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  • Simplifying Full-Arch Implantology With Digital Dentistry (#237)

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    This article discusses new digital technologies that are being used to greatly simplify clinical work and increase the predictability and accuracy of case outcomes when doing full-arch implant cases. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will be able to (1) […]

  • Are You Using the Best Composite for Your Practice?

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    In this webinar, you will learn about principles for the successful placement of composite resin restorations and be introduced to a recently introduced material that makes shade matching simpler.

  • A Survey of Currently Available, Ultra-Short (≤ 6mm), Threaded Dental Implant Designs (#236)

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    This article presents a market survey involving 12 dental manufacturers of current, truly short (≤ 6mm), threaded dental implants and considers factors that impact their success. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) the factors that have an impact on […]

  • Management of Oral Viral Lesions With a Diode Laser (#235)

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    This clinical case report article discusses the use of diode laser to treat a variety of oral viral lesions. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • Elderly Patients With Bald Tongue: Case Series (#234)

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    Dr. Ronald S. Brown, Mr. Jonathan B. Owens, Ms. Sandra D. Osborne, and Dr. Robert F. Gamble discuss predisposing factors associated with the condition of bald tongue and present a case series of 5 elderly patients who were diagnosed with this condition.

  • Optimizing Aesthetic Zone Implant Outcomes: A Case Report (#233)

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    This case report describes the treatment planning and modalities that were employed to obtain optimal aesthetic and functional results for a patient in whom anterior implants were placed.

  • Bone Grafting Materials in North America: Clinical Report of Biomaterial Usage (#232)

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    The latest research and regenerative potential of each class of bone grafting materials in a comparative manner. Guidelines are provided to better understand where and when to utilize each respective grafting material. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • Surface Glass-Infiltration of Monolithic Zirconia: Optimizing the Adhesive Bond (#231)

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    A case report in which surface glass-infiltration of the intaglio of monolithic zirconia restorations was used to increase adhesive bond strength. This technique allows the use of zirconia for a wide range of conservative treatments where adhesion is required for retention. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • The Complete Digital Workflow in Implant Dentistry (#230)

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    The complete digital workflow in implant dentistry that streamlines the process for achieving the correct prosthetic restorative position prior to implant placement in order to ensure long-term implant success. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • Laser-Assisted Periodontal Regeneration and Human Histology (#229)

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    This article presents 2 case studies that demonstrate the human histological evidence required to make the claim of true periodontal regeneration using the laser-assisted regeneration (LAR) protocol. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • Importance of the Quality of Tissue Supporting Dental Implants (#228)

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    This article discusses the importance of soft tissue around implants, in terms of overall treatment success, and the management of peri-implantitis using various methods, with emphasis placed on coordinated treatment. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • Dental Caries 2018: New Insights (#227)

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    This article reports on years of research by the TRAC Research team that focused on answering basic clinical questions concerning dental caries that have never been fully addressed or answered. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adolescence: Dental Implications (#226)

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    This article discusses the diagnosis, etiology, clinical presentation, treatment, and other aspects of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adolescence. The implications of ADHD for dentistry are discussed. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • Orthodontic Retainers and Anterior Tongue Hypersensitivity: Case Reports (#225)

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    This article reports 2 cases involving patients with anterior erythematous contact lesions that appear to be due to hypersensitivity reactions to orthodontic retainers containing metal alloys. In both cases, the lesions resolved after the removal of the retainers. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • Replacing Two Mandibular Incisors With One Implant: A Commentary (#224)

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    This commentary addresses replacing 2 mandibular incisors with one implant to support 2 crowns. Two techniques are compared: cantilevered pontic vs 2 crowns geminating off the implant. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • Treatment Planning in Immunocompromised Patients: Case Report (#223)

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    This article presents a case involving a patient with numerous serious oral and systemic health problems. The planning and treatment approach demonstrates that such patients can be successfully treated in the dental setting. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

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  • Local Anesthesia and Sedation for Patients With PTSD (#222)

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    This article discusses the importance of local anesthesia and the proper level of sedation when treating patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Three case reports are presented involving patients with different causes of PTSD. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

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  • Complete Sagittal Root Fracture: Case Report (#221)

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    This article presents a case report that demonstrates the diagnosis and treatment of a complete longitudinal sagittal mesiodistal fracture of a mandibular molar. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • Gingival Recession and the Supraperiosteal Envelope Technique (#220)

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    This article presents case reports demonstrating the supraperiosteal envelope autogenous connective tissue free graft for the treatment of gingival recession. In addition, a retrospective data analysis of treated cases using the supraperiosteal envelope technique is presented. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • Evolution and Applications of Aesthetic Zirconia Materials (#219)

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    This article reviews the evolution, composition and clinical applications of today’s aesthetic zirconia dental materials. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • Types of Endodontic Lesions: Clinical Considerations (#218)

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    This article discusses the different types and etiologies of endodontic lesions, as well as clinical considerations clinicians should bear in mind when determining treatment options. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • What is Bioactive Dentistry? A Review (#217)

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    This article discusses the definition of bioactive dental materials and analyzes products that claim to possess bioactivity. Three brief case reports using bioactive restorative materials are presented. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • PRF as a Barrier Membrane in Guided Bone Regeneration (#216)

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    This article discusses the clinical relevance of using platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) as a barrier membrane and examines the biological and clinical advantages and disadvantages of combining PRF over or under a standard collagen barrier membrane for routine guided bone regeneration procedures. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • Infant Upper Lip-Tie Laser Release: Case Reports (#215)

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    Robert Levine, DDS; Martin Kaplan, DMD; Peter Vitruk, PhD; and Joe Creech, DDS, discuss the clinical use of the CO2 laser in the treatment of a restricted upper lip frenum, or upper lip tie, in infant patients. Three case reports are presented. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • Continuous or Reciprocating Endodontic Rotary Files: Evidence-Based Clinical Considerations (#214)

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    Stephen Weeks, DDS, and James Bahcall, DMD, MS, discuss the differences and similarities between using continuous and reciprocating endodontic rotary file. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • The Root Membrane Concept: In the Zone With the “Triangle of Bone”

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    Scott D. Ganz, DMD; Isaac Tawil, DDS, MS; and Miltiadis E. Mitsias, DDS, MSc, PhD, discuss important treatment planning considerations in implant dentistry.

