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Non-Surgical Management of Progressive Condylar Resorption & Degenerative Joint Disease Premium Member Content

Non-Surgical Management of Progressive Condylar Resorption & Degenerative Joint Disease
This presentation does an overview of PCR/DJD in young female patients that is secondary to the use of ethinyl estradiol birth control pills. An overview of the pathophysiology and medical management as a component in the treatment of PCR/DJD is presented. There are several case reviews demonstrating diagnostic and non-surgical treatment protocol for non-surgical management of PCR/DJD. Closing recommendations for implementing early recognition and patient education of this condition are also provided.

Presented By:: Brian C. Mills, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
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Interdisciplinary Team Dentistry for Total Dentofacial Esthetics Premium Member Content

Interdisciplinary Team Dentistry for Total Dentofacial Esthetics
Orthodontics sets up the foundation for future prosthetics in cases with periodontal, surgical and restorative dentistry requirements. Adult orthodontics simplifies complex clinical situations. Making it easier for restorative dentist to achieve better esthetic & functional results. Orthognatic surgery combined with orthodontics corrects skeletal discrepancies in order to have the patient ready for prosthodontic replacement of multiple missing teeth. Cases combined with implants to restore form & function will further illustrate the importance of multidisciplinary dentistry. Today´s practice requires a team approach that will be presented. In order to meet the patient´s demands for better esthetics and to obtain long term occlusal stability of our results.

Presented By:: Miguel Hirschhaut, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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Merging Orthodontics & Esthetic Dentistry for the Anterior Zone. A Complete Clinical & Laboratory Perspective - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Merging Orthodontics & Esthetic Dentistry for the Anterior Zone. A Complete Clinical & Laboratory Perspective - Part 2 of 2
Anterior zone represents a clinical challenge in dentofacial esthetics. This presentation is unique since we will illustrate multidisciplinary treatment for the anterior zone from A to Z. Through the perspective of a Master Dental Ceramist & Restorative Dentist combined with the input of the Orthodontist we will illustrate with clinical cases the management of anterior esthetic challenges.

Presented By:: Miguel Hirschhaut, DDS;Anabell E Bologna, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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The Complete Esthetic Analysis: Macro-Mini-and Microesthetics Premium Member Content

The Complete Esthetic Analysis: Macro-Mini-and Microesthetics
In restorative dentistry, esthetics is evaluated in terms of anterior tooth display and smile design. For orthodontists and oral surgeons, the focus is on the facial profile. Interdisciplinary treatment in dentistry has progressed enormously in the past two decades, with collaboration among dentists, orthodontists, periodontists, and oral surgeons resulting in vastly superior results compared to those achieved working without collaboration. But our vision can, and should, still expand to broader appearance issues. With the assessment and treatment of other dimensions of the smile and facial esthetics, the target is the ultimate dentofacial esthetic outcome. This lecture will demonstrate the coordination of care between the disciplines of dentistry and facial plastic surgery, resulting in gratifying enhancement of our esthetic and functional results.

Presented By:: David M Sarver, DMD, MS
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Orthodontics Articles
Manejo Integral de Maloclusion Clase III en Adulto, con Requerimientos Periodontales y Protesicos; Reporte de un caso clinico

Manejo Integral de Maloclusion Clase III en Adulto, con Requerimientos Periodontales y Protesicos; Reporte de un caso clinico
En nuestra clinica observamos un aumento de pacientes adultos con problemas esqueletales, compromiso periodontal y necesidades protesicas. Debemos recurrir a la interconsulta con el periodoncista, protesista y cirujano maxilofacial, para la correccion del caso, prestando especial atencion al componente dentario, esqueletal y los tejidos blandos faciales del paciente. La cirugia ortognatica, que generalmente la realizamos luego de una preparacion ortodoncica, permite corregir discrepancias en el adulto y restaurar la funcion y estetica en los tres planos del espacio. Realizada la correccion oclusal, procedemos a sustituir dientes ausentes, mediante implantes y protesis fijas. El Periodoncista, mantiene un control constante de la salud de los tejidos de soporte, durante todas las fases de la terapia multidisciplinaria.

Author(s): Miguel Hirschhaut, DDS;Jorge Ravelo, DDS
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Sequencing of Periodontal Procedures and Orthodontic Treatment

Sequencing of Periodontal Procedures and Orthodontic Treatment
Severe cases of periodontal disease often require periodontal surgery and realignment of teeth. Surgical techniques have been developed that attempt to minimize post-surgical gingival recession and compromise the interdental papillae. A case report is presented in which reversal and correction of a deteriorating maxillary frontal dentition were effectively achieved through combined use of periodontal and orthodontic principles. The treatment plan included the control of periodontal inflammation, restoration of lost attachment apparatus, realignment of anterior dentition, stabilization of occlusion, and minor periodontal plastic surgery. The anticipated loss of a maxillary lateral incisor was avoided. Restoration of a pleasant smile with nicely aligned teeth and esthetic gingival contours was achieved. The correct sequencing of the procedures involved was considered a key factor for the long-term esthetic outcome.

