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In response to” Letters to the Editor” regarding the use of botox in dentistry.

May 1, 2010 by Oral Health

I would like to make several points. Firstly, there will always be people within the profession who feel that treating the appearance of the smile is frivolous and simply a money-making scheme, despite the important benefits it provides the patient

Figure 26-Conservative and stable long-term result.
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Incorporation of Creativity into Conservative Restorative Cosmetic Dentistry

April 1, 2010 Rhys Spoor, DDS, FAGD

Doing the least to the underlying natural tooth structure and the proper choice of material to get the desired result best attains the goal of longevity in restorative dentistry.1-5 Time has shown over and over again, that the most conservative

Figure 22-Centrals Retracted 1:1 two week Post-op.
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Aesthetic Diastema Closure Utilizing a Novel Matrix System

March 1, 2010 Michael Pollak, DDS

Abstract Diastema closure is a frequently requested, technique sensitive cosmetic procedure. When performed correctly, enhanced dental-facial aesthetics can result, with psychological and social benefits to our patients. If incorrectly done, poor contacts, poor contour, increased plaque retention, and gingival irritation

FIGURE 31--Maxillary occlusal 1:2 post-op.

Aesthetic Rehabilitation Of Maxillary Central Incisors Using All Ceramic Crowns (Procera™) — A Case Report Involving Long Term Provisionalization

October 1, 2009 Michael Pollak, DDS

Maxillary anterior crowns provide an exciting challenge to our artistic and technical abilities and call upon our knowledgeof smile design principles of proportion, symmetry, harmony and tooth morphology. Smile rejuvenation can positively impact a patient’s selfesteem and emotional health through


Single Tooth Replacement: The Ultimate Aesthetic Challenge (August 01, 2009)

August 1, 2009 Bruce Kleeberger, BSc, DDS

With careful case selection, providing a restoration immediately following the loss of a tooth offers to the patient the benefit of minimal inconvenience. A thorough review of literature 1-2 reveals good success reported with this procedure when assessing the implant

Figures 10 & 11--Deteriorating crown and Cerec 3D restoration

The Evolution Of Posterior Aesthetics

April 1, 2009 Stephen Poss, DDS

In most publications the excitement and interest seems to revolve around anterior aesthetics. Which anterior material and technique seems to look the best and last the longest? With so much focus on veneers and other anterior aesthetics, sometimes the posterior

Figure 18--An unretracted smile view after completion of tooth number 9.

Single Tooth Replacement: The Ultimate Aesthetic Challenge (April 01, 2009)

April 1, 2009 Bruce Kleeberger, DDS

Patient J. R., aged 19 years, attended the dental office with a chief complaint of a failing upper right central incisor. He was seeking a second opinion regarding his options for replacing the tooth. He was excited by the option


University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry

March 1, 2009 by Oral Health

Annual Awards of Distinction Gala

To create a sense of openness and novelty the reception area was created with overlapping curved walls.

Performance Architecture For Performance Dentistry

March 1, 2008 by Dental Practice Management

After devoting a large part of his practice to appearance-related procedures over the past 15 years and possessing a desire to own his practice facility, Dr. Jordan Soll and the Aesthetics in Dentistry team jumped at the chance to purchase

In the "greeter" area -- large open space leads to the comforts within.
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The New “Zen” Dentistry — Spa Meets the Dental Office

March 1, 2007 Gloria Fine

When was the last time a trip to the dentist was considered a pleasurable experience? It is unlikely that patients would associate such a visit with the relaxing sounds of waves lapping the shore, surrounded by cool breezes at their

FIGURE 53--Porcelain Veneers on solid stone model.

