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July 11, 2022 Feature Oral HealthRestorative Dentistry

Preheating Composite Resins Using Composite Warmers

by Preshtha Mangla, DDS; Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD

Composite resins offer several advantages over dental amalgams beyond just esthetic benefits. Since composite resin restorations are retained through adhesion rather than mechanical retention, more conservative tooth preparation is encouraged – preserving natural tooth structure for future restorative margins, maintaining

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct ReportRestorative Dentistry

Esthetic Gingival Restoration

by George Freedman, BSc, DDS, DiplABAD, FIADFE, FAACD, FASDA; Paiman Lalla, DDS, FIOCI, FIADFE, FAAIP, FICD

Esthetic Dilemma of the Gingival Margin The data is unambiguous; both porcelain and composite resin are biocompatible with the gingiva and well tolerated.1-3 The caveat is that composite tends to cause tissue irritation if it comes into intimate contact with

July 21, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

GC EQUIA Forte® – Interim Results from Complex Clinical Trial Illustrate Restorative Success

by GC America

The Glass Hybrid technology represents the next big leap in restorative dentistry. EQUIA Forte® follows the hugely successful EQUIA® restorative system which was launched in 2007. A long-term multicenter study was initiated in 2015 to assess the clinical performance of

A clinical example of 3 successful conefits to be easily followed by predictable 3-D obturation.
May 11, 2020 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

The Evolving Look of ‘The Look’

by John West, DDS, MSD

Introduction “The pulp is a big issue about a little tissue.” This quote is credited to early endodontic educator Dr. Sam Seltzer of Philadelphia. Nothing has changed.Advertisement Restorative dentists have discovered that endodontics is one of the fastest ways to

August 14, 2019 News News

EQUIA Forte® HT: Bulk Fill Glass Hybrid Restorative

by GC America

GC America Inc. is excited to announce the launch of an innovative bulk fill glass hybrid restorative, EQUIA Forte® HT, on September 1st, 2019 in US and Canada. Building on the success of EQUIA Forte®, this strong and esthetic restorative

January 25, 2019 News Dental ProductNews

GrandioSO x-tra: Esthetic Nano-Hybrid Bulk Restorative Material


VOCO announces the release of its newest addition to the GrandioSO family – GrandioSO x-tra, a truly esthetic, packable bulk-fill nano-hybrid restorative material. In addition to the high-quality esthetics, easy handling and enhanced physical properties that come with being a

December 5, 2018 News News

Heroic Dentistry: Saving Teeth with Bioactive Materials

by Pulpdent

Stacey is an 8-year old twin with congenitally missing teeth, which is not uncommon for twins. She is also my neighbor and the daughter of my wife’s best friend. Four years prior, Stacey had hypocalcified and decayed primary molars restored

Restorative Materials
November 13, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Does Selection of Different Restorative Materials Affect the Amount of Tooth Structure Saved for Crown Preparations?

by Ashkan Ebrahimpour; Omar El-Mowafy

Introduction Aesthetic tooth-colored restorations for both anterior and posterior teeth have been in the highest demand in recent years. This increasing demand motivated the dental industries to enhance the aesthetic and mechanical properties of restorative materials. These efforts lead to

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct ReportRestorative Dentistry

Tissue Management in Restorative Dentistry: The “Super Pulsed” Diode Laser

by Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FADI, FACD, FIADFE, FASDA Diplomat, American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry

Diode Lasers as a Tool in Tissue Management Diode lasers have been used for many years as an effective adjunct for management of the gingival tissues in many areas of restorative dentistry. Prior to the development of diode lasers, electrosurgery

July 2, 2018 News News

Esthetic, Restorative Dental Conference Coming Soon

by Clinical Research Dental

Sun-soaked vineyard views, world acclaimed wineries, and six of Dentistry’s most distinguished speakers, book your calendars for the Napa Valley Dental Conference presented by Clinical Research Dental. Scheduled for September 27-29, 2018 and hosted at The Meritage Resort & Spa,

March 9, 2018 Product Spotlight

New TPH Spectra® ST with Top Handling Properties Launched at #2018PDC

by Dentsply Sirona

The new TPH Spectra generation from Dentsply Sirona is a light cured, universal composite indicated for direct and indirect restorations in all classes of cavities in the anterior and posterior regions. Thanks to its SphereTECTM filler technology, which is totally

January 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Incorporating Glass Ionomers into Everyday Dental Practice

by Todd Snyder, DDS, FAACD, FIADFE

Introduction General dentists in private practice place numerous direct tooth colored resin restorations because of patient demand for more aesthetically pleasing restorations. In other instances, they utilize tooth colored adhesive dentistry because of its benefits of minimally invasive preparation design

January 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Bioactive Dentistry with Giomers


In years past, traditional restorative care relied on treating damaged and decayed teeth with aggressive preparation to place a strong, firm restoration. The emphasis was on the strength of the restoration, and less about the function and biomechanics of the

January 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Proactive Intervention Dentistry Using Silver Diamine Fluoride to Arrest Dental Caries

by Steven M. Parrett, DDS, FAGD

My dental world was rocked upon reading the article by Horst et al in the January 2016 California Dental Association Journal.1 It became the launching pad for my journey of using silver diamine fluoride as a vital part of my

January 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Glass Ionomers: Why, Where and How

by Geoffrey M. Knight, BDSc, MSc, MBA, PhD

Composite resin is a suitable restorative material to restore an existing failed restoration, however it is unsuitable to restore a carious lesion due to the large amount of remineralizable dentin required to achieve a reliable adhesive base. Glass ionomer cements

January 11, 2018 Feature Proactive Intervention Dentistry

Bioactivity In Restorative Dentistry: A User’s Guide

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FACD, FADFE

Introduction The word “bioactivity” is one of the latest buzzwords in the dentistry. It is highlighted as a feature in many restorative products with different and conflicting claims. This has stirred up confusion and controversy surrounding the concept. This article

January 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

What To Do When The Evidence Is Lacking?

by Deborah M. Lyle, RDH, BS, MS

Introduction You may recall the media storm in 2016 that was precipitated by a report by Jeff Donn from the Associated Press. He wrote there is no solid evidence that flossing is effective. Based on various form of social media

Periodontal Disease
January 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Minimally Invasive Diagnostic Tools in the Diagnosis of Periodontal Disease

by Zahra Dorna Mojdami, HBSc, DDS; Michael Glogauer, DDS, Dip Perio, PhD; Amir Azarpazhooh, DDS, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C)

Introduction The most common chronic inflammatory conditions worldwide and collectively the most common diseases known to mankind, are inflammatory periodontal diseases.1 Periodontal diseases include gingivitis, where the inflammation confined to the gingiva is reversible with good oral hygiene, and periodontitis,

August 9, 2017 Product Spotlight

COLTENE Introduces BRILLIANT EverGlow High-Performance Universal Submicron Hybrid Composite


COLTENE presents BRILLIANT EverGlow, a new universal submicron hybrid composite distinguished by easy polishability, gloss retention, ideal handling and exceptional blending properties. Highly aesthetic outcomes can be achieved using seven universal shades in COLTENE’s Duo Shade system, each of which

June 23, 2017 Product Spotlight

NuSmile Introduces BioCem to Canada

by NuSmile

NuSmile Ltd., the worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry, announced today that its BioCem® Universal BioActive Cement will be available in Canada beginning in July. NuSmile BioCem is the first and only RMGI cement specifically designed for pediatric dentistry,