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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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Breaking the Bruxism Habit - Treatment Options & Solutions Premium Member Content

Breaking the Bruxism Habit - Treatment Options & Solutions
Bruxism and clenching have become an epidemic, with studies finding between 80-90% of the population effected. According to the Mayo Clinic, Bruxism is not just an abrasion problem, but a disease that more likely leads to snoring and apnea, and headaches and jaw disorders. The source of Bruxism is a mystery and may vary greatly from one patient to the next. Treatment also varies significantly. Today, through the help of scientific studies, diagnostic and patient education tools, treatments and appliances, Bruxism can be addressed, controlled, and even ended for many patients. Join Dr. John Kline, a practicing dentist of 40 years who has spent much of his career studying, teaching, and treating patients with TMD, TMJ, and Bruxism as he discusses the enigma and treatment of Bruxism.

Presented By:: John Kline, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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Optimizing Surgical Implant & Augmentation Outcomes Through CBCT Technologies Premium Member Content

Optimizing Surgical Implant & Augmentation Outcomes Through CBCT Technologies
This presentation will focus on challenging bone deficiencies and how pretreatment and post grafting CBCT evaluations can optimize and evaluate the success of our surgical outcomes. Ideal case planning using CBCT data and 3D software will be shown for large horizontal/vertical bone defects, challenging immediate implant surgeries with provisionalization and grafting of buccal plate deficiencies around teeth.

Presented By:: Bradley S. McAllister, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
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Lingual Frenectomy with Solea Laser

Lingual Frenectomy with Solea Laser
In this very brief video, Dr. Jason Tubo shows the simplicity, ease and pain-free process of doing a lingual frenectomy on an adult patient.

Presented By:: Jason R. Tubo, DMD, FAGD, FADIA
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Esthetic Rehabilitation of a Worn Dentition with a Minimally Invasive Prosthetic Procedure

Esthetic Rehabilitation of a Worn Dentition with a Minimally Invasive Prosthetic Procedure
A Minimally invasive prosthetic procedure (MIPP) for the esthetic rehabilitation of the complete arch advocates the preservation of enamel to optimize the adhesive bond of the luting agent to both the tooth surface and the etchable ceramic restoration. When esthetic rehabilitation of a worn dentition is required, a MIPP can be selected to reduce the biological cost of removing additional enamel tooth structure. The fundamental steps to achieve this goal are to: (see in article) This article presents a comprehensive, minimally invasive prosthetic treatment approach for the esthetic rehabilitation of a severely worn dentition using a lithium disilicate all-ceramic material with partial and complete coverage restorations.

Author(s): Mauro Fradeani, MD, DDS; Giancarlo Barducci, MDT; Leonardo Bacherini, DDS
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Effectiveness of a Super-Pulsed CO2 Laser For Removal of Biofilm From Three Different Types of Implant Surfaces: An In Vitro Study

Effectiveness of a Super-Pulsed CO2 Laser For Removal of Biofilm From Three Different Types of Implant Surfaces: An In Vitro Study
As dental implants become a routine part of dental practice, so too will the prevalence of peri-implant diseases. Inherent to the treatment of peri-implant disease is the removal of microbial biofilms from the implant surface. Currently, there is no standardized protocol for application of any treatment modality directed at implant surface decontamination. In this in vitro study, we report on the effectiveness of a super-pulsed CO2 laser, delivering an average fluence of 6.3 to 113 J/cm2, to remove biofilm from three different types of implant surface topographies. Biofilms ranged in thickness from 5 to 15 μm. An average fluence of 19 J/cm2 was sufficient to achieve 100% ablation of the biofilm on hydrophilic sandblasted and acidetched surface specimens (SA). However, to achieve 100% ablation of biofilm on HA and highly crystalline, phosphate enriched titanium oxide (PTO) surfaced implants required an average fluence of 38 J/cm2.

