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July 12, 2013 News Dental LaboratoriesDental TechnologyDentistryMaterials & TechnologyOral Health

TEREC, NA Holds Second Meeting for 2013 in Saint Louis, Missouri

by TEREC NA Technical Research Consortium of North America

TEREC, NA (Technical Research Consortium of North America) meets in Saint Louis, Missouri. TEREC is a strategic alliance of leading regional dental laboratories across the United States and Canada. Their member laboratories are independently owned and they supply thousands of

Figure 15. UL Restoration finished with ET bur UR Restoration polished with Jazz Supreme polisher LL Completed restoration LR Initial Spectra image.
July 1, 2013 Feature Materials & Technology

Mapping Occlusal Decay: The Puzzle is Solved

by Dr. Fay Goldstep, DDS, FACD, FADFE

The management of dental decay, its detection, assessment and treatment, is one of the cornerstones of dental practice. The dentist and hygienist spend each workday dealing with the results of the caries process and yet, until recently, we have not

Figure 10B. Nanohybrid composite resin light-cured in a translucent cylindrical matrix holding the light at a 45 degree angle and within 0.5-mm distance to the top surface of the cylinder-note incomplete depth of cure for the length and the angle due to the position of the curing light (20 seconds of light-curing with LED curing light measured at 1200 mW/cm2).
July 1, 2013 Feature DentistryMaterials & Technology

Successful Light Curing – Not As Easy As It Looks

by Howard E. Strassler, DMD

Dentists assume that activating a light-curing device reliably and predictably light cures restorative materials. There are many factors that must be considered when light-curing resin adhesives, resin-based composites, resin cements, etc., to ensure the quality and durability of the restorations

Figure 11. ScanX Swift, a countertop scanner for size 0, 1 and 2 digital PSP sensor.
July 1, 2013 Feature DentistryMaterials & Technology

Wireless Digital Sensors

by George Freedman DDS, FACD, FAACD, FADFE

When digital dental radiography was first introduced in the late 1980s, conventional X-rays had been used for almost a century. Over the years, the radiograph expanded the dentist’s investigative capacity in many ways; it was possible to confirm health, or

Figure 10. Illumination at higher level.
July 1, 2013 Feature Dental TechnologyDentistryMaterials & Technology

Incandescent to Halogen to Diode: The Evolution of Visual Diagnostics

by Dr. Ira Hoffman DDS, FADI, FIADFE

Lighting technology has evolved dramatically over the past century. With the introduction of gas and incandescent lighting, dentists were finally able to shed some light on the teeth that they were treating. The illuminated visual access enhanced diagnosis and facilitated

Figure 4. Report summarizes a patient successfully treated with an oral appliance and no significant bruxism needed.
July 1, 2013 Feature Dental TechnologyDentistryMaterials & Technology

Bruxism/Snoring Monitor: Measure, Analyze, Categorize and Treat

by Jeffory Wyscarver, RPSGT

The diagnosis and management of dental disease implies an effort by the practitioner and the dental team to identify and assess the problem as early as possible. This is consistent with the generally accepted principle that early treatment is likely

Figure 7. By holding the shade tab's incisal edge to the incisal edge of the natural tooth reduces afterimages.
July 1, 2013 Feature DentistryMaterials & Technology

Increased Predictability in Tooth Shade-Matching

by Kelvin I. Afrashtehfar, DDS, MSc(C)

FOUNDATION OF ESTHETIC DENTISTRYCosmetic and esthetic dental outcomes are essential to meet patients’ high expectations and positively influence their self-esteem.1,2 Shape and color determine the aesthetics of both natural and restored teeth.3-6 Attractive restorative and prosthodontic outcomes begin with a

Figure 15. Finished and polished with invisible margins.
July 1, 2013 Feature DentistryMaterials & Technology

Can an Instrument Make a Difference?

