Smile Design 3D vs. 2D: The Evolution of Precision in Esthetic Digital Dentistry
In the digital dentistry era, trials never stop to achieve a full digital workflow to fabricate aesthetic restorations based on predictable and accurate facial guided smile design methods but the existing techniques present limitations in the process of transferring the design from 2D to 3D as they are mainly based on 2D Photography and 2D to 3D superimposition and transfers.
In this presentation a review of the available techniques and technologies is presented as well as a novel technique that has been used to design a 3D smile frame using 3D face scans, 3D intra oral optical scans, CBCT and multiple software to overcome the limitations of already available 2D smile design systems offering predictable, more accurate and easier to use workflows for success in analysis, planning, design and execution in everyday clinical practice.
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.
The Power of 3-D Printing in Dentistry - Part 1
In this video, Dr. Tadros shows few of the many valuable benefits of integrating digital dentistry and affordable in office 3D Printing in his day to day practice.
Multitasking Digital Dentistry - Part 1 of 2
The "Digital Smile Design" is a technique codified and published in 2011 by Christian Coachman and Marcelo Calamita. This approach has radically changed the way we analyze the aesthetics of our patients and at the same time gave the clinician a great tool of communication with the laboratory and with the patient. In recent years, software's and applications have been introduced on the market in order to simplify the workflow and make more predictable the outcome. The purpose of the lecture is to resume the current concepts about digital aesthetic preview, and to show new trends.
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.
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.
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...
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.
The Role of Digital Technologies & Materials for Full-Arch Implant Reconstruction
In prosthetic rehabilitations, we used for many years codified and widely described protocols in literature, with results that met our expectations and well above those of our patients. It is true that the advent of new technologies has enabled the dental team to use new material and new equipment that facilitated the production of an adaptation and an accuracy of the prosthetic rehabilitation that has, up to now, been difficult to obtain.
In this presentation, we will analyze different cases, highlighting the operational differences that they have developed over time, with the increasing knowledge of the new materials and the daily developing of the new software's. It is also described how traditional materials and techniques have been replaced with other innovative new technologies, and how the results obtained with these are systematic and significantly better in updated generations prior.
Bridging Clinical Skills and Practice Success in Periodontics and Implant Therapy
Dental practice success requires a skill set with multiple facets, many of which fall outside of the clinical realm taught in dental schools and in many CE programs. This program is one a series that will address the "additional" skills and systems that are required to bridge clinical skills into practice success.
The first skill set a successful practice must develop is an awareness of the major obstacles to patients accepting treatment and the systems that can be used to minimize those obstacles. Information from areas outside the dental profession can provide insight into the systems that can be used in dentistry to minimize case acceptance issues. The entire dental team needs to utilize the information in this program to get patients to support the optimal treatment options offered by highly skilled dentists.
3-D Smile Designing with a Functional Touch: The Dental GPS Way
In this esthetic driven era, the responsibility of delivering something that is functionally and esthetically acceptable is of utmost importance.
Today , we have something called Dental GPS which is a software that is available both in a clinician version and lab version. It is not only able to help us with the simulation of the proposed results in less than 5 minutes but also able to help us print the diagnostic M lines to help us mount the casts (using a digital facebow) for 2D wax ups and / or 3D virtual wax ups for 3D printed models.
This presentation will highlight the usage, simplicity and precision of planning and execution using the 3D smile design software.
Crowns and Bridges