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The 3D CBCT Dual Scan Protocols: Surgical Restorative Management in Modern Dentistry Premium Member Content

The 3D CBCT Dual Scan Protocols: Surgical Restorative Management in Modern Dentistry
The integration of new technology protocols for implant diagnosis, treatment planning and guided surgery techniques in the everyday workflow is one of the challenges in dentistry today. This lecture will focus on the decision making and digital workflow regarding computer guided implantology systems from image acquisition, virtual 3D planning, surgical guide fabrication and guided surgery techniques. It will outline tips and tricks in each step and how to increase the benefits of computer guided surgery through the recent technological advancements leading to optimizing clinical implant success in everyday practice. Utilizing the latest advancements in CBCT Dual Scan technology, this lecture will include comprehensive case presentations and detailed treatment planning sequences for predictable restorative driven implant dentistry.

Presented By:: Marcus F. Abboud, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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Intra-Oral Scanning: Ideal Digital Workflow for Aesthetic Restorations Premium Member Content

Intra-Oral Scanning: Ideal Digital Workflow for Aesthetic Restorations
This lecture is designed for the clinician who desires to learn and use digital acquisition scanners. This lecture will provide insightful tips for the beginner and advanced digital clinician; covering aspects of preparation design, aesthetics and occlusion will be demonstrated. If you own a digital scanner or thought of purchasing one, this is the lecture that will show you the real utilization of this million dollar technology and increase your bottom line for your practice.

Presented By:: Dean C. Vafiadis, DDS
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Organizing Dental Images Using Adobe Lightroom; A Step-by-Step Guide Premium Member Content

Organizing Dental Images Using Adobe Lightroom; A Step-by-Step Guide
This presentation will detail the steps required to set up a dental digital workflow using Adobe Lightroom software. Once setup the user will easily be able to organize, sort, find and share their dental images.

Presented By:: Steven H. Goldstein, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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Adhesive Dentistry: From Direct to Indirect Restorations Premium Member Content

Adhesive Dentistry: From Direct to Indirect Restorations
Restorative dentistry has changed in recent years. New materials and techniques allow the execution of partial restorations, direct and indirect, with metal-free techniques and started a true partnership between this discipline and prosthodontics.

Presented By:: Alessandro Conti, DDS
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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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Oral Soft Tissue Laser Ablative and Coagulative Efficiencies Spectra

Oral Soft Tissue Laser Ablative and Coagulative Efficiencies Spectra
The key to the success of soft tissue lasers is their ability to cut and coagulate the soft tissue at the same time. Present work is aimed to derive the wavelength-dependent differences in photo-thermal ablation and coagulation efficiencies for oral soft tissue pulsed dental Near-IR Diode, Mid-IR Erbium and IR CO2 lasers. Even though the soft tissue photothermal ablation has been extensively studied, there remains a discrepancy between (a) the widely proliferated notion about efficient Near-IR 800-1,100 nm laser ablation of the oral soft tissue, and (b) studies reporting the inefficient soft tissue Near-IR absorption/ablation. Indeed, the notions about “the key to the usefulness of the Nd:YAG is that this wavelength is highly absorbed in oral soft tissue”, and “all currently available dental laser instruments and their emission wavelengths have indications for use for incising, excising... oral soft tissue surgery”, contradict an observation illustrated here...

Author(s): Peter Vitruk, PhD
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An Expression of Your Vision: High-Quality Photography

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.

Author(s): Steven H. Goldstein, DDS
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DentalXP Patient Exam Form

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

Author(s): Henry Salama, DMD
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Organizing Dental Images Using Adobe Lightroom; A Step-by-Step Guide Premium Member Content

Organizing Dental Images Using Adobe Lightroom; A Step-by-Step Guide
This presentation will detail the steps required to set up a dental digital workflow using Adobe Lightroom software. Once setup the user will easily be able to organize, sort, find and share their dental images.

Presented By:: Steven H. Goldstein, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Effective Restorative Dentistry Using CO2 Hard Tissue Laser Premium Member Content

Effective Restorative Dentistry Using CO2 Hard Tissue Laser
The CO2 9.3um hard tissue laser has made restorative dentistry more acceptable to patients mainly due to the lack of local anesthesia required for most all restorations. Procedures will be shown on both virgin teeth as well as replacement of previous restorations. What has been most impressive is how the cutting speed can be varied in both enamel and dentin. Also the efficiency as well as the simplicity of operation will be included. Finally, you will see patient responses after the procedures showing the effectiveness of the laser in anesthetizing the teeth being treated.

Presented By:: Ronald Goldstein, DDS;David M. Fantarella, DMD, PC
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Managing Technology for Best Outcomes and Productivity Premium Member Content

Managing Technology for Best Outcomes and Productivity
Digital technology provides tools to improve planning, clinical execution, prosthetic design, manufacturing, maintenance, and cost of care. Dental professionals need to understand the value of individual technologies as well as the benefit derived from linking them together. During this presentation, a business model and clinical cases will be used to illustrate how a number of digital technologies can impact outcomes and productivity.

Presented By:: Arnold Rosen, DDS, MBA
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Esthetic Rehabilitation for Severe Worn Dentition Premium Member Content

Esthetic Rehabilitation for Severe Worn Dentition
This presentation covers the importance of differential analysis of the worn dentition, treatment plan and treatment sequence of the esthetic rehabilitation in severely worn dentition patients. Speakers will also explain how to harmonize the smile design of anterior restorations with the functional occlusion of posterior restorations, including the relation of temporomandibular component and the anterior guidance design with all-ceramic restorations as the material of choice.

Presented By:: Gerard J. Chiche, DDS;Somkiat Aimplee, DDS, MSc, FACP
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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