  • Implant Restorations in the Aesthetic Zone: Function, Biology, and Aesthetics

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    Todd R. Schoenbaum, DDS, discusses a scientific approach to the challenge of restoring implants in the aesthetic zone.

  • Immediate Loading of Short Dental Implants: A Case Report (#212)

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    Eduardo Anitua, DDS, MD, PhD, discusses the predictability of immediate loading of short implants, and presents a clinical case involving the restoration of a missing tooth with a single-unit short implant with immediate loading and a 9-year follow up. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • Airway Concerns for Dental Patients With Special Needs (#211)

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    Jason R. Flores, RN, DDS, discusses airway complications during sedation for patients with special needs, and focuses on 4 prevalent special needs patient groups that have these notable anesthesia concerns. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • Subjective Interpretation Pitfalls With Paper Markings

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    Robert B. Kerstein, DMD, talks about what all clinicians should know about to the the subjective interpretation of articulation paper markings.

  • Full-Arch Provisionalization Options

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    Michael Tischler, DDS, talks about dental implant provisionalization options for full-arch prosthetic cases.

  • Single-Unit Cement-Retained Implant Restorations (#210)

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    Todd R. Schoenbaum, DDS; Richard G. Stevenson, DDS; and Alireza Moshaverinia, DDS, MS, PhD, discuss single-unit cement-retained implant crowns, the evidence justifying their use, and protocols and techniques that minimize complications. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • Endodontic Disinfection: The Sonic Advantage

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    Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, discusses the importance of active irrigation.

  • Diabetes and the Dental Patient (#209)

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    John H. Hardeman, MD, DDS, discusses the classification of diabetes mellitus, medications used for the control of diabetes, and dental management of patients with diabetes. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • A Challenging Mandibular Anterior Implant Case

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    Ahmad Soolari, DMD, MS; George Kesten, DDS; and Amin Soolari, BS, CDRT; present a case report dealing with the challenge of replacing mandibular anterior teeth using dental implants.

  • Basics of Platelet-Rich Fibrin Therapy (#208)

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    Richard J. Miron, DDS, MSc, PhD; Mark Bishara, DDS; and Joseph Choukroun, MD; discuss the history of platelet concentrates, the current status of platelet rich fibrin (PRF), and clinical uses for PRF therapy in the dental setting.

  • Prospectively Engineered Implant Placement

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    Joseph J. Massad, DDS; David Wong, DDS; Russell A. Wicks, DDS, MS; Swati Ahuja, BDS, MDS; and David R. Cagna, DMD, MS; share a case report involving a fixed detachable prosthesis.

  • Excellent Canal Cleansing, Minimal Root Weakening

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    Barry L. Musikant, DMD, presents a case supporting the concept that less is more.

  • Considerations in Abutment Selection

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    Jack Piermatti, DMD, discusses implant fixtures and abutment considerations.

  • Restoration of a Lateral Incisor With Dens Invaginatus (#207)

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    Plinio Mendes Senna, DDS, PhD; Emmanuel João Nogueira Leal da Silva, DDS, PhD; Ricardo Guimarães de Carvalho, DDS; and Luciano Ribeiro Corrêa Netto, DDS; report a case involving a teenage patient with a maxillary lateral incisor malformed by dens invaginatus. Aesthetic restoration of the tooth was achieved using a gingiva-shaded composite.

  • Severe Xerostomia Secondary to Anticholinergic Drug Therapy: Case Report (#206)

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    Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS; Bridgette H. Rhodes, DDS; Marianne S. Siewe, DDS; and Terri Jones Matthews, DDS; share a case of severe dry mouth in an 83-year-old female patient taking oxybutynin for urinary incontinence. The oral side effects of anticholinergic drug therapy and the dental management of the patient are discussed.

  • Overdenture Design to Maximize Stability and Function

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    Timothy F. Kosinski, DDS, covers key considerations when prescribing and delivering implant overdentures.

  • Locating Canals: Strategies, Armamentarium, and Techniques

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    Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, presents useful tips on finding canals.

  • Screw-Retained Versus Cement-Retained Restorations: Aesthetic Zone Options

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    Todd R. Schoenbaum, DDS, and Chandur P. K. Wadhwani, DDS, MDS, focus on the screw-retained versus cement-retained restorative option in the aesthetic zone.

  • Single Versus Multiple Endodontic File Use

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    John West, DDS, MSD, discusses how single file use protocol can make clinical work more efficient and less stressful for the doctor.

  • Dual CBCT Scanning Technique for Completely Edentulous Arches

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    Randolph Resnik, DMD, MDS, shares a case showcasing a guided implant surgical application.

  • The Lazarus Bone Graft: Revitalizing Allogenic Bone Blocks

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    Craig M. Misch, DDS, MDS, discusses bone grafting procedures.

  • Making Local Anesthesia Delivery More Comfortable

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    Barry F. McArdle, DMD, reviews some of the latest advances in making local anesthesia delivery more comfortable.

  • Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Revisited

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    James B. Brosnihan, DDS, provides a brief review and update on the inferior alveolar nerve block technique.

  • Enhanced Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Implants

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    Scott D. Ganz, DMD, shares a case report that emphasizes the importance of sound treatment planning to maximize clinical success.

  • System-Based Endodontics: Does Your Gutta-Percha Master Cone Fit?

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    Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, discusses how system-based endodontics has now become a clinical reality.

