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March 18, 2012 News ClinicalProsthodontics

Now that’s what I’m talking about!! Photo Essay me Baby!!!

by ken

We have such incredible talent in this country; sadly most of it has to go to the US to be recognized, but I digress. Below you will find PERZACTLY what I’d love to see from YOU and YOU and YOU…the

February 26, 2012 News ImplantologyProsthodontics

How To Use Atlantis Abutments On Dental Implants

by ken

By Todd Welch – FACEBOOK Here is a recent case I completed. I place Astra Tech dental implants and typically utilize Atlantis abutments for implant supported bridges and anterior implants. I have the lab fabricate the Atlantis abutments and temporary

February 14, 2012 News ImplantologyProsthodontics

He’s #1; He’s #1

by ken

Many thanks to Dr. Oliver C. Pin-Harry, D.D.S., M.S., F.R.C.D.(C) of BURLINGTON PROSTHODONTICS 425 Locust Street – Suite 200 |  Burlington, ON L7S 1T8 | Canada T: 905-633 1200  |  www.burlingtonprosthodontics.com for helping to kickstart a new dynamic in “MOUTHING OFF” – “sharing and caring” clinical cases

Bruce Glazer is the communication editor and a dental advisor for the Canadian Dental Protective Association (CDPA) and the Prosthodontic Editor for Oral Health.
November 1, 2011 Feature DentistryProsthodontics

Entrepreneurism and Dentistry

by Bruce Glazer

The word ‘entrepreneur’ came into vogue in the 1980s and has now come to mean a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so. Entre­preneurism is an

November 1, 2011 Feature DentistryProsthodontics

Self learning, Self assessment 2011

by Oral Health

2011 is the final year of the SLSA program in Oral Health. The 8-question quiz appears here. Because the program is half its usual length, provincial licensing authorities may alter the allocation of CE credits. Unlike previous years, SLSA will

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November 1, 2011 Feature DentistryProsthodontics

No-Prep Veneers: Enhancing the Natural Tooth

by Mark Willes

As we all know, preparation design can make or break a case. With proper planning and prep design we can create stunning esthetics with depth and vitality. Without proper planning and prep design the best we can do is usually

Figure 8 - Lack of adaptation of light body around implants - light body was set and could not be moved by heavy body hydraulics.
November 1, 2011 Feature DentistryProsthodontics

Faster Is Not Always Better

by Gregg Tousignant, CDT and Len Boksman, dds, bsc, fadi, ficd

When it Comes to Impressioning

Chin Tucks
November 1, 2011 Feature DentistryProsthodontics

Neck Pain: A Scientific Look at the Dentist’s Neck!

by Mahmoud Zaerian, BA, DC, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, CSCS

In the February 2009 issue of Oral Health the common musculoskeletal disorders (MSK disorders) that dentists face were outlined; specifically, the impacts MSK disorders have on professional performance and longevity as well as the implications leading to a decreased quality

November 1, 2007 Feature Prosthodontics

Principles for Designing the Most Naturally Beautiful Smiles

by Peter E. Dawson, DDS

The esthetic revolution has expanded beyond all expectations. The desire for a beautiful smile is more and more the primary reason patients seek dental care. But don’t make the mistake of thinking that smile design is just about straight, white

FIGURE 25--Final non-homogenous (Procera-Nobel) restorations using a thicker more opaque alumina core to mask the dark prep. An ideal situation for zirconium oxide based restorations (Lava - 3M, Cercon - Dentsply) as well.
November 1, 2007 Feature Prosthodontics

Material Selection, Tooth Reduction, and Margin Placement for Anterior Indirect Esthetic Restorations

by Frank Spear, DDS

Choosing a method of restoration and a material comes down to evaluating several different parameters. These include the condition of the existing tooth, colour of the existing tooth, position of the tooth in the mouth, (anterior vs. posterior) esthetic desires

November 1, 2007 Feature Prosthodontics

Dual Arch Impressions: Clinically Acceptable vs. Quality Results!

by Gregg Tousignant, CDT

If you know what to look for when evaluating your impression, you can predict the fit and function of your definitive restoration. The purpose of this paper is to discus the difference between a quality impression and the “clinically acceptable”