Author(s): Cobi J Landsberg, DMD;Ofer Sarne, DMD
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Esthetic Rehabilitation of the Periodontally Compromised Dentition - A Novel Interdisciplinary Approach Using Orthodontic Extrusion and Dental Implants

Esthetic Rehabilitation of the Periodontally Compromised Dentition - A Novel Interdisciplinary Approach Using Orthodontic Extrusion and Dental Implants
Rehabilitation of esthetics in advanced periodontal cases presents a major challenge in dentistry today. Patients with advanced disease affecting teeth in the esthetic zone, where significant asymmetrical bone loss and tissue recession are present, constitute a challenging treatment-planning dilemma when choosing the optimum therapeutic option for long-term maintenance. This article reviews a novel interdisciplinary approach for vertical augmentation of bone and soft tissues by means of orthodontic extrusion of severely periodontally compromised teeth, facilitating the restoration of esthetics with improved bone and soft tissue volume around immediate implants.

Author(s): Tidu Mankoo, BDS
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Evaluation of Enamel Micro-Cracks Characteristics After Removal of Metal Brackets in Adult Patients

Evaluation of Enamel Micro-Cracks Characteristics After Removal of Metal Brackets in Adult Patients
The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare enamel micro-crack characteristics of adult patients before and after removal of metal brackets. After the examination with scanning electron microscopy (SEM), 45 extracted human teeth were divided into three groups of equal size. The length and width of the longest enamel micro-crack were measured for all the teeth before and after removal of metal brackets. The changes in the location of the micro-cracks were also evaluated. New enamel micro-cracks were found in 6 of 15 (40 per cent) examined teeth. Greatest changes in the width of enamel micro-cracks after debonding procedure appear in the cervical third of the tooth. On the basis of this result, the dentist must pay extra care and attention to this specific area of enamel during removal of metal brackets in adult patients.

Author(s): Tomas Linkevicius, DDS, Dip Pros, PhD;Irma Dumbryte; Laura Linkeviciene; Mangirdas Malinauskas; Vytaute Peciuliene; Kristupas Tikuisis
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Interdisciplinary Team Dentistry for Total Dentofacial Esthetics Premium Member Content

Interdisciplinary Team Dentistry for Total Dentofacial Esthetics
Orthodontics sets up the foundation for future prosthetics in cases with periodontal, surgical and restorative dentistry requirements. Adult orthodontics simplifies complex clinical situations. Making it easier for restorative dentist to achieve better esthetic & functional results. Orthognatic surgery combined with orthodontics corrects skeletal discrepancies in order to have the patient ready for prosthodontic replacement of multiple missing teeth. Cases combined with implants to restore form & function will further illustrate the importance of multidisciplinary dentistry. Today´s practice requires a team approach that will be presented. In order to meet the patient´s demands for better esthetics and to obtain long term occlusal stability of our results.

Presented By:: Miguel Hirschhaut, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Merging Orthodontics & Esthetic Dentistry for the Anterior Zone. A Complete Clinical & Laboratory Perspective - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Merging Orthodontics & Esthetic Dentistry for the Anterior Zone. A Complete Clinical & Laboratory Perspective - Part 2 of 2
Individualizing solutions for each patient is the key to veneers & crowns looking as close as possible to natural teeth. The orthodontist, ceramist and restorative dentist merge art & science for the best possible results. The protocol for long term care of these anterior esthetic restorations will be presented. As an integral part of long term results that meet both function & esthetics. The importance of good clinical photography & smile design principles in anterior esthetic dentistry will be illustrated through our clinical cases.

Presented By:: Anabell E Bologna, DDS;Miguel Hirschhaut, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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The Complete Esthetic Analysis: Macro-Mini-and Microesthetics Premium Member Content

The Complete Esthetic Analysis: Macro-Mini-and Microesthetics
In restorative dentistry, esthetics is evaluated in terms of anterior tooth display and smile design. For orthodontists and oral surgeons, the focus is on the facial profile. Interdisciplinary treatment in dentistry has progressed enormously in the past two decades, with collaboration among dentists, orthodontists, periodontists, and oral surgeons resulting in vastly superior results compared to those achieved working without collaboration. But our vision can, and should, still expand to broader appearance issues. With the assessment and treatment of other dimensions of the smile and facial esthetics, the target is the ultimate dentofacial esthetic outcome. This lecture will demonstrate the coordination of care between the disciplines of dentistry and facial plastic surgery, resulting in gratifying enhancement of our esthetic and functional results.

Presented By:: David M Sarver, DMD, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Merging Orthodontics & Esthetic Dentistry for the Anterior Zone. A Complete Clinical & Laboratory Perspective Premium Member Content

Merging Orthodontics & Esthetic Dentistry for the Anterior Zone. A Complete Clinical & Laboratory Perspective
Skeletal & dental problems are treated through orthodontics & orthognatic surgery prior to periodontal plastic surgery & finally high quality restorative dentistry gives the final touch to our cases. Extensive details of the ceramic laboratory work will be explained & illustrated for preserving as much as possible tooth structure. The complete management of anterior veneers & metal free crowns will be explained in detail. Color & shapes are an integral part of this webinar. Individualizing solutions for each patient is the key to veneers & crowns looking as close as possible to natural teeth. The orthodontist, ceramist and restorative dentist merge art & science for the best possible results. The protocol for long term care of these anterior esthetic restorations will be presented.

Presented By:: Anabell E Bologna, DDS;Miguel Hirschhaut, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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