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The Evolution of CAD/CAM Technologies Premium Member Content

The Evolution of CAD/CAM Technologies
This presentation will review some of the myths surrounding CAD/CAM ceramics and provide an update on the state of the science on functional, biologic, and esthetic properties of current ceramic restorations.

Presented By:: Markus B. Blatz, DMD, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
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In the Transition Line; Between the Prosthodontics of Today & Tomorrow Premium Member Content

In the Transition Line; Between the Prosthodontics of Today & Tomorrow
Dentistry is evolving rapidly, digital technology is covering all areas of our profession, streamlining the treatment plan and the execution of clinical cases. Prosthodontics more than any other specialty is in this transition zone between analog and digital. With the increase in the popularity of the different procedures of digital dentistry, some questions are born: to what point is the digital age here to replace the human ability? Where are we today to make predictable, repeatable and efficient digital dentistry? among many others. Undoubtedly, the digital era is here to improve our clinical practice, the dentist of today must be aware of the digital processes without forgetting the basic principles of dentistry so that their daily practice is successful and achieve the maximum goal, well-being of the patient.

Presented By:: Jonathan Esquivel, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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Challenges in the Aesthetic Zone: Perio-Prosthetic Approach Premium Member Content

Challenges in the Aesthetic Zone: Perio-Prosthetic Approach
In this case presentation, Dr. Stankov will share his thoughts on one particular complex case involving anterior aesthetics, periodontal plastic surgery / crown lengthening & soft tissue enhancement. Special emphasis to resolving all issues for this young female patient will be highlighted in a step-by-step protocol and workflow.

Presented By:: Ventseslav Stankov, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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Anterior Aesthetic Zone - 100% Digital Premium Member Content

Anterior Aesthetic Zone - 100% Digital
Over the past 5 years many digital technologies have merged to allow clinician the opportunity to restore anterior teeth with implants, crowns and veneers. Many of these techniques can now be performed in a 100% digital platform. Utilizing digital imaging, file merging and digital analysis any patient can now be treated with a digital treatment plan: From planning, scanning, designing and printing, the options are endless. Determining the correct and efficient digital path will be presented for these procedures. Ideal capture of information pre-surgically and pre- preparation will allow the clinician ideal control of the hard tissue, soft tissue, tooth structure and implant abutment design. It will be demonstrated how todays digital technologies are predictable, cost effective and easy to learn through our step by step approach

Presented By:: Dean C. Vafiadis, DDS
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When Esthetic Becomes Challenging

When Esthetic Becomes Challenging
This case report shows the successful change of a young lady smile, by following standard dental esthetic guide lines. With careful, detailed examination and diagnosis, we could reach our goal toward providing a high esthetic smile change.

Author(s): Ahmed M. Shamiyah - BDS, MSc, FIDc
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Treating Two Adjacent Missing Teeth in the Esthetic Zone - Part 1: The Pink Hybrid Restoration & the Unilateral Versus Bilateral Defect Concept

Treating Two Adjacent Missing Teeth in the Esthetic Zone - Part 1: The Pink Hybrid Restoration & the Unilateral Versus Bilateral Defect Concept
This article, the first of a planned three-part series, outlines a new surgical & prosthetic approach for treating cases involving two missing adjacent teeth in the esthetic zone. These type of cases, particularly when combined with a three-dimensional ridge deficiency, represent one of esthetic dentistry's most challenging dilemmas. A Clear understanding of the unilateral and bilateral defect concept is necessary to properly evaluate each particular case, understand surgical limitations, perform a better risk assessment, establish an esthetic prognosis, develop the best clinical-laboratory strategy, and adjust patients' expectations. While not recommended for every case, represents a useful, economical, and predictable alternative that decreases the umber and complexity of interventions.

