Prevention and Management of Broken Endodontic Instruments
he separation of endodontic instruments is a procedural accident that results in major treatment challenges and medico legal considerations in endodontics. With the advent of rotary nickel-titanium (Ni Ti) instrumentation the issue became extremely prominent. Extensive research has been conducted to understand the mechanics of instrument separation. This has led to changes in the manufacturing methods, instrument design and instrumentation protocols. Most recently, reciprocation is challenging rotary instrumentation in terms of speed and safety from fracture. Although the incidence of file breakage can be drastically decreased, it cannot yet be eliminated. No matter what instruments you are using inside the root canal system, the prevention and management of broken endodontic instruments still remains a hot topic.
International Travel Tip for Members Who Use External Hard Drives
Dr. Ronald Goldstein discovered a potential hazard for those who travel internationally using external hard drives. If you do, don’t miss this tip. It cost Dr. Goldstein loss of valuable material including his back-up lectures.
The Aesthetic Cad/Cam Interface
Computer aided design and computer aided manufacture has been involved in Dentistry for many years. Since the 1980’s we have been trying to produce in-surgery porcelain restorations with considerable variation in success. Common criticisms of this technique have been poor fits, poor aesthetics and poor occlusal control. Dr Julian Caplan has been involved in developing techniques utilizing this constantly changing technology to overcome these short falls. He has now reached a position where he is able to create beautiful, well fitting multiple restorations that allow proper functional control and he achieves this in a single day. This lecture will concentrate on Cerec technology and how he has utilized this over the last 10 years to producing highly aesthetic smile makeovers in a day.
Interdisciplinary Dentistry: Distilling Complex Patient Management Down to Fundamental Steps
The interaction between different specialties is a common treatment modality in patients with severely mutilated dentitions as well as in those with more limited clinical conditions but with high esthetic demands. In theory, every oral rehabilitation should be better approached by a multidisciplinary treatment.
An Expression of Your Vision: High-Quality Photography
Digital photography is common in many of today’s
dental practices, and high-quality dental images are
paramount for laboratory communication and marketing
dentistry. The purpose of this article is to define
what a high-quality dental image is, and to give
an overview of what these images are used for. In this article I will briefly go over all the steps involved in making these images and review in detail the equipment, camera settings, techniques, and post-production workflow using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
DentalXP Patient Exam Form
This patient exam form is one compiled from several clinicians and teachers like Drs. Leonard Abrams, John Kois, David Garber and Henry Salama
ProTaper Universal - Whatever You Thought, Think Again
In 1995, the opportunity was present to develop an improved set of NiTi files. The goal was to create a simple set of easy-to-use files that would significantly improve the benchmark for safety and efficiency. In collaboration with the engineers from Maillefer, Drs. Pierre Machtou, John West and I agreed to develop a set of files that would precisely duplicate the Schilder shaping concept.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom And Its Application In Dentistry
This paper is an overview of dental digital asset management, discussing the processes of downloading, browsing, organizing, categorizing, rating, keyword usage, exporting, and backing up digital assets, all utilizing Adobe's Photoshop Lightroom software. Future articles will discuss the technical "how-to" aspects of the software.
Prevention and Management of Broken Endodontic Instruments
This lecture aims to review the most common preventive measures to avoid file breakage and to provide clinical tips and recommendations for the management of challenging broken file cases. Highly invasive, minimal invasive and non invasive broken instrument removal techniques are showcased through video case presentation series under the microscope.
Computer Enhanced Implant Dentistry - Part 1 of 2
Many elements of the digital workflow including digital treatment planning using merged datasets, guided implant surgery, and CADCAM restorative design will be presented in the context of their current limitations and the opportunity for efficient and predictable esthetic restorative outcomes. The goal of treatment success is based upon the thoughtful application of these technologies to an patient’s specific needs.
CAD CAM Dentistry for Teeth and Implants
This webinar will discuss options for Cad/Cam fabrication of ceramic restorations for teeth and implants. The technologies available today can give the same aesthetic restorations with half the time, and half the visits. The software capabilities are available for all types of restorations. All the different types of scanners will be discussed and how they are used in a prosthetic private practice. Various CAD - ceramic materials allow the clinician to get high translucency, high flexural strength and excellent marginal integrity.
Visual Esthetic Smile Design: Driving the Restorative Plan
Digital Smile Design is a multipurpose digital tool with clinically relevant advantages: It can strengthen esthetic diagnostic abilities, improve communication between team members, help organize treatment planning, create predictable systems throughout treatment phases, enhance patients’ education and motivation, and increase the effectiveness of case presentation. This article describes the main steps of introducing this practical tool to the clinician’s esthetic restorative practice.
Crowns and Bridges