Sectional Impressions and Simplified Folding Complete Denture for Severe Microstomia
Wendy AuClair, DDS, MS;Daniel A. Givan, DMD, PhD; Julius C. Seidenfaden, CDT; Jose Paiva, DDS, MS
Splints Are Not Just for TMD Therapy
Properly made and well-adjusted occlusal splints can help control parafunctional stresses that are applied by the patient to their natural teeth and the restorations that dentists fabricate for them.
Surgical Crown Lengthening in a Population With Human Immunodeficiency Virus: A Retrospective Analysis
This report investigates the outcome of CLS procedures performed at an urban dental school in a population of
individuals with HIV. Specifically, this retrospective clinical analysis evaluates the healing response after crown lengthening surgery (CLS). Of the 21 patients with HIV examined after CLS, none had postoperative complications, such as delayed healing, infection, or prolonged bleeding. Variations in viral load, CD4 cell count, smoking, platelets, and neutrophils did not impact surgical healing. In addition, variations in medication regimens
(highly active anti-retroviral therapy; on pro-tease inhibitors; no medications had an impact. The results of this retrospective analysis show the absence of postoperative complications after CLS in this population with HIV. Additional investigation into this area will help health care practitioners increase the range of surgical services provided to this group of patients.
Vertical and Horizontal Dimensions of Implant Dentistry: Numbers Every Dentist Should Know
This article will review the most common vertical and horizontal measurements that the general dentist placing and restoring implants should know, and illustrate how using these parameters will provide more reliable outcomes.
The SAM 3 Articulator System
This is a detailed instructional video on utilizing a face bow, taking bite records and mounting models on the SAM 3 Articulator System.
The Future of All-Ceramic Restorations
Dr. Blatz discusses the future of all-ceramic restorations.
Comprehensive Esthetic Therapy with New Ceramic Systems - Part 1 of 2 - Thin Veneers
Dr. Rob Ritter discusses comprehensive esthetic work-up and treatment planning in smile design.
Provisionals - Anterior, Posterior, Single and Multiple Unit
Provisional restorations have become a vital diagnostic and assessment tool to evaluate function color, shape, contour, occlusion, periodontal response, implant healing, and overall esthetics.
Multidisciplinary Crowns & Bridges
A 5 part course worth 1 CEU.
The Art of Exquisite Anterior, Posterior, Single and Multiple Unit Provisionals
Provisional restorations have become a vital diagnostic and assessment tool to evaluate function color, shape, contour, occlusion, periodontal response, implant healing, and overall esthetics.With increased demands being placed on provisional restorations, new materials and techniques are being developed and some existing protocols are being refined to accomplish desired goals.
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