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April 1, 2015 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Augmentation vs Amputation Utilizing Composite Resin

by Bob Margeas, DDS

Minimally invasive dentistry is a buzz word that means different things to many clinicians. One dentist may think a ¾ porcelain veneer is conservative, where another thinks it is too destructive of tooth structure. Over the last several years technological

April 1, 2015 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Case Report: Smile Enhancement with Evidence-Based, Minimally-Invasive Restorative and Surgical Techniques

by Dr. Holger P. Meiser, DDS, MAGD

AbstractThis case involved a middle-aged female with a high lip line and small defects in the surface anatomy of teeth 11 and 21 as well as a gingival defect on tooth 21. The patient was not pleased with the appearance

April 1, 2015 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

“Can We Make Big Teeth Appear Smaller?” A Creative Look At Smile Design


IntroductionCreating a beautiful smile can be arduous task for even the most experienced restorative dentist. With all of the wonderful materials and techniques that are available to the aesthetic dentist today … “beauty is still in the eye of the

April 1, 2015 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Full Mouth Rehabilitation

by Les Rykiss, DMD

When a full mouth rehabilitation is the necessary course of treatment due to severe breakdown of the dentition in its current state, one must keep in mind that as restorative dentists, we still have the ability to do things in

April 1, 2015 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Full Mouth Rehabilitation Made Simple and Affordable

by Marc Montgomery, DDS

Introduction As people get older, their teeth get worn out, making a person look older than they actually are. Most of these individuals end up having more issues with their overall occlusion, which result in their problems not being solved

April 1, 2015 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Using Invisalign to Generate No Prep Dentistry

by Luc Vanderborght

Case Study: 2011–2012You could say that I live in a strange country. When people come to our practice, most of them have only a vague understanding of what they need or want. Of course they all want beautiful and healthy

January 27, 2015 News Cosmetic / AestheticDental CAD/CAMDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Beautiful materials for aesthetic restorations – eye-catchers at IDS 2015

by IDS

Our teeth play a significant part in our appearance and our radiant smile. They affect our self-esteem and influence our social  contacts. In dentistry, therefore,  in addition to restoring the masticatoryfunction  the aesthetic restoration result is also an important criterion

July 11, 2014 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Comprehensive Dental Helps Patients Smile With Confidence With Veneers

by Dental PR News

Charlottesville VA dentist aims to give patients their confidence back with dental veneers and other cosmetic services. Unfortunately not everyone is born with a perfect set of pearly whites. In fact, it’s estimated that 75 percent of Americans need orthodontics

May 20, 2014 News Cosmetic / AestheticDental LaboratoriesDentistryOral Health

GBAS Raises More than $20,000 at AACD 2014, Presents Awards

by The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

New AACD Members Elected to AACD Charitable Foundation Board of Trustees

May 2, 2014 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

AACD Launches ‘Smile Story’ Contest to Award Makeovers, Raise Cosmetic Dentistry Awareness

by The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) has launched “The Smile Story Contest” that will enhance the smiles and change the lives of up to five lucky people, while raising awareness about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry. The Smile Story

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

The Reality of Missing Enamel

by Lori Trost, DMD

Replacing enamel, the hardest substance in the body, is no easy task. If enamel is missing–there is a reason. This tooth layer was intended to provide esthetics, mastication, insulation, and phonetics. Daily, enamel is put through rigors – be it

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Clinical Crown Lengthening Using a Er,Cr:YSGG Dental Laser; A Minimally Invasive Technique

by Marc Robert, DMD

INTRODUCTION: LASERS AND DENTISTRYLasers have been used in several areas of medicine for a long time, even becoming a standard of care for many medical specialties, ophthalmology, dermatology, urology. In dentistry, the clinical use of lasers began in the 1980s.

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Using the RED Proportion Template to Create a Beautiful Smile

by Daniel H. Ward, DDS

It has been said that people have to see it to believe it. Cable television shows now feature young couples searching for run-down homes they can purchase for a bargain and then transform into the house of their dreams. The

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Take A Chance/Prendre une Chance

by Dr. Elliot Mechanic

I graduated from McGill dental school in May 1979. I had just turned twenty-five years old. Having finished what seemed like an eternity of higher education, attaining Bsc. and DDS degrees, I was eager to get started in the real

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Treating the “Dreaded Black Triangle”

by David Clark, DDS

Sometimes a particular case comes along that appears, at first glance, overwhelming. This case fits that description (Figs. 1–3). However, when Michael emailed my office and inquired regarding flying across the country to have me treat him, I had fortunately

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry


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

In 1965, my primary school principal told my parents that they should be happy if I became a stock boy. That was grade three, and at my mother’s insistence, a year which I repeated. I am a December baby, which

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental Technology

Using a Er,Cr:YSGG Laser to Enhance the Emergence Profiles of Implants

by Howard Golan, DDS

Implants have become the treatment of choice to replace missing teeth. It is highly predictable and the refinements of the techniques by surgeons throughout the world have shown minimal morbidity, long-term success and excellent esthetics. However, implants do have limitations

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Technique for Creating Incisal Translucency in Anterior Composite Restorations

by Ron Goodlin, DDS, AAACD, FIADE, FAGD

INTRODUCTION:The internet provides a vast amount of information for our patients. Dental websites and articles, showcasing the best work under ideal circumstances, have resulted in increased patient demands and expectations. Today’s practitioners must be able to provide high quality cosmetic

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Where It Matters Most Giomer “Pre-Sealing” of the Margins and Dentin When Bulk Filling

by Jack D. Griffin Jr., DMD, MAGD, ABAD, AAACD

Efficiency: to do a procedure in a quality manner while spending as little time and effort as possible. Nowhere is this more important than when placing composite restorations in the posterior. Posterior composites are the restorative backbone of many practices

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Metal-Free Restorative Dentistry “It’s More Than Just About Aesthetics”

by David Hornbrook, DDS, FAACD, FACE

Over the past 20 years, the trend in dentistry has been in search of metal-free alternatives to replace many of the traditional restorative materials that have been used for decades in both direct and indirect applications. This trend has been