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May 1, 2018 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Cutting Endodontic Access Cavities for Long-Term Outcomes

by L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, FACD, FICD

Errors accumulate during procedures. That’s the reason botching the access at the start of an RCT is so much more devastating than say, problems that come from misfitting a gutta percha cone just before finishing the case. Miss a canal

May 1, 2018 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Rotary vs Reciprocation: “How Do I Choose?”

by John West, DDS, MSD

Introduction As a practicing endodontist and a clinical endodontic educator for more than 30 years, the most frequent question I am asked about technique is, “Is it predictable?” While every dentist wants his or her endodontic treatment to be easier,

May 1, 2018 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

The Cortical Window: Part Two Computer Guided Endodontic Surgery (CGES)

by Naheed Mohamed, DMD, MSD, Perio, FRCD(C); Yosef Nahmias, DDS, MSc; Ken Serota, DDS, MMSc

Innovations in the micro-armamentarium, techniques and materials used for endodontic microsurgery are seminal to enhanced predictable outcomes by comparison with historical microsurgical procedures. The superior magnification and illumination of surgical operating microscopes heightens identification of root peripheries, ensures a lesser

May 1, 2018 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Simplifying the Adhesive and Composite Placement Protocol for Direct Posterior Restorations: The Bulk-Fill Technique

by Dennis Marangos

Introduction Among the most frequently performed procedures in dentistry are posterior direct composite restorations. Traditionally requiring the incremental placement of composite layers in order to prevent polymerization shrinkage, postoperative sensitivity, and marginal leakage, direct posterior restorations can be difficult and

May 1, 2018 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Root Canal Treatment of Maxillary Premolars With Three Roots: A Case Series

by Rodrigo Sanches Cunha DDS MSc PhD FRCD(C); Howard M. Fogel, DDS, MSc FRCD(C)

Abstract The successful outcome of endodontic treatment depends on an appreciation of the internal and external tooth morphology. Teeth with unusual root canal anatomy present a unique challenge even to experienced clinicians. This case series describes the endodontic treatment of maxillary premolars

May 1, 2018 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

The Cortical Window: Part One The Evolution of Endodontic Surgery

by Naheed Mohamed, DMD, MSD, Perio, FRCD(C); Dr. Yosi Nahmias, DDS, MSc; Ken Serota, DDS, MMSc

Non-surgical endodontic therapy requires access preparations that uncover entrances to the labyrinthine tunnels of the root canal system. The era of bio-minimalism has altered the traditional configuration of endodontic access cavities. These bio-minimalistic trends are also transforming endodontic surgery. 1

May 1, 2018 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Product Profile: GentleWave® System

by James Smith, DMD

The GentleWave® Procedure effectively cleans and disinfects while conserving more precious tooth structure. Simultaneous cleaning of all canals, deep into dentinal tubules, isthmi, lateral canals and other complex anatomy is accomplished through a proprietary technology that leverages multisonic energy, advanced

May 1, 2018 Feature EditorialEndodonticsOral Health

Endo VS Implant: What is YOUR Hierarchy in the Decision Making Process?

by Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C)

One of the most controversially debated topics of modern dentistry has been whether to retain a tooth with endodontic treatment or to extract it and replace it with an implant. In the 1980s, implant dentistry became the mainstream treatment modality,

May 1, 2018 Feature Office designOral Health Office

Office Design: Lux Dental Group

by Lux Dental Group

When it comes to current trends in dental office design – adjectives such as: professional, relaxing, polished and sophisticated may come to mind. Presentation and initial impression are paramount for establishing and retaining a solid client base. In the case

May 1, 2018 Feature Office designOral Health Office

Office Design: The Davis Clinic for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

by The Davis Clinic

Merely contemplating oral and/or maxillofacial surgery is often stressful and worrisome to patients about to undergo procedures. To reduce such anxiety and apprehension, the Davis Clinic in Vaughan, Ontario, was designed to exude a contemporary, inviting, and reassuring ambience. The

May 1, 2018 Feature Oral Health Office

Let’s Face It, Patients are Consumers

by Robert Taylor MBA, VP, BuzzyDoc

Recognizing a recent shift in the way patients engage with their healthcare providers should play a significant role in the future success of any individual private medical practice, especially dentistry. The old adage that a patient will merely follow the

May 1, 2018 Feature Oral Health OfficeSocial mediaSocial networking

Your Network Creates Your Net Worth

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

LinkedIn’s CEO, Jeff Weiner, has developed a reputation as one of the “most beloved CEOs in the world”. Two sentences in one simple tweet proves just this – “Inspire, empower, listen and appreciate. Practicing any one of these can improve

May 1, 2018 Feature Oral Health Office

Dentistry and Patient Financing: A New Paradigm in Patient Care

by Ross Dow

Dentistry has long been a dynamic industry defined by ever-evolving technologies and trends. Managing to stay abreast with the latest treatments, technologies and practice management ideologies can be a full-time job. All too often the adoption of new technologies, designed

May 1, 2018 Feature Oral Health Office

Top Lease Renewal Tips: Avoiding Dental Lease Provision Pitfalls!

by Scott Goldberg

Picture yourself about to begin the process of renegotiating your dental office lease with your landlord. It seems straightforward enough, right? You are going to propose a decrease in rent because your dental colleague next door is paying $2 less

May 1, 2018 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Great Expectations

by Shawn Peers LLM, MBA

“I don’t know what the dentist expects of me”   Has anyone in your office ever uttered this phrase? It is one of the most common statements we hear when working with offices struggling to achieve their full potential. When

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