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The Digital Smile Designer Journey: Step-by-Step of the Facially Driven Smile Design Process Powered by 3D Technology Premium Member Content

The Digital Smile Designer Journey: Step-by-Step of the Facially Driven Smile Design Process Powered by 3D Technology
Understanding how to break down into rational steps the challenging process of designing beautiful smiles in harmony with faces and integrating esthetics with function. Utilizing 3D digital technology to facilitate this process. Integrating the DSD principles of documentation and facial analysis with CAD softwares and utilizing this 3D process to improve team communication, interdisciplinary diagnostics and treatment planning.

Presented By:: Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT
Presentation Style: Video
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Alternative Design for Resin Bonded Bridges: A Clinical Report Premium Member Content

Alternative Design for Resin Bonded Bridges: A Clinical Report
When replacing missing teeth, resin bonded fixed partial dentures (RBFPDs) are a routine, minimally invasive option for patients that cannot or will not move forward with surgical interventions. Debonding of RBFPDs, however, remains a significant clinical problem. In this clinical report, novel RBFPD designs are presented, to improve retention and esthetics.

Presented By:: Wendy AuClair-Clark, DDS, MS
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Full Arch Minimally Invasive Direct Composite Smile Makeover Premium Member Content

Full Arch Minimally Invasive Direct Composite Smile Makeover
Dr. Richard Coates shares with us the step by step methodology of increasing vertical dimension in a 27 year old with severe erosion, and then the steps he took to restore this very difficult case from posterior teeth to anterior. He details all steps taken through to finishing and polishing of the direct bonded composite restorations. The Kois occlusal deprogrammer was key to success in this case and fabrication and features of the deprogrammer are also explained in this webinar.

Presented By:: Richard Coats, BDS, PG
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Minimally Invasive Restorative Veneers; Importance of Wax-Up Premium Member Content

Minimally Invasive Restorative Veneers; Importance of Wax-Up
A 39 years old woman came to our office to seek immadiate solution for her undisered smile. After anamnesis we choosed a full mouth reconstruction to reestablish the patient's function and esthetics. For evaluating how much restorative involvement does it mean, we made a wax-up. After accepting the probable outcome, the treatment has followed driven by wax-up.

Presented By:: Peter Horváth, DDS
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CAD/CAM Solutions for Minimally Invasive All-Ceramic Rehabilitation of Extended Erosive Lesions

CAD/CAM Solutions for Minimally Invasive All-Ceramic Rehabilitation of Extended Erosive Lesions
Dental erosion is a global health problem that can lead to significant functional and esthetic impairments of the affected patients. Treatment of sever cases with augmented loss of the vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO) represents a challenge for both the dental team and the patient. CAD/CAM technology was used in the presented case to analyze the inter-occlusal space. The case report documents a practical, digital approach and discusses the advantages related to treatment time, ease of treatment, and predictability.

Author(s): Petra C. Guess Gierthmuehlen, DDS; Enrico Steger, MDT
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Surface Roughness of Restroation Margin Preparations: A Comparative Analysis of Finishing Techniques

Surface Roughness of Restroation Margin Preparations: A Comparative Analysis of Finishing Techniques
This study compared the margin profile and surface roughness created by the tips of four different finishing instruments: fine diamond, dura white stone, tungsten carbide, and ultrasonic diamond-coated tips (UDTs). The aim was to determine which of these instruments produced the smoothest finish and created the most evenly contoured margin characteristics. It was hypothesized that UDTs would produce a rougher dentin surface than a fine diamond bur, that a tungsten carbide bur would provide a smoother finish than a fine diamond, and that the dura white stone would produce an intermediate finish.

