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May 1, 2000 Feature

Put a question to our professional consultants and get the answer you seek

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Maxillary Vertex Occlusal My patient presented with unerupted maxillary canines and a routine panoramic film revealed these to be impacted. I supplemented the examination with a standard maxillary occlusal film. From these 2 films, am I able to determine if

April 1, 2000 Feature

HUMOUR: You know it’s a bad day (or dental plan) when…

by R.A. Clappison, DDS, FRCD

The insurer requests details of treatment for the upper left “Sentral Inkisor.” The original radiographs are returned with five staples through the films. The consultant requests more details because “the patient’s pockets are not deep enough (translation: doesn’t have sufficient

April 1, 2000 Feature

A summary of interesting sites for our readers to browse (April 01, 2000)

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www.phys.com If you are concerned about nutrition and physical fitness, PHYS provides handy tools and informative articles. Interactive and easy-to-use tools for managing your physical well-being. www.cooltool.com Run by software experts willing to share their knowledge about the latest software

FIGURE 6 TEM of One-Step (BISCO) on acid conditioned dentin using the wet bonding technique (dentin surface left moist prior to primer application). The primer has completely penetrated the demineralized dentin forming the hybrid layer (H). TEM courtesy of Dr. Franklin Tay.
April 1, 2000 Feature

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Adhesive Dentistry in the New Millennium; Advances in adhesive technology have occurred at a remarkable pace over the past 10 years. It seems as though every month brings a “new” and “better” bonding system onto the market. Clinical protocol is constantly changing. Just when clinicians have mastered one technique, they find it has been supplanted by another. This often creates confusion and suspicion on the part of the dental practitioner. There are, however, some fundamental concepts and principals applicable to all adhesive systems. This paper attempts to present a lucid and comprehensible review of some of these concepts. More importantly, how we can apply these concepts to the practice of clinical dentistry. Many of the latest innovations, such as one step systems and self-etching primers, are discussed. This paper is by no means intended as a comprehensive review of all aspects of adhesive dentistry. It is my hope that readers will come away with a basic understanding of where we are, and may be going, in the constantly evolving field of adhesive dentistry.

by Gary Alex DMD

ABSTRACT: Advances in adhesive technology have occurred at a remarkable pace over the past 10 years. It seems as though every month brings a “new” and “better” bonding system onto the market. Clinical protocol is constantly changing. Just when clinicians have mastered one technique, they find it has been supplanted by another. This often creates confusion and suspicion on the part of the dental practitioner. There are, however, some fundamental concepts and principals applicable to all adhesive systems. This paper attempts to present a lucid and comprehensible review of some of these concepts. More importantly, how we can apply these concepts to the practice of clinical dentistry. Many of the latest innovations, such as one step systems and self-etching primers, are discussed. This paper is by no means intended as a comprehensive review of all aspects of adhesive dentistry. It is my hope that readers will come away with a basic understanding of where we are, and may be going, in the constantly evolving field of adhesive dentistry.

FIGURE 18 2 months postoperative view.
April 1, 2000 Feature

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: The Two-Step Approach for Minimizing Excessive Gingival Display; Correct esthetic proportions are the foundations for successful results; however, other factors, such as the extent of gingival display while one is smiling, are important as well. The article describes a simple, two-step approach for minimizing gingival display when the basic esthetic proportions are correct. The first step is surgical crown lengthening, the second shortening incisal edges. Emphasis is on sound biologic and mechanical principles.

by Avishai Sadan, DMD, and Hisham Nasr, DDS

Diagnosis and treatment options for excessive gingival display

FIGURE 15 Post-operative lateral view. Compare to incisal edge position of teeth in Figure 4.
April 1, 2000 Feature

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Non-Orthodontic Correction of Class II, Division 2 Occlusion Using Porcelain Laminate Veneers

by Thomas Gleghorn, DDS

The trend in dental materials and techniques today is “newer, stronger, better.” Whether discussing porcelain systems, bonding agents, or luting resins, most of the clinical cases shown in trade publications today highlight some new technique or material. Without the desire

FIGURE 10 After: Complete case with facial transformation.
April 1, 2000 Feature

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Cosmetics 2000 and Beyond

by Nicholas C. Davis, DDS

There is no doubt that the face of dentistry is changing, offering boundless opportunities for cosmetic dentists in this new millennium. The evolution of our profession in this field is undergoing a metamorphosis at an increasingly rapid rate. As we

