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April 7, 2020 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticCosmetic DentistryEditorialOral Health

What Motivates You?

by Les Rykiss, DMD, Dip. ABAD, FASDA, FIADFE

As I write this editorial I certainly feel how time has flown by. Sitting in front of my computer, I realized that my 30th anniversary of graduating from dental school is approaching in May. I thought to myself, “Wow that’s

April 7, 2020 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Four Team Members, One Goal: A Transformation Story

by Jordan Soll DDS; Yair Lenga, Dip. Perio.; Emily Singer, Dip. Ortho.; Steve Somerville, RDT

ABSTRACT Quite often patients have the desire to improve their oral care and appearance but don’t know where to start. Compounding the problem is that when the patient is seeking solutions, they are often turned away or trivialized because their

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A Multidisciplinary Case for Smile Enhancement

by Ross W. Nash, DDS; Mark Allen, DDS

A patient presented for orthodontic care with a chief complaint to straighten her front teeth, eliminate her overjet, and balance her lip eversion. Her dental history included annual dental cleanings and root canal therapy on #9. Due to the skeletal

April 7, 2020 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Case Study: The Missing Canine – A Puzzle with Functional and Esthetic Pieces

by W. Johnston Rowe, Jr., DDS, AACD

Introduction Few restorative situations provide more stress for a functionally driven esthetic dentist than one involving a missing canine. A missing cuspid creates not only an esthetic issue, but a functional complication, as well. While group function may be viewed

April 7, 2020 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticCosmetic DentistryOral Health

When is “Good Enough” Good Enough?

by Jack D. Griffin Jr., DMD

“I always do the best for the patient”. That is noble, we’ve all said it and absolutely should practice that way. However, our ability to deliver on this is often limited by many factors including patient desires, ability to afford

Cosmetic Dentistry
April 7, 2020 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticCosmetic DentistryOral Health

Selfie Culture Driving More Cosmetic Dentistry: A Case Report of Conservative, Responsible Veneers: Delivering the Smile

by Susan McMahon, DMD; Joseph Zwickel

Social media has arguably become a global obsession. For teenagers and young adults, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat have become the most common form of communication. Teens are increasingly posting photos of themselves and friends. Beauty standards have changed significantly

SMILE DESIGN
April 7, 2020 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticCosmetic DentistryOral Health

Principles of Smile Design Treatment Planning

by Jeffery W. Lineberry, DDS, FAGD, ICOI, AACD, AAID

Introduction When it comes to re-creating a patient’s smile, it is not as simple as placing veneers or crowns on teeth that are whiter and brighter than the patient’s existing dentition (Figs. 1 & 2). The smile is an important

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April 7, 2020 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticCosmetic DentistryOral Health

The “Single Tooth” Dilemma

by Sunny Virdi, DMD

When it comes to aesthetic dentistry, many clinicians would agree that the “Single Central” cases are the ones that can be the most difficult. Trying to restore a single central brings up many discussion points: Direct or Indirect? Full coverage

April 7, 2020 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticCosmetic DentistryOral Health

Resin Infiltration as Treatment for an Anterior Tooth Discoloration of Developmental Origin

by Nathaniel C. Lawson, DMD, PhD; Celin Arce, DDS, MS, FACP

Resin infiltration is a technique that has been available as a commercial product since 2010. The procedure consists of etching the tooth with a 15% hydrochloric acid, drying with an ethanol solution, and applying a TEGDMA-based resin infiltrant. The product

Aesthetic Crown Lengthening
October 8, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Aesthetic Crown Lengthening

by Dre Nancy Mouradian DMD, FRCD(C), Cert. Paro, Dip. ABP Professeure assistante, Parodontiste Faculté de médecine dentaire, Université Laval, Québec, Canada; Tal Rapoport, DMD

Introduction With the continued high demand for esthetic dentistry, gingival health is among the first fundamental esthetic objectives during treatment planning. Diseased gingival tissues will possess a negative impact on a smile. The literature is replete with articles describing cosmetic

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Evolving Excellence: Scientific Advances In Dentistry And New Restorative Paths

by W. Johnston Rowe Jr., DDS, AAACD

Introduction In 1964 Bob Dylan shared his famous observation, “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” Those words seem to continue to ring true in every facet of life today. Evolving materials and technologies offer cosmetic dentists and ceramists new tools to

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Developing A System To Eliminate Cementation Failures: A Practical Understanding For Predictable Outcomes

by Chad C. Duplantis, DDS, FAGD

Abstract Cementation has a lengthy history in dentistry, with varied amounts of success along the way. As clinicians, we have seen numerous changes to formulations over the years. Each change is designed to improve our clinical results. However, misunderstanding the processes can

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Aesthetic Restoration Of Maxillary Lateral Incisors With Direct Composite

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

Anterior Tooth Anatomy and Matrix Options Freehand sculpting of anterior tooth anatomy using direct composite is challenging for even the most artistically talented clinician. The more surface area that is lost, along with anatomic landmarks, the more difficult it is

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Low Tech Approach – High Five Results! The Beauty Of The Direct Composite Mock-Up

by Douglas L. Lambert, DDS, FACD, FASD, FASDA, FICD, ABAD

Esthetics is still one of the key driving forces in dentistry today – whether it is one tooth or an entire mouth. The persona created by a beautiful smile is seen as a true asset to one’s personality. Meeting the needs and

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Health-Driven Goals With Esthetic Outcomes

by Amanda Seay

       Patients often present with the desire to maintain or improve their overall dental health and may state that their only goal is to have their teeth outlive them. They don’t desire a smile makeover or esthetic enhancement,

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Complex Esthetics: Combining An Implant, “H” Abutment, PMMA Provisionals, And Lithium Disilicate

by David Hornbrook, DDS

Introduction The prospect of replacing an anterior tooth with an implant-supported restoration presents both esthetic and clinical challenges for dentists.1,2 These include – but are not limited to – ensuring an ideal shade match among adjacent natural teeth or all-ceramic

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

A Multidisciplinary Approach For The Esthetic Treatment Of Anterior Crown Fracture

by Carleigh M. Prane, DMD

Introduction A common form of dental trauma is the fracture of anterior teeth, especially maxillary incisors because of their position in the arch. These types of traumatic injuries are more common in children and young adults. Aesthetic rehabilitation of traumatic injuries

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

An Interview With Dr. Galip Gurel

by Dr. Galip Gurel; Dr. Les Rykiss

How did you come to put your focus on aesthetic dentistry? Well actually I’m coming from a family, which my father and mother used to be dentists. I opened my eyes in a dental practice and that was my first

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

The Pictures Really Do Matter

by Adamo E.Notarantonio, DDS, FAACD

We’ve all heard the cliché, “a picture is worth a thousand words”, but the reality is, they may be worth even more than that. Images help us learn, communicate, explain tough concepts, and certainly inspire us. We are very visual

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

The Modern Dental Revolution

by Les Rykiss, DMD, Dip. ABAD, FASDA, FIADFE

Welcome to the new look of Oral Health Journal! This gives us a new fresh look in keeping with the modern age of dentistry. It’s so important that we keep up with the times or we inevitably fade into the