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Shade Taking Protocols in Indirect Restorations Premium Member Content

Shade Taking Protocols in Indirect Restorations
Shade taking for indirect restorations is a very critical step that can effectively decide the fate of the restorations. The shad taking protocols include the shade of the natural teeth, shade of the prepared tooth, shade of the cement to be used for luting & the shade of the block that will be milled or pressed for the fabrication of the restoration . this lecture will make everyone understand the step-by-step protocols needed for getting a perfect restoration that matches the adjacent natural teeth or restorations.

Presented By:: Sagar J. Abichandani, BDS, MDS
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Dynamic Navigation: All Implant Solutions Under One System Premium Member Content

Dynamic Navigation: All Implant Solutions Under One System
In this presentation, we will review a variety of cases, which exemplify the many applications that Dynamic Navigation has to offer. In addition, we will see how this technology continues innovating and finding solutions to clinical challenges. From transcrestal sinus augmentations to immediate implants, singles, and multiples as well as full arch, Dynamic Navigation offers all implant solutions under one system.

Presented By:: Silvia La Rosa, DDS
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The Evolution of CAD/CAM Technologies Premium Member Content

The Evolution of CAD/CAM Technologies
This presentation will review some of the myths surrounding CAD/CAM ceramics and provide an update on the state of the science on functional, biologic, and esthetic properties of current ceramic restorations.

Presented By:: Markus B. Blatz, DMD, PhD
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In the Transition Line; Between the Prosthodontics of Today & Tomorrow Premium Member Content

In the Transition Line; Between the Prosthodontics of Today & Tomorrow
Dentistry is evolving rapidly, digital technology is covering all areas of our profession, streamlining the treatment plan and the execution of clinical cases. Prosthodontics more than any other specialty is in this transition zone between analog and digital. With the increase in the popularity of the different procedures of digital dentistry, some questions are born: to what point is the digital age here to replace the human ability? Where are we today to make predictable, repeatable and efficient digital dentistry? among many others. Undoubtedly, the digital era is here to improve our clinical practice, the dentist of today must be aware of the digital processes without forgetting the basic principles of dentistry so that their daily practice is successful and achieve the maximum goal, well-being of the patient.

Presented By:: Jonathan Esquivel, 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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Back to the Future: Feldspathic Veneers & Zirconia Layering Techniques Premium Member Content

Back to the Future: Feldspathic Veneers & Zirconia Layering Techniques
Full monolithic zirconia with external stain technique is one of the popular preference techniques used today. There are many selections of multi-layered zirconia disks and blocks available in the market, which enable dental technicians to produce faster and more esthetic results. When it comes to anterior fabrication, however, full monolithic is not always the best option to process the case. There are many varieties; unique translucencies and characterization that can be seen naturally, making it nearly impossible to achieve with just an external stain technique. That is to say, in order to achieve a natural and lifelike fabrication, a layering technique must be done. This lecture will speak about all ceramic layering technique with current technology of digital tools and how these technologies may be able to assist us.

Presented By:: Sean Park, MDC, DTG
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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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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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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Biofunctional Dynamic Occlusion Premium Member Content

Biofunctional Dynamic Occlusion
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. After a proper structural, functional analysis, and diagnostic, phase II offers the alternative of orthopedic facial development where we can restructure the architecture of the face and the airway.

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