by By Howard S. Glazer, DDS, FAGD

The simple answer is yes. But to truly understand why it can make a difference it is necessary to understand the problem. There has been a sharp rise in the past decade in the use and direct placement of composite

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July 1, 2013 Feature DentistryMaterials & Technology

Modifications to Class II GV Black Preparations for Composite Resin

by Dr. Peter Walford, DDS, FCARDP

This article follows a previous article titled “Design Principles for Composite Class II Prep­arations,” published in Oral Health December 2012. This article will further illustrate the clinical rendition of the five axioms guiding enamel preparation, and the five axioms guiding

July 1, 2013 Feature DentistryMaterials & Technology

Ayuda 2013

by Dr. Timothy Milligan, DDS and Melissa Milligan, DMD

This past April, Doctors Timothy and Melissa Milligan had the privilege of joining forces with AYUDA to provide dental care to an underprivileged population of a town that’s an hour outside of Antigua, Guatemala. AYUDA is the Spanish translation for

Dr. George Freedman is a founder and past president, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry; co-founder, Canadian Academy for Esthetic Dentistry; and Diplomate, American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. Author or co-author of 12 textbooks, including "Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry" (Elsevier), and more than 700 articles, he is a REALITY Team Member. An internationally recognized lecturer on esthetics, technology, and dental materials, he was awarded NYU College of Dentistry's Irwin Smigel Prize in Aesthetic Dentistry. A McGill graduate, Dr. Freedman is a Regent and Fellow of the IADFE and maintains a private practice limited to Esthetic Dentistry in Toronto.
July 1, 2013 Feature DentistryMaterials & Technology

Diagnostic Technologies

by George Freedman DDS, FAACD, FACD, FADFE

What makes a dentist a dentist? The technical dexterity to repair hard and soft oral structures in a hard to access, and hard to see, oral cavity? The acumen to run a small health-care business effectively and efficiently? The capability

Whip Mix
June 19, 2013 News Dental CAD/CAMDental LaboratoriesDentistryMaterials & TechnologyOral Health

Whip Mix Welcomes Kent Kohli as the New Manager of Dental Technology Solutions

by Whip Mix

Whip Mix is excited to welcome Kent Kohli as the new Manager of Dental Technology Solutions.  Kent previously owned & operated Contemporary Dental Aesthetics, LLC, a small, high-end boutique dental studio committed to artistic excellence in all phases of fixed

June 19, 2013 News Dental LaboratoriesDentistryMaterials & TechnologyOral Health

Midmark Corporation Outfits DenMat’s New Dental Learning Center

by DenMat & Midmark

DenMat announced today that it has partnered with Midmark Corporation to outfit DenMat’s new Dental Learning Center at its corporate headquarters in Lompoc, California. The state-of-the art facility is now equipped with a fully functioning Midmark dental operatory and chair

May 6, 2013 News DentistryGeneral PracticeMaterials & TechnologyOral Health

Finnish-made medical and dental equipment to Ice Hockey World Championship 2013 in Helsinki and in Stockholm

by Planmeca Group

Planmeca Group participates once again in organizing the Ice Hockey World Championships by providing a Planmed Verity® Extremity Scanner and Planmeca CompactTM i dental care unit for the on-site emergency rooms both at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki and Ericsson Globe

Shofu Dental Corp.
March 7, 2013 News Dental TechnologyDentistryMaterials & TechnologyOral Health

Shofu.com is now available in Spanish!

by Shofu.com

Shofu.com  has recently been enhanced to accommodate our Spanish speaking customers. Comprehensive and precise, the Spanish language section offers the same great product information previously available only in English. Now, our Latin American customers have access to all the relevant

The Canary System
October 12, 2012 News DentistryGeneral PracticeMaterials & TechnologyOral Health

Sinclair Dental Serves As Authorized Distributor Of The Canary System

by The Canary System

Quantum Dental Technologies (QDT) is pleased to announce that Sinclair Dental will be distributing The Canary System in Canada.