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November 13, 2018 Feature Dental LaboratoriesOral HealthProsthodontics

The “Silent” Dental Partner: The Laboratory Technician

by Mark H. E. Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc (Prostho), FRCD(C)

Upon insertion of a newly fabricated dental prosthesis, it drops intraorally and fits perfectly requiring minor adjustments. The patient looked in the mirror following this insertion and was delighted with the final aesthetics results. The patient states, “It looks and

January 23, 2018 News News

American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics Hosts Dental Meeting in Amsterdam

by American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics

The American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics (AAFP) and the Dutch Flemish Restorative Society (NVVRT) are pleased to announce their forthcoming, joint meeting in Amsterdam on Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26, 2018. The AAFP, formed in 1951, is one of the pre-eminent

November 15, 2017 Feature

A Review of Implant Screw Fractures: Their Causes and Methods of Retrieval

by Beatrice Leung, DDS, MPH, Cert Pros, FRCD(C), FACP

Figure 1 Advertisement Figure 2 Dental implants have been the treatment solutions for replacing missing teeth for many years. Their use has been well documented and accepted as a predictable method for teeth replacement.1,2 With the increasing use of dental

November 9, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Minimally Invasive Rehabilitation: A Case Study

by Dr. N. Sassi

Abstract Traditionally, full-crown coverage is indicated when doing a full-mouth rehabilitation. Clinicians did not have many other ways to tackle cases of advanced eroded and/or worn down dentition until the improvement of adhesive dentistry was able to meet the requirements

November 9, 2017 Feature

“The High-Risk Patient”

by Dr. Mark H. E. Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc (Prostho), FRCD(C)

It’s Monday morning, time to review your patients for the day with the rest of your team. As you go through your schedule everything seems uneventful until you recognize the name of the 3 p.m. patient. It’s Mr./Mrs. PITA. This

November 9, 2017 Feature

Remembering Dr. James Kerr

by Oral Health Group

November 20th, 1930 – October 2nd, 2017Advertisement By far, the most difficult page we have ever assembled for Oral Health. We celebrate our Editorial Board Chairman, Dr. James Kerr. Jim led a full and large life, which cannot be contained

November 9, 2017 Feature

Clinicians Guide for Post-Extraction Preservation of the Alveolar Socket: A Review

by Diana Bronstein, DDS, MS, MS; Mehdi Garashi, DDS; Denae Rushing, BS; John B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA

Introduction Extractions & Ridge Atrophy Alveolar ridge atrophy and morphological changes subsequent to exodontia have been extensively investigated and the pathophysiology is now well understood.1 Loss of bone support in the alveolar ridges posses a great challenge for dental restorative

November 9, 2017 Feature

Feldspathic Porcelain Veneers: Teamwork Between Prosthodontist and Orthodontist

by Goth Siu, BHSc, DMD, MS, Cert. Prostho., FRCD(C), FACP; Nima Mir, BSc (Hon), DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Communication amongst clinicians in interdisciplinary cases is crucial for proper orchestration and execution of procedures. Careful diagnosis and treatment planning is required for successful outcome.The clinician must examine the face and the smile comprehensively to diagnose the problems. There is

November 9, 2017 Feature

Today’s Dental Implant Therapy: Digital Technology & Restorative Innovations

by Bobby Birdi, DMD, MS, FRCDC, FACP, DABP; Ron Zokol, DMD, DABOI, FICOI, FACD; Sundeep Rawal, DMD; Sajid Jivraj BDS, MSEd

Dental implant therapy has advanced remarkably in the last decade with new innovations on both surgical and prosthetic fronts. New techniques, materials, and modalities have been developed, but the most important development has been the refinement and utilization of digital

November 9, 2017 Feature

Digital Solution For The Dental Practice: Making a Lasting “Digital” Impression

by Mark Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc (Prosthodontics), FRCD(C); Michael Wang, Laboratory Associate; Julia Hang, Laboratory Associate

What Is Digital Solution and Why Should I Integrate It Into My Dental Practice? The need to implement a digital solution in today’s age has become ever more apparent with our society’s desire to be on the cutting edge. You

November 9, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

All-on-“X”: Final Fixed Prosthetic Options for Full Arch Implant Cases

by Dr. Natalie Wong

Introduction When discussing a full arch fixed implant solution with patients, clinicians spend a considerable amount of time and attention on planning the surgical aspects of the case, the transitional prosthesis and the final full arch restoration. Previous articles by

April 4, 2017 News Chronic DiseaseDental CareNews

Missing Teeth Should Be Treated as Chronic Medical Condition

by American College of Prosthodontics

Tooth loss can lead to poor nutrition and is linked to systemic diseases such as diabetes and coronary heart disease. Missing teeth also affects a person’s psychological well-being and ability to function in the workplace. According to the Centers for

January 27, 2017 News NewsOral HealthProsthodontics

National Prosthodontics Awareness Week is in April

by Dr. Rachel Squier, YourNews

Prosthodontics is one of only nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association, yet many people don’t know what a prosthodontist does. The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) is shedding light on these highly skilled dental specialists who help

November 23, 2016 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Implant Screws: What Every Dentist Should Know

by Peter McDermott, BA, MA, DDS, MSc. Prosthodontics, FRCD(C)

It is important for the clinician who is restoring an implant, whether it be with a single crown, a fixed or removable prosthesis, to understand the mechanics of a threaded fastener or a screw and why screws may become loose.

November 23, 2016 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryProsthodontics

Treatment Planning: The Full Mouth Reconstruction

by Antonio Mancuso, DDS, MAGD

Every patient with extreme tooth wear has unique treatment needs, and all of these needs may not be addressed specifically in this article. The general guidelines for treatment of these patients include the following: 1. A comprehensive examination, including a

November 23, 2016 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Predictable Immediate Implant Prosthetics: Part 2

by Natalie Y. Wong

Introduction This article discusses a novel protocol to deliver a full-arch immediate fixed provisional prosthesis, which is clinically accurate and predictable. Detailed steps are outlined and documented that enables conversion of the provisional into a fixed screw-retained final prosthesis after

November 23, 2016 Feature Oral HealthPractice OperationsProsthodontics

Forward to the Past: Dentistry in the Information Age

by René Brewer

A Crisis of Trust In a Gallup poll taken in November 2012, Americans were asked to rate service providers, including dentists, on ethical standards and honesty. Among health professionals, nurses came out on top with 85 percent of respondents rating

November 23, 2016 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryProsthodontics

Grafting with Biomaterials – Did You Get Consent?

by Tina Kokosis, DDS, MS, FRCD(C), FICOI Certified Specialist in Periodontics

I remember my first days as a new dentist and my introduction to the great debate over amalgam restorations vs. composite restorations. Today, we no longer place an amalgam or resin restoration without having a discussion with our patients over

November 23, 2016 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral HealthProsthodontics

Synergy of Aesthetics and Biomechanics

by Mark Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc (Prosthodontics), FRCD(C); Goth Siu, BHSc, DMD, MS, Cert. Prostho., FRCD(C), FACP

The following article will illustrate a comprehensive full mouth reconstruction therapy with treatment objectives for Aesthetics and Biomechanics. Our patient (N.B.) presented to the office with the pre-existing dental treatment done from another country as illustrated in photos 1 and

November 23, 2016 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Altering Vertical Dimension with Bonded Composite

by Joseph Fava, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Abstract This case report demonstrates the importance of careful diagnosis and treatment planning to effectively treat a worn dentition in a conservative manner while maximizing the long-term prognosis. The patient presented having completed orthodontic treatment with a significantly worn dentition