Oral Health Group

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

A New Smile for a Beauty Queen

by Ross W. Nash, DDS

Introduction Wendy Jordan, a professional model, presented to my office for general care. After radiographic and clinical examination, it was determined that she needed only a prophylaxis. Her overall dental health was good with no periodontal disease or active caries.

February 14, 2018 Feature

The Systematic Treatment of a Canted Smile

by Pio Modi, BSc, DDS; Trevor Laingchild, RDT, AAACD

Introduction For dentists who have a keen interest in Cosmetic Dentistry, it is exciting when a patient expresses an interest to change their smile. It allows us to perform and deliver dentistry that can be immensely rewarding and life changing

August 8, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticImplantologyOral Health

The Economics of Dental Aesthetics

by Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FADI, FACD, FIADE, FASDA

The Past When it became possible to bond tooth colored restorative materials to enamel in the early 1980’s, dental practice, as we know it was changed forever. The “Age of Aesthetic Dentistry” was born. No longer did the dentist deal

July 25, 2017 News

41st Annual ASDA Conference

by ASDA

The 41st Annual ASDA International Aesthetic Dental Conference will be convened October 25-28, 2017 at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas.  The conference will bring together top leaders in aesthetic dentistry.  Speakers will include Dr. Larry Rosenthal, Dr. Alan Jurim,

July 25, 2017 News Cosmetic / AestheticNews

Gearing Up for 41st Annual ASDA Conference

by ASDA

The 41st Annual ASDA International Aesthetic Dental Conference will be convened October 25-28, 2017 at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas.  The conference will bring together top leaders in aesthetic dentistry.  Speakers will include Dr. Larry Rosenthal, Dr. Alan Jurim,

April 6, 2017 Product Spotlight

Kerr™ Launches Campaign to Simplify Product Selection

by KaVo Kerr

Kerr is launching a new campaign aimed at simplifying the lives of dentists by helping them identify the combination of products to use for their most common procedures. The “How to…” campaign provides step-by-step guides to various types of dental

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticEditorialOral Health

Editorial: Who Owns the Face?

by Dr. Les Rykiss, DMD

Boy time flies! A year ago I was given the privilege of becoming the editor of the April Aesthetic issue of Oral Health. Taking over for Dr. Elliot Mechanic is not an easy task and one that I have not

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Porcelain Laminate Veneers: Full Digital Work Flow

by Galip Gurel

The demand for aesthetic dentistry is increasing as more and more patients come to desire the perfect or natural looking smiles. The professional approach of restorative dentistry has changed significantly with the development of new techniques augmented with advanced dental

Composite Restorations
April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Creating Natural-Looking Composite Restorations Using Different Layering Techniques, Materials and the Erbium YAG Laser

by Daniel H. Ward, DDS

Introduction Improved materials and instruments help us to produce restorations that are natural looking. Composite systems have been developed that have optical qualities similar to the tooth structure they are replacing. 1 Composite materials with dark opacity and fluorescence are

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

No Prep Ceramic Laminates for a Beauty Queen

by Ross W. Nash, DDS

Introduction Each year I have the honor of performing a smile makeover for the winner of the Mrs. North Carolina America and Mrs. South Carolina America beauty pageants. Each of these women go on to participate in the Mrs. America

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Restoring Damaged Tooth Structure with a Novel Resilient Bioactive Restorative Material

by John C. Comisi, DDS, MAGD

“Accidents will happen”. 1 They appear in our offices most every day. When they do present, our job is to help remedy the situation with the best mechanisms at our disposal. How do you approach these cases in your office?

April 5, 2017 Feature Clinical case reportCosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Overcoming Deficiencies to Create an Aesthetic Smile: A Case Study

by Richard S. Bernstein, DDS, FAGD

Abstract Providing patients with a great aesthetic outcome along with the need for full mouth reconstruction can be very challenging. Full mouth reconstruction is one of the more demanding procedures in dentistry. It draws upon the knowledge and experience of

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Planification numérique 3D du sourire: Quelles sont les avantages pour le patient et le dentiste?

by Marc Robert

RÉSUMÉ La dentisterie numérique existe depuis plus de 30 ans, mais plusieurs dentistes hésitent encore à intégrer cette technologie dans leur pratique. Pour plusieurs collègues, le numérique n’est qu’un instrument de marketing servant à impressionner leur patient. Pourtant, le numérique

3D Digital Smile Treatment Plan
April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

3D Digital Smile Treatment Plan: What are Advantages for Patient and Dentist?

by Marc Robert

Abstract Digital dentistry has existed for over 30 years, but many dentists are still reluctant to incorporate this technology into their practice. To many colleagues, digital techniques are only a marketing tool to impress patients. Yet, digital technology provides us

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Laser-Assisted Aesthetic Osseous Crown Lengthening During the Crown Preparation Appointment

by Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc. Laser Dentistry

Introduction Once you have been in private practice long enough, you can pretty much expect the unexpected. We become very good at not allowing planning and scheduling mistakes to disrupt our office or inconvenience the patient. In cases of complicated

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Esthetics and the Mixed Dentition – A Responsible Solution

by W. Johnston Rowe Jr., DDS, AAACD

Introduction The growth and development of the adult dentition is a sequential process that can be a cause for increased self-consciousness in some children. Children are well aware of when they exfoliate their first baby tooth, and are often critical

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Beyond the Teeth

by Jack D. Griffin Jr.

It’s easy for us dentists to minimize our own significance in overall patient health. We drill holes, we fill holes. We grind, we restore. We clean, we re-clean. Rewarding work but often becomes just routine for some of us. Instead

Orthodontic
April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Smile Enhancement in the Most Conservative Fashion: An Orthodontic, Restorative Perspective

by Jordan L. Soll, BSC, DDS; Bruno Vendettelli, DDS, Dip. Ortho, FRCDS

Abstract In 1987 dentistry changed profoundly when Fusayama introduced the world to “total etch, total bond” and the beginning of current cosmetic dentistry was born. By 1991 John Kanca began his uphill battle to gain acceptance of this ground-breaking technique

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryOral Health

The Use of Digital Smile Design for Everyday Dentistry

by Paresh Shah, MS, DMD, Cert. Esthetic Dent.

The use of a diagnostic wax-up has always been beneficial in the planning and execution of restorative and surgical procedures. It serves multiple purposes from treatment planning, communication with the interdisciplinary team and showing patients what possibilities exist for treatment.

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Treatment of Tetracycline Discoloured Teeth with Full Ceramic Restorations

by Luc Vandenborght, LTH

Tetracylines were introduced in 1948 and are broad-spectrum antibiotics that may be used in very different cases of infections. Every dental practitioner has seen several cases of tetracycline stained teeth. The effects of Tetracycline antibiotics on teeth are well documented.