Author(s): Isabelle Clarke, BSc, BDent; Adriana Aquilia, BSc, BDent; Luiz Eduardo Bertassoni, DDS; MAssimiliano Guazzato, DDS, DClinDent, PhD; Iven Klineberg, BSc, MDS, PhD
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Enhancing Esthetics with a Fixed Prosthesis Utilizing an Innovative Pontic Design and Periodontal Plastic Surgery

Enhancing Esthetics with a Fixed Prosthesis Utilizing an Innovative Pontic Design and Periodontal Plastic Surgery
During the past two decades, significant advancements with the integration of periodontal plastic surgery into esthetic restorative dental procedures have received increased attention. While ovate pontics have traditionally been used as a restorative design following augmentation procedures to enhance esthetics, an alternate E-pontic design aims to predictably support and maintain the gingival architecture between a single missing anterior tooth adjacent to a natural tooth or an implant that is in harmony with the lip line and face. In addition, the E-pontic design promotes the gingival facial tissue to coronally migrate over the pontic, creating a gingival sulcus. This article describes an innovative new technique and a pontic design that predictably will develop, support, and maintain the gingival architecture to provide a long-term esthetic and functional outcome.

Author(s): Robert P. Korman, DDS, MAGD
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Visual Esthetic Smile Design: Driving the Restorative Plan

Visual Esthetic Smile Design: Driving the Restorative Plan
Digital Smile Design is a multipurpose digital tool with clinically relevant advantages: It can strengthen esthetic diagnostic abilities, improve communication between team members, help organize treatment planning, create predictable systems throughout treatment phases, enhance patients’ education and motivation, and increase the effectiveness of case presentation. This article describes the main steps of introducing this practical tool to the clinician’s esthetic restorative practice.

Author(s): Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT;Marcelo Calamita, DDS, MS, PhD
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The Digital Smile Designer Journey: Step-by-Step of the Facially Driven Smile Design Process Powered by 3D Technology Premium Member Content

The Digital Smile Designer Journey: Step-by-Step of the Facially Driven Smile Design Process Powered by 3D Technology
Understanding how to break down into rational steps the challenging process of designing beautiful smiles in harmony with faces and integrating esthetics with function. Utilizing 3D digital technology to facilitate this process. Integrating the DSD principles of documentation and facial analysis with CAD softwares and utilizing this 3D process to improve team communication, interdisciplinary diagnostics and treatment planning.

Presented By:: Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Digital Smile Design and 3D Printing of Treatment Provisionals in Modern Dental Practice Premium Member Content

Digital Smile Design and 3D Printing of Treatment Provisionals in Modern Dental Practice
DSD protocol is special in that it fosters True “Team Synergy” between the Restorative Dentist to Laboratory and Specialist. This results in more predictable treatment outcomes from simple Smile Cases to Full Mouth Rehabilitations involving natural teeth to dental implants. Finally, by learning DSD’s unique connection to the Emotional component of Dentistry, you will gain skills on how to Consult, Present, and Gain High Levels of Case Acceptance.

Presented By:: John Heimke, DMD, MPH, FAGD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Guided Preparations and the Future of Minimally Invasive Dentistry Premium Member Content

Guided Preparations and the Future of Minimally Invasive Dentistry
An introduction to describe the use of digitally designed, 3D-printed guides to prepare teeth. This state of the arts technology allows dentists to efficiently prepare teeth and deliver the final restoration in one visit. The objective of this presentation is to provide the audience an introduction to with the advancement of 3D-printing in dentistry and it’s use as it pertains to restorative options. With computer aided procedures we can now digitally design and prepare 3D-printed guides to precisely prepare teeth and deliver the final restoration without the need for a temporary.

Presented By:: Cyrus Tahmasebi, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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Biofunctional Dynamic Occlusion Premium Member Content

Biofunctional Dynamic Occlusion
Biofunctional Dynamic Occlusion is a comprehensive approach between occlusion, posture, and function. Overall, this lecture will create an understanding and relationship between the cervical spine and mandibular movements and the trilogy between Joints, Muscles and Occlusion. Most of the patients that we treat for dysfunction, were compromised during the early stages of growth and development. Overtime these created accommodations and compensations in the system induced by the physiology of the airway.

Presented By:: Javier Vasquez, DMD, CDT
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
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