  • Er,Cr:YSGG Laser Assisted Periodontal Treatment

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    Jonathan Waasdorp, DMD, MS, presents a case report in which an Er,Cr;YSGG laser is used to treat moderate to advanced periodontal disease with horizontal bone loss.

  • Image-Guided Endodontics: The Role of the Endodontic Triad

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    John A. Khademi, DDS, MS, et al talk about the importance of image-guided endodontics as a new minimally invasive and directed approach to care.

  • Implant Overdentures: Guidelines for Immediate Loading

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    Michael D. Scherer, DMD, MS, presents guidelines for surgical and restorative procedures necessary to immediately place implants for the purposes of converting a complete denture into an overdenture.

  • The Use of 3-D Imaging is Changing: Endodontic Diagnoses and Treatments

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    Manor Haas, DDS, discusses how 3-D cone beam imaging is altering endodontic treatments.

  • The “Reservoir Restorative” Revolution

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    John C. Comisi, DDS, explores the factors behind direct dental restorative failures and the methods that can improve results.

  • The Expanding Role of Vital Pulp Therapy

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    Martin Trope, DMD, discusses how to avoid the need for all out root canal treatment when exposures or near exposures of the pulp occur.

  • Full-Arch Fixed Screw-Retained PFM Implant Restoration: A New Look at a Proven Technology

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    Jack Piermatti, DMD, presents a case report focusing the discussion on treatment planning and dental implant prosthetic options.

  • Hypertension and the Dental Patient (#205)

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    John H. Hardeman, MD, DDS, discusses antihypertensive medications and their mechanisms of action, and management of the hypertensive patient in the dental setting. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) classification and mechanism of action of antihypertensive medications, and (2) management of the hypertensive patient in the dental setting.

  • Immediately Loading Dental Implants: Doing It Right for Long-Term Success

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    Charles D. Schlesinger, DDS, presents detailed information on how the clinician can achieve greater success when placing immediately loaded implants.

  • Selecting Ideal Materials for Full-Mouth Rehabilitation

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    Mike Malone, DDS, discusses the importance of proper dental material selection to achieve optimal outcomes.

  • The Importance of Vital Signs (#204)

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    Jason R. Flores, RN, DDS, presents the 4 common vital signs, their accepted normal limits, explanation of the numerical values, and reasons for changing values in the dental setting. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) the 4 common vital signs, their accepted normal limits, and their numerical values, and (2) reasons for changing values of vital signs in the dental setting.

  • A Simple and Cost-Effective Socket Preservation Technique

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    Timothy Kosinski, DDS, discusses the importance of maintaining bone height and width following extractions as a key for predictable future dental implant placement.

  • Management of a Nontreatable Mandibular Anterior Tooth (#203)

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    Ahmad Soolari, DMD, MS, and Amin Soolari, BS, CDRT, describes the management of a severe bony defect following removal of a nontreatable mandibular anterior tooth and placement of a dental implant to re-establish function, aesthetics, and speech. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) interdisciplinary management of a severe bony defect in the anterior mandible, and 2) specific treatment to re-establish function, aesthetics and speech after removal of a nontreatable mandibular anterior tooth.

  • Successful and Predictable Custom Complete Dentures

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    Tony Daher, DDS, MSEd, et al describe a step-by-step protocol for state-of-the-art custom denture fabrication.

  • Management of Peri-Implant Diseases (#202)

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    Amit Patel, BDS, MSc, presents the basic characteristics of periodontitis, peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis, and discusses diagnostic indicators of peri-implant disease, supportive maintenance of healthy peri-implant tissues, and treatment of peri-implantitis. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) the etiology, signs, and symptoms of peri-implant diseases; and (2) the requirements for the prevention of peri-implant mucositis, and treatment protocols for peri-implantitis.

  • Cameograms: A New Technique for Prosthodontic Applications

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    Joseph J. Massad, DDS, et al present a clinical case report demonstrating the value of the cameogram in the treatment planning, design, and construction of implant-supported overdentures.

  • Chemotherapy Agents and Dentistry (#201)

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    John H. Hardeman, MD, DDS, discusses the types of chemotherapy agents used to treat diseases (namely, cancer), the side effects of such agents, and the dental management of patients undergoing chemotherapy. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) the types of chemotherapy agents used to treat diseases, especially cancer, and (2) dental management of patients undergoing chemotherapy.

  • A Sequential Approach to Implant-Supported Overdentures

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    Timothy Kosinski, DDS, discusses a variety of advantages in prescribing implant-supported overdentures.

  • Removable Prosthetics: Bad Attachments or Bad Design?

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    Edward R. Kusek, DDS, discusses implant fixture and abutment considerations.

  • Multidisciplinary Management of Oligodontia in the Adolescent (#200)

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    David Forlano, DDS, and Kristen Forlano discuss the genetic condition of oligodontia and present a clinical case describing the 5-year multidisciplinary treatment of a 12-year-old patient who presented with this condition. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) the definition, prevalence, etiology, and system connection of oligodontia, and (2) a multidisciplinary treatment approach for an adolescent patient with oligodontia.

  • CBCT Use in Endodontic Diagnosis

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    David A. Beach, DMD, MS, talks about the role of CBCT in achieving a correct diagnosis.

  • Tonsillar Squamous Cell Carcinoma: An Additional Consideration for Atypical Glossodynia (#199)

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    Sonali Rathore, BDS, MS; John Svirsky, DDS, Med; and Bhavik Desai, DMD, PhD; describe a patient presenting with unilateral tongue burning who was previously misdiagnosed with burning mouth syndrome. The final diagnosis was poorly differentiated tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) clinical information on burning mouth syndrome and tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and (2) diagnostic criteria for tonsillar SCC versus burning mouth syndrome.

