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Timing of Occlusal Contacts - Get the Timing Right Everytime! Premium Member Content

Timing of Occlusal Contacts - Get the Timing Right Everytime!
This lecture will deal with occlusal schemes in various situations, timing of occlusal contacts, different challenges and troubleshooting encountered and simple tips to get the balance between function and esthetics.

Presented By:: Sagar J. Abichandani, BDS, MDS
Presentation Style: Video
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The Proof is in the Laboratory; A Maxillary Full Arch Implant Supported Zirconia Prettau Comparison Premium Member Content

The Proof is in the Laboratory; A Maxillary Full Arch Implant Supported Zirconia Prettau Comparison
The FP-3 “Implant Supported Hybrid" has proven to be an exceptional and highly specialized treatment option for patients with non restorable teeth or existing edentulism. The use of zirconia provides the ultimate outcome bringing with it a new standard of esthetics, function and, when done well, a long lasting prosthesis. This presentation will stress the importance of treatment planning, CAD CAM technology, and the all important need for the laboratory technician’s human touch. Surgical aspects, provisonalization during healing, and management of soft tissue are important components. The protocol for final fabrication of the FP-3 all zirconia prosthesis is detailed along with a description of this exciting new technology.

Presented By:: Pinhas Adar, MDT, CDT;Cheryl Pearson, DMD, AAACD, FAAID
Presentation Style: Video
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The Levin Group Practice Performance Matrix™ - The Scientific Method for Growing your Practice in the New Dental Economy Premium Member Content

The Levin Group Practice Performance Matrix™ - The Scientific Method for Growing your Practice in the New Dental Economy
Dr. Levin will share with attendees the Practice Performance Matrix™, an interactive diagnostic tool for evaluating the effectiveness of their management and marketing systems. By consistently monitoring performance in key areas, practices are immediately alerted to deficiencies and can make adjustments that will have the greatest impact on practice growth. To succeed in the new dental economy, dentists need the most effective business tools available for increasing efficiency, referrals and production.

Presented By:: Roger P. Levin, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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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: Video
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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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General Courses
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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Photo/Video Documentation in Dentistry: The MicroVision Approach Premium Member Content

Photo/Video Documentation in Dentistry: The MicroVision Approach
In this webinar I will speak about correct choice of equipment, settings and protocol of photo/video documentation in every day practice of a dentist. Also we will describe benefits of using microscope for documentation goals.

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