The Esthetic Space Maintainer
Fred Margolis, DDS
A Technique for Restoring Class V Caries in Primary Canines
This article describes a technique for restoring Class V carious lesions in the primary dentition. The discussion will include the treatment of aprismatic enamel in primary teeth, bonding to dentin, and the restorative techniques that are available for composite bonding. A case report is presented that utilizes several modern techniques for restoring Class V lesions.
The Erbium Laser: The Star Wars of Dentistry
Dentistry has a new weapon in the fight against tooth decay. This "light saber" of dentistry is the erbium laser. The dental laser is the latest in modern innovations for the 21st century. The erbium lasers have proven safe and effective for the removal of tooth decay and cavity preparation in addition to many soft tissue and hard-tissue surgical procedures. The Food and Drug Administration has approved the erbium laser for marketing in the United States as of 1997. The erbium laser offers an alternative…
Treating Abnormal Frenum Attachments in Infants
Ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) is a relatively common condition in newborns. Affected infants have difficulty latching onto the breast nipple and thus have inadequate milk transfer, and subsequent maternal nipple pain, resulting in untimely weaning. An abnormal maxillary labial frenum may prevent proper latching onto the breast nipple, also preventing the infant to obtain adequate breast milk. The author will illustrate using case reports how the frenectomy procedure can be performed utilizing an Erbium laser.
Techniques for Treating Pediatric and Special Needs Patients – Part 7
Dr. Fred Margolis discusses techniques and tools in the pediatric practice.
Techniques for Treating Pediatric and Special Needs Patients – Part 5
Dr. Fred Margolis discusses the treatment of special needs patients, including situations requiring physical restraint.
Techniques for Treating Pediatric and Special Needs Patients – Part 2
Assessing and managing various behavior patterns encountered in pediatric and special needs patients.
Pediatric Esthetic Dentistry for Teens: Do Not Miss Treating The Future Gens' Smiles
An expert discusses easy-to-implement clinical applications for teens that fully meets the esthetic needs of this dental practice population.
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