Oral Health Group


April 1, 2001 Feature

Technology: Implementing Imaging Systems

by Dental Practice Management

Very few things seem to be as confusing as the planning and implementation process of imaging systems in a dental practice. There are so many options, different technologies, and different reasons for capturing images that it can be very difficult to be sure that you’re making the right decisions. Through this article we’ll explore the planning process, and touch on some of the technical elements that make up any dental imaging system.

April 1, 2001 Feature

Hygiene: The Metamorphosis of Dental Hygiene… Goodbye Pick & Flick

by Lisa Philp, RDH

The profession of dentistry had trained patients to perceive hygiene services as a routine “pick & flick” and “buff & shine.”

April 1, 2001 Feature

Finance: Cash (flow) is King – Getting the right Asset Allocation

by John Nicola

It’s been a pretty good ride for investors since 1991. From my vantage point, there are at least a few dark clouds on the investment horizon, clouds which should cause each of us to consider defensive ways to weather the storm while continuing to see our portfolios grow. So what might these clouds be?

April 1, 2001 Feature

Office Design: Nautical by Nature

by Dental Practice Management

This decor reflects Dr. Eric Reich’s original concept of establishing a warm, tropical feeling to counter the harsh Montreal winters and to alleviate apprehension on the part of some patients when entering a dental specialist’s office. The “open” flow of

Dr. Soll is the Cosmetic Dentistry consultant for the Oral Health Editorial Board.
April 1, 2001 Feature

Free Consultation?

by Jordan Soll, DDS

Recently, the wife of my friend and colleague had breast augmentation and abdominal plasty. During one of our ritual weekend runs my friend explained how things came about. He began by telling me about the consultation process. When they entered

FIGURE 17 Healthy gingival tissues and occlusal contours bring harmony and stability to patients' prognosis.
April 1, 2001 Feature

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Success By Design: Not By Accident

by Hugh Flax, DDS

It has been over sixty years since Dr. Charles Pincus introduced us to the “Hollywood Veneers.” Since that time we have been through several revolutions (and revelations) in esthetic/restorative care. Just being able to make tooth colored materials adhere to

FIGURE 18 Herculite XRV incisal: Note the variable translucency and halo.
April 1, 2001 Feature

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: A Systematic Technique for Creating Aesthetic Direct Resin Restoration’s

by Stephen Phelan, DDS

In today’s society, esthetic enhancements are generally accepted as integral to creating a healthy self-esteem. Whether the individual chooses cosmetic surgery, laser eye correction, or cosmetic dentistry, the choices are all driven by the ultimate goal of obtaining a more

FIGURE 20 Immediate post-operative view of finished IPS Empress crown on #11.
April 1, 2001 Feature

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Metal Free Post Options for the Endodontically Treated Anterior Tooth

by Edward Lowe, BSc., DMD

Resurrection of endodontically treated teeth has traditionally involved a post, core, and crown.1 The use of a cast metal post and core has been the standard procedure taught in the curriculum of nearly all the dental schools. With the advent

FIGURE 29 Post-treatment facial photo -- Facial Synthesis is achieved predictably with the usage of transitional restorations. A dynamic face is created for Miss Hawaii USA 2000, Christy Leonard.
April 1, 2001 Feature

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Esthetic Transitionals: The Key to Consistent Cosmetic Dentistry

by Wynn H. Okuda, DMD

Creating consistent results with cosmetic dentistry is certainly the ultimate goal that every practitioner wants to achieve. However, achieving this result and patient satisfaction can be elusive at times. Because cosmetic dentistry is artistic in nature, there is much subjectivity

FIGURE 22 Palatal view showing excellent translucency of the Vident Esthetic Line Mark II ceramic blocks. Crowns were bonded with shade A2 dual cure resin cement.
April 1, 2001 Feature

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Single-Appointment, All-Ceramic Anterior Restorations

by Stephen Tsotsos, DDS

An Historical Perspective

April 1, 2001 Feature

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Treatment Planning for Success in the Esthetic Practice

by Edward Narcisi, DMD

The title “Treatment Planning for Success in the Esthetic Practice” can easily be broken down into three parts, The Esthetic Practice, Success, and Treatment Planning. No Doubt today’s practices have to be focused on delivering esthetically pleasing dentistry. Materials, techniques

