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Contemporary Bio-Materials and Combined Techniques for Esthetic Reconstruction Premium Member Content

Contemporary Bio-Materials and Combined Techniques for Esthetic Reconstruction
State-of-the-art technology offers conservative and esthetic alternatives to re-establish the shape and color of anterior teeth as well as the white and pink harmony. Tooth reduction for any restorative technique obliges us to be as conservative as possible. In this presentation we will share a short description of different material options developed in esthetic dentistry. We will present a case managed with a combination of techniques including: monolithic lithium-silicate ceramic veneers and cut-back/layering.

Presented By:: Kenneth P. Valladares, DDS, CDT
Presentation Style: Video
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Monolithic Solid Zirconia Full Arch Restorations Today Premium Member Content

Monolithic Solid Zirconia Full Arch Restorations Today
The "All Zirconia Implant Supported Hybrid" has proven to be an exceptional and highly specialized treatment option for patients with non restorable teeth or patients who are edentulous. The ultimate outcome using zirconium provides a new standard of esthetic excellence as well as a longer lasting prosthesis when compared to the conventional acrylic hybrid.

Presented By:: Pinhas Adar, MDT, CDT
Presentation Style: Video
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Microscopic Dentistry; Practical Use in Restorative Dentistry Today Premium Member Content

Microscopic Dentistry; Practical Use in Restorative Dentistry Today
Restorative dentistry has changed in recent years. New materials and techniques allow the execution of partial restorations, direct and indirect, with metal-free techniques and started a true partnership between this discipline and prosthodontics. A good esthetic and functional rehabilitation starts from the proper clinical evaluation of the patient and of his problems, planning all the clinical and laboratory procedures in order to reduce the possibility of performing a subpar restoration. The use of high magnification in the right steps can improve our clinical result and optimize the session with the patient. The goal is to achieve the right balance between biology, esthetic and function by applying a minimally invasive approach.

Presented By:: Alessandro Conti, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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Technical Diagnostics and Esthetic Team Approach Premium Member Content

Technical Diagnostics and Esthetic Team Approach
Great improvements have been made in the field of esthetic restorations in the last few years. This evolution derives not only from esthetic requirements of the patient, but also from a good relationship between the dentist and the technician. The objective of this topic is to provide valuable information to support the prosthodontic team in the treatment of the various clinical cases. Detailed analysis of the most significant clinical and technical procedures will be described, beginning with the clinical diagnosis and subsequent diagnostic wax up, then progressing to the correct use of the provisional restorations,which are fundamental in the conditioning and correct development of the soft tissues, as well as in the achievement of the functional and esthetic objectives.

Presented By:: Giuseppe Romeo, MDT, CDT
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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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From Extraction to Prosthetic Restoration: Considerations for the Esthetic Zone Premium Member Content

From Extraction to Prosthetic Restoration: Considerations for the Esthetic Zone
This webinar will highlight surgical and restorative techniques to accomplish predictable outcomes in the esthetic zone with implant therapy. Treatment modalities will be demonstrated with high quality photography and case series discussion. Surgical modalities presented will include ridge preservation, the current evidence on the use of growth factors such as PRP and hr-PDGF bb. Also timing of implant placement as well as soft and hard tissue augmentation will be discussed. Special emphasis will be placed on immediate provisionalization of implants to accomplish optimal peri-implant mucosa architecture. Techniques to transfer provisional emergence profile to the final restoration will be presented.

Presented By:: Thanos Ntounis, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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Monolithic Solid Zirconia Full Arch Restorations Today Premium Member Content

Monolithic Solid Zirconia Full Arch Restorations Today
The "All Zirconia Implant Supported Hybrid" has proven to be an exceptional and highly specialized treatment option for patients with non restorable teeth or patients who are edentulous. The ultimate outcome using zirconium provides a new standard of esthetic excellence as well as a longer lasting prosthesis when compared to the conventional acrylic hybrid.

Presented By:: Pinhas Adar, MDT, CDT
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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Microscopic Dentistry; Practical Use in Restorative Dentistry Today Premium Member Content

Microscopic Dentistry; Practical Use in Restorative Dentistry Today
Restorative dentistry has changed in recent years. New materials and techniques allow the execution of partial restorations, direct and indirect, with metal-free techniques and started a true partnership between this discipline and prosthodontics. A good esthetic and functional rehabilitation starts from the proper clinical evaluation of the patient and of his problems, planning all the clinical and laboratory procedures in order to reduce the possibility of performing a subpar restoration. The use of high magnification in the right steps can improve our clinical result and optimize the session with the patient. The goal is to achieve the right balance between biology, esthetic and function by applying a minimally invasive approach.

Presented By:: Alessandro Conti, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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Color in Esthetics: The Science Behind Beauty Premium Member Content

Color in Esthetics: The Science Behind Beauty
This presentation will be very different from programs in color matching, communication and reproduction of natural teeth that you may have attended in the past. The didactic part will emphasize the nature, principles and fundamentals of color, and tools that are essential to master a plan for successful color matching in both office and dental laboratory, together with step-by-step instructions. Examples and practical suggestions will be provided, including the latest changes recommended by the presenter. Dental Color Matcher, a color education and training program for esthetic dentistry authored by the presenter and used by dental professionals and students in 100+ countries, will be demonstrated.

Presented By:: Rade D Paravina, DDS, MS, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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