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September 13, 2021 Feature Dental TechnologyOral Health

The Rules of the Game: Why the Best of Class Award Winners Should Be on Your Short List

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

It’s hard to believe that a 13-year-old vision to make a difference has come so far. From an idea fleshed out over a breakfast meeting at Chicago Midwinter, to today, where the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards are covered

August 9, 2021 Feature EditorialImplantologyOral Health

Paradigm Shifts

by Mark Nicolucci, DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

Dental implants are a standard of care in dentistry but this wasn’t always true. I distinctly remember one of my dental instructors saying I shouldn’t get involved in that “voodoo” dentistry. Perhaps he had heard the ADA say in the

August 9, 2021 Feature Oral Health

Letter to the Editor: COVID-19, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and TMD

by Dr. Mark Antosz

It is with a measure of disappointment that I read this editorial (David Psutka, June, 2021). Have we somehow forgotten the lessons of the past? In the mid-80s, someone discovered that they could operate on joints arthroscopically and otherwise. So,

August 9, 2021 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Amin Shivji

by Oral Health

Dr. Amin Shivji CEO and Co-Founder of 123Dentist What is one thing you know now that you wish you had known at the start of your career? I wish I had a better understanding of how hard it is to

August 9, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryImplantologyOral Health

Minimally Invasive, Inter-Disciplinary Management for Cosmetic Rehabilitation in a High Smile Line Patient: A Case Report

by Sherif Said, BDS, MSd, CAGS, Dip. ABP, FRCD(C)

Introduction: The purpose of this case report is to illustrate the potential of utilizing digital technology to minimize surgical invasion and increase precision in management of compromised sites in the esthetic zone. Article In modern-day implant dentistry, the ability to

August 9, 2021 Feature Clinical case reportImplantologyOral Health

Angulated Implant Placement in the Posterior Maxilla to Avoid Sinus Augmentation and Improve Prosthesis Support: A Case Report

by Michael Pollak, DDS

Abstract The success of dental implant procedures is dependent on many factors. Overall medical status and health, and economic considerations can be limiting factors in determining which of our patients are appropriate candidates. Additionally, the time required for some implant

August 9, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Osseodensification for Implant Dentistry: Multiple Clinical Applications

by Melissa Goodman, DDS FRCD(C)

Osseodensification (OD) is a innovative technique that aims at bone preservation utilizing the collection of autogenous bone with nonsubtractive drilling within the implant site via the compaction of cancellous bone, which has good viscoelastic and plastic deformation characteristics. Unlike traditional

August 9, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Regenerative Surgical Therapy for the Treatment of Peri-Implantitis: A Case Report

by Vinay Bhide, BA Sc(Hons), DDS, MSc(Perio), FRCD(C)

Introduction Peri-implantitis is a high prevalence, biofilm-initiated pathological condition characterized by inflammation of the peri-implant mucosa with progressive loss of supporting bone surrounding a functional endosseous implant.1-3 If left untreated, peri-implantitis can lead to loss of osseointegration and ultimately, implant

August 9, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Retention of Implant Prosthetics: Cohesion vs. Screw Retention. What’s the Real Issue?

by Joseph Fava, DDS, MSC(Prosthodontics)

Introduction Many years ago Dr. David Garber was quoted saying, “Soft tissue is the issue, but bone sets the tone.” By the end of this opinion piece the reader should understand that this statement proves to be an important consideration

August 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Flowable Composite Class II Restorations

by Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FICD, FADI, FACD, FIADE, FASDA, Diplomat, American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry

Introduction The typical Class II posterior composite restoration is “placed on blind faith” using techniques and armamentarium designed specifically for amalgam placement. It is extremely difficult to evaluate the quality of composite layering in an interproximal preparation that is between

August 9, 2021 Feature Infection controlOral Health

Dentistry and COVID-19: A Realistic Perspective

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

“Aiming to prevent or contain every case of COVID-19 is simply no longer sustainable…” Introduction The above quotation is from an open letter sent on the 6th July, 2020 to the Prime Minister and Premiers of Canada signed by many

August 9, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthTechnology

Do You Have a Xerostomia Strategy? Dealing Better with Dry Mouth Patients Starts with Creating a Screening, Diagnosis and Management Protocol

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

According to the Cleveland Clinic, an estimated four million Americans have Sjögren’s, a systemic autoimmune disease that affects the entire body. Characterized by extensive dryness in the mouth and around the eyes, other complications include profound fatigue, chronic pain, major

July 9, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthProduct Report

They Never Gave Us Hope…

by George Freedman, DDS, DiplABAD, FAACD, FASDA

In recent history, in situations when the world was facing global calamity, our leaders countered with great initiative and unflagging hope. The Lincolns, Churchills and Roosevelts rose to the challenges and overcame extreme odds. In the ongoing response to the

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct ReportRestorative Dentistry

Esthetic Gingival Restoration

by George Freedman, BSc, DDS, DiplABAD, FIADFE, FAACD, FASDA; Paiman Lalla, DDS, FIOCI, FIADFE, FAAIP, FICD

Esthetic Dilemma of the Gingival Margin The data is unambiguous; both porcelain and composite resin are biocompatible with the gingiva and well tolerated.1-3 The caveat is that composite tends to cause tissue irritation if it comes into intimate contact with

Bioflavonoid Spray Efficacy Against Respiratory Viruses
July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Bioflavonoid Spray Efficacy Against Respiratory Viruses

by Zeeshan Sheikh, Dip.Dh, BDS, MSc, PhD; Henriette Lerner, DMD, DICOI

COVID-19 has raised new concerns about respiratory viral infections (RVI). This virus can reproduce within the cells that line the human respiratory tract and the resulting infections cause respiratory issues and may infect multiple other sites. At this time, there

Lips
July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Lips: The Forgotten Oral Tissue

by Myles Holt, BDS, LLM, FIADFE

Lips are defined as “either of two fleshy folds that surround the mouth in humans and many other vertebrates and are organs of human speech essential to certain articulations”1. Lips are unique oral structures, as individual as fingerprints, that play

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Minimally Invasive Robotic-Assisted Full Arch Surgery

by Joe F. Griffin II, DDS

Robotic guidance has enhanced and improved various surgical specialties and is now available to implant dentistry for both partially and fully edentulous patients through the Yomi platform developed by Neocis Inc. (Miami FL)1,2 Accuracy of implant placement has been shown

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct ReportTechnology

3D Printing: Changing the Game

by Florin Lazarescu, DDS, MSc, MSc

When I discovered CAD/CAM technology more than 10 years ago, I was amazed at the technological world that I was entering. It was novel and it was creative; but it was also rather daunting. My student years had provided some

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Digital Scans and Human Identification

by Botond Simon, DMD; Ajang Armin Farid, DMD, FO; George Freedman, BSc, DDS; Janos Vag, DMD, PhD

Background The exponential growth of digital technology in dentistry is inherently accompanied by a significant expansion of 2D and 3D dental image records. Traditional stone models are impractical to keep long-term due to storage volume and fragility. Comprehensive and accurate

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Prescriptive Composite Sculpting and Polishing

by Patrick Roetzer, DDS, FICD, FACD, PFAF

It became painfully obvious to those of us practicing in the 1980s that those new-fangled “posterior” composites were just never going to handle like amalgam. For starters, composites cannot be “condensed” or “packed.” Ever since then, clinicians, academics, and manufacturers