Guide to Diagnosing & Treating Endodontic & Periodontal Lesions
Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD;Peter C. Shatz, DDS, Albert L. Amato, DDS, David Kurtzman, DDS
Improving Diagnosis Through the Use of Digital Radiography
As aesthetic dentistry has gained in popularity among consumers, who are more aware of the potential it has to correct deficiencies in their smiles, practitioners are challenged to improve the nature of their treatment. Often, this entails providing treatment with a smaller associated expense, reduced treatment duration or expense, and with increased comfort to the patient throughout the procedure. Facing these imperatives, greater numbers of practitioners have opted to incorporate digital communications…
Oral Soft Tissue Laser Ablative and Coagulative Efficiencies Spectra
The key to the success of soft tissue
lasers is their ability to cut and coagulate the
soft tissue at the same time. Present work is
aimed to derive the wavelength-dependent
differences in photo-thermal ablation and
coagulation efficiencies for oral soft tissue
pulsed dental Near-IR Diode, Mid-IR Erbium
and IR CO2 lasers. Even though the soft tissue photothermal
ablation has been extensively
studied, there remains a discrepancy
between (a) the widely proliferated notion
about efficient Near-IR 800-1,100 nm laser
ablation of the oral soft tissue, and (b)
studies reporting the inefficient soft tissue
Near-IR absorption/ablation. Indeed, the notions about “the key to
the usefulness of the Nd:YAG is that this
wavelength is highly absorbed in oral soft
tissue”, and “all currently available dental
laser instruments and their emission wavelengths
have indications for use for incising,
excising... oral soft tissue surgery”,
contradict an observation illustrated here...
Intraoral Photography with a $299 Camera
High quality intraoral photos can be obtained without spending $1400 for a dental camera
Integration of 3D Digital Technology: The Advancements in Today’s Dentistry
In today’s world of digital dentistry with the advent of new technologies to the field, the clinician finds himself daily in front of a vast array of new materials, hardware and software, which necessitates their comprehension and use to ride the wave of digital technologies in dentistry which is mounting into a tsunami.
So in this Webinar Dr. Gamil will discuss the concept of Total digital solution, and how to understand, integrate and implement it in everyday practice, starting with the phase of scanning: CBCT, Intraoral or in lab optical scanners, face photos, digital models, impression scans and their integration.
Developing and Managing a Successful Study Club
Dr. Keiser outlines his detailed and instructional approach to building a successful study club.
Treatment of TMD and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Dental Practice
An informative lecture on the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ dysfunction and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Therapeutic Agents in Dentistry: Choosing and Utilizing Wisely
Latest in therapeutics presented by a speaker with oral medicine/pharmacology background. Covers antibiotic/antifungal/antiviral agents for dental/orofacial infections.
CAD CAM Dentistry for Teeth and Implants
This webinar will discuss options for Cad/Cam fabrication of ceramic restorations for teeth and implants. The technologies available today can give the same aesthetic restorations with half the time, and half the visits. The software capabilities are available for all types of restorations. All the different types of scanners will be discussed and how they are used in a prosthetic private practice. Various CAD - ceramic materials allow the clinician to get high translucency, high flexural strength and excellent marginal integrity.
Visual Esthetic Smile Design: Driving the Restorative Plan
Digital Smile Design is a multipurpose digital tool with clinically relevant advantages: It can strengthen esthetic diagnostic abilities, improve communication between team members, help organize treatment planning, create predictable systems throughout treatment phases, enhance patients’ education and motivation, and increase the effectiveness of case presentation. This article describes the main steps of introducing this practical tool to the clinician’s esthetic restorative practice.
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