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July 2, 2019 Feature Dental OfficeDental TechnologyEditorialGeneral DentistryMarketing strategiesOral HealthProduct ReportTechnology

The Modern Dental Revolution

by Dr. George Freedman, DDS, DiplABAD, FAACD, FIADFE

The July edition of Oral Health regularly highlights new products, new techniques, and new technologies. These are the innovations that improve our patients’ oral and general health, and make clinical dentistry better, faster, and easier. Inventive approaches make the practice

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Adhesion: Past, Present, And Future

by George Freedman, DDS, DiplABAD, FIADFE, FAACD; Adjunct Professor, Western University of Dental Medicine, Pomona CA

Bonding agents were tentatively introduced in the early 1970s. Since then, the evolution of adhesive techniques has transformed the scope of dental practice. Arguably, the high impact of bonded, appearance-transforming dental restoratives has propelled the dental profession into its greatest

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3D Technology In The Dental Practice

by W. Joerd van der Meer, DDS, PhD; Yijin Ren DDS, PhD

Introduction The last few years a plethora of 3D technology seems to have inundated the dental market(Fig. 1). Whereas the initial efforts to 3D scan the dentition of a patient or to convert dental impressions or study casts to 3D

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Technology In Minimally Invasive Dentistry

by Daniel H. Ward, DDS

Technology is changing the way we live and work, improving our lives. Smart phones and watches keep us connected to the world, monitor our heart rates, detect and alert atrial fibrillation, check glucose levels, count our steps, record our hours

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The NiTi File Revolution

by Barbara Müller, BSc, MSc, PhD

Nowhere in dentistry is technical progress as rapid as in modern endodontics. The development of flexible nickel-titanium files in the late 1980s created entirely new and hitherto unknown opportunities in the mechanical preparation of root canals. Numerous recent innovations have

July 2, 2019 Feature DentistryImplantologyOral HealthOral SurgeryProduct Report

Dynamic Navigation: Predictable Implant Placement In Close Proximity To Sinus Floor

by Jim Yeganegi, BSc, DMD

The goal of the implant surgeon is to place an implant in the ideal position, that will support a prosthesis with the best long-term prognosis, while managing important anatomical landmarks. With the aid of Cone Beam CT scans the implant

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A Simplified Approach To Lateral Sinus Augmentation

by Arun K. Garg, DMD; Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD

Introduction Normal pneumatization of the maxillary sinus frequently when combined with the loss of teeth provides inadequate volume of bone, specifically related to height to house an implant. This process is further complicated with periodontally failing posterior teeth are to

July 2, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental CareDentistryOral HealthProduct ReportRestorative Dentistry

Totally Simplified Colour Matching: Single Shade Direct Composite

by Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FADI, FACD, FIADE, FASDA Diplomat, American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry

Placing tooth colored direct composite restorations is a clinical challenge for even the most experienced clinician. Aside from the technique sensitivities involved in adhesive bonding, determining a shade (whether single or layered) that predictably and precisely matches the natural tooth

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Colour Modifiers To Match An Odd Shade

by David V. Mazza, DDS, CAGS

Matching odd shades (particularly if they do not appear in shade guides) can be a challenging task for a dental professional. A skillful practitioner who is familiar with principles of colour (Value, Chroma, Hue and Translucency) and composite systems, colour

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Direct Restorations In A Compromised Setting

by Mark I. Malterud, DDS, MAGD

We are tasked to help our patients attain a more desirable cosmetic outcome; often, there is a choice between direct and indirect procedures. Direct procedures are generally less invasive; the practitioner only needs to remove old restorations and any pathology

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Zirconia – Separating Fact From Fiction

by Dr. Gary Alex, DMD

Abstract The use and popularity of both zirconia and lithium disilicate have increased dramatically over the last several years (Fig. 1). In fact, if current trends hold¹ it is entirely possible that that the escalating use of both zirconia and

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct ReportRestorative Dentistry

Tissue Management in Restorative Dentistry: The “Super Pulsed” Diode Laser

by Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FADI, FACD, FIADFE, FASDA Diplomat, American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry

Diode Lasers as a Tool in Tissue Management Diode lasers have been used for many years as an effective adjunct for management of the gingival tissues in many areas of restorative dentistry. Prior to the development of diode lasers, electrosurgery

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Teeth Whitening & Skin Rejuvenation: Combined Therapy

by Myles Holt, BDS, LLM, FIADFE

Over the last few decades, teeth whitening has become the foundation of cosmetic dentistry, representing one of the most cost effective, minimally invasive, entry level options for patients wishing to enhance the appearance of their smile. When looking at developing

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Communicating Oral Appliance Hygiene

by Lorin Berland, DDS

Oral appliance homecare has a major impact on continuing compliance, treatment success, and the patient’s overall experience with the process. Individuals utilizing dentures, sleep devices, retainers, aligners and mouth guards are at a significantly greater risk of developing oral infections.

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“I Have It… You Need It!”

by Howard S. Glazer, DDS, FAGD

There is no doubt that the world of dental materials and products changes almost as fast as the wind changes direction. Presently, the focus on products seems to be on intraoral scanners, in-office milling and 3D printing. But what about

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Illuminating the Resin: What You Need to Know

by Richard Bengt Price, BDS, DDS, MS, PhD, FRCD(C)

Curing lights have become an integral part of dental practice 1 where they are now used to light cure direct composites, provisional restorations, luting cements, sealants, and orthodontic bracket cements. When a restoration fails (Fig. 1), or a bracket falls

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsProduct Report

A “Point-by-Point” Statement on Periodontal Host-Modulation Therapy: Safety First!

by Lorne M. Golub, DMD, MSc, DSc (H), Cert. Perio, MD (honorary), FNAI; Ying Gu, DDS, PhD, Cert. AEGD; Howard Tenenbaum, DDS, Dip. Perio, PhD, FRCD(C); Michael B. Goldberg, MSc., DDS, Dip. Perio; Timo Sorsa, DDS, PhD, Dipl. Perio

Introduction Over the past several decades, dentistry has come to realize that: (a) Periodontitis is the most common progressive, chronic inflammatory disease known to mankind – more common than rheumatoid arthritis, chronic inflammatory bowel disease, chronic inflammatory skin disease, etc.,

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Veneer Temporization: A Simple Approach to Healthy Results

by Viviane Haber, DDS

Avariety of methods have been introduced to maintain veneer preparation integrity, tissue health, and overall patient comfort. While there are many approaches to the temporization process, both indirect and indirect-direct, one of the most efficient is the direct method. Most

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Improved Alveolar Ridge Augmentation Using Synthetic Monetite Based Onlay Grafts

by Zeeshan Sheikh, BDS, MSc, PhD; Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD, Dip.Perio

Once teeth are lost due to trauma and/or disease, such as advanced periodontitis and not replaced, the alveolar ridge resorption begins rapidly. 1 An average alveolar bone loss of 1.5-2 mm (vertically) and 40-50% (horizontally) occurs within first six months

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Women in Dentistry Symposium

by Oral Health

The 8th annual Women in Dentistry Symposium was on Tuesday, May 15th. The night is an opportunity for women throughout dentistry to network, learn and share experiences. Hosted by Dr. Effie Habsha, founder of Women in Dentistry, the event aims