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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

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

single tooth
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

October 25, 2019 News Cosmetic DentistryNews

As Desire For Cosmetic Dentistry Is Rising, Patients Put More Value On Finding Dentists Who Offer These Services

by The Art of Dentistry

About 80 per cent of people believe having a beautiful smile is a social asset, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Beyond this, healthy teeth are not only indications of proper overall health, but they play a role

July 16, 2019 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryNews

Gap Toothed Trend Has Led To An Increase In Reversed Dental Work

by Yahoo Finance

A gap toothed trend is well underway with celebrities from Georgia May Jagger to recent Love Island stars, Francesca Allen and Arabella Chi, leading the trend. The trend has been dubbed “the London look”, after it was made famous by Ms Jagger

June 20, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Joyce Bassett, DDS, FAACD, Receives Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry Education Award

by American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Accredited Fellow Member, Joyce L. Bassett, DDS, FAACD, was recently awarded the Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry Education Evy Award during the 35th Annual AACD Annual Scientific Session’s Celebration of Excellence on April 27, 2019

March 21, 2019 News News

AACD Charitable Foundation Receives the 2018 Mary Byron Award

by American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation (AACDCF) received the 2018 Mary Byron Project Celebrating Solutions Award in honor of the work it’s done for adults who’ve suffered dental injuries from domestic and sexual violence. The Mary Byron Project

November 28, 2018 News News

Quebec Dentists Warn About Potential Risks of Salon Teeth Whitening

by CBC News

In the wake of a growing demand for cosmetic teeth whitening, Quebec’s professional order of dentists is warning against the potential adverse effects of getting a procedure from a beauty salon instead of a dental clinic. More and more aestheticians and beauty

October 15, 2018 News BlogsCosmetic / AestheticTrends in Dentistry

Top 5 Trends in Cosmetic Dentistry

by Dr. Megan Peterson Boyle

There was a time when so many people were requesting veneers it dominated the industry. The same can also be said of teeth whitening that makes teeth whiter than white. These days, however, dentists are pushing for aesthetic dentistry that

CE Courses
August 31, 2018 Feature Continuing EducationOHGdataTrends in Dental Education

Trends in Dental CE Courses Shed Light on Industry Divide

by Oral Health

Your interests can say a lot about you, especially as a dentist. We’re not talking about what sports you watch or what radio station you listen to on your way home from work; we’re talking about what you study. Some

August 30, 2018 News News

AACD Announces Headlining Educators for 35th Annual AACD Scientific Session

by The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) will present a surge of education to elevate your practice of comprehensive cosmetic dentistry on April 24 – 27, 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center, featuring headlining educators Stephen Chu, DMD, CDT

June 13, 2018 News News

AACD Launches Cosmetic Dentistry Residency Pilot Program

by AACD

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) will launch a cosmetic dentistry residency pilot program this August with three dental residents, each learning from an AACD Accredited Fellow. Elizabeth M. Bakeman, DDS, FAACD; Susan Hollar, DDS, FAACD and Brian P.

June 6, 2018 News News

New AACD Survey Measures Pulse of Cosmetic Dentistry Industry

by AACD

A recent survey of dental professionals conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and Acuitim Marketing Research and Consultancy reveals that cosmetic procedures continue to bring life to dental practices. The AACD has conducted the biennial State of