Author(s): Peter Vitruk, PhD;Charles M. Cobb, DDS, MS, PhD
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A Cone Beam Tomographic Evaluation of Hard Tissue Alterations at Immediate Implants: A Clinical Prospective Study

A Cone Beam Tomographic Evaluation of Hard Tissue Alterations at Immediate Implants: A Clinical Prospective Study
The aim on this study was to investigate the hard tissue alterations of the alveolar bone crest following tooth extraction and immediate implant placement using cone beam computed tomography. Twelve consecutive patients in need of an immediate dental implant were included in the study. An implant of proper length was placed in the extraction socket wit the coronal margin of the rough surface generally flush with or deeper than the buccal alveolar bone crest. The results should be viewed with caution because of the small number of cases examined.

Author(s): Fabio Rossi, DDS, PhD; Piero Romanelli, DDS; Emanuele Ricci, DDS, PhD; Claudio Marchetti, MD, DDS; Daniele Botticelli, DDS, PHD
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Innovative Approach to Computer-Guided Surgery and Fixed Provisionalization Assisted by Screw-Retained Transitional Implants

Innovative Approach to Computer-Guided Surgery and Fixed Provisionalization Assisted by Screw-Retained Transitional Implants
The objectives of this case series are to describe a novel clinical approach to treat completely edentulous patients and determine its viability. Computer-guided implant planning was used to create a screw-retained surgical template (ST) supported by transitional implants and a fixed screw-retained provisional prosthesis supported by the transitional implants at the time of definitive implant placement.

Author(s): German Gallucci, DMD, PhD, Dr. med. dent.;Gary Finelle, DMD; Dimitrios E. V. Papadimitriou, DMD, Sang J. Lee, DMD, MMSc
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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 Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Breaking the Bruxism Habit - Treatment Options & Solutions Premium Member Content

Breaking the Bruxism Habit - Treatment Options & Solutions
Bruxism and clenching have become an epidemic, with studies finding between 80-90% of the population effected. According to the Mayo Clinic, Bruxism is not just an abrasion problem, but a disease that more likely leads to snoring and apnea, and headaches and jaw disorders. The source of Bruxism is a mystery and may vary greatly from one patient to the next. Treatment also varies significantly. Today, through the help of scientific studies, diagnostic and patient education tools, treatments and appliances, Bruxism can be addressed, controlled, and even ended for many patients. Join Dr. John Kline, a practicing dentist of 40 years who has spent much of his career studying, teaching, and treating patients with TMD, TMJ, and Bruxism as he discusses the enigma and treatment of Bruxism.

Presented By:: John Kline, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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The Use of Digital Technology for Patient Care Premium Member Content

The Use of Digital Technology for Patient Care
In this presentation, we will analyze different cases, highlighting the operational differences that they have developed over time, with the increasing knowledge of the new materials and the daily developing of the new software's. It is also described how traditional materials and techniques have been replaced with other innovative new technologies, and how the results obtaining with these are systematic and overlapping times better than traditional one.

Presented By:: Alessandro Agnini, DMD;Andrea Mastrorosa Agnini, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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CBCT in Endodontics: Changing the Landscape of Diagnosis and Clinical Treatment Premium Member Content

CBCT in Endodontics: Changing the Landscape of Diagnosis and Clinical Treatment
Radiographic imaging is essential in the diagnosis, treatment planning and follow-up in endodontics. The interpretation of an image can be confounded by a number of factors, including the regional anatomy as well as superimposition of both the teeth and surrounding dento-alveolar structures. As a result of superimposition, periapical radiographs reveal only limited aspects, a 2-dimensional view, of the true three dimensional anatomy. Additionally, there is often geometric distortion of the anatomical structures being imaged with conventional radiographic methods. These problems can be overcome by utilizing small or limited volume cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging techniques which produce accurate 3-dimensional images of the teeth and surrounding dento-alveolar structures. This presentation will highlight the indications, advantages and considerations of the use of CBCT in endodontics.

Presented By:: Frederic Barnett, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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