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April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Developing a Cosmetic/Esthetic Practice

by Debra Engelhardt-Nash

With the increase in awareness and popularity of cosmetic dental procedures, most general practices are offering some level of cosmetic and esthetic treatment to patients. There are many possibilities; from teeth whitening to cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers; as well

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Transitional Bonding for the Severely Eroded Dentition

by Luc Vandenborght, LTH

Dentists are often faced with conflicting demands between function and aesthetics. Patients demand from their dentists an improved smile at a reasonable fee. Dentists want to not only meet the patients wants but also want to do that in a

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Pre-Orthodontic Set-Up for a Patient with Teeth Too Small for his Dental Arches

by Elliot Mechanic, DDS

In order to establish a comprehensive treatment plan, it is essential for the entire dental team to be able to visualize the final result before commencing treatment. A compromised or wrong treatment choice can affect a patient’s dental and medical

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Botulinum Toxin: Not Just a Pretty Face

by Janet Roberts, BSc, DMD; Warren Roberts, DMD

Mention “Botox” (the neuromodulator Botulinum Neurotoxin Type A or “BoNt-A”) sold in North America as Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin (Fig. 1), and the average person thinks immediately of wrinkles. However, the January 16, 2017 issue of Time Magazine’s cover page

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

A New Smile for a Beauty Queen

by Ross W. Nash, DDS

Introduction Wendy Jordan, a professional model, presented to my office for general care. After radiographic and clinical examination, it was determined that she needed only a prophylaxis. Her overall dental health was good with no periodontal disease or active caries.

August 8, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticImplantologyOral Health

The Economics of Dental Aesthetics

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

The Past When it became possible to bond tooth colored restorative materials to enamel in the early 1980’s, dental practice, as we know it was changed forever. The “Age of Aesthetic Dentistry” was born. No longer did the dentist deal

July 25, 2017 News Cosmetic / AestheticNews

Gearing Up for 41st Annual ASDA Conference

by ASDA

The 41st Annual ASDA International Aesthetic Dental Conference will be convened October 25-28, 2017 at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas.  The conference will bring together top leaders in aesthetic dentistry.  Speakers will include Dr. Larry Rosenthal, Dr. Alan Jurim,

July 18, 2017 News CharityCosmetic / AestheticNews

AACD Hosting 5th Annual Virtual Race for Smiles

by AACD

Between October 13 – 15, participants around the country will help survivors of domestic and sexual violence receive life-changing smile restorations by participating in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation’s (AACDCF) Virtual Race for Smiles. Race for Smiles

April 28, 2017 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryNews

Final Wrap-Up of AACD Scientific Session Shows Shining Success

by American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

The 33rd Annual American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Scientific Session concluded its educational program on April 21 at the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. More than 1,600 people attended the four days of educational programming which

April 28, 2017 News Cosmetic / AestheticNews

Newest AACD Credentialed Members Join Ranks of Elite Practitioners

by American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) recently recognized and honored 21 dental professionals who have demonstrated their dedication to continuing education and responsible patient care by becoming credentialed by the AACD. This year, the AACD acknowledged 15 newly Accredited

April 28, 2017 News AnnouncementCosmetic / AestheticNews

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Announces New President

by American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Dwight G. Rickert, CDT, FAACD of Indianapolis, Indiana, was inaugurated as President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) on April 21st during the AACD’s annual scientific session in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rickert is an Accredited Fellow of the

April 11, 2017 Video Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

In This Issue…

by Oral Health

Dr. Les Rykiss, D.M.D. discusses some of the content available to read in the newest Aesthetic Dentistry issue of Oral Health – click here to read the issue online. Feature articles mentioned in the video: Laser-Assisted Aesthetic Osseous Crown Lengthening

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

Porcelain Laminate Veneers: Full Digital Work Flow

by Galip Gurel

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

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

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

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

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 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 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