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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

November 23, 2016 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Modern Biomaterials: What, Where, When and Why

by Brenton Winnett, CD, MSc, DDS, MSc (Prostho), FRCD(C); Slawek Bilko, RDT

Lifelike aesthetics in prosthodontics has been a moving target since the dawn of modern dentistry. The definition of what meets the contemporary understanding of a clinically acceptable prosthesis has always been dependent upon what is considered possible and practical at the

November 23, 2016 Feature DentistryEditorialOral HealthProsthodontics

The Rule of 3 “P”s

by Dr. Mark H. E. Lin

As a long time devout Christian, I have listened to many inspiring sermons by numerous Pastors over the years. One particular Pastor’s sermon style stands out in my mind with a transferrable concept that is very practical and relative to