Post Orthodontic Management of Aesthetic Problems with Porcelain Veneers

March 1, 2007 Michael Pollak, DDS

ABSTRACT Since their introduction in the early 1980s, porcelain laminate veneers have become a popular treatment in the cosmetic dentist’s armamentarium. Porcelain laminate veneers can be used to alter the color of the anterior dentition, to close multiple diastemas caused

FIGURE 7--Ultimate esthetics achieved with immediate implant replacement and all-ceramic restorations within the esthetic zone.
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Implant Aesthetics: Immediate Replacement and Loading In The Aesthetic (Anterior) Zone: A Case Study

November 1, 2006 E. Dwayne Karateew DDS, Dip Perio, Dip Prosth

Dental implants have become widely accepted for the replacement of missing teeth due to their high success rates. Conventional multistage approaches to implant reconstruction have contributed to professional’s acceptance of implant dentistry as a treatment option, perhaps the treatment of

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Porcelain Veneer Restoration of Canine Lateralization in Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisors: An Aesthetic Challenge

April 1, 2006 Len Boksman, DDS., B.Sc., FADI., FICD and Brad Carson, BSc., DDS

The prevalence of congenitally missing teeth in the general population has been estimated by many authors1,2 to be between 6 and 10 percent. The incidence of missing maxillary lateral incisors is between 1-2%.3,4 Absence of both maxillary lateral incisors occurs

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Philosophy of Treatment Planning and Restoring the Natural Smile – Helping Patients Decide Their Aesthetic Ideal

April 1, 2006 Scott Arne, DDS, FAGD

In recent years, there have been many technological and procedural developments in “aesthetic” or “cosmetic” dentistry. Tooth whitening, various forms of marketing by dentists and manufacturers along with “reality” makeover TV shows, have produced an increased public awareness of restorative

FIGURE 17--Root sensitivity due to recession eliminated using a 20 second treatment with erbium YAAG laser (Biolase Corp).
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Minimally Invasive Dentistry and Restorative Techniques — “Using Technology to Improve Your MInD”

March 1, 2006 Ron Goodlin, DDS

The days of GV Black’s “extension for prevention” have long passed us by, and the watchword now is “Enamel is sacred”. Of course this has only become a possibility due to the development of modern techniques and materials. STRUCTURAL INTEGRITYAdvertisement

FIGURE 7--Too big of a learning curve.
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The Value of the Dental Operating Microscope in Restorative Dentistry: Axiomatic or Absurd?

March 1, 2006 Arturo R. Garcia, DMD

The value of high magnification in clinical medicine (via a surgical microscope) has been well known for more than 50 years.1 The value of high magnification in dentistry (via a dental operating microscope) has been well known for 20 years

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Aesthetic Correction for Severe Gum Recession

December 1, 2005 Elliot Mechanic, DDS, BSc

There are times when a patient presents in our practices with dental problems that may initially confuse us. How can a dentist restore a compromised dentition without disappointing the aesthetic aspirations of our patient? Creative treatment planning using dental technologies


Treatment Planning 2006 – The Concept of Complete Dentistry

December 1, 2005 Elliot Mechanic, BSc, DDS

The magic combination of meticulous treatment planning together with a special chemistry between patient, dental team and lab technician, is usually common to our most successful cases! In 2006, our pursuit of knowledge will continue to push the boundaries of

CASE 2 FIGURE 3After closure, a rubber dam is placed to protect the sutures against the reline material of the provisional bridge.

The Optimal Treatment Sequence Used For Complex Cases in Implant Dentistry

August 1, 2005 Yvan Poitras, DMD

With the majority of implant treatment plans, the practitioner will usually plan the implant surgery, wait a few months (three to eight depending of the bone density) and place the abutments at a subsequent appointment. The final restoration will then

FIGURE 10--A smile of the female after one year of function with the canine implants.
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Maxillary Partial Anodontia and Implant Dentistry

August 1, 2005 Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS, Raoul D'Alessio, MD, DDS; Francine Misch-Dietsh, DDS, MDS

Maxillary Anterior Partial Anodontia in 255 Adolescent Patients A 15-Year Retrospective Study of 276 Implant Site Replacements