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April 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

27th Annual AACD Scientific Session: The Rise of Collaboration

by Oral Health

May 18-21, 2011 Boston 1-800-543-9220 or www.aacd.comAdvertisement Home to Higher Learning • Home to Great Teams • Home to History • Home to the AACD  There is no better backdrop for the 27th An­nual AACD Scientific Session than Boston, Massachusetts,

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April 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Cosmetic Reconstruction Using Laser Closed Flap Crown Lengthening and Porcelain Veneers

by Les Rykiss D.M.D.

There are many ways in dentistry to accomplish beautiful cosmetic results when nature does not provide an ideal canvas to paint your portrait. We, as cosmetic dentists, have the ability to create amazing things with technology that once was performed

Figure 16 - Final treatment smile.
April 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Using Basic Parameters to Achieve Aesthetics for Successful Implant

by Lori Trost, DMD and Scott Schlueter, DMD, MS

As the practice of dentistry continues to move forward with the offering of improved materials and predictable techniques, the expectation of esthetics becomes a given in both the minds of the dentist and the patient. However, in the clinical setting,

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

March 30, 2011 News DentistryOral Health

Align Technology to Acquire Intra-Oral Scanning Leader Cadent for $190 Million

by Align Technology (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)

Acquisition Positions Align as a Leader in Intra-Oral Scanning and Accelerates Adoption of Invisalign

March 14, 2011 News DentistryOral Health

Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Denturists Profession in Canada


 Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Denturists Profession in Canada in conjunction with the 2011 Annual General Meeting of Members, Convention-Educational Symposium & 9th Annual CAD Golf Tournament This year’s Annual General Meeting and Conference is being held May 25th

March 14, 2011 News DentistryOral Health

LED Medical Diagnostics Names Steven Semmelmayer and Robert Cartagena to Board of Directors

by Oral Health

LED Medical Diagnostics Inc., parent of LED Dental, announced today that Steven Semmelmayer and Robert Cartagena have been named to its board of directors. Mr. Semmelmayer is a 31-year veteran of the dental industry. Until recently, he served as CEO

"ski for kids" for Sick Children's Hospital
March 14, 2011 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

The T.A.D. had their second “ski for kids” for Sick Children’s Hospital

by T.A.D.

On Friday February 11, 2011, The T.A.D. had their second “ski for kids” for Sick Children’s Hospital. This ski day in the past has been in conjunction with the C.C.R.F. a cardiac group, but last year a decision was made

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March 8, 2011 News DentistryOral Health

Opening Reception of the Henry Schein National Sales Conference

by Melissa Summerfield, Pulisher of Oral Health Journal & Dental Practice Management

I was privileged on March 4th to attend the Opening Reception of the Henry Schein National Sales Conference. As one of their invited guests, I enjoyed the rousing start to the evening, courtesy of the Toronto Raptors Dance Pak. They

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March 1, 2011 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

Interproximal Reduction (IPR)for Dummies

by Janice Goodman, DDS

 What is IPR? Simply put it is the removal of interproximal enamel to reduce the mesial-distal size of teeth. Interproximal reduction became popular over the past years with the advent of bonding brackets on teeth which exposed the interproximal surfaces

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

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March 1, 2011 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

A Novel Concept: The Introduction of Cross-Linking Monomers into a Self-Etch Adhesive to Create a More Hydrophobic & Durable Bond

by Byoung In Suh, PhD, Liang Chen, PhD, Douglas J. Brown, DDS, FAGD

Dental bonding agents (adhesives) have been rapidly evolving since the 1950s.1 Based on the adhesion strategy, today’s adhesives can be classified as “etch-and-rinse” (4th and 5th generations) and “self-etch” (6th and 7th generations). The novel incorporation of cross-linking monomers within

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March 1, 2011 Feature Dentistry

Cerec and Paradigm

by Lee Ann Brady, DMD

In the last six months I have only used a matrix band one time, and I am enjoying class two and class three restorations more then ever, thanks to my CEREC machine and Paradigm composite blocks. I like to joke

Figure 12. Postoperative occlusal view of the IPS e.max CAD crown after cementation with a self-adhesive luting composite.
March 1, 2011 Feature Dentistry

Chairside Fabrication of an IPS e.max CAD Posterior Crown Restoration

by Andreas Bindl, DDS

IPS e.max® CAD (Ivoclar Vivadent, Amherst, NY) is a lithium disilicate glass-ceramic that demonstrates a flexural strength of 360 MPa. Available to dentists for several years, this ceramic is milled to the desired shape while still in its metasilicate or

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March 1, 2011 Feature Dentistry

CAD/CAM Technology al Dente New steps on the way to optoelectronic impressions and biogeneric occlusal surface design

by Albert Mehl, DDS

The first step on the way to the “impression-free” dental practice was taken in 1985. The inventors of the CEREC system adopted the following approach: the intraoral measurement of the tooth cavity by means of a camera sensor operating on

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

March 1, 2011 Feature Dentistry

Dental Internet Directory (March 01, 2011)

by Oral Health

ASSOCIATIONSAssociation of Dental  Technologists of OntarioThe official voice of Registered Dental Technologists in Ontariowww.ADTO.org Ccanadian Dental Protective AssociationBecause bad things happen to good dentists.www.cdpa.comAdvertisement Ontario Academy of General DentistryQuality of care through life long learning.www.ontarioagd.org Toronto Academy of DentistryToronto Meetings

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March 1, 2011 Feature Dentistry


by Oral Health

Dr. Jodi Monaghan and her hygienist Nicole Spaling of Lethbridge, AB., took part in a dental relief mission organized and run by Project LACE (loving abandoned children everywhere) in Cambodia. On January 5th, 2011, Dr. Jodi, Nicole, and 18 other

March 1, 2011 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice


by Oral Health

April 28-30, 2011 Metro Toronto Convention Centre (south building) www.odaannualspringmeeting.com www.oda.on.ca