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July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

“I Have It… You Need It!”

by Howard S. Glazer, DDS, FAGD

There is no doubt that the world of dental materials and products changes almost as fast as the wind changes direction. Presently, the focus on products seems to be on intraoral scanners, in-office milling and 3D printing. But what about

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Illuminating the Resin: What You Need to Know

by Richard Bengt Price, BDS, DDS, MS, PhD, FRCD(C)

Curing lights have become an integral part of dental practice 1 where they are now used to light cure direct composites, provisional restorations, luting cements, sealants, and orthodontic bracket cements. When a restoration fails (Fig. 1), or a bracket falls

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsProduct Report

A “Point-by-Point” Statement on Periodontal Host-Modulation Therapy: Safety First!

by Lorne M. Golub, DMD, MSc, DSc (H), Cert. Perio, MD (honorary), FNAI; Ying Gu, DDS, PhD, Cert. AEGD; Howard Tenenbaum, DDS, Dip. Perio, PhD, FRCD(C); Michael B. Goldberg, MSc., DDS, Dip. Perio; Timo Sorsa, DDS, PhD, Dipl. Perio

Introduction Over the past several decades, dentistry has come to realize that: (a) Periodontitis is the most common progressive, chronic inflammatory disease known to mankind – more common than rheumatoid arthritis, chronic inflammatory bowel disease, chronic inflammatory skin disease, etc.,

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Veneer Temporization: A Simple Approach to Healthy Results

by Viviane Haber, DDS

A variety of methods have been introduced to maintain veneer preparation integrity, tissue health, and overall patient comfort. While there are many approaches to the temporization process, both indirect and indirect-direct, one of the most efficient is the direct method.

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Improved Alveolar Ridge Augmentation Using Synthetic Monetite Based Onlay Grafts

by Zeeshan Sheikh, BDS, MSc, PhD; Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD, Dip.Perio

Once teeth are lost due to trauma and/or disease, such as advanced periodontitis and not replaced, the alveolar ridge resorption begins rapidly. 1 An average alveolar bone loss of 1.5-2 mm (vertically) and 40-50% (horizontally) occurs within first six months

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Women in Dentistry Symposium

by Oral Health

The 8th annual Women in Dentistry Symposium was on Tuesday, May 15th. The night is an opportunity for women throughout dentistry to network, learn and share experiences. Hosted by Dr. Effie Habsha, founder of Women in Dentistry, the event aims

July 3, 2018 Feature EndodonticsProduct Report

Letter to the Editor

by Dr. Philip M. Walton, DDS, MMSc, FRCD(C) US Board Certified, Diplomate of Periodontics

Re: May 2018 Oral Health Editorial I’m always a tad confused with this supposed popular topic in dentistry today…Advertisement Since when did it become Endo versus Implants? Doesn’t versus imply against each other? Perhaps I’m in the minority but for

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July 3, 2018 Feature EditorialOral HealthProduct Report

If Only They Had Kept Their Teeth…

by Dr. George Freedman, BSc, DDS

Today’s health standards mandate the retention of functional teeth (or their substitutes) throughout adult life. This is a colossal change of expectations in just less than half a century. In the mid-20th century, partial and complete edentulousness were common in

May 1, 2018 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Bioceramic Dispersion Root Filling: Revision of Legacy Obturation Protocols

by Kenneth S. Serota, DDS, MMSc

Despite the fact that degradation and dissolution of gutta-percha (GP) and sealer (SE) jeopardize positive treatment outcomes, these legacy materials are still used in diverse protocols for root filling canals. 1 This paper reviews the historical cognitive dissonance in endodontics;

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

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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,

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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