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Minimally Invasive Restoration of Worn Dentition: Understanding “Complete Dentistry” Concepts

By Ian Buckle, DDS

Supported by Dawson Academy

Understanding the complete dentistry process and occlusion is the key to providing minimal cost-effective, predictable, long-lasting, and esthetic restorations that are appropriate for each individual.

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Zirconia Cementation: Increasing Predictability

By Gregory Gillespie, DDS

Supported by Doxa

This article explains how in order to maximize the effectiveness of ceramic restorations, you need to determine the process by which you select which cement to use in every indirect cementation process and to understand how zirconia differs from classic glass ceramics.

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Adapting Non-Ionizing Radiation Transillumination Technology for Caries Detection

By Jan Myskowski, RDH

Supported by DEXIS®, LLC

With new devices in-hand, dentists can adjust protocols to reflect the current recommendation that radiographic prescriptions be individualized for select patient types.

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Maximizing Resources Simplifying Dental Hygiene Instrumentation

By Brenda Sharp McCarson, RDH, BS

Supported by Brasseler USA®

This article explains how to simplify dental hygiene instrumentation into cassettes with fewer and more advanced instruments in order to realize various benefits for dental hygienists, patients and practices.

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Removable Prosthetic Options for Implant Dentistry

By Thomas Bilski, DDS

Supported by Parkell, Inc.

This article explores several factors to be considered when determining prosthetic possibilities, including proper fit, timing and sequencing, reline therapies, and the process of transitioning from fixed-appliance therapy to removable therapy.

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The Importance of Using Authentic Implant Parts

By David A Burt, DDS

Supported by Jesse & Frichtel Dental Labs

This article reviews the characteristics and importance of the relationship between authentic, integrated implant system components and outlines the potential consequences that could arise from mixing aftermarket parts with other implant components.

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Biofilms: The Oral-Systemic Connection

By Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD

Supported by Philips Oral Healthcare

This article discusses how the formation of oral biofilm can be a major factor leading to periodontal disease and also describes maladies associated with periodontal disease.

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A Collaborative Approach to Digitally Restoring the Partially Edentulous Arch

By Chad C. Duplantis, DDS

Supported by DenMat

This article uses a case study to demonstrate that although digital methods have benefitted everyday dental practices, communication among the team remains necessary.

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Sound Clinical Protocol for Bonding Ceramic Restorations

By Nathaniel C. Lawson, DMD, PhD

Supported by Essential Dental Systems

This article reviews the decision-making process of when to bond, steps for bonding zirconia and glass-based crowns, techniques for cleaning ceramics prior to bonding and the rationale for choosing different resin cements.

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Biomineralization: The Next Step in Restorative Dentistry

By John C. Comisi, DDS, MAGD

Supported by Shofu

This article describes how dentistry's effort to overcome the challenges of resin-bonded adhesives is leading to a change in methodology toward the use of biomineralization.

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Air Polishing for Implant Maintenance

By Alan Edel, BDS

Supported by Johnson-Promident

This article discusses homogeneous stream technology air-polishing devices that can be used routinely for implant maintenance, biofilm removal around implants and cleaning around implants.

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Understanding Peri-Implant Diseases: Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment

By Stuart J. Froum, DDS; and Paul S. Rosen, DMD, MS

Supported by OsteoHealth

This article reviews the etiology, risk factors, prevention, and diagnosis of peri-implant diseases, as well as treatment techniques. In particular, a combination approach is described that has demonstrated predictable10- year success rates.

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Using Buffered Anesthesia and Injection Techniques to Reduce Pain and Improve Effectiveness

By Dan Davidian, DDS

Supported by Anutra Medical

This article discusses the history, evolution, and purposes of local anesthetics as well as describes the best practices for injections and administration.

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Pink Techniques and Esthetics With Fluoride-releasing Bioactive Gingiva-colored Nanohybrid Composites

By Frank J. Milnar, DDS

Supported by Shofu

This article explains the mechanics of building prosthetic gingival restorations with bioactive pink composites.

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Atraumatic Tooth Extraction for Bone Preservation

By Eric Schuetz, DMD

Supported by Directa AB

This article describes the characteristics of atraumatic tooth extraction techniques and explains the significance of these techniques for dental implant success.

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CBCT and Digital Technology for Prosthetically Driven and Guided Implant Placement Surgery

By Armen Mirzayan, DDS

Supported by Burbank Dental Laboratory Inc.

By digitally planning ideal implant location, position, and angulation—and ensuring this is achieved through the use of a digitally created surgical guide—the digital implant treatment workflow enables control and evaluation of all aspects and components of the treatment.

