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April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Pixels and Pictures: Photography 2018

by Jack Griffin Jr., DMD

As soon as I figure out how to use my iPhone, Apple releases the next generation. With the new one, I found out I couldn’t plug my old headphones into my new device without some wild adapter. Who decided to

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Communication: The Key to Esthetic Success

by Adamo Notarantonio, DDS, FICOI, AAACD

Communication is defined as the imparting or exchanging of information or news; means of connection between people or places, in particular. There is no doubt that communication plays a vital role in human life. It not only helps to facilitate

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Success by Design: Elements of Planning for Restorative Excellence

by W. Johnston Rowe Jr., DDS, AAACD

Introduction Since Dr. Charles Pincus invented the dental veneer in 1928, popular restorative materials used and techniques employed have changed numerous times. Trends initially dictated minimal to no tooth preparation, migrated to aggressive preparation, and have now returned to an

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Case Report: The Margin Perfect Matrix – A Predictable Technique for the Fabrication of Direct Composite Veneers

by Dr. med. dent. Holger P. Meiser, DDS, MAGD

Abstract This case report involves a 24-year-old female patient that was not pleased with her existing anterior restorations that were discolored and did not restore the teeth to esthetically pleasing proportions. She was also interested in a “fuller” smile. The

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Shining the Light on Power Bleaching: A Review

by Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc

Introduction There is no arguing the fact that we live in a society where appearances are important. When I was growing up, I was told frequently, “you only have one chance to make a first impression, so make it a

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticEditorialOral Health

Editorial: A Season for Reflection

by Les Rykiss, DMD, FASDA, FIADFE

Spring is in the air! Especially after attending the Pacific Dental Conference in Vancouver with all the beautiful weather. The benefit of the esthetic issue coming out in April every year is that it allows me the ability to look

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

How To Avoid Occlusal Adjustments When Placing Final Restorations

by Ronald Klausz, RDT

To ensure long-term success, a greater understanding of occlusal concepts needs to be incorporated into the restorations we provide our patients. We must ensure that the beautiful smiles we create today will hold up to the rigors of mastication and

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Developing a Cosmetic/Esthetic Practice

by Debra Engelhardt-Nash

With the increase in awareness and popularity of cosmetic dental procedures, most general practices are offering some level of cosmetic and esthetic treatment to patients. There are many possibilities; from teeth whitening to cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers; as well

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Transitional Bonding for the Severely Eroded Dentition

by Luc Vandenborght, LTH

Dentists are often faced with conflicting demands between function and aesthetics. Patients demand from their dentists an improved smile at a reasonable fee. Dentists want to not only meet the patients wants but also want to do that in a

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Botulinum Toxin: Not Just a Pretty Face

by Janet Roberts, BSc, DMD; Warren Roberts, DMD

Mention “Botox” (the neuromodulator Botulinum Neurotoxin Type A or “BoNt-A”) sold in North America as Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin (Fig. 1), and the average person thinks immediately of wrinkles. However, the January 16, 2017 issue of Time Magazine’s cover page

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Pre-Orthodontic Set-Up for a Patient with Teeth Too Small for his Dental Arches

by Elliot Mechanic, DDS

In order to establish a comprehensive treatment plan, it is essential for the entire dental team to be able to visualize the final result before commencing treatment. A compromised or wrong treatment choice can affect a patient’s dental and medical

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

A New Smile for a Beauty Queen

by Ross W. Nash, DDS

Introduction Wendy Jordan, a professional model, presented to my office for general care. After radiographic and clinical examination, it was determined that she needed only a prophylaxis. Her overall dental health was good with no periodontal disease or active caries.

March 29, 2018 Feature Oral Health Office

Paid DC Institute Introduces Scenario-Based IPAC Training for Dentists and Teams

by Joyce Trencio, Executive Director, DC Institute

Developing good habits is an incredibly important part of ensuring that your clinic maintains the best Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) standards. However, this is often easier said than done. Upholding standards can sometimes feel onerous because current training programs

March 1, 2018 Feature General DentistryOral Health

AIRWAY-kening™ Orthodontic Treatment for All Ages

by William M. Hang, DDS, MSD

Why Do We Have a Problem? The apparent epidemic of OSA which is occurring in all industrialized countries should not come as a surprise. Many in the sleep community routinely cite the increase in obesity rates over the last three

March 1, 2018 Feature General DentistryOral Health

What is Beyond the Drill?

by Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc

Abstract The development of the dental drill was one of the most significant innovations in dentistry, occurring in the late 1800’s; 150 years later, it is still our “go-to” instrument for most procedures, whether for removal of decay, endodontic instrumentation

March 1, 2018 Feature General DentistryOral Health

An Understanding Of The Trigeminal/Vagus Nerve Relationship Can Help One Tune Out Pain And Fear Part 1: Changing the Face of Pain

by Sharik L. Peck, PT, MRC, CEAS; J. Brent Feland, MSPT, PhD; Clinical Contribution from Michael Bennett, DDS

Many people experience a deep fear of sitting in the dental chair even though dentistry can significantly improve their health. By understanding a few key basics about the nervous system (and how fear, pain, and anxiety work in the body),

March 1, 2018 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Etiology of Malocclusion: Contributory Factors

by Gavin A. James, BDS, MDS, FDS (Eng) Dip. Orthodont (Tor)

Throughout history, successful treatment of a health condition has often preceded an understanding of what caused the problem. This is surely true of malocclusion. A malocclusion of any significance is not a disease but it does represent a failure of

March 1, 2018 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Functional Dentistry

by Janice Goodman, DDS

What is functional dentistry and why is it worth talking about? I am curious if this is a movement or new direction in dentistry. Here are my thoughts. Functional medicine and dentistry are using your detective skills and sleuthing out

March 1, 2018 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Biomimicry, Neuroplasticity, and Sleep: Introducing Myofunctional-Assisted Maxillomandibular Advancement Surgery (MAMMA)

by Elysa Kliman; Stanley Liu

Before you were born, there were countless forces shaping your growth and development. You had your own set of prenatal conditions and a unique path to birth before your very first taste of oxygen. This inaugural breath was then shaped

March 1, 2018 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Does Dentistry Hold The Missing Link to Multiple Schlerosis, Alzheimers and Others?

by Dr. David Edmund Williams

The search for the cause of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) by mainstream medicine has followed a profound predilection for autoimmune conjecture, in spite of the absence of evidence for any “mechanism by which the immune system is tricked into seeing myelin