainly inspire us. We are very visual

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

The Modern Dental Revolution

by Les Rykiss, DMD, Dip. ABAD, FASDA, FIADFE

Welcome to the new look of Oral Health Journal! This gives us a new fresh look in keeping with the modern age of dentistry. It’s so important that we keep up with the times or we inevitably fade into the

October 15, 2018 News BlogsCosmetic / AestheticTrends in Dentistry

Top 5 Trends in Cosmetic Dentistry

by Dr. Megan Peterson Boyle

There was a time when so many people were requesting veneers it dominated the industry. The same can also be said of teeth whitening that makes teeth whiter than white. These days, however, dentists are pushing for aesthetic dentistry that

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Pixels and Pictures: Photography 2018

by Jack Griffin Jr., DMD

As soon as I figure out how to use my iPhone, Apple releases the next generation. With the new one, I found out I couldn’t plug my old headphones into my new device without some wild adapter. Who decided to

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Communication: The Key to Esthetic Success

by Adamo Notarantonio, DDS, FICOI, AAACD

Communication is defined as the imparting or exchanging of information or news; means of connection between people or places, in particular. There is no doubt that communication plays a vital role in human life. It not only helps to facilitate

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Success by Design: Elements of Planning for Restorative Excellence

by W. Johnston Rowe Jr., DDS, AAACD

Introduction Since Dr. Charles Pincus invented the dental veneer in 1928, popular restorative materials used and techniques employed have changed numerous times. Trends initially dictated minimal to no tooth preparation, migrated to aggressive preparation, and have now returned to an

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Case Report: The Margin Perfect Matrix – A Predictable Technique for the Fabrication of Direct Composite Veneers

by Dr. med. dent. Holger P. Meiser, DDS, MAGD

Abstract This case report involves a 24-year-old female patient that was not pleased with her existing anterior restorations that were discolored and did not restore the teeth to esthetically pleasing proportions. She was also interested in a “fuller” smile. The

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Shining the Light on Power Bleaching: A Review

by Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc

Introduction There is no arguing the fact that we live in a society where appearances are important. When I was growing up, I was told frequently, “you only have one chance to make a first impression, so make it a

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticEditorialOral Health

A Season for Reflection

by Les Rykiss, DMD, FASDA, FIADFE

Spring is in the air! Especially after attending the Pacific Dental Conference in Vancouver with all the beautiful weather. The benefit of the esthetic issue coming out in April every year is that it allows me the ability to look

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

How To Avoid Occlusal Adjustments When Placing Final Restorations

by Ronald Klausz, RDT

To ensure long-term success, a greater understanding of occlusal concepts needs to be incorporated into the restorations we provide our patients. We must ensure that the beautiful smiles we create today will hold up to the rigors of mastication and

April 2, 2018 News BlogsCosmetic / AestheticMarketing strategies

Trends in Teeth Whitening

by Ekwa Marketing