Oral Health Group

Cosmetic / Aesthetic

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

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 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

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

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,

Figure 26-Conservative and stable long-term result.
April 1, 2010 Feature Cosmetic / Aesthetic

Incorporation of Creativity into Conservative Restorative Cosmetic Dentistry

by Rhys Spoor, DDS, FAGD

Doing the least to the underlying natural tooth structure and the proper choice of material to get the desired result best attains the goal of longevity in restorative dentistry.1-5 Time has shown over and over again, that the most conservative

April 1, 2010 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOrthodontics

Ode to Randy

by Jordan Soll, DDS

In 1997, I joined the editorial board of Oral Health as the first cosmetic consultant. From my initial board meeting 13 years ago, my experience has been incredibly rewarding. I have had the pleasure of interacting with some remarkable individuals

Figure 11-Glass Ionomer restoration and core buildup.
April 1, 2010 Feature Cosmetic / Aesthetic

Glass Ionomers: A Therapeutic Alterative to Direct Composite Restorations

by Daniel H. Ward, DDS

Years ago, the restorative material options for the dental practitioner were limited. Direct placement materials available were either amalgam or silicate. Amalgam has long been recognized as a forgiving restorative material that works well in a variety of circumstances. Advantages

Figure 9-After treatment.
April 1, 2010 Feature Cosmetic / Aesthetic

The Fusion of Beauty and Art

by Luca Dalloca, DMD, CDT

Albert Einstein once said, “Creativity is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, creativity embraces the world”. Often, when we think and speak about esthetic dentistry we are mistaken to believe that its concepts are well-defined by rules and recipes.

Figure 8-Cortical perforations.
April 1, 2010 Feature Cosmetic / Aesthetic

Successful Bone Grafting

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

Bone grafting is often considered one of the most challenging procedures to undertake in a dental office. Numerous factors have to first be considered to ensure a predictable outcome, devoid of post-operative complications. Fortunately, the success rate of such procedures

April 1, 2010 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental Hygiene

I’m Not ‘Just’ A Dental Hygienist…

by Annick Ducharme, RDH

Are you a dentist? Oh no, I’m “just” a dental hygienist! Advertisement I’ve often heard that disparaging remark, such a short sentence but so infinitely revealing of a person’s perception of his or her profession. Unfortunately, it conveys a negative

Figure 33-Simplified portrait.
April 1, 2010 Feature Cosmetic / Aesthetic

Dental Photography: A New Perspective; Part II, Techniques

by James R. Dunn DDS and Richard A Young DDS

Introduction Part one of Dental photography: A New Perspective (Oral Health, December 2009) described two types of photographs used in dentistry. The traditional dental photograph “record keeping”; with prescribed poses, magnification ratios, and lighting is a factual record of a

Dr. Elliot Mechanic practices esthetic dentistry in Montreal, Quebec. He is Oral Health's editorial board member for esthetics.
April 1, 2010 Feature Cosmetic / Aesthetic

2010 (April 01, 2010)

by Elliot Mechanic, DDS

A new decade and new challenges for the restorative dentist. We continue to pursue our quest for natural esthetics and minimally invasive dentistry to conserve tooth structure. This issue of Oral Health illustrates what is happening at the dawn of