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May 1, 2003 Feature

Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Fifth Edition

by Oral Health

This 288-page illustrated paperback oral and maxillofacial surgery text book contains relevant introductory material on oral surgery. It is a British book intended primarily for under graduate dental students as well as nurses, dental assistants and para dental personnel. The

May 1, 2003 Feature

2003 Self Learning Assessment (May 01, 2003)

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, 2003 issue of Oral

May 1, 2003 Feature

Letters (May 01, 2003)

by Oral Health

Re: Viewpoint, Dr. Janice Goodman, March, 2003 I just finished reading the editorial from Dr. Goodlin and your Viewpoint. The following comments are intended to provide you with insight and hopefully another point of view that will enlighten you in

May 1, 2003 Feature

Infection Control: Hand Hygiene

by Oral Health

In October 2002, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published its updated “Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings.” Based mainly on hospital-derived data, the document provides workers in all healthcare settings with a scientific review, specific recommendations

FIGURE 11--Temporary cement trick for no high spots and minimal cleanup.
May 1, 2003 Feature

Cosmetic Dentistry: Provisional Crowns – A Simple Technique

by Dr. Elliot Mechanic, DDS

Sometimes what appears obvious to one person is not always obvious to another. The technique we use in our practice to fabricate single unit temporary crowns is often cited by dentists attending my lectures and hands on courses as a

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May 1, 2003 Feature

Cosmetic Dentistry: The Essentials for Placing Indirect Composite Inlays and Onlays

by Jack Ringer, DDS

The use of laboratory fabricated resin materials for indirect restorations is not new and, in fact, the first commercially used indirect composite, Isosit, was first introduced in 1981. Over the last decade or so, the introduction of several improved laboratory

FIGURE 14--The apical control zone created by the Protaper files and augmented by the ProSystem GT files is demonstrated. The enhanced deep shape effect of the Hybrid Approach is readily apparent. The cutting efficiency of the Protaper files exceeds that of the ProSystem GT files, however the resultant shaping produced by the ProSystem GT files with their array of variable tapers results in the creation of a more substantial apical control zone enabling greater density in the apical region and thus preventing inadvertent overfills and overextensions.
May 1, 2003 Feature

Endodontics: Predictable Endodontic Success: The Hybrid Approach — Part I

by Kenneth S. Serota, DDS, MMSc, Yosef Nahmias, DDS, MSc

The crown-down approach for root canal space preparation has been optimized through the past decade by advances in rotary nickel-titanium (NiTi) instrumentation.1 The improved canal architecture produced by these instruments in conjunction with enhanced thermosoftened obturation techniques has demonstrably increased

April 1, 2003 Feature

2003 Self Learning Assessment (April 01, 2003)

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, 2003 issue of Oral

Jordan Soll is Oral Health's editorial board member for Cosmetic Dentistry.
April 1, 2003 Feature

How Fit is Your Most Valuable Piece of Equipment?

by Jordan Soll, DDS

Just shy of one year ago I abruptly found out that the most important piece of equipment in my office was not operating at peak performance. How could this be? I insist that the curing lights be checked on a

FIGURE 21--Belvedere matrix is easily removed when the restoration is completed.
April 1, 2003 Feature

The Concealed Margin Restoration: Anterior Margin Placement for Optimum Aesthetics

by William E. Turner DMD Cert Esth. FAGD

Leonardo daVinci wrote that ‘most people see without looking, listen without hearing, and touch without feeling’.1 Dentists are as guilty of this as anyone else. We all have a practice full of large anterior composite restorations that if we were

FIGURE 6A & B--Circumferential gingivectomies and soft tissue curettage accomplished with electrosurgery to obtain the desired contours and eradicate the infection.
April 1, 2003 Feature

Predictable “Gum Lifts” Made Easy

by Lynn Jones, DDS

Beautiful porcelains and strong bonding materials have made excellent cosmetic dentistry possible, but the true artistry is in the smile design and one of the most important elements of good smile design is the gingival contour. In order to achieve

