A New View for Restorative Dentistry
Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD;David Kurtzman, DDS, FACD, Peter C. Shatz, DDS, Jack T. Krauser, DMD
Anterior Substructure Design Considerations for Lithium Disilicate Crowns
Considering anterior substructure designs for lithium disilicate crowns, a hybrid substructure design that supports a cusp to fossa anterior guidance relationships can increase the strength of the ceramic system without having to compromise the esthetic integrity of the crown. Refractive index values increase when the substructure thickens. Increasing the thickness of the substructure results in a crown of higher value.
Aesthetic Excellence Through Outcome-Based Treatment Rationale
The conceptual basis of restorative-driven implant dentistry is well established among clinicians. Its implementation includes the development of a prosthetic blueprint that will serve as a guide throughout therapy. While these concepts may be applied to prosthetic dentistry in general, their benefits are most compelling in the treatment of the aesthetic zone. This article demonstrates a systematic multidimensional approach for the establishment and incorporation of definitive aesthetic objectives throughout…
Achieving Optimal Gingival Esthetics
Rationale, Concepts, and Techniques
Smile Design with Anterior Composite Bonding
Utilization of a patient's treatment to highlight the application of anterior composite bonding in smile design.
Smile Design and The Bonded Functional Esthetic Prototype (BFEP)
The lecture will cover some simple Photoshop techniques to enhance a smile digitally to present to the patient and motivate them to accept treatment.
BOTOX in Dentistry - Versatility & Therapeutic Benefits
Dr. Warren Roberts will discuss the use of Botox in the practice of dentistry to therapeutically treat these conditions, as well as how the treatment of aging soft tissue aspects associated with the smile, if addressed prior to the definitive dental cosmetics, can dramatically change the final restorative approach.
Hot Topics in Adhesion and Etchable Dental Ceramics
Esthetics and minimally invasive therapy are among the driving forces behind many successful restorative practices. Key among the tools clinicians require to deliver on patient expectations are etchable ceramic restorations and our ability to achieve a durable and long lasting bond when placing them. The technologies utilized, both ceramic and adhesive are constantly being upgraded.
Improving Smiles Through Conservative Techniques
This course is worth 1 CEU.
The Art of Interdisciplinary Aesthetic Dentistry
We will discuss the use of a diagnostic mock up that will convey the final tooth position and serve as a preparation guide. We will discuss color and temporization techniques and cementation techniques along with recommended products for different types of cases.
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