FIGURES 12-18 Central dominance and other treatment objectives have been met. Patient very satisfied with final result.
April 1, 2000 Feature

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Options for Non-surgical Treatment of a Skeletal Class III Malocclusion

by Antonio Mancuso, DDS, FAGD

Today’s revolution in aesthetic dentistry allows clinicians to offer patients a multitude of treatment options. With a variety of new materials and enhanced application techniques, we have numerous methods to improve the appearance of the anterior dentition. In particular, the

FIGURE 15 Final restoration. Notice the contour of the contact area, which replicates nature both functionally and esthetically.
April 1, 2000 Feature

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: New Direct Posterior Composites Augmentation Rather Than Amputation of Tooth Structure

by David A. Staples, BSc., DDS

Dentistry has done a remarkable job in providing excellent aesthetic, direct anterior restorations. We are now capable of doing similar for posterior teeth as well. The direct posterior composite has evolved now to the point where it not only looks

April 1, 2000 Feature

Practice, Practice, Practice

by Steven J. Hill, BSc., DMD

For the past few years, I’ve been actively studying how to make composite filling materials look like teeth. Five or six decades of preventative dentistry has lead to a significant increase in the number of older people with complete dentitions

A local band playing near Havana, Cuba, momentarily distracts Dr. Michael Pollak from his November '99 Oral Health.
April 1, 2000 Feature

See Pictures (April 01, 2000)

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Show us where YOU read Oral Health. Send your photos to: Oral Health, 1450 Don Mills Rd., Don Mills, ON M3B 2X7 Please note: PHOTOS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.

April 1, 2000 Feature

Learning Assessment (April 01, 2000)

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The SLSA program is based on current, referenced literature and consists of 40 questions, answers, rationales and references, followed by a 15-question quiz. Dentists who complete the quiz may be eligible to receive continuing education points. The names and license

April 1, 2000 Feature

An open forum for our readers to express their valued opinions (April 01, 2000)

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Re: Dangers of dental unit waterlines.At this time there is a controversy brewing concerning the dangers of dental unit waterlines. Recent articles (JADA, Nov. ’99 and Oral Health, Dec. ’99) have stated that there is a serious problem. The JADA

Dr. Jordan Soll is the Cosmetic Dentistry Consultant for the Oral Health Editorial Board.
April 1, 2000 Feature

Don’t React To Change, Anticipate It

by Jordan Soll, DDS

In his latest book Management Challenges for the 21st Century, renowned business consultant Peter F Drucker confirms that ” all that’s certain about the future is that it holds profound and unpredictable change.” In fact those who look forward to

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April 1, 2000 Feature

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: A Simple Technique Guide for a Complex Veneer Case: Controlling the Materials, Technique, and Communication

by Robert Margeas, DDS

Traditionally, provisional restorations for porcelain laminate veneers posed a problem for the restorative dentist. They were time consuming, difficult to retain, and esthetically unpredictable. However, newer materials have made fabricating provisionals a routine procedure for dentists. The procedure today is

FIGURE 10 Gingival shade in the area marked 2L 2.5. Note the transition indicated.
April 1, 2000 Feature

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Using Intraoral Cameras to Improve Shade Communication with Laboratories; Using an intraoral camera to assist in shade selection can help aesthetic dentists to achieve better artistry.

by Richard Ehrlich, DDS

The intraoral camera has often been promoted as a marketing tool. However, practitioners can get more value from this existing resource. Expanding the use of the intraoral camera can help dentists maximize their results on routine aesthetic cases. Spending a

March 29, 2000 Feature Oral Health Office

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Dr. David Choy and Dr. Peter Choy take a moment to read Oral Health while walking on the Great Wall, China.
March 1, 2000 Feature

See Pictures (March 01, 2000)

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Show us where YOU read Oral Health. Send your photos to: Oral Health, 1450 Don Mills Rd., Don Mills, ON M3B 2X7 Please note: Photos will not be returned.

March 1, 2000 Feature

A summary of interesting sites for our readers to browse (March 01, 2000)

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March 1, 2000 Feature

Risk Management “It Won’t Happen to Me” “

by Rollin M. Matsui, BSc., DDS, LLB

It won’t happen to me.” You know what I mean: I’m referring to the dreaded investigation of your dental practice by your provincial regulatory body arising from a complaint. After all, you are a good dentist and everyone knows “It”