  • Rehabilitation of Worn Dentition Using Adhesive and Implant Dentistry (#198)

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    Abdi Sameni, DDS; Ali Borzabadi-Farahani, DDS, MScD; and Alireza Moshaverinia, DDS, MS, PhD; describe the full-mouth rehabilitation of a patient with a worn dentition caused by nocturnal bruxism, utilizing a combination of adhesive and implant dentistry. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) factors in the clinical management of worn dentition, and (2) a clinical technique for treating worn dentition using adhesive and implant dentistry.

  • Vital Pulp Therapy in Primary Teeth: An Update (#197)

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    Lance Kisby, DMD examines the rapidly changing materials, concepts, and techniques in pulp therapy for primary teeth. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) the history of primary teeth pulp management and (2) recent advances in the materials and techniques used in primary teeth pulp management.

  • Seven Protective Reflexes Every Dentist Should Know (#196)

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    Jason R. Flores, RN, DDS, discusses 7 protective reflexes that patients may demonstrate when undergoing dental treatment. Reflex mechanisms and preventive/management techniques for complications caused by these reflexes are discussed. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) seven protective reflexes that patients may demonstrate when undergoing dental treatment, and (2) the mechanisms of these reflexes, as well as preventive and management techniques clinicians can use to avoid or address complications caused by these reflexes.

  • The Single-Stage Implant Procedure: Science or Convenience? (#195)

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    Dale R. Rosenbach, DMD, MS, addresses the question of whether there is a strong clinical rationale for immediate implant abutment placement. The risks and benefits of delayed implant abutment placement versus immediate abutment placement are reviewed. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) if there is a strong clinical rationale for immediate implant abutment placement (IAP), and (2) the risks and benefits of delayed implant abutment placement versus IAP.

  • A New Approach for Treating Peri-Implantitis: Reversibility of Osseointegration (#194)

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    Eduardo Anitua, MD, DDS, PhD, discusses peri-implantitis and presents a new clinical protocol for treating this problem. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) important clinical information about peri-implantitis and (2) an alternative to the conventional algorithms for treating peri-implantitis.

  • The Relationship Between Periodontics and Cardiovascular Disease (#193)

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    Alison Glascoe, DDS, MS; Ronald Brown, DDS, MS; and Motshabi Makhene, DDS; discuss the relationship between oral health and systemic health, specifically the relationship between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) what periodontal medicine is and (2) current state of the medical and dental literature regarding the association between periodontal disease and hypertension, atherosclerotic diseases, metabolic syndrome, and obesity.

  • MAC and ZAC (#177):

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    E. Dwayne Karateew, DDS, discusses 2 clinical protocols that are designed to enhance the predictability of dental implant aesthetics in the anterior aesthetic zone. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The complications in achieving predictable implant aesthetics in the anterior aesthetic zone. The 2 clinical protocols for enhancing the predictability of dental implant aesthetics in the anterior aesthetic zone.

  • Extracting Teeth in Preparation for Dental Implants (#178)

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    John Cavallaro, DDS; Gary Greenstein, DDS, MS; and Ben Greenstein, DMD; discuss atraumatic tooth removal techniques that employ dental burs as adjunctive aids as well as clinical issues associated with extractions in preparation for implants. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Tooth removal techniques which employ burs as adjunctive aids. Clinical issues associated with tooth extractions in preparation for dental implants.

  • TMD Rediscovered: A New Paradigm, Part 1 (#179)

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    Lawrence Gottesman, DDS, describes a supportive literary review presenting arthritis of the TMJ and other joints as an infectious disease. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Evidence-based support for arthritis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) as an infectious disease. Elements of inflammation as a vascular event that damages blood vessels supporting the TMJ.

  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Cosmetic Dentistry (#171)

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    Willie J. Winfree, DDS, MPA; Leo E. Rouse, DDS; and Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS; discuss the diagnosis of body dysmorphic disorder and how it relates to clinical dentistry. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The definition and diagnosis of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Clinical and ethical considerations related to BDD.

  • The Role of Cements in Dental Implant Success, Part 2 (#162)

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    Chandur P. K. Wadhwani, BDS, MSD, and Kwok-Hung (Albert) Chung, DDS, MS, PhD, provide an overview of how cement flows within an implant abutment crown system and how this may be altered to reduce the possibility of peri-implant disease. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The fluid mechanics and flow involved with implant luting cements so that flow can be manipulated and controlled effectively, and How the abutment can be used as a repository for excess cement to reduce the amount extruded out through the restorative margin.

  • Immediate Dental Implant Placement: Technique, Part 1 (#169)

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    Gary Greenstein, DDS, MS, and John Cavallaro, DDS, address issues relevant to immediate dental implant placement in Type 1 extraction sockets. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Indications and contraindications for immediate implant placement. Practical suggestions for immediate implant placement.

  • Immediate Dental Implant Placement: Technique, Part 2 (#170)

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    John Cavallaro, DDS, and Gary Greenstein, DDS, MS, provide practical clinical information for positioning immediate implants in different sections of the mouth, with a focus on Type I extraction sockets. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Indications and contraindications for immediate implant placement. Technique variations that are employed when placing immediate implants in different areas of the mouth.

  • Clinical Oral Implications of Human Papillomavirus (#176)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Herbert Bader, DDS, discusses the clinical presentations of various human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oral lesions and their associated HPV genotypes as well as contemporary adjunctive technologies for oral cancer screening. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The clinical presentations of various human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oral lesions and their associated HPV genotypes. Contemporary adjunctive technologies for oral cancer screening

  • Using Microscopes in Fixed Prosthodontics (#172)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    John Mamoun, DMD, and Donato Napoletano, DMD, review the clinical process of adjusting crowns and bridges during try-in and insertion using microscope-level magnification combined with head-mounted coaxial illumination. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: To use microscope-level magnification and headmounted coaxial illumination to obtain optimal seating of crowns and bridges. To use magnification and coaxial illumination to properly adjust the occlusion of crowns and bridges.