Author(s): Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT;Maurice Salama, DMD;Eric Van Dooren, DDS; Eduardo Mahn, DDS, DMD, PhD
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The “Scalloped Guide”: A Proof-of-Concept Technique for a Digitally Streamlined, Pink-Free Full-Arch Implant Protocol

The “Scalloped Guide”: A Proof-of-Concept Technique for a Digitally Streamlined, Pink-Free Full-Arch Implant Protocol
Inadequate restorative space can result in mechanical, biologic, and esthetic complications with full-arch fixed implant-supported prosthetics. As such, clinicians often reduce bone to create clearance. The aim of this paper was to present a protocol using stacking computer-aided design/computerassisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) guides to minimize and accurately obtain the desired bone reduction, immediately place prosthetically guided implants, and load a provisional that replicates predetermined tissue contour. This protocol can help clinicians minimize bone reduction and place the implants in an ideal position that allows them to emerge from the soft tissue interface with a natural, pink-free zirconia fixed dental prostheses.

Author(s): Maurice Salama, DMD;Prof. Dr. Alessandro Pozzi;Wendy AuClair-Clark, DDS, MS;Marko Tadros, DMD;Lars Hansson, CDT, FICOI;Pinhas Adar, MDT, CDT
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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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OCCLUSION: Can We Possibly Simplify It? - Part 1 Premium Member Content

OCCLUSION: Can We Possibly Simplify It? - Part 1
Over the past 20 years, many of us have been confused, frustrated, unsure and crazy about ... “How do I get my occlusion philosophy on the right path?” At NYU FMR we have developed tried and true techniques that are guaranteed to make you understand occlusion, contact points and mandibular movement that makes sense, is easy to diagnose and systematically treat with success. In addition being comfortable Restoring OVD, understanding TMJ joint position and treating the worn dentition. Using our SOT methods and Level 1-10 Occlusion Classification we can show you how to become successful in the “Occlusion” of your patients. Spend an hour with us and open up a whole new world of occlusion philosophy and understanding. This is the real deal!

Presented By:: Dean C. Vafiadis, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Simultaneous and Integrated Surgical and Restorative Protocols in Immediate Anterior Implant Therapy Premium Member Content

Simultaneous and Integrated Surgical and Restorative Protocols in Immediate Anterior Implant Therapy
This presentation outlines in detail the biological, surgical and restorative processes that must be understood and integrated optimally in immediate anterior implant therapy in order to achieve efficient, predictable and esthetic outcomes. In addition, immediate loading of single and full arch cases as well as computer guided surgery will be elucidated upon.

Presented By:: Luciano Retana, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy: Decision Making in the 21st Century Premium Member Content

Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy: Decision Making in the 21st Century
Non-surgical periodontal therapy is a vital part of everyday dental practice. Since the majority of periodontal therapy is performed by general dentists and dental hygienists, it is critical that clinicians have all of the requisite skills and information needed to perform these services at the highest level possible. The purpose of this presentation is to provide the latest evidence- and practice- based information on periodontal debridement and adjunctive therapies that can improve patient outcomes. Though surgical procedures may still need to be performed in some sites, the majority of inflammatory periodontal disease can be eliminated or reduced significantly using the techniques and protocols discussed in this educational segment on non-surgical periodontal therapy.

Presented By:: Connie L. Drisko, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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The Changing Paradigm of Digital Implant Dentistry: Today’s Technology and Tomorrow’s Concepts - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

The Changing Paradigm of Digital Implant Dentistry: Today’s Technology and Tomorrow’s Concepts - Part 2 of 2
Digital technology has revolutionized implant dentistry but not without frustration. Recent advances with hardware, software, and materials now present integrated solutions for the implant team through planning, placement, and restoration. Single implant treatment will be presented for every-day practice, as well as more advanced partial and fully-edentulous techniques. The most efficient and precise workflows through Keystone and its industry partners will give you concrete digital solutions ready for implementation in your practice. At the conclusion of the lecture the speaker will define some different “team structures” for how the surgeon, dentist, and lab could invest in technology and work together.

Presented By:: Peter Barndt, DDS, MDSc, FACP
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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