FIGURE 10--Final restoration.
November 1, 2007 Feature Prosthodontics

The Truth About Triple Trays

by Roel J. Wyman, DDS

There are two schools of thought regarding triple tray impressions: 1. they are the greatest technique ever;Advertisement 2. they are absolute garbage, resorted to by lazy dentists. As it happens, neither extreme position is true. Triple tray impressions are not

November 1, 2007 Feature Prosthodontics

When 90% Is Not Good Enough

by Bruce Glazer, DDS

Quality dentistry is not guaranteed by attending multiple continuing education seminars, especially when prosthodontic procedures are involved. It certainly helps, but in fact “quality” and “dentistry” may be mutually exclusive. Mutually exclusive due to dentistry’s multiple steps process. To achieve

FIGURE 9B--Mandibular landing area 2mm above vestibular sulcus.
February 1, 2007 Feature Prosthodontics

Maintaining Proper Access of the Maxillary and Mandibular Ridges During Impression Making

by Joseph Massad, DDS

It has been reported in several published articles that prosthodontic success is contingent on patient cooperation both during treatment and after care. As dentists we all know that one of the most difficult procedures is trying to make an impression

FIGURE 7--Ultimate esthetics achieved with immediate implant replacement and all-ceramic restorations within the esthetic zone.
November 1, 2006 Feature Prosthodontics

Implant Aesthetics: Immediate Replacement and Loading In The Aesthetic (Anterior) Zone: A Case Study

by E. Dwayne Karateew DDS, Dip Perio, Dip Prosth

Dental implants have become widely accepted for the replacement of missing teeth due to their high success rates. Conventional multistage approaches to implant reconstruction have contributed to professional’s acceptance of implant dentistry as a treatment option, perhaps the treatment of

November 1, 2006 Feature Prosthodontics

Implants and Imaging, The “I’s” of the Future

by Harold K. Schmulenson, DDS

Dentistry has always been at the wavefront of new technology. Advances in dental care have rapidly been assimilated from inception to reality throughout the history of the profession. From air rotors to x-ray’s, the rapidity of these advances has not

FIGURE 25--Close up of impression detail.
November 1, 2006 Feature Prosthodontics

Prosthodontic Impressions Simplified: The Rebite Technique

by Les Kalman, HBSc., DDS

Accurate prosthodontic impressions with minimal soft tissue manipulation are essential for the successful and predictable creation of a prosthesis. A new impression technique has been developed with accurate and detailed results and no soft tissue manipulation. Prosthodontic impressions can prove

FIGURE 34--Occlusal view maxillary arch 1:2 post-op.
November 1, 2006 Feature Prosthodontics

Maxillary Arch Rehabilitation: A Case Report Utilizing Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and a Novel Bite Registration Appliance

by Michael Pollak, DDS

Full arch reconstruction can be a challenging clinical endeavor. Following an orderly protocol, with the end results in mind, can create predictable functional, durable and esthetic results for our patients. A case is presented demonstrating the clinical steps involved in

FIGURE10--Final delivery of the bar.
November 1, 2006 Feature Prosthodontics

Procera Implant Bar Utilized in a Case of Tilted Implants in the Severely Resorbed Mandible – A Case Report

by Alan Kwong Hing, DDS, MSc., Rick Danceluzzi, CDT and Keith Mackenzie, DD

Patients with a severely resorbed edentulous mandible often suffer from problems with the lower denture. These problems include: insufficient retention of the lower denture, intolerance to loading by the mucosa, pain, difficulties with eating and speech, loss of soft-tissue support,

FIGURE 20--Intaglio surface of the prosthesis.
November 1, 2005 Feature Prosthodontics

The Use of Prosthodontic Principles in Managing a Compromised Implant Case

by Beatrice Leung, DDS, MPH, Cert. Prostho

Treatment planning for any complex case requires the clinician to be diligent in carrying out the clinical examination in order to arrive at a proper diagnosis. The blueprint which develops from this exercise must consider factors beyond the oral cavity,