FIGURE 5C--Picture of upper and lower right quadrants; 1.6, 1.5, 1.4, 1.3, 1.2, PFM implant-supported crown at site 1.4 restored by Dr. Susan Murray, (note the formation of a full papilla in the 1.3/1.4 embrasure space but not in the 1.4/1.5 embrasure space) .
April 1, 2003 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

Aesthetic Considerations: Hard and Soft Tissue Management in Single Tooth Implant Placement

by Suzanne Caudry PhD, DDS, Dip Perio MSc.

Single tooth replacement with an implant is challenging especially in a highly compromised site. If the final outcome of a single tooth implant is to resemble, aesthetically and functionally, a real tooth surrounded by natural looking soft tissues, there are

FIGURE 4--Definitive restorations with proper function and aesthetics.
April 1, 2003 Feature DentistryProsthodontics

Designing Anterior Restoration for Function and Aesthetics

by Frederick M. McIntyre, DDS, MS

Our patients’ demands for beautiful smiles have created an aesthetic revolution in the dental materials industry today. Never before has the dental profession experienced such rapid development in dental materials; all related to the demand for aesthetic dentistry. New composites

FIGURE 37--Ovate pontic appears to be naturally emerging from ridge.
April 1, 2003 Feature

Gingival Aesthetics: A Critical Factor in Smile Design

by Ron Goodlin, DDS, FAGD

Framing the teeth, within the confines of the gingival architecture, has a tremendous impact on the aesthetics of the smile. A gummy smile is as unaesthetic as a patient with severe recession. The impact on the beauty of a smile

Dental assistant Shannon Waldie of Fort Macleod, AB, and Drs. Alin Ivanita and Mahdi Jafari of Ottawa performed volunteer dental work on grateful villagers in Joyobal, Guatemala.
April 1, 2003 Feature

Where You Read Oral Health (April 01, 2003)

by Oral Health
April 1, 2003 Feature

Letters (April 01, 2003)

by Oral Health

Re: “The Perils of Ignoring Scientific Method” and its related articles, Oral Health, January 2003 Dr. Titley writes about the “dilemma confronting the clinician when ‘white fillings’ are requested by the patient or parent and the issues of informed consent

April 1, 2003 Feature

Anterior Implant – Supported Restorations: The Aesthetic Challenge

by E. Dwayne Karateew DDS

The concept of osseointegration has evolved significantly since it was originally introduced by Branemark. The envelope has been continually expanded, such that now we are not only routinely performing successful single and multiple implant restorations, but both we, as professionals,

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April 1, 2003 Feature Dentistry

Free Hand Bonding of a Discoloured Central Incisor

by Marcos Vargas, DDS, MS

One of the greatest challenges in restorative dentistry is achieving natural aesthetics of the single anterior tooth. Matching the hue, chroma, and value, along with the proper contour takes artistic skill. Communicating the proper anatomy, color, opacity, translucency and polychromatic

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April 1, 2003 Feature Dentistry

Non Orthodontic Realignment Utilizing a Non Invasive Direct Resin Technique

by Robert Margeas, DDS

In recent years, significant improvements in composite resin technology have occurred. The development of these composite materials has provided clinicians with the ability to directly restore fractured, misshapen, mal-aligned teeth and to repair enamel defects easily. The availability of composite

FIGURE 16--Post-treatment close-up of the maxillary incisors, including the completed all-ceramic crown.
April 1, 2003 Feature

Dentistry’s Esthetic Mt. Everest: Undetectable Restoration of a Single Discolored Maxillary Central Incisor

by Robert L. Nixon, DDS

Restoration of a single discolored maxillary central incisor to a near mirror image of the contralateral tooth, in all esthetic, functional, biological, and material dimensions, is a very formidable task at best and an exercise in utter frustration at worst.