  • The Role of Cements in Dental Implant Success, Part 1 (#160)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Chandur P. K. Wadhwani, BDS, MSD, and E. Ricardo Schwedhelm, DDS, MSD, in the first of a 2-part series, discuss cement selection criteria for implant restorations as well as how to control and prevent residual excess cement that may contribute to implant failure. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • The Relationship Between Periodontics and Cardiovascular Disease (#193)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Alison Glascoe, DDS, MS; Ronald Brown, DDS, MS; and Motshabi Makhene, DDS; discuss the relationship between oral health and systemic health, specifically the relationship between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: What is periodontal medicine. Current state of the medical and dental literature regarding the association between periodontal disease and hypertension, atherosclerotic diseases, metabolic syndrome, and obesity.

  • Technology to Control Excessive Occlusal Contact Force

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Christopher J. Stevens, DDS, centers a discussion on principles of occlusion and aesthetics as related to implant dentistry.

  • Evolution of Comprehensive Care, Part 6

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, and David Ouellet, DDS, in part 6 of a 6-part article series, conclude the discussion on how clinicians are able to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients better than ever before.

  • TMD Rediscovered: A New Paradigm, Part 2 (#180)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $60.00

    Dr. Gottesman builds upon the information presented in part one to provide a solid diagnostic investigative clinical protocol for temporomandibular disorders. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The key elements in the clinical diagnosis of temporomandibular disorder (TMD). A diagnostic investigative clinical protocol for TMD.

  • Understanding Light Curing, Part 2: (#174)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Howard E. Strassler, DMD, and Richard B. Price, BDS, DDS, MS, PhD, discuss the variables that affect light curing, as well as other important factors for successful light curing. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Key CORE variables that affect the success of light curing restorations. How to monitor and maintain curing lights to ensure optimal light curing.

  • Understanding Light Curing, Part 1: (#173)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Howard E. Strassler, DMD, and Richard B. Price, BDS, DDS, MS, PhD, discuss the importance of adequate photopolymerization and how to achieve predictable, clinically successful light-cured restorations. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The importance of adequate photopolymerization of light-cured restorations. How to manage variables to achieve successful, predictable light-cured restorations.

  • Orthodontic Forced Eruption: (#175)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Ahmad Soolari, DMD, MS; Duane Erickson, DDS; and Amin Soolari, CDRT; discuss the use of orthodontic forced eruption as part of a team approach to aesthetically restoring anterior teeth. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The literature-supported scientific basis for the clinical use of forced orthodontic eruption. A team approach to treating a difficult periodontal-restorative challenge in the anterior maxilla for a patient with extreme aesthetic concerns.

  • Managing the Buccal Gap and Plate of Bone: Immediate Dental Implant Placement (#159)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Gary Greenstein, DDS, MS, and John Cavallaro, DDS, evaluate available information regarding clinical management of the buccal gap when placing immediate implants. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • Cinnamon-Induced Oral Contact Stomatitis (#158)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Jennifer F. Biron; James P. Iovino; John R. Bailey, DDS; and Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS; review allergic contact stomatitis and present a case of a 25-year-old woman with oral contact stomatitis lesions with a history of using cinnamon-flavored gum. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • Complete Oral Rehabilitation: A Case Report: Using a Combined Surgical/Ceramic Approach

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Robert A. Lowe, DDS; Charles Maragos, CDT; and Jenny L. Wohlberg demonstrate how Dr. Lowe and his lab team managed the rehabilitation of a patient with a Class III malocclusion after orthognathic surgery.

  • Assessing Postoperative Pain After Endodontic Therapy

    by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

    David A. Beach, DDS, MS, addresses some of the types of postoperative problems that can be encountered in endodontics, as well as how to minimize and manage them.

  • Efficiently Restoring Proper Form and Function

    by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

    Ara Nazarian, DDS, shares a case report and discusses how the GP can increase patient acceptance and the practice bottom line.

  • Isthmus Gifts

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Lisa Germain, DDS, describes why the clinician should pay special attention to the isthmus that connects canals.

  • Small-Diameter Implant Placement: A Case Report

    by admin 1 Lessons in

    Steven T. Cutbirth, DDS, presents a step-by-step clinical description of the placement of small-diameter implants in a patient with a knife-edged mandibular ridge. ?

  • The Decision Fork in the Road: When to Treat, When to Refer, and When It???s Time for Titanium

    by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

    Richard Mounce, DDS, and Justin D. Moody, DDS, discuss optimizing endodontic treatment and when tooth retention is and is not advisable or predictable.

  • A New Day in Dentistry:

    by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

    Jerry Hu, DDS, demonstrates the use of new networking capabilities to enhance the collaboration between doctors and dental laboratory team.

  • Full-Mouth Restoration of a Severely Decayed Dentition

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Steven T. Cutbirth, DDS, talks about a complex case involving an interdisciplinary approach to care.

  • Three-Dimensional Instrumentation

    by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

    Allen Ali Nasseh, DDS, MMSc, and Dennis Brave, DDS, discuss an instrumentation technique?that combines the use of minimally tapered rotary files with an innovative universal finishing instrument that adapts to the natural root canal anatomy.

  • Optimal Dental Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Steven R. Olmos, DDS, and Chase Bennett, DDS, discuss how providing reproducible success with oral appliance therapy for OSA is dependent on identifying the limiting variables prior to the start of treatment with the utilization of CBCT.

  • Lasers in Implant Dentistry, Part 2

    by admin 1 Lessons in $60.00

    Glenn A. van As, BSc, DMD, discusses an exciting new way to treat peri-implantitis.

  • Overdenture Implants A Simplified and Contemporary Approach to Planning and Placement

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Michael D. Scherer, DMD, MS, discusses contemporary approaches for implant-supported overdentures, highlighting the latest imaging techniques and software.

  • Evolution of Comprehensive Care, Part 4: Direct Restorations

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, in part 4 of a 6-part article series, discusses how clinicians are able to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients better than ever before.

