Re-treatment Endodontics of a Missed Distal Canal.
Persistent pain in an Endodontically treated tooth can be often due to missed anatomy. This case demonstrates how an entire distal canal/root was missed during initial endodontic therapy. High mag images through the surgical microscope are used to demonstrate calcification which can obscure pulpal anatomy.
CBCT / CadCam Restorative Technologies in Clinical Dentistry
This lecture will provide you with the background information on the rapidly changing digital dental technologies that allow you to make enlightened decision on what to use and how to gain the greatest benefit when incorporated into your practice. Recent advances such as three-dimensional dental radiography with cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), virtual dental implant planning, clinical execution with guided surgery and new computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology for the implant abutment and restoration all play a role in the success of modern implant dentistry. While the benefits of CBCT scans for treatment planning and fabrication of surgical guides is well understood, this lecture will also illuminate and clarify the inherent potential problems found in some imaging data.
Three-Canal Maxillary Premolar Teeth: A Clinical Reality
To treat three-canal maxillary premolar teeth predictably, it is necessary to be aware of the clinical and radiographic anatomy. These teeth may also require special shaping and obturation techniques.
The purpose of this presentation is to show the complete procedure of an endodontic treatment of a upper left second premolar with three root canals.
From 2D to 3D: The Benefits of 3D X-ray in the Different Fields of General Dentistry
In the last years, a continuously rising number of companies are presenting new CBCT models on the market with a increasing variety of indications. It becomes more and more demanding for the average user to hold a overview and even more difficult to differentiate between clinically relevant facts and “marketing-driven-issues” that are claimed to these new products.
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.
Comprehending Maxillofacial Anatomy and Related Pathology with CBCT
The advent of CBCT has brought a great deal of excitement to the dental professionals. For the first time, we have a diagnostic tool which has overcome the known disadvantages of the traditional projectional dental diagnostic images (periapical and panoramic radiographs) with the provision of sharp sectional images at any desired plane (multiplannar imaging). However, the interpretation of these images is somewhat challenging mainly due to the anatomical complexity of the maxillofacial region and the lack of familiarity of the profession with multiplannar imaging. This course will review in detail the anatomy of the certain challenging sites (neck, paranasal sinuses etc) of maxillofacial region and discuss the related pathological entities. Often times these may be simply incidental findings fact that raises the degree of the responsibility of the dental professional.
From 2D to 3D: The Benefits of 3D-X-ray in the Different Fields of Dentistry
CBCT(Cone Beam Computed Tomography) has developed in the last years from a highly specialized used subject used mainly by specialized surgeons and implantologists to a wide field of indications, used mostly by general practitioners, periodontists, endodontists, general implantologists and orthodontists. The picture quality has increased drastically so the 3-D X-ray techniques are able to show aspects that 2-D X-ray-techniques are unable to present. 3-D X-ray systems are linked today to other diagnostic and electro-mechanical systems as there are automaticised software measure and diagnostic tools, intra and extra-oral scanning systems and CAD-CAM-milling-systems. That increases the diagnostic and treatment possibilities this systems offers to the users.
Esthetic Techniques and Materials
This presentation is a must for the dental team who is ready to go to the next level. The changes in the marketplace require us to communicate with our patients differently. It requires us to learn new procedures, learn to work with new materials, and have a higher level of communication with the dental laboratory. But mostly, it requires all members of the dental team to be aware of these new exciting times, and have the tools to build the practice of our dreams.
The Art of Clinical Photography
This program is designed to introduce you to the exciting world of Dental Digital Photography, showing how to take photos and images like a true professional! Gain practical hands-on experience that will demonstrate to you the benefits of including Digital Photography in your practice.
Crowns and Bridges