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Reopening the Dental Office in the Covid-19 World

Reopening the Dental Office in the Covid-19 World
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic sent the world into a situation that was unknown for 100 years and in many countries dental offices were shut down or reduced to emergency settings. However Germany left dental offices open and unrestricted during the outbreak. Dentists in Germany were unsure how to handle the situation. The TroeltzschBrothers published a survey of the data first on the 25th of march that showed ways how to perform dentistry with the danger of Covid-19, including hygiene rules and a guide how to properly use the surgical mask. This summary spread around the world and was translated into several languages. They also have been present in multiple webinars. In this lecture, Dr. Markus Troeltzsch gives an insight into the disease and its spread, how dentists can work with the menace of this virus and shows ways how to practice. The literature is critically reviewed and the efficiency of dental protection techniques is demonstrated.

Presented By:: Markus Tröltzsch, MD, DMD;Matthias Tröltzsch, MD, DMD
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What Do We Know About COVID-19? WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO NOW?

What Do We Know About COVID-19? WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO NOW?
What Do We Know About COVID-19? WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO NOW?

Presented By:: Abtin Shahriari, DMD, MPH
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The Digital Team 2.0 Premium Member Content

The Digital Team 2.0
The implementation of modern digital technologies into the clinical practice requires a step by step process. Photography, optical scanning and stitching of CBCT images allow for Digitally rendered smile designs that then lead to guided procedures and 3D printing of mockups, provisionals and surgical guides. This presentation will highlight the role of digital dentistry in a modern dental office and the steps required to prepare oneself for this evolution.

Presented By:: Marko Tadros, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
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Stem Cells in Dentistry Premium Member Content

Stem Cells in Dentistry
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells, capable of renewing themselves, with the capacity to produce different cell types to regenerate missing tissues and treat diseases. Oral facial tissues have been identified as a source and therapeutic target for stem cells with clinical interest in dentistry. In this brief presentation, Dr Ana Paz presents stem cells and outlines the clinical applications of stem cells in dentistry. Although more clinical research in this topic is still needed, Dr Ana Paz believes that the main features of stem cells in the future of dentistry should be understood by clinicians.

Presented By:: Ana Paz, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
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Antimicrobial Effect of a Single Dose of Amoxicillin on the Oral Microbiota

Antimicrobial Effect of a Single Dose of Amoxicillin on the Oral Microbiota
Amoxicillin is commonly used in oral surgery for antimicrobial prophylaxis against surgical-site infection and bacteremia because of its effect on oral streptococci. The aim of this study was to determine whether amoxicillin reaches the break-point concentrations in saliva and has any effect on the salivary microbiota, colonizing bacteria on mucosal membranes and on the gingival crevice after a single dose of amoxicillin. A single dose given as prophylaxis to prevent a surgical-site infection results in a significant reducing effect on the oral streptococcal microflora in the gingival crevice and may have an impact on bacteria spreading into tissues and the bacteria of streptococci.

Author(s): Cecilia Larsson Wexell, DDS, PhD; Henrik Ryberg, PhD; Wivi-Anne Sjöberg Andersson, DDS; Susanne Blomqvist, BSc; Pieter Colin, PhD; Jan Van Bocxlaer, PhD; Gunnar Dahlén, DDS PhD
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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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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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OCCLUSION: Can We Possibly Simplify It? - Part 1 Premium Member Content

OCCLUSION: Can We Possibly Simplify It? - Part 1
Over the past 20 years, many of us have been confused, frustrated, unsure and crazy about ... “How do I get my occlusion philosophy on the right path?” At NYU FMR we have developed tried and true techniques that are guaranteed to make you understand occlusion, contact points and mandibular movement that makes sense, is easy to diagnose and systematically treat with success. In addition being comfortable Restoring OVD, understanding TMJ joint position and treating the worn dentition. Using our SOT methods and Level 1-10 Occlusion Classification we can show you how to become successful in the “Occlusion” of your patients. Spend an hour with us and open up a whole new world of occlusion philosophy and understanding. This is the real deal!

Presented By:: Dean C. Vafiadis, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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The New Rules for Increasing Practice Production; Targets, Systems & Implants Premium Member Content

The New Rules for Increasing Practice Production; Targets, Systems & Implants
This exciting Webinar presentation is based on an innovative method that will create rapid growth in dental and specialist practices. The recent recession and slow growth have created new challenges for dental practices requiring new methods for growth. In this fast-paced presentation, Dr. Roger P. Levin will discuss the key targets that every practice must achieve and how to implement them easily and quickly. This presentation is recommended for Dentists, Oral Surgeons, Periodontists, Endodontists, Orthodontists and Pediatric Dentists.

Presented By:: Roger P. Levin, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Occlusion: What Else? Premium Member Content

Occlusion: What Else?
Occlusion-Confusion, most of the dentist feel this way. Occlusion is one of the most important part of dentistry but also the most controversy. The balance and the restore of function of the stomatognathic system is often an everyday challenge during most dental treatments. For these two distinct reasons the dentist needs to study and fully understand the normal function of the TMJoints, understand how the mandible rests against the cranium in a most favourable position, and of course how occlusion and any dental prosthetic restorations should be adjusted without jeopardising the stability of the stomatognathic system.

Presented By:: Ilia Roussou, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Optimized Instrumentation & Technology in Endodontic Therapy Premium Member Content

Optimized Instrumentation & Technology in Endodontic Therapy
Rotary instrumentation using Optimized Torque Reduction (OTR) motion and Apex Locator-Handpiece technology has the potential to improve clinical efficiency during endodontic therapy. In this webinar, Dr. Nasseh explains the implementation of one such technology using the ESX instrumentation and obturation system. He further shares some tips and settings for effective, safe operations. Various endodontic motions and their indications for use are explained and an anterior tooth demonstration is presented to consolidate all covered points with a clinical demonstration.

Presented By:: Allen Ali Nasseh, DDS, MMSc
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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