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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,

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

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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

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 4C - Lateral smile completed treatment.
April 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Cosmetic Imaging and the Art of Esthetic Case Presentation

by George E. Kirtley, DDS

“So, what do you think?” Hey, it looks fantastic! Can I really look like that? Yes, you can. Great, let’s book it!” It would be awesome if it could always be that easy in a smile consultation. Interestingly it is

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April 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Creative Smile Design: The Art Of Temporization

by Elliot Mechanic ,DDS

Why an article on dental temporization? After more than thirty years in dentistry I am thoroughly convinced that a dentist’s ability to create a lifelike functioning provisional is their pathway to achieve beautiful esthetic restorations leading to patient satisfaction. The

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April 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

The Hybrid Bridge-Zirconia Framework Bonding and Veneer Placement for a Congenitally Missing Lateral

by Jack Griffin, DMD MAGD

ABSTRACTThe dental profession continues to advance in cosmetic tooth replacements that are highly esthetic, strong and conservative. Zirconia has proven to ba an excellent choice in esthetic/restorative dentistr because of its high strength and non-metallic color. The hybrid bridge is

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April 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Upgrading Porcelain Veneer Restorations: A Case Report

by Robert A. Lowe, DDS
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April 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Predictable Strategies for the Baby Boomer Generation

by Jordan Soll, DDS, Trevor Laingchild, RDT, Livia Silvestri, DDS, MSc Perio

Abstract: Busy professionals are trying hard to make every moment count in their daily lives, keeping in mind that as they age (the first baby boomer turned 65 on January 1/2011) they want to keep their appearance youthful for a

Dr. Elliot Mechanic practices esthetic dentistry in Montreal, Quebec. He is Oral Health's editorial board member for esthetics.
April 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

A Little Attitude

by Dr. Elliot Mechanic

Newspapers, magazines, and journals exist throughout the world and readers are able to freely choose which ones to read. I am constantly drawn to and fascinated by the letters to the editor in these publications. One audio magazine that I

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

by COLLEGE OF ALBERTA DENTURISTS

 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

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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