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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

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Chairside Whitening To Fine Tune Anterior Crown Shade


INTRODUCTIONWith advancing technologies in ceramics, computerized shade matching, and digital photography, matching a single maxillary central incisor with any restorative material is still one of the most difficult clinical challenges that most dentists face. Coupled with increased expectations in this

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Free Hand Diastema Closure

by Bob Margeas, DDS

Patient demand for aesthetic dentistry with minimally invasive procedures has resulted in the extensive utilization of freehand bonding of composite resin to anterior teeth.1 The development of composite resins with natural fluorescence and polishability allows the clinician to mimic the

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Creating Predictable Esthetic Single Anterior Implant Restorations

by Marc Montgomery, DDS

INTRODUCTION Restoring a single anterior tooth has always been the most difficult esthetic restorative procedure in dentistry. One needs to mimic the surrounding natural dentition in size, contour, value, chroma and finally mimicking the reflective and deflective areas by duplicating

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Digital Dentistry: Seamless Dentist-Laboratory Communication

by Les Rykiss, DMD; Bassam Haddad, CDT

I consider myself somewhat of a techno-junkie when it comes to the way I practice dentistry. The more technology, the better! Whether its digital x-rays, hard and soft tissue lasers, or CAD/CAM digital impressions and milling, technology has truly made

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.

March 10, 2014 News Cosmetic / AestheticDental HygieneDental TechnologyDentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingMaterials & TechnologyOral & Systemic HealthOral HealthPublic Health

A Successful Pacific Dental Conference!

by The 2014 Pacific Dental Conference Organizing Group

The Pacific Dental Conference has once again surpassed its attendance record to date with over 12, 700 participants. This year’s attendance included over 3500 Dentists, 2000 Dental Hygienisst, along with 2350 Exhibitors, making this conference a great success. Be sure

February 27, 2014 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryGeriatric DentistryOral Health

“Live Dentistry” Event

by Oral Health Group

Pacific Dental Conference/CAED

February 27, 2014 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryOral Health

Ivoclar Vivadent Hosts “Experience Innovation” Event at the 2014 Mid-Winter Meeting in Chicago

by Ivoclar Vivadent

Company unveils new Wieland Zenotec select platform of milling systems and innovative IPS e.matrix technology Ivoclar Vivadent recently brought together dental leaders, influencers and innovators during the Chicago Mid-Winter Meeting when they hosted “Experience Innovation.” The exciting and entertaining event,

February 18, 2014 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryOral HealthOrthodontics

Allesee Orthodontics Appliances (AOA) Partners with the Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) Foundation

by Allesee Orthodontics Appliances (AOA)

Allesee Orthodontics Appliances (AOA) a subsidiary of Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc., will partner with the Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) Foundation, a national non-profit providing orthodontic scholarships (free braces) to underserved children who could not normally afford them. Kevin Rattle, Sales

February 10, 2014 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryOral Health

AACD Announces Accreditation Class of 2014

by American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

This year, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) will welcome 20 individuals onstage at AACD 2014  in Orlando to celebrate Accreditation and Fellowship, two achievements not to be taken lightly. The AACD Accreditation process serves to set the standard

February 7, 2014 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Walmart authorizes 25 brand new, turn-key dental clinics

by Roi Corp

Walmart Supercentres has authorized www.SmileShapers.ca to offer 25 brand new, turn-key dental franchises! ROI Corporation is the exclusive agent for the Franchisor (Smile Shapers) and we will assist in knowing more about this incredible opportunity moving forwards. This is a