Gingival Zenith Positions and Levels of the Maxillary Anterior Dentition
Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT;Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS;Christian F.J. Stappert, DDS, MS, PhD, Priv-Doz;Jocelyn H-P. Tan, DDS
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…
Use of Midazolam to Modify Children's Behovior in the Dental Setting
One of the most common challenges that the dentist who treats children faces is the behavior management of the difficult child. Most children react favorably to the traditional behavior management technique of "tell-show-do." Some children are not accepting of treatment due to fear, pain, anxiety, maturity or a combination of these. Pharmacologic methods of modifying children's behavior are sometimes necessary to accomplish the necessary treatment for the child. Nitrous oxide is a commonly used…
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.
Pediatric Esthetic Dentistry for Teens: Part 1
The clinical application of pediatric esthetic therapy for teens.
Techniques for Treating Pediatric and Special Needs Patients – Part 1
The practice management protocols utilized for optimizing the first appointment of pediatric and special needs patients.
Esthetic Dentistry for Tots & Teens - Part 1
Techniques for restoring children's teeth esthetically.
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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