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Minimally Invasive Esthetic Approach with Lithium Disilicate Adhesive Restorations Premium Member Content

Minimally Invasive Esthetic Approach with Lithium Disilicate Adhesive Restorations
The clinical challenge when offering an aesthetic restorative treatment is to preserve as much tooth structure as possible, while looking for simplicity in the restorative procedures, predictability in the function and longevity of restorative materials thru time; allowing  the aesthetic improvements from a functional point of view.

Presented By:: Anabell E Bologna, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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3-D Smile Designing with a Functional Touch: The Dental GPS Way Premium Member Content

3-D Smile Designing with a Functional Touch: The Dental GPS Way
In this esthetic driven era, the responsibility of delivering something that is functionally and esthetically acceptable is of utmost importance. Today , we have something called Dental GPS which is a software that is available both in a clinician version and lab version. It is not only able to help us with the simulation of the proposed results in less than 5 minutes but also able to help us print the diagnostic M lines to help us mount the casts (using a digital facebow) for 2D wax ups and / or 3D virtual wax ups for 3D printed models. This presentation will highlight the usage, simplicity and precision of planning and execution using the 3D smile design software.

Presented By:: Sagar J. Abichandani, BDS, MDS
Presentation Style: Video
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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: Video
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The Role of Occlusion in Implant Prosthetics Premium Member Content

The Role of Occlusion in Implant Prosthetics
In this presentation Dr. Carlo Poggio delves into the biomechanics and clinical relevance of proper occlusal management in implant dentistry. Combining a thorough review of the literature with clinical dental applications, Dr. Poggio attempts to suggest a rational for designing the occlusion for implant restorations. Topics covered include comparison of occlusal management for teeth and implants. In addition, the importance of controlling the occlusal forces to protect the bone-implant interface from overload and the role of occlusion in peri-implant microbial infection.

Presented By:: Carlo Poggio, DDS, MSD, PhD
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Surgical Veneer Grafting - Compensation for Natural Labial Plate Remodeling After Immediate Implant Placement

Surgical Veneer Grafting - Compensation for Natural Labial Plate Remodeling After Immediate Implant Placement
Contemporary implant therapy aims to provide highly esthetic and predictable treatment outcomes while decreasing treatment duration and complexity. The clinician must therefore be cognizant of circumstances with a predisposition toward esthetic outcomes and treatment plan accordingly. Preservation of the surrounding hard and soft tissues associated with an immediate postextraction socket implant to replace a nonrestorable tooth in the esthetic zone is one of the greatest challenges facing the dental team. A case report of a hopeless maxillary left central incisor in a patient with a thin periodontal phenotype illustrates this new surgical and prosthetic approach. Clinical, radiological, and esthetic parameters were recorded to evaluate primary treatment outcomes.

Author(s): Alessandro Agnini, DMD;Maurice Salama, DMD;Henry Salama, DMD;David Garber, DMD;Andrea Mastrorosa Agnini, DDS
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CAD/CAM Solutions for Minimally Invasive All-Ceramic Rehabilitation of Extended Erosive Lesions

CAD/CAM Solutions for Minimally Invasive All-Ceramic Rehabilitation of Extended Erosive Lesions
Dental erosion is a global health problem that can lead to significant functional and esthetic impairments of the affected patients. Treatment of sever cases with augmented loss of the vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO) represents a challenge for both the dental team and the patient. CAD/CAM technology was used in the presented case to analyze the inter-occlusal space. The case report documents a practical, digital approach and discusses the advantages related to treatment time, ease of treatment, and predictability.

Author(s): Petra C. Guess Gierthmuehlen, DDS; Enrico Steger, MDT
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Retrospective Analysis of 26 Complete-Arch Implant-Supported Monolithic Zirconia Prostheses with Feldspathic Porcelain Veneering Limited to the Facial Surface

Retrospective Analysis of 26 Complete-Arch Implant-Supported Monolithic Zirconia Prostheses with Feldspathic Porcelain Veneering Limited to the Facial Surface
The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the clinical performances of 26 implant-supported, complete-arch, monolithic zirconia restorations with facial feldspathic porcelain veneers for the rehabilitation of completely edentulous patients. Eighteen patients were treated with a total of 26 complete-arch fixed prostheses. The mean follow-up time was 20.9 months. In total, 154 implants were placed supporting 309 retainers and pontics. The results of this retrospective evaluation showed that monolithic zirconia restorations with facial porcelain veneer provided satisfactory clinical performance and suggest that these rehabilitations are a viable treatment option for completely edentulous patients.

Author(s): Pietro Venezia, MD, DDS; Ferruccio Torsello, DDS, PhD; Raffaele Cavalcanti, DDS, PhD; and Salvatore D’Amato, MD, DDS
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The "Hybrid Abutment": A New Design for Implant Cemented Restorations in the Esthetic Zones

The "Hybrid Abutment": A New Design for Implant Cemented Restorations in the Esthetic Zones
Cemented implant restorations are widely used by many dentists. The traditional abutment design resembles a natural tooth prepared for a crown with a similar taper and a chamfer finish line. A frequent complication associated with implant restorations in the esthetic zones is the recession of buccal gingiva over time. Abutment morphology, among several other prosthetic factors, may play an important role in the stability of gingival margin in esthetically sensitive areas, but this has never been thoroughly analyzed. With many considerations in mind and recent techniques released, this article proposes the "hybrid abutment: design (HAD), a new design that includes a combination of the two types of features - a feather edge on the buccal side, and a chamfer finish line on the lingual side. This article also presents a rationale for the use of different abutment designs for different situations.

Author(s): Roberto Cocchetto, MD, DDS; Luigi Canuello, DDS
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3-D Smile Designing with a Functional Touch: The Dental GPS Way Premium Member Content

3-D Smile Designing with a Functional Touch: The Dental GPS Way
In this esthetic driven era, the responsibility of delivering something that is functionally and esthetically acceptable is of utmost importance. Today , we have something called Dental GPS which is a software that is available both in a clinician version and lab version. It is not only able to help us with the simulation of the proposed results in less than 5 minutes but also able to help us print the diagnostic M lines to help us mount the casts (using a digital facebow) for 2D wax ups and / or 3D virtual wax ups for 3D printed models. This presentation will highlight the usage, simplicity and precision of planning and execution using the 3D smile design software.

Presented By:: Sagar J. Abichandani, BDS, MDS
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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The Role of Occlusion in Implant Prosthetics Premium Member Content

The Role of Occlusion in Implant Prosthetics
In this presentation Dr. Carlo Poggio delves into the biomechanics and clinical relevance of proper occlusal management in implant dentistry. Combining a thorough review of the literature with clinical dental applications, Dr. Poggio attempts to suggest a rational for designing the occlusion for implant restorations. Topics covered include comparison of occlusal management for teeth and implants. In addition, the importance of controlling the occlusal forces to protect the bone-implant interface from overload and the role of occlusion in peri-implant microbial infection.

Presented By:: Carlo Poggio, DDS, MSD, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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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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