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Full Arch Minimally Invasive Direct Composite Smile Makeover Premium Member Content

Full Arch Minimally Invasive Direct Composite Smile Makeover
Dr. Richard Coates shares with us the step by step methodology of increasing vertical dimension in a 27 year old with severe erosion, and then the steps he took to restore this very difficult case from posterior teeth to anterior. He details all steps taken through to finishing and polishing of the direct bonded composite restorations. The Kois occlusal deprogrammer was key to success in this case and fabrication and features of the deprogrammer are also explained in this webinar.

Presented By:: Richard Coats, BDS, PG
Presentation Style: Video
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“Finally” - Predictable Indirect Conservative Posterior Restorations Premium Member Content

“Finally” - Predictable Indirect Conservative Posterior Restorations
Nowadays the maintenance of “a nice smile” represents the main desire of our patients and the request for tooth colored restorations is very high. This lecture aims to point out the relevant guidelines for obtaining predictable indirect posterior restorations through the evaluation of a correct biomechanical approach rather than giving just a “trendy” adhesive approach.

Presented By:: Prof. Francesco M. Mangani, MD, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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Indirect Composite Posterior Restorations: Conservative and Predictable Approach for Vital and Not-Vital Teeth Premium Member Content

Indirect Composite Posterior Restorations: Conservative and Predictable Approach for Vital and Not-Vital Teeth
This lecture aims to point out the relevant guidelines in indirect techniques for esthetic restorations using composite resins in order to reach a correct and standardized final clinical result when restoring both vital and not-vital posterior teeth.

Presented By:: Prof. Francesco M. Mangani, MD, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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Minimally Invasive Composite Addition Exercise Premium Member Content

Minimally Invasive Composite Addition Exercise
Dr Brian Mills will share the Typodont Composite Addition Exercise that is taught as part of the Complete Dentistry Study Club 6 session class series. The class series is dedicated to teaching minimally invasive dental procedures to diagnose and treat your patients that have occlusal dysfunction and damaged dentition. You will learn the 5 basic types of composite additions used for doing minimally invasive composite addition dentistry and how to properly sequence your treatment. At the end of the class you should be able to use the techniques in your daily practice to help your patients.

Presented By:: Brian C. Mills, DMD
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Updating Classifications of Ceramic Dental Materials

Updating Classifications of Ceramic Dental Materials
The indications for and composition of today’s dental ceramic materials serve as the basis for determining the appropriate class of ceramics to use for a given case. By understanding the classifications, composition, and characteristics of the latest all-ceramic materials, which are presented in this article in order of most to least conservative, dentists and laboratory technicians can best determine the ideal material for a given treatment.

Author(s): Edward A. McLaren, DDS, MDC;Johan Figueira, DDS
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Fatigue Resistance and Crack Propensity of Novel "Super-Closed" Sandwich Composite Resin Restorations in Large MOD Defects

Fatigue Resistance and Crack Propensity of Novel "Super-Closed" Sandwich Composite Resin Restorations in Large MOD Defects
To asses the influence of conventional glass ionomer cement (GIC) vs resin-modified GIC (RMGIC) as a base material for novel, super-closed sandwich restorations (SCSR) and its effect on shrinkage-induced crack propensity and in vitro accelerated fatigue resistance. A standard MOD slot-type tooth preparation was applied to 30 extracted maxillary molars. A modified sandwich restoration was used, in which the enamel/dentin bonding agent was applied first, followed by a Ketac Molar or Fuji II LC base, leaving 2mm for composite resin material. Shrinkage induced enamel cracks were tracked with photography and transillumination. Samples were loaded until fracture or to a maximum of 185,000 cycles under isometric chewing, starting with a load of 200 N and gradually up to a maximum of 30,000 each...

Author(s): Pascal Magne, DMD, PhD; Silvana Silva, DMD, PhD; Mauro de Andrada, DMD, PhD; Hamilton Maia, DMD, PhD
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Contemporary Options for Restoration of Anterior Teeth with Composite

Contemporary Options for Restoration of Anterior Teeth with Composite
The present article gives an overview of modern adhesive restoration in the anterior area, in view of the fact that modern dental therapy should be as minimally invasive as possible. Illustrated with multiple cases, the article shows possible prospective fields of indication.

Author(s): Eva Wirsching, Dr med dent
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Visagism: The Art of Dental Composition

Visagism: The Art of Dental Composition
The aim of this article is to present a novel concept: Visagism. The Visagism concept helps dental clinicians provide restorations that account not only for esthetics, but also for the psychosocial features of the created image, which affect patients’ emotions, sense of identity, behavior, and self-esteem. These factors, in turn, affect how observers react to patients following treatment.

Author(s): Marcelo Calamita, DDS, MS, PhD;Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT;Braulio Paolucci, DDS; Galip Gürel, DDS, MS; Adriano Shayder, CDT; Philip Hallawell
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“Finally” - Predictable Indirect Conservative Posterior Restorations Premium Member Content

“Finally” - Predictable Indirect Conservative Posterior Restorations
Predictable and repeatable results can be achieved through materials and clinical practices that, on one hand, preserve the original structure of the compromised tooth and, on the other hand, involve a very low biologic price. New technologies for the enamel-dentin adhesion and the continuous evolution of more sophisticated esthetic materials (composite resins and porcelains) allow the effective reaching of verifiable and predictable results. This lecture aims to point out the relevant guidelines for obtaining predictable indirect posterior restorations through the evaluation of a correct biomechanical approach rather than giving just a “trendy” adhesive approach.

Presented By:: Prof. Francesco M. Mangani, MD, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
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Indirect Composite Posterior Restorations: Conservative and Predictable Approach for Vital and Not-Vital Teeth Premium Member Content

Indirect Composite Posterior Restorations: Conservative and Predictable Approach for Vital and Not-Vital Teeth
This lecture aims to point out the relevant guidelines in indirect techniques for esthetic restorations using composite resins in order to reach a correct and standardized final clinical result when restoring both vital and not-vital posterior teeth.

Presented By:: Prof. Francesco M. Mangani, MD, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
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Choosing Anterior Ceramics – The Concept of Restorative Volume - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Choosing Anterior Ceramics – The Concept of Restorative Volume - Part 2 of 2
The presented Concept of Restorative Volume is based on structural, optical and periodontal factors. Each of these factors will influence the short and long-term behavior of restorations in terms of esthetics, biology and function.

Presented By:: Jorge André Pinto Cardoso, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
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Clinical Excellence in Operative Dentistry: Not Only A Question of Color & Fancy Trends Premium Member Content

Clinical Excellence in Operative Dentistry: Not Only A Question of Color & Fancy Trends
Nowadays the maintenance of “a nice smiling” represents the main desire of our patients and the request for tooth colored restorations is very high. Predictable and repeatable results can be achieved through materials and clinical practices that, on one hand, preserve the original structure of the compromised tooth and, on the other hand, involve a very low biologic price. New technologies for the enamel-dentinal adhesion and the continuous evolution of more sophisticated esthetic materials as composite and porcelains allow the effective reaching of verifiable and predictable results. This lecture aims to point out the relevant guidelines in both direct and indirect techniques for esthetic restorations through the evaluation of techniques and materials in order to reach correct, standardized and long lasting evidence based clinical results.

Presented By:: Prof. Francesco M. Mangani, MD, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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