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Beyond Vinyl Polysiloxane Impressions: The Many Uses of VPS in Restorative Procedures

By Howard E. Strassler, DMD

Supported by Parkell, Inc.

This article examines several of these expanded uses of VPS that enhance the way clinicians practice dentistry.

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Using a New Attachment System for Fixed Full-Arch Restorations

By Robert Del Castillo, DMD

Supported by Zest Anchors, LLC

This article explains the necessary considerations when selecting cement- or screw-retained abutments for full-arch prostheses.

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Demystifying Single-Tooth Implant Placement and Restoration

By Ken Hebel, DDS

Supported by Nobel Biocare USA, LLC

This article illustrates these concepts and demonstrates their application in the treatment of a female patient missing a central incisor.

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Creating Veneer Provisionals Using Silicone Matrices and Models

By Lee Ann Brady, DMD

Supported by Parkell, Inc.

This article reviews three specific provisionalization techniques and the materials and armamentarium that could be selected for use during the process, including silicone matrices and silicone models.

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Bioactive Material Considerations for Vital Pulp-Capping Protocols

By Mark L. Cannon, DDS, MS

This article reviews the development of bioactive pulp-capping materials in response to demanding clinical requirements.

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Vertical Ridge Augmentation in Partially Edentulous Patients: Techniques and Long-Term Results

By Massimo Simion, MD, DDS

Supported by OsteoHealth

This article reviews the significant periods in the development of vertical ridge augmentation techniques, as well as key research findings demonstrating the efficacy of this approach for augmenting and regenerating bone at implant sites.

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Predictable and Simplified: How Universal Bonding Improves Treatment Confidence

By Barry F. Bartusiak, DMD

Supported by Kulzer

This article discusses the key decision points and factors to be considered, along with the importance of educating patients so they have a realistic understanding of the treatment plan.

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Pulp Testing and Apex Locators: Eliminating the Guesswork From Endodontic Diagnostics

By Joseph Chikvashvili, DDS

Supported by Parkell, Inc.

This article discusses the importance of taking accurate periapical radiographs and bitewings when diagnosing an injured tooth.

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Factors to Consider for Successful Bone Grafting Cases

By Mike M. Chen, DMD, DICOI

Supported by Sunstar Americas, Inc

This article reviews basic types of bone grafting procedures and classifications of bone grafting materials, and illustrates a technique for the use of a new alloplastic bone material in the context of regenerating a socket defect.

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Protocol Considerations for Achieving Predictable Crown and Veneer Restorations

By Brian Harris, DDS

Supported by Kerr Corporation

This article discusses the requisite clinical protocol involved with crown and veneer restorations that should be considered and envisioned prior to initiating treatment.

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Innovations for Minimally Invasive Esthetic Implant Surgery

By Marc L. Nevins, DMD, MMSc

Supported by OsteoHealth

This article provides an overview of how flapless extraction, bone/soft-tissue grafting, implant placement techniques, ridge volume preservation and augmentation procedures, and growth factor/biologic materials can be incorporated to provide an overall minimally invasive approach to esthetic implant treatments.

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Socket Preservation for the General Practitioner

By Terry L. Work, DMD

Supported by Instrumentarium Dental Inc.

Recognizing the numerous benefits to incorporating socket preservation into a general dental practice, the author of this eBook describes the different materials necessary for the procedure and shows step-by-step photographs of the process.

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Introducing a Digital Denture Workflow Into Daily Practice

By David Burt, DDS

Supported by Kulzer

With an already sizable denture market projected to grow substantially in the coming years, incorporating a digital approach to denture creation can provide a means of generating new or enhanced revenue for a dental practice. This eBook discusses how complete dentures can be manufactured for patients in a compressed timeframe, and how this can be accomplished in a profitable manner.

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Planning Considerations and Retention Options for Implant Restorations

By Amerian D. Sones, DMD, MS

Supported by Parkell, Inc.

When placing a dental implant, careful consideration must be given to the final restoration. This eBook includes case illustrations of three different types of single-implant restorations— screw-retained, cement-retained, and a hybrid screw-cementable restoration.

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A Review of Light-Curing Considerations for Resin-Based Composite Materials: Part 1

By Neeraj Malhotra, MDS; and Kundabala Mala, MDS

Supported by Shofu

Types of curing light and modes of curing have been shown to affect the degree of polymerization and related shrinkage of RBCs. This eBook explores the evolution in light-curing units and different curing modes.

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Cements & Ceramics: Keys to Achieving Optimal Results

By Greg Gillespie, DDS

Supported by Doxa

Successful, long-term stability of indirect restorations in dentistry is highly dependent on the clinician understanding the relationship of tooth preparation style and the proper cement that it therefore dictates. This eBook will discuss cements, ceramics, and both types of preparations, highlighting the steps involved in achieving predictable cementation.

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A Review of Direct Restorations, Their Applications, and Possibilities

By Todd Snyder, DDS

Supported by VOCO America

Composite filling materials have provided new and exciting esthetic results, but with new materials come new challenges. This eBook will review the class of direct composite materials, including indications for their clinical application.

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Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Using CBCT Technology

By Curtis E. Jansen, DDS

Supported by Instrumentarium Dental Inc.

Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), which uses a fraction of the radiation dose of medical CT, offers general practitioners many advantages, some of which they may be unaware. This eBook explores the ability CBCT provides to do “top-down treatment planning” to offer patients restorative-based implant placement.

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Predictable, Profitable, and Efficient Posterior Composite Restorations

By Parag R. Kachalia, DDS

Supported by Kavo Kerr Group

It is important to understand that successful posterior restorations are a combination of using the correct adhesive, composite resin, and polymerization. This eBook will look at the advances in each of these areas and help practitioners understand that posterior composite restorations can be placed in a predictable, profitable, and efficient manner.

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Universal Adhesives: Are They Truly Universal?

By Gregg A. Helvey, DDS, MAGD, CDT

Supported by Parkell, Inc.

Are universal adhesives truly universal, can they be used without limit or exception, and if so, do those exceptions depend on the conditions? This eBook will focus on the different application modes and the most predictable bonding techniques in an attempt to answer these questions.

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Electrosurgery in the Esthetic/Restorative Practice: Everyday Procedures That Help Create Excellence in Dentistry

By Robert A. Lowe, DDS

Supported by Parkell, Inc.

Used in dentistry for more than a century, electrosurgery has long been an effective soft-tissue cutting method that offers a variety of applications for clinicians. This article reviews advantages and disadvantages of electrosurgery and presents a variety of clinical examples of how it can be utilized to achieve successful outcomes in periodontal and general restorative procedures.

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Recent Advances in Digital Impressions

By Adam Hodges, DMD

Supported by 3M

Digital impressions have been shown to be as, if not more, accurate than traditional techniques, and they take less time and increase patient satisfaction. This eBook will discuss the transition and its impact on how dentistry is practiced.

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Safety-Centric Sedation: Reducing Sedation Morbidity in the Dental Office

By Robert C. Bosack, DDS

Supported by Dentsply Sirona - Pharmaceuticals

There is risk when dental patients are sedated in the office. This eBook outlines several avenues to manage this risk, which include but are not limited to improved and ongoing training of self and staff, strict patient screening, depth of anesthesia limit-setting, and vigilant patient monitoring.

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“Rules of Six”—Diagnostic and Therapeutic Guidelines for Single-Tooth Implant Success

By Lyndon F. Cooper, DDS, PhD; and Oliver C. Pin-Harry, DDS, MS

Supported by ids-integrated dental systems

In this eBook, the “Rules of Six” for effectively placing a simple single-tooth dental implant are described. These rules represent four diagnostic targets and a single therapeutic guideline useful in directing clinical success and preventing common complications.

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Clinical Concerns and Common Misconceptions Regarding Zirconia Restorations

By Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD; and Chin Chuan Fu, DDS, MS

Supported by Keating Dental Arts

This eBook provides a simplified explanation of the structure of zirconia and how that structure affects several clinical situations. It also presents and discusses common concerns and misconceptions regarding zirconia.

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Digital Imaging Sensors in Dental Radiography

By Robert A. Cederberg, MA, DDS

Supported by Air Techniques, Inc.

The sensor is the key component of digital imaging systems used for intraoral radiography. This eBook describes the evolution of dental imaging sensors, the advantages and disadvantages of various sensors and systems, sensor properties and system parameters, and the diagnostic efficacy of each of the sensor types.

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A Review of Past and Future Advances in Dental Cement

By James F. Simon, DDS, MEd; and Bruce Hamilton, MS, DDS

Supported by Kuraray America, Inc.

Over the years, dentistry has gone through numerous cements and techniques searching for the ideal cement. This article will review some of the newly evolved resin cement systems, presenting the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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Maximizing the Power of Ultrasonics

By Tim Donley, DDS

Supported by Parkell, Inc.

Hands-on training in ultrasonic debridement can facilitate mastery of ultrasonic instrumentation. This article reviews the insights into the etiology of periodontal disease and discusses the proper use of ultrasonic instrumentation.

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Exquisite Impressions: A Key to Restoration Success

By Lee Ann Brady, DMD

Supported by Parkell, Inc.

Being able to accurately capture an impression affects the dentistry we provide everyday. This eBook discusses four impression materials and proper technique in order to maximize accuracy and achieve exquisite final impressions.

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Cementation in Dentistry Today

By John C. Comisi, DDS, MAGD

Supported by Kuraray America, Inc.

Indirect restorative materials have changed significantly over the past 30 years; this article discusses the available agents, and overviews the applications of dental cements.

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The New Goal of Periodontal Therapy and How Best to Achieve It

By Tim Donley, DDS

Supported by Parkell, Inc.

Clinicians can no longer take a now-you-see-it—or feel it—approach to periodontal debridement therapy. This article redefines the goals of periodontal therapy and how to best meet these new goals.

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Bulk-Fill Composites for Class II Restorations

By Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD; and Augusto Robles, DDS, MS

Supported by VOCO America

Bulk-fill composites are a new class of material with scientific evidence for claims of low polymerization shrinkage and 4-mm depths of cure. This article discusses the layering technique for composite materials and the differences from conventional techniques.

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Digital Denture Design: Streamlining Productivity

By Robert A. Lowe, DDS; David Avery, CDT, AAS

Supported by Kulzer

The digital denture process eliminates numerous steps from the process of fabricating removable dentures, while significantly improving the accuracy and fit of dentures. This article includes a case report detailing the ease of digital denture design.

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Enhancing Dental Professionals' Response to Intimate Partner Violence

By Judy Henderson

Supported by Parkell, Inc.

IPV is a serious problem that requires a serious response from all healthcare providers, including dental healthcare providers; this article discusses how dental professionals can provide support and safe resources for patients who are victims of IPV.

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Immediate Implants: The Importance of Team Treatment Planning from a Prosthetic Perspective, and Patient Case Acceptance

By Alfonso F. Pineyro, DDS

Supported by Straumann

A collaborative approach is beneficial for restoring patients’ failing dentitions to offer them the best available treatment; this article outlines communication goals for the dental team that will allow for treatment of patents needing implants.

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Simplified Predictable Posterior Composite Resins

By Howard Strassler, DMD

Supported by Parkell, Inc.

Clinicians face numerous challenges related to providing the tooth-colored composite restorations. New materials, including bulk-fill composites that can be placed in single 4-mm increments, can help provide predictable success.

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Misconceptions Related to the Appropriate Use of Vasoconstrictors for Local Dental Anesthesia

By Mana Saraghi, DMD

Supported by DentalVibe

While safe in most patients, there are circumstances in which the use of a vasoconstrictor is either contraindicated or a dose reduction is prudent. There are other instances where the use of a vasoconstrictor is riddled with misconceptions. The goal of this article is to present the clinician with a brief and practical overview of the vasoconstrictors used in local dental anesthetic solutions.

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CO2 Laser Ablation of the Capillary Hemangioma of the Lip

By Robert Levine, DDS; and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys

Supported by Benco Dental

Hemangiomas present a unique challenge for the dental surgeon due to their vascular nature; this article discusses the various benefits of utilizing a CO2 laser for treatment.

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Unravelling Digital Dentistry

By Claudio Levato, DDS

Supported by Air Techniques, Inc.

As digital imaging technolgies continue to advance, they represent an opportunity for dentists to optimize practice efficiency. This article discusses these technologies and a strategy for seamless integration.

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Simplified Implant Treatment with Integrated Digital Technology

By Andrew Koenigsberg, DDS; and Rebecca Koenigsberg, DDS

Supported by Benco Dental

The integration of digital technology has revolutionized dental implant therapy; this article details these technologies and highlights the advantages found in all phases of implant treatment.

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Fabricating Dentures with a Digital Denture System

By David Little, DDS

Supported by Kulzer

This article reviews the workflow involved in fabricating dentures with one of the new digital denture systems and summarizes the advantages of this approach.

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Technology in a Patient-Centered Practice

By Cynthia K. Brattesani, DDS

Supported by DEXIS®, LLC

This article discuss advances in technology and how the clinical application of these technologies has informed an effort to better serve patients.

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Anterior Esthetics: Managing Difficult Challenges

By Gregg A. Helvey, DDS, MAGD

Supported by Parkell, Inc.

The first step in dealing with anterior cases is to determine the patient’s expectations.

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CBCT Scanners for the General Dental Office

By Terry Lee Work, DMD

Supported by Instrumentarium Dental Inc.

CBCT technology is increasingly being used in general and specialty dental practices based on the multiple benefits it provides.

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Streamlining and Simplifying Denture Fabrication with Digital Processes

By Larry R. Holt, DDS

Supported by Kulzer

Digital denture-making processes are revolutionizing the way practitioners and laboratories approach these prostheses. Learn more about how this technology can optimize patient care.

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