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April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryEditorialOral Health

2020: A Reflection of a Year in Dentistry

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

Upon reviewing my Editorial from the April 2020 issue, I had discussed what motivated any of us to continue to practice dentistry on a day-in, day-out basis. Little did I know what was in store for us all by the

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryDental TechnologyOral Health

Optimizing Communication Using Digital and Analog Technology with Monolithic Restorative Solutions

by Pinhas Adar, MDT, CDT

The speed of advancement in the world of digital technology has made a tremendous impact in dentistry. The way we look at this advancement is quite important. With the influx of artificial intelligence powered robots, robots may perhaps augment humans

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryImplantologyOral Health

A Digital Workflow to Improve the Single-Unit Anterior Implant Success

by Chad C. Duplantis, DDS, FAGD

Abstract The anterior single unit implant can present a challenging dilemma to both the restorative dentist and the surgeon. Several factors may present that can adversely affect the final restorative outcome of cases such as these. Appropriate planning and execution

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

3D Printing in Your Office: Better Outcomes in Minimal Time

by Susan McMahon, DMD, AAACD; Alexis Kuzemchak, Dental Student Class of 2025

Increasingly, more dental professionals are embracing digital dentistry and the technologies that accompany it. Pivoting to digital dentistry streamlines many processes while increasing convenience, comfort, and creating better clinical outcomes for patients and practitioners alike. With the inevitable march of

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

Case Study: Begin With the End in Mind – From Wax to Composite

by W. Johnston Rowe, Jr. DDS, AAACD

Introduction For many dental students the first-year class focused on Dental Anatomy and Morphology is their initial “real” introduction to a life-long, in-depth professional relationship with teeth. While the lecture portion of the course may closely resemble the format of

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

Responsible Aesthetics with Severe Discolouration: How Can Digital Help Us?

by Sunny Virdi, DMD; Murad Zaman, DMD; Amarjit Rihal, DDS

New opportunities are one of the many reasons people immigrate from Canada from all over the world. The same is true for our patient who arrived in Winnipeg in 2013 from Adama (formerly Nazareth), Ethiopia. This 37-year-old female was seen

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

Immediate Replacement of an Infected Incisor – A 15-Year Follow-Up: A Case Report

by Axel Wöst, DMD

Immediate restoration of teeth that are not worth preserving, with implants in the aesthetically demanding anterior region, is a challenge in everyday practice. The case study described here shows an immediate implantation to replace the right upper incisor with persistent

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryImplantologyOral Health

Simplifying Anterior Restorations in Aesthetic Implant Dentistry

by Jose Viquez, DDS, Cert. Prostho.; FRCD(C)

The dental implant is a prosthetic device delivered through a surgical process. It allows clinicians to replace one or multiple missing teeth without damaging the remaining dentition. Many attempts have been made in the literature to define the success, failure,

Digital models were calibrated with the patient’s facial photographs ensuring the digital wax-up appropriately addressed all areas of visual tension. Facial flow analysis was completed ensuring the teeth sat in harmony within the patients face.
April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

Management of Multiple Diastemas with Indirect Restorations

by Bharat Agrawal, MSc AesDent

With rapid progression in the science of restorative dentistry, particularly since the advent of ‘adhesive’ techniques, it is irrefutable that the demand and interest in cosmetic restorations has increased both from dentists and patients alike. Numerous materials and techniques are

February 8, 2021 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Dentistry: Simple Techniques to Improve Results with Dental Bonding

by Shannon Hobbs, DMD

The 21st century has proven to be a very interesting time for dentistry. Gone are the days when patients would only pay a visit to their dentist when in considerable pain or if a tooth had fractured. The trend has

motivating factor
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

April 7, 2020 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticCosmetic DentistryOral Health

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

January 4, 2020 News News

Quest For The Perfect Smile is Putting Instagram Generation at Risk

by The Telegraph

A generation growing up on social media is putting its teeth at risk by turning to illegal providers of whitening and straightening products, dentists have warned. In a letter to the Daily Telegraph, more than 1,000 dentists said the public was