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Letters to the Editor (August 01, 2003)

August 1, 2003 by Oral Health

Re: Viewpoint, Dr. Janice Goodman March, 2003 and Letter of Dr. Cooper-Lall, May 2003. I have been actively involved in organized dentistry, in several provinces over the years and especially in Alberta the last two decades.Advertisement I never felt the

FIGURE 39--This is the final result at the time of insertion. The 5 mm distance between the bone level and the first interproximal point of contact will allow the papillae to be maintained and the results will be more esthetically pleasing.
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Implantology: How To Deal with the Most Challenging Area of the Mouth with Implants

August 1, 2003 Yvan Poitras, DMD

Ten to 15 years ago, the majority of our implants cases involved the completely edentulous mandible. We gained a lot of experience restoring those cases. Now the demand is directed more toward partially edentulous situations. Actually, it is not rare

FIGURE 10--Framework Fracture of Fixed Implant Prosthesis.
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Periodontics: Implant Complications and Maintenance Issues

July 1, 2003 by Oral Health

By Jim Yuan Lai, DMD, MSc(Perio), FRCD(C) and Francine Albert, DMD, MSc(Prosth), FRCD(C) The high predictability and long-term success of implant therapy has been well documented (Adell 1981, Albrektsson 1986). Complications do arise, as it may be the case after


2003 Self Learning Assessment (June 01, 2003)

June 1, 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

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Letters (June 01, 2003)

June 1, 2003 by Oral Health

Re: What’s In a Name?… My View, Janice Goodman, March, 2003 I am a dentist in Vancouver and thought I would write a note of agreement to the sentiment expressed in your recent ‘Viewpoint’ in Oral Health. It would be


Letters (May 01, 2003)

May 1, 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

FIGURE 11--Buccal view of the smile ten years after the partial denture was placed.

Hiding Denture Clasps: A Cosmetic Dilemma

April 1, 2003 Stephen H. Abrams, DDS

Partial dentures, at times, are a forgotten alternative in replacing missing teeth. Their one major aesthetic failing is the need to use clasps for direct retention. Clasps require at least 180 encirclement of the tooth to act as an active

FIGURE 3--Cervical microleakage in composite restorations with either resin or RMGI adhesive and corresponding liner. Significant difference in leakage between resin and RMGI systems and within the RMGI system between adhesive and adhesive with liner.

Microleakage in Class II Resin Composite Restorations with Various Adhesive/ Liner Combinations: An In Vitro Study

April 1, 2003 Ann-Marie L. Neme, DDS, MS; Diane C. Hoelscher, DDS, MS and Barbara B. Maxson, DDS, MS

Resin composite is currently the material of choice for direct aesthetic restorations. The properties of contemporary composites have improved considerably generating predictable, aesthetic, durable and biologically compatible posterior restorations. However, posterior composite restorations remain technique sensitive. A concern of clinicians

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Non Orthodontic Realignment Utilizing a Non Invasive Direct Resin Technique

April 1, 2003 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

Janice Goodman is the general dentistry board member of Oral Health. Please send comments to the editor at: cwilson@oralhealthjournal.com.

What’s in a Name?… My View

March 1, 2003 Janice Goodman, DDS

This commentary is based on the editorial by Dr. Ron Goodlin in this issue where he suggests that we recognize the specialty of cosmetic dentistry and change the general dentistry title to family dentist. In his opinion, accreditation by the

FIGURE 11--Occlusal close-up of the soft tissue portion on the final cast.

Implantology: Implant Prosthetic Soft Tissue Model Fabrication

March 1, 2003 Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD, MIPS/ICOI, FPFA, DICOI and Allen L. Schneider, DDS, FAGD, DICOI

Soft tissue contours are critical to fabrication of fixed and removable implant prosthetics. Without this information aesthetics and hygiene may be compromised in the final prosthetics. To ensure that the emergence profile of fixed abutments replicates natural tooth aesthetics, the

FIGURE 17--The final crown placed on the milled abutment head intraorally. This image was taken at the insertion visit.

Implantology: Second Stage Surgery CAD/CAM Milled Solid Implant Abutments

February 1, 2003 by Oral Health

Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD, MIPS/ICOI, FPFA, DICOI and Allen L. Schneider, DDS, FAGD, DICOI ABUTMENT FORCESAdvertisement Many forces can be exerted on the abutment and crown that can affect long term success of the prosthetics. Rotational forces are well


2003 Self Learning Assessment (January 01, 2003)

January 1, 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, 2002 issue of Oral


Calendar of Events 2002

March 1, 2002 by Dental Practice Management

MARCHMarch 13 – 16 2002The Academy of Laser Dentistry 9th Annual Conference & ExhibitionSan Diego — La Jolla, CAContact: Tel: (954) 346-3776 www.laserdentistry.orgMarch 21 – 24Hinman Dental MeetingAtlanta, GAContact: (404) 231-1663www.hinman.orgAPRILApril 4 – 7California Dental AssociationAnaheim, CAContact: (916) 443-3382, ext.

FIGURE 15 Interim panoramic radiograph showing the additional 4 maxillary implants in preparation for converting the maxillary overdenture to a fixed maxillary bridge case.

PROSTHODONTICS: Teeth or Implants: A Qualitative Lifestyle Decision for Our Patients

November 1, 2001 Alex F. Koranyi, DDS, Dip. Perio., Dip. Perio-Prosthesis/Fixed P

Implant restorations in patients who are fully or partially edentulous have proven to be very successful in the last 15 years, with success rates in the 90+ percent range.This remarkable success rate has encouraged more dental practitioners to include implants


ENDODONTICS: Single Visit Lower Molar RCT Shown Step-By-Step

November 1, 2001 Houman Abtin, BDS

Just like fiber optics in telecommunication, nickel titanium files in endodontics have made this branch of dentistry simpler, safer and less time consuming. An advance in systems and technologies like microscopes, digital x-rays, thermoplastic gutta percha and apex locators have


Product Profile: Technique Implantology– Implant Restorations with the Stealth Shouldered Abutment

October 1, 2001 Vincent J. Morgan, DDS

The stealth shouldered abutments are designed for any type of cement-retained restoration as well as an integrated abutment crown restoration with “Diamond Crown” by DRM Laboratories. Stealth abutments in conjunction with Bicon’s new aluminum oxide sleeves provide enhanced aesthetics with

FIGURE 5B After completion of the crown lengthening extending from teeth 1.5 to 2.5, final restorations resulted in a desired symmetrical smile and less gingival exposure.

PERIODONTICS: Crown Lengthening Revisited – An Integral Part of the Reconstructive Treatment Plan

October 1, 2001 Livia Silvestri, DDS, MSc., Dip. Perio.



IMPLANTOLOGY: Growing Bone: Clinical Considerations

September 1, 2001 David M. Vassos, DDS

Implant practitioners need to create additional bone in many situations. With advanced atrophy of the alveolar ridge, insufficient bone width or height may make placement of implants impossible. Alternatively, trauma or acute periodontal disease may remove bone that must be

FIGURE 8 The tooth can now be prepared for a crown.

PRODUCT PROFILE: The Use of Quartz Fibre Technology in Coronal-Radicular Rehabilitation. The Aestheti-Plus Post

September 1, 2001 Leny Sferlazza, BSc, DDS, FAGD

The past decade has witnessed sophistication in the quality of aesthetic simulation of natural tooth structure that is unprecedented. The impact of new generation porcelain fused to metal, all ceramic, and resin restorations has added immeasurably to the cosmetic service