  • Assessing Endodontic Case Difficulty

    by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

    David A. Beach, DMD, MS, focuses on identifying factors that can complicate treatment.

  • Lasers in Implant Dentistry, Part 1

    by admin 1 Lessons in $60.00

    Glenn A. van As, BSc, DMD, discusses an exciting new way to treat peri-implantitis.

  • Endodontic Triad for Success

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, discusses the endodontic triad for success, focusing on the role of current and future technologically driven methods that will better enable 3-D cleaning and filling root canal systems.

  • Evolution of Comprehensive Care, Part 3

    by admin 1 Lessons in $60.00

    Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, and Mary K. Hughes, RDH, BS, in part 3 of a 6-part article series, will continue the discussion on how periodontal and hygiene treatment has evolved.

  • Caries Detection Using Near-Infrared Transillumination

    by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

    Parag Kachalia, DDS, discusses near-infrared transillumination technology that can be helpful in locating caries at an early stage.

  • More Than Just a Denture

    by admin 1 Lessons in $60.00

    John R. Nosti, DMD, discusses the why and where behind different materials for denture teeth, creating natural smiles, occlusal design, and different processing techniques available.

  • Apicoectomy: The Misunderstood Surgical Procedure

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Ali Allen Nasseh, DDS, MMSc, and Dennis Brave, DDS, describe a novel clinical technique for retrofilling the apicoectomy procedure that dramatically improves the efficiency of the operation.

  • Broadening the Spectrum of Use for Glass Ionomer Restorations

    by admin 1 Lessons in $60.00

    Daniel H. Ward, DDS, outlines different clinical applications of glass ionomer as a restorative material.

  • Maximizing Placement Accuracy:

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Harold I. Sussman, DDS, MSD, introduces a one-piece, handheld guide that will help to ensure accurate placement of mini dental implants.

  • The Art and Science of Implant Dentistry:

    by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

    Amir N. Esfandiari, DDS, demonstrates a minimally invasive extraction technique and immediate implant placement in the aesthetic zone.

  • Measuring for Success in Endodontic Therapy

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    David A. Beach, DMD, MS, discusses how proper measurements of both instruments and filling materials relate to successful therapy.

  • Understanding Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorder

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Nadine Russell, RDH, focuses on autism spectrum disorder, a growing health concern.

  • Avoiding Mandibular Nerve Impairment, Part 1

    by admin 1 Lessons in $60.00

    Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS, PhD (hc), and Randolph R. Resnik, DMD, MDS, discuss radiographic, anatomical, clinical, and surgical techniques intended to help the clinician avoid neurosensory impairment complications.

  • Evolution of Comprehensive Care, Part 1

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, in the first of a 6-part series, discusses how clinicians are able to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients better than ever before.

  • Success With Screw-Retained Zirconia Bridges, Part 2:

    by admin 1 Lessons in $60.00

    Michael Tischler, DDS; Scott D. Ganz, DMD; and Claudia Patch, DMD; in the second part of a 2-part article, outline the surgical, fabrication, and delivery steps for full-arch, zirconia, implant-retained dentures.

  • Shaping Complex Canals:

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, focuses on the preparation of narrower, longer, and more curved canals

  • Why Do We Do What We Do?

    by admin 1 Lessons in $60.00

    Allen Ali Nasseh, DDS, MMSc, and Dennis G. Brave, DDS, introduce a new instrumentation and obturation system and talk about its role in increasing efficiency for the clinician.

  • Consideration of Aesthetic and Restorative Spaces:

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Joseph J. Massad, DDS; Swati Ahuja, BDS, MDS; and Mahesh Verma, BDS, MDS, MBA, PhD (hc); describe the details involved in the fabrication of implant-supported overdentures.

  • Resin Infiltration Technique: Pediatric Applications

    by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

    Carla E. Cohn, DMD, presents 2 pediatric case reports, presenting an innovative resin infiltration technique for the treatment of incipient caries and smooth surface white spot lesions.

  • Ten Myths About Endodontics: ???Fact Versus Pulp Fiction???

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    John West, DDS, MSD, discusses 10 myths in endodontics.

  • Success With Screw-Retained Zirconia Bridges, Part One:

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Michael Tischler, DDS; Scott D. Ganz, DMD; and Claudia Patch, DMD; in the first part of a 2-part article, discuss treatment planning concepts for full-arch zirconia implant-retained dentures.

  • Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea:

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Bryan Keropian, DDS; Neal C. Murphy, DDS, MS; and Marjorie Yong, MD; introduce an innovative appliance for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

  • Learning from Biofilms:

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS, discusses how patients can benefit by a higher level of coordination of care between the dental and medical practice.

  • Are Radiographic Guides Necessary?

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Michael D. Scherer, DMD, MS, talks about treatment planning and high-tech alternatives to surgical guides.

  • Sinus Tenting for Posterior Maxillary Implant Placement

    by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

    Timothy F. Kosinski, DDS, outlines a predictable clinical protocol for sinus tenting for placement of maxillary implants.

  • A Logical Rationale for Endodontic Therapy

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Lisa Germain, DDS, presents a variety of mini case reports, discussing a game winning philosophy for success.

  • The Role of Endodontics in Interdisciplinary Dentistry:

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    John West, DDS, MSD, discusses the relationship of endodontics to 3 critically essential determinants of predictability.

  • Simplifying Cementation of High-Strength Restorations:

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Randy S. Weiner, DDS, introduces the uses and potential benefits of an improved resin-modified glass ionomer cement.

  • Endodontic Canal Preparation:

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS; Pierre Machtou, DDS, MS, PhD; and John D. West, DDS, MSD; introduce new technologies for glide path management and for shaping canals.

  • Placement of a Modified Subperiosteal Implant: A Clinical Solution to Help Those With No Bone

    by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

    Ara Nazarian, DDS, presents a case report involving an HA-coated subperiosteal implant.

  • A Multidisciplinary Team Approach Improves Outcomes

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Marilyn R. Calvo, DDS; Rodica S. Grasu, DDS, MS; and Erik Haupt demonstrate a multi?disciplinary team approach to improve the final aesthetic and functional clinical results.

  • A Predictable Resin Composite Injection Technique, Part 2

    by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

    Douglas A. Terry, DDS, et al describe a unique pediatric application for translating a diagnostic wax-up into composite restorations using an injectable intraoral composite resin technique.

  • Smile-Line Aesthetics for Edentulous Implant Patients

    by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

    George Priest, DMD, demonstrates how it is possible with today?s advanced materials and techniques to provide patients with highly aesthetic solutions.

  • Cementation Sanity:

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Jack Griffin Jr, DMD, shares a case report and discusses cements for modern restorative materials.

  • Are Full-Coverage Crowns Overutilized?

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS, and Renee Kurtz, DMD, talk about the need to consider partial coverage restorations.

  • The Medical History Update: Compromised or Complete?

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Jo-Anne Jones, RDH, talks about obtaining all patient information before beginning treatment

  • Solutions to Debridement Dilemmas

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    David A. Beach, DMD, MS, presents problems and complications that can be encountered during the endodontic instrumentation and irrigation phases.

  • A Predictable Resin Composite Injection Technique, Part 1

    by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

    Douglas A. Terry, DDS, and John M. Powers, PhD, describe a unique indirect/direct process of translating a diagnostic wax-up into composite restorations using an injectable intraoral composite resin technique.

  • Importance of Early Detection of Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Ahmad Soolari, DMD, MS, and Nafiseh Soolari, BS, CDRT, present a case report dealing with the importance of early detection of squamous cell carcinoma.

  • Unique Clinical Presentation of a Maxillary Incisor

    by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

    William Nudera, DDS, MS, outlines the use of CBCT technology to properly identify and treat a necrotic maxillary central with very unusual anatomy.

  • Utilizing an Effective Protocol for Full-Mouth Reconstructions

    by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

    Ara Nazarian, DDS, discusses the techniques and materials utilized to consistently deliver full-mouth reconstructions from start to finish.

  • Simple Flapless Surgical Overdenture Techniques

    by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

    Timothy Kosinski, DDS, in a case report presentation, describes a simple flapless surgical overdenture protocol.

  • Do You Know What Your Endodontic Instrument Just Did?

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, reviews current cutting tools and exciting new developments that will be coming soon.

  • The Failure Rate: It's Higher Than You Think!

    by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

    Jeffrey W. Linden, DMD, MMedSc, discusses irrigation and obturation issues that can relate to clinical success or failure.

  • Implant-Assisted Unilateral Removable Partial Dentures

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    John F. Carpenter, DMD, reviews alternatives to the traditional bilateral removable partial denture.

  • Optimizing Your Shade-Matching Success: Tips, Tools, and Clinical Techniques

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Mark L. Pitel, DMD, outlines ways to ensure success with shade matching.

  • Tooth Resorption: The ???Black Hole??? of Dentistry

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Lisa Germain, DDS, presents a discussion on the diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting with tooth resorption.

  • Getting the Lines Right

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Steven T. Cutbirth, DDS, outlines principles that are relevant to diagnosis, patient communication, and a successful outcome.

  • The Stainless Steel Hand File: Essential or Extinct?

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Lisa Germain, DDS, MScD, gives a relevant review and discussion on the topic of hand files and reamers.

  • Regenerative Materials Where They Matter Most

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Jack D. Griffin Jr, DMD, describes bulk-fill placement techniques and the components needed to provide maximal regenerative sealing.

  • Full-Arch Zirconia Screw-Retained Bridges

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Michael Tischler, DDS; Claudia Patch, DMD; and Art Mirelez, DDS; present a case report that discusses guided surgical options for full-arch zirconia bridges.

  • Evolution of Comprehensive Care, Part 2

    by admin 1 Lessons in $60.00

    Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, and Mary K. Hughes, RDH, in part 2 of a 6-part article series, discuss how periodontal treatment and hygiene in general have evolved.

  • Avoiding Mandibular Nerve Impairment, Part 3

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Randolph R. Resnik, DMD, MDS, and Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS, PhD (hc), in the last of a 3-part series, discuss radiographic, anatomical, clinical, and surgical techniques intended to help the clinician to avoid neurosensory impairment complications.

  • Avoiding Mandibular Nerve Impairment, Part 2

    by admin 1 Lessons in $60.00

    Randolph R. Resnik, DMD, MDS, and Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS, PhD (hc), in the second part of their 3-part series, discuss the evaluation and treatment protocols of nerve impairment complications.

  • Immediate Implant Prosthesis Via Guided Bone Reduction

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Swati Ahuja, BDS, MDS; Nicholas Egbert, DDS, MDS; Russell Wicks, DMD, MS; and Robert Brandt, DDS, MS; describe a novel technique to integrate 2 guides that permit bone reduction, immediate placement, and immediate loading.

  • Endodontic Instrumentation

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Allan S. Deutsch, DMD, describes the effects of the handpiece motion on the properties of the endodontic instruments during root canal procedures.

  • Endodontic Obturation Techniques: The State of the Art in 2015

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, reviews current obturation methods with specific emphasis on Centered Condensation Obturation techniques.

  • Evolution of Comprehensive Care, Part 5

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, in part 5 of a 6-part article series, discusses how clinicians are able to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients better than ever before.

  • Surgical Techniques to Increase Bone Augmentation Success

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Randy R. Resnik, DMD, MDS, covers advantages and disadvantages of the various bone grafting options available today.

  • To Graft or Not To Graft? Treating Vertical Bone Defects in the Aesthetic Zone

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Craig M. Misch, DDS, MDS, discusses treatment planning for implant prostheses in the anterior maxilla when bone defects are present.

  • Vitamin B12 and Dentistry (#191)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Iris Morton, DDS, MS, and Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS, discuss vitamin B12 patient care and the pathophysiology related to the oral manifestations of vitamin B12 serum values. Issues of particular importance to clinical dentistry are addressed. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Dental concerns related to vitamin B12. The pathophysiology related to oral manifestations of vitamin B12 serum values.

  • Dry Mouth Syndrome and the Emerging Role of Arginine-Based Technologies (#190)

    by admin 1 Lessons $40.00

    Anne Guignon, RDH, MPH, and Brian Nov?, DDS, discuss dry mouth syndrome and dental professionals? role in diagnosing and managing this condition. The emerging role of arginine-based technologies in the management of dry mouth syndrome is also discussed. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Causes and health complications of dry mouth syndrome and the dental professional?s role in diagnosing and managing this condition. The emerging role of arginine-based technologies in the management of dry mouth syndrome.

  • A Review of E-Cigarettes and Related Health Issues (#189)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Alison L. Glascoe, DDS, MS, and Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS, discuss electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), or e-cigarettes, including related regulatory and oral/public health issues. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Cigarette smoking and nicotine exposure is a co-factor for promoting periodontitis. Current status of electronic nicotine delivery systems including regulatory and public health issues.

  • Oral Effects Associated With Obesity and Bariatric Surgery (#181)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Alison L. Glascoe, DDS; Ronald S. Brown, DDS; Derrick K. Eiland, DDS; and Cheryl E. Fryer, DDS; discusses the general and oral health effects associated with obesity and bariatric surgical techniques used to treat obesity, and dental treatment considerations for obese patients. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The current state of the medical and dental literature regarding obesity,. The bariatric surgical treatments for obesity and the positive and negative outcomes from bariatric surgical treatment.

  • A Contemporary Approach to Intraoral Optical Scanning and In-Office 3-D Printing (#192)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Michael D. Scherer, DMD, MS, examines the clinical applications of the latest intraoral optical scanning and in-office 3-D printing technologies and reviews the literature regarding the accuracy of these techniques for replicating the dentition and oral tissues compared to conventional impression techniques. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Clinical applications of current intraoral optical scanning and in-office 3-D printing technologies,. Literature-supported accuracy of these technologies for replicating the dentition and oral tissues compared to conventional techniques..

  • Uncontrolled Dental Caries in a Young Adult (#187)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Cheryl E. Fryer, DDS, MS, MA; Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS; and Sandra D. Osborne, RDH, MS; present a case of uncontrolled dental caries in a 24-year-old adult and discuss diagnosis, etiology, and management of the high-risk caries patient. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Factors involved in the etiology and diagnosis of uncontrolled dental caries. How to manage the patient with uncontrolled dental caries.

  • Regenerative Endodontics: Clinical Review and Case Reports (#183)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Rico Short, DMD, describes regenerative endodontic procedures as a viable treatment option to biologically replace damaged, diseased, or missing structures such as dentin, root structures, and cells of the pulp-dentin complex in immature necrotic permanent teeth without performing conventional endodontic therapy. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Principles of regenerative endodontics in the treatment of immature necrotic permanent teeth. Clinical protocol for treating immature necrotic permanent teeth with regenerative endodontics.

  • Extraction Socket Preservation Prior to Implant Placement (#184)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $80.00

    George A. Mandelaris, DDS, MS, and Mei Lu, DDS, MSD, PhD, present case reports demonstrating use of a demineralized bone matrix material in conjunction with a bioresorbable membrane for extraction socket preservation prior to placement of implants. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 4 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Histologic, clinical, radiographic, and histomorphometric assessments regarding the efficacy of a demineralized bone matrix material and a bioresorbable membrane for extraction socket preservation. A clinical technique and materials for socket preservation prior to implant placement.

  • The Circumferential Splint Reinvented (#185)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Gerald Wank, DDS, and Paul Springs, DMD, discuss the circumferential splint as a long-term treatment for periodontally compromised anterior teeth. The clinical procedure is described, and 2 case reports are presented. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Indications for the circumferential splint as a long-term treatment for periodontally compromised anterior teeth. Clinical procedure for treating periodontally compromised anterior teeth with a circumferential splint.

  • Management of Mandibular Anterior Teeth With Gingival Recession (#182)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Ahmad Soolari, DMD, MS; Amin Soolari, CRDT; and Randa Alobaidi, CRDT; discuss gingival recession involving the mandibular anterior teeth and present a technique for restoring root coverage, reducing sensitivity, and improving aesthetics. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Clinical options for managing localized gingival recession. A technique for restoring root coverage, reducing sensitivity, and achieving aesthetics in a case of Miller Class II gingival recession.

  • Correction of Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea With Interdisciplinary Treatment (#188)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Joseph Yousefian, DMD, MS, MA; Kate Weaver, DDS; Douglas Trimble, DMD, MD; Robert William DePaso, MD; and Robert Gottlieb, DDS; discuss obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and describe a comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment that successfully addressed the patient?s dentofacial aesthetic concerns and other health issues. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Definition and complications of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Interdisciplinary treatment, dentofacial aesthetic concerns, and other health issues involving OSAS.

  • Zygomatic Implant Options for the Atrophic Maxilla: Case Report (#186)

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    Germana de Villa Camargos, DDS; C?lio Jesus do Prado, DDS, MSc, PhD; Paulo Abdalla Saad, DDS, MSc, PhD; and Darceny Zanetta-Barbosa, DDS, MSc, PhD; discuss the use of zygomatic implants in treating the atrophic maxilla. A case report is presented in which an atrophic maxilla was treated with a fixed prosthesis supported by a combination of zygomatic and conventional implants, using 2 distinct surgical techniques. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The outcome of rehabilitation of the atrophic maxilla using zygomatic implants,. Intrasinus and extrasinus surgical techniques for placing zygomatic implants in the atrophic maxilla.