FIGURES 36 & 37 Provisional restorations which have enabled soft tissue adaptation, and the final veneers.FIGURES 38 & 39 Even on the most difficult teeth to prepare (lower anterior), all-ceramic restorations promote good tissue response with conservative preparations.
April 1, 2001 Feature

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Enhancing Soft Tissue Health and Esthetics through the Placement of All-Ceramic Restoration

by Thomas Trinkner, DDS, and Paul Steigerwald, DDS

Abstract: The interrelated and combined benefits of placing all-ceramic restorations include enhanced esthetics, overall health of the soft tissues and an improvement in patients’ oral health and hygiene habits. These benefits result from the many material characteristics and specific placement protocol associated with modern all-ceramic restorations. However, despite very positive anecdotal testimonials regarding the soft tissue benefits of all-ceramic restorations, more long-term in-vivo research is necessary to demonstrate a direct correlation between the placement of all-ceramic restorations and improved soft tissue esthetics and gingival health.

Dr. Hill is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is co-founder and current president of the Western Canadian Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Hill is a Contributing Consultant for Oral Health.
April 1, 2001 Feature

Free Consultation!

by Steven J. Hill, DMD

For those practitioners providing services in elective cosmetic dentistry, the subject of consultation fees for a new patient of record for their initial office visit is a hot issue. Some seem to suggest that free consultations are an indication of

While attending the American College of Prosthodontists meeting in Hawaii, Dr. Steven Young and his wife Kelli enjoy Oral Health in the Waipio Valley on the 'Big Island.'
April 1, 2001 Feature

See Pictures (April 01, 2001)

by Oral Health

Due to space and quality requirements, we are unable to print every photo we receive.Please note: PHOTOS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.

March 1, 2001 Feature

Guidelines for Manuscript Submissions to Oralhealth (March 01, 2001)

by Oral Health
Dr. Magathan has been practicing dentistry in Edmonton, AB for more than 15 years -- eight as a Dentist Anaesthesiologist.
March 1, 2001 Feature

Building a Successful and Rewarding Dental Practice

by Johanna Magathan, DDS, BSc., Dip. Den. Anaesthesia

Y ou would think that success in the dental office would be related to how skilled our hands are, but most of us know this is not true. What makes a successful dental office is not only how skilled our

FIGURE 1: Stained PVC (left) and Nitrile rubber (right) gloves by Birex (phenol-based) solution. For comparison purposes the unstained glove is shown on the right in both pictures.
March 1, 2001 Feature

INFECTION CONTROL: Comparison of Commonly Used Surface Disinfectants

by Lauren Crawford, BS, Zhi-Jian Yu, Ph.D., Erin Keegan, BS, Tina Y

Alcohol-, Phenol-, Chlorine-, and Quaternary Amine-Based Disinfectants

The V.I.A.G.R.A. Cycle Club takes a break (from cycling, right?) to review Oral Health during their 4th 'Fall Classic' through Collingwood, ON. (l to r) Drs. Tom McIntyre, Allan Struk, Jim Hardy, Richard Colden and Mike Kennedy with spouses Lauren, Rose, Carol and Roberta. Donna is behind the lens.
March 1, 2001 Feature

See Pictures (March 01, 2001)

by Oral Health
Funding for the SLSA program has been provided by:
March 1, 2001 Feature

Learning Assessment (March 01, 2001)

by Oral Health

The SLSA program is based on current, referenced literature and consists of 40 questions, answers, rationales and references. Answers appear at the end of each quiz.Dentists who complete the 15 question quiz in the November, 2001 issue of Oral Health

March 1, 2001 Feature

Letter (March 01, 2001)

by Oral Health

Re: ‘Quantifiable Risk in Dentistry: A Letter to the Profession,’ by Dr. E. J. Neiburger, Oral Health, January, 2001I am writing to congratulate the Editorial Board for the insight and courage to